It's been quite a while since we've heard much from Alganon
, with the last major game announcement having been the switch to a subscription-free model back in April
. The team over at Quest Online
has apparently decided to take that philosophy to the next level, as on Friday, August 13th, the game is going fully free to play
. The client will be free to download and play indefinitely, with no time limits. There will be certain restrictions on new accounts, with a lowered level cap and ability cap that can be ameliorated via microtransactions.
Said microtransactions are also the game's way of compensating players who had already purchased a copy of the game, with existing purchasers getting several caps removed automatically. The full details, as well as details on a special offer within the first week of the game's free-to-play launch, are outlined within the official announcement
is certainly no stranger to controversy, but it remains to be seen what the MMO community at large will think about the game in its newest incarnation.