8BitMMO is now fully Free to Play on Steam! As I explained on the store page, previously I was very worried about being able to handle server scalability. I wanted to initially limit the number of players online by requiring a premium pack purchase -- that way I could be sure that the servers were able to handle the load. Many of you were disappointed by this decision, and I understand your frustration.
Based on how well the servers were able to handle yesterday's load, I am now feeling confident we will be able to handle the server load of open access to everyone. Based on this and your feedback, I have decided to open up access today.
If you like, you are still able to purchase the founder packs. Note that for the founder packs, the game checks & grants them when you boot up the game's launcher, so if you do buy them, please be sure to restart the game.
If you purchased a founder pack yesterday, I am very appreciative of your support. While the game is now available to all for free, they will not be receiving the gold, plat, and hat bonuses that are exclusive to you -- so I hope you will still consider your purchase worthwhile.