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Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted
rodrrj Aug 8, 2013 @ 7:44pm
P2P counter idea?
I feel i have developed an interesting idea, people really like the races in this game but you have to pay monthly just to play. I think it could all be free if Istaria opened up a catalog system for players to buy equipment, abilities, misc. items of use. Usually games that do this are able to run alone of off it so if they do this and reveal that all these unique races are free to play they will gain lots of new players. If they do this i will give this game a second chance, I liked the races and stuff but i wasnt willing to pay at the moment. What do you guys think?
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Dragon Protector Dec 22, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
have a system like soe
Ettanin Jul 1, 2015 @ 7:41am 
This would actually make the game pay-to-win if you could buy gear with cash. No thank you.
rodrrj Jul 1, 2015 @ 9:07am 
Paing for different cosmetics would be pretty cool to do. I think following a similar pattern to firefall might give them a different option.
Dragon Protector Jul 2, 2015 @ 10:30am 
no pay to win but needs to have some way to help ppl in game
Virtrium  [developer] Jul 6, 2015 @ 7:36am 
Here's the official word on item stores and non-subscription methods of revenue:

Item Stores
The developers behind Istaria have made a decision that they don't want an item store in Istaria - instead - everyone who plays has equal opportunity to build and expand their character. Many games have item stores or some sort of pay for experience / advancement / etc., which also means that the person who has the most money in real life can buy their advancement quickest, and in some cases, the only way to advance. The developers feel that is not a fair play environment. Advancement should be based on merit play, not "biggest wallet play".

Free to Play Humans
Free to Play for humans was a way to provide access to Istaria so that friends could play with other friends who maybe didn't have the means to pay for access, while still maintaining a way for the server costs, staff costs, etc. to be paid. It's important to note that the free to play human character advances at exactly the same rate as any other biped race. At the end of day, there has to be a source of revenue somewhere.

In Summary
For all games on the internet, it's a big decision on how to create revenue that covers the costs of operating and developing a game. The developers of Istaria have made this decision with the interest of making the game world more fair, encouraging merit play and preventing real world dollars from buying advancement.
(LoD) Serafina Nov 12, 2016 @ 11:42am 
p2p has been removed. You have free access to the game and can play whatever race you wish. Limits: 1 race without a sub at the time and a lvl cap of 15 in each school.
Good news: If you pay a one month sub and lvl your character above 15 you can still log into that character after the sub ran out. You just aren`t able to lvl up further thats all.
Dragon Protector Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:21am 
yup loving the game community and way it actually fair to all and not greedy about money
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