A New Dawn is approaching… this November
We’re excited about the future of Legends of Aria and we have a host of new features, improvements, and most importantly, content, coming to the game. Because Legends of Aria is an MMO, much of this content is built with population in mind.
We’ve received countless requests for a trial from people who want to try the game out before they purchase it. However, it’s difficult to really experience the magic of Legends of Aria when you have a timer ticking down, taking away from the fun of exploring, discovering, adventuring, forging alliances, and making enemies.
That’s why we’re excited to announce the next phase in our evolution – opening the gates of Legends of Aria to all and making the world of Celador more accessible by making the bulk of our content free to experience! Free players can conquer ancient dragons, explore vast dungeons, and wage war against opposing players and guilds starting in November.
Free players who want to expand on their play – unlock their bank’s full capacity, own housing, form a guild, play on Community Servers, and more – can do so by purchasing a Citizen’s Pass through the in-game store or by having an active subscription. Anyone who purchased Legends of Aria prior to this change will automatically receive a Citizen’s Pass when free accounts open up.
The free version of Legends of Aria will only be available on Steam – a paid version, complete with Citizen’s Pass, will continue to be available for purchase from our website and can be launched via the Legends of Aria standalone launcher.
This change will coincide with our massive Point Release 8 update – Legends of Aria: New Dawn – which features a return to open world PvP combat and brings all new Martial combat abilities, overhauled dynamic world spawns and overworld bosses, new artifacts, new Township system and Town Militias (overhaul of Allegiances), and so much more.
Free Account FAQ
Is Legends of Aria now free-to-play?
Yes and no. The majority of the game will be available to all with a free account, however, players will need to purchase a Citizen Pass for $19.99 via the in-game store or have an active subscription to access certain key features.
Are there any restrictions on free accounts?
Yes. The majority of the game’s content is available to free players, but there will be certain limits. In order to have the ability to…
- Place a land deed or own a house
- Be a co-owner or friend of a house
- Bid on a plot in auctions
- Unlock the full bank capacity
- Form a Guild
- Earn Loyalty Points
- Add Friends
- Play on Community Servers
….you will need to purchase a citizen pass for $19.99 or have an active subscription.
Can free accounts play via the standalone client?
No. We will continue to sell a version of the game for $19.99 on our website, which will automatically grant players a Citizen’s Pass and allow them to play via the standalone client. Free accounts are only available on the Steam platform.
When exactly does this change take place?
Free accounts will be available alongside the release of Point Release 8 in November 2019.
Why are you doing this now?
We’re excited about the future of Legends of Aria, and have a host of exciting new features, improvements, and most importantly, content, coming to the game. Because Legends of Aria is an MMO, much of this content is built with population in mind.
We’ve also seen an increase in requests from people for a trial of some sort, so they can test the game before they buy it. Since it’s difficult to really experience the magic of Legends of Aria when you’re rushed by a timer, we’ve decided to make the trial period endless, but with restrictions.
I already bought Legends of Aria – do I have to do anything to prepare for this?
No! All existing players will automatically be granted citizenship – just log on and play as you normally would.
What about bots? What are you going to do to prevent this from happening?
Many of the limits on free accounts were determined with this in mind. Limited bank access, the inability to sell items to other players or own a plot, and the inability to be a co-owner of a house for free players are several of the things we’re establishing in order to combat botting. In addition, free accounts will only be available on Steam and will be unable to play via the standalone client, which essentially means that free players will only have the option of running one instance of the game at a time with the restrictions in place.
Regardless of the status of an account, we still encourage all players to continue to report anyone they suspect of cheating via the in-game reporting feature.
What are you going to do about spammers and trolls?
We expect both our paid and free players to follow the rules as laid out in our TOS, and want to encourage players to report anyone who is spamming or abusive via the in-game help report feature.
Discover a world forged by players, where your choices write the story. What role will you play?
- A Living, Breathing MMORPG: Explore a true open world without limitation. Build, explore and adventure with thousands of players in a living breathing world defined by you.
- Skill-Based World: Legends of Aria returns to a true skill based system. Build your character your way, be you a crafter, adventurer, merchant or humble fisherman. Hone your skills through use and play your way with a choice of over 32 unique skills.
- Return to a True Sandbox: Legends of Aria is inspired by the original sandbox MMORPGs. Experience a world that does not hold your hand. A world that is driven by you and shaped by our community. A world of dangers, where friendships, enemies made and your actions written into legend.
- Community Servers and Modding: The first MMORPG to fully support player run servers. Legends of Aria is designed to be modded from top to bottom including custom gameplay rules, custom content and even entirely custom created worlds.