On November 15, 2012, the game became free to play. This means, players can download the game for free and play all initial class stories. However, players can still subscribe to the game to lift the restrictions the update introduced to free players, e.g. access to content like operations and story updates. There is a shop where in-game items can be purchased for real money.
2011 – MMO of the Year
2011 - Online RPG of the Year (Readers' Vote)
PC Games (Germany)
Issue 01/2013 – #2 Online Role-Playing Game of the Year 2012 (Readers' Vote)