Hellgate: London Multiplayer Is Free, Sort Of
For several months, we’ve all been unsure if Flagship Studios would be adopting a paid or free setup for Hellgate: London’s multiplayer. Now, via Games for Windows Magazine, we have the real story: you don’t have to pay, but $9.95 a month gets you “Elite” service.
Here’s the skinny on the differences:
No server queues!: Those who fork over $9.95 a month can be that kid from elementary school who cut in line because his mom worked in the cafeteria.
More character slots: If you have a problem with alt-itis, the shackles of 3 characters slots are broken here, granting players 12 slots (in total).
Bigger bags: While 20 inventory slots sounds spacious, that’s college square footage when compared to the mansion subscribers get — 40 spaces and access to an account-wide inventory feature. No need to log onto a mule character to grab an item for a friend.
24/7 Support: In case you’re having tech. issues — or feel like hearing a friendly voice. Non-subscribers will still support access, obviously.
And there’s more, obviously. Read about it at 1UP.com : “Hellgate: London Multiplayer Is Free, Sort Of”
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