Last month Paragon Studios and NCsoft announced that City of Heroes would adopt a free-to-play model before the end of the year and today that transition has become much clearer.
Through the Paragon Market, players will be able to purchase new in-game items and change fundamental aspects of their account via Paragon Points. This new currency is exchangeable for real cash at a rate of 400 points per $5 USD and VIP players who spend a monthly fee will earn 400 points a month automatically.
Other VIP benefits include receiving one free character transfer token each month as part of their subscription and free access to all signature stories, which will cost free players 400 points.
The rest of the in-store pricing policy seems fairly reasonable, with cosmetic items such as the Wizard Beard priced at 20 points ($0.25), complete costume sets for 400 points ($5) and five extra character slots for 1,600 points ($20.00).
Additionally characters will also be able to have five more costume slots per character, bringing the tally up to ten, and VIP players will be able to raise their character slots up to 48 per server.
To learn more details about City of Heroes’ new Paragon Market, visit the official website.
City of Heroes transition to a free-to-play model, dubbed Freedom, is set to launch before the end of the year.
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