CCP Games has announced that it’s making a major change to EVE Online. Soon players will be able to play EVE Online for free. The game has been tied to a subscription system ever since it was launched way back in 2003 so this is a huge change.
The company has its reason for making these changes however.
Starting in November, players will be separated into Alpha and Omega clone states. Omega players will continue playing the game by paying the monthly subscription fee which will give them access to all of the skills and ships found in Eve Online. Alpha clone designation is for players who will be playing Eve Online for free. These players can train and use a specific set of skills but they will have some restrictions. They will also be able to use tech one Frigates, Destroyers, and Cruisers for their faction as well as essential weapons and modules. The skills will train at a reduced rate compared to Omega players. So it is free, but their is a price in so far as you don’t get everything.
Alpha players can become Omega players by paying for a monthly subscription. Omega players who do not renew their subscriptions will be able to continue playing Eve Online with an Alpha designation. This should open the game up to more potential players.