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Free Realms: "What's In A Name?"
Posted: Thursday April 30th, 2009 by

Yesterday SOE announced the release of their family-friendly, free-to-play, MMO Free Realms. [more info] Hyped as being an online virtual world where anything can happen, Free Realms seems to want to provide something for everyone. Now the game is brand new; so, I won't shadow it with my cynical beliefs about WHY the game is trying so hard to fill every niche. But I would like to raise my eyebrow slightly at the use of the world free in the game's title. It's a tiny bit misleading.

Yes the game is free for the most part. But there is premium content (quests, professions, items, leaderboards, etc.) that are only available to paying members. And, of course, you can use Station Cash to buy in-game stuff. But that's all part and parcel to the FTP (Free to Play) model.

I've downloaded the game and created a character but I've not played yet. I will give it a go as time permits. Anyone else already playing? What are your thoughts on the game so far?

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