FREE PLAY IS NOW ACTIVATED!
(50 votes, average 4.40 out of 5)
Written by DOC   
Thursday, 09 August 2012 16:18

As you are all no doubt aware, we announced that we were going to replace our free trial promotion which was never working as well as we'd have liked at getting new accounts into the playerbase, and rolling that change into our desire to offer the ability to play WWIIOL:Battleground Europe for FREE.

Well that day has come! As I write, free accounts are now able to be created and played on the live server. Equipment choices are limited and a premium account cannot be downgraded to a free account. The general rule of thumb is that the equipment a free account user can access is lower down the scale to encourage them to get a paid account in order to get the "good stuff" you all want. As the campaign progresses the quality of equipment a free account can access does improve, but they can never access the latest or best gear.

We hope there are no big issues or hiccups (well d'uh!) and will be watching for any should they occur. So far it's all looking very good.

Everyone have a great time and don't kill all the new dweebs too quickly ok !

See you out there somewhere, in my gunsights !

 

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Comments (28)
1 Thursday, 09 August 2012 16:35
ashtorak
haha, nice!
2 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:13
Statement
Please clarify what infantry classes a freemium player has access to. I'm definitely interested but I'd like some more information before I decide to download and return.
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:40
DOC
We announced this previously. Free accounts can only play rifleman and SMG infantry.
3 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:14
Volcol
This is an awesome addition guys!
4 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:16
curiousity
What exactly are the "free play" limitations?
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:47
DOC
Rifle and SMG infantry only. No mission posting. Some vehicles and aircraft are unavailable to fee accounts.
5 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:27
one more thing
You guys should realise that you will end up with more profit by lowering your subscription fee, in this day and age noone will pay 17.99 $ for a game like this.
Adapt a F2P model or lower the subscription fee.
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:48
DOC
We are working on this. One step at a time.
6 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:29
KronicStrafe
Sounds great! Is there any way to make your previous trail account free to play?
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:44
XOOM-ADMIN
Existing trials have been automatically rolled into Free Play account status.
7 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:34
Dave
Cant signup new account, website page for signup is missing the main body of page
Only footer there

How to transfer from free trial to free play
Shows subscription as freeplay but inactive(account was never premium)
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:52
DOC
The sign up page issue is now resolved. Free trial accounts that were active before we rolled out FREE PLAY today are automatically converted to free play account. Older trials that expired before todays roll out are ineligable. Just start a new one.
8 Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:39
ezrelay
Great to hear DOC!
9 Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:02
ibrahim
amazing
10 Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:08
Mud
Will current trial accounts be forced down to rank two? I am planning on subscribing, but I do not want to lose much of my progress I have made so far.
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 20:41
DOC
If you make your current trial account a freeaccount, then yes. Free accounts cannot progress past rank lvl 2. If you convert to a PAID SUBSCRIPTION account, you can keep whatever rank you have achieved on your trial.
11 Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:16
Marw
So you still cant cap as f2p?
12 Thursday, 09 August 2012 20:26
Collin
By no capture, do you mean you can't capture any buildings whatsoever, or you just don't get the points for capturing a building, I don't want to stumble into a building just to find out out I can't cap it. so I am asking beforehand
13 Thursday, 09 August 2012 20:46
DOC
I think we decided to allow capture of facilities to free accounts, but it was a split vote, so I'll have to check up on that later.
Administrator's reply:
Thursday, 09 August 2012 22:03
XOOM-ADMIN
Capturing facilities is enabled for FPA's.
14 Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:56
Hamish Munro
AWEOSME I,VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
15 Friday, 10 August 2012 03:05
Spooty
And news for convert old inactive prenium account to F2P?
Administrator's reply:
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:55
DOC
There is no means to convert a premium account, active oe otherwise ... to a FreePlay account.
16 Friday, 10 August 2012 07:36
Jon8798
Very happy to see this, you just need to update the website front page. It still says "14 day free trial".
Administrator's reply:
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:48
XOOM-ADMIN
Refresh cookies, it's updated
17 Friday, 10 August 2012 11:18
zebbeee
Now that is worth to buy a 6-month subscription back to help you keep the head up, as small this contribution may be. BTW, are there no longer builders subscriptions ?
Administrator's reply:
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:56
DOC
The builders program is currently in suspension.
18 Friday, 10 August 2012 12:45
Gregorcina
Thats weird... On my profile it says that Im inactive and that i have no subscriptions. Was i suppose to do something special to get F2P or am I required to just create a new one?
Administrator's reply:
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:56
XOOM-ADMIN
Returning accounts will not have FPA access. Create a new Free Play Account (FPA) and it will work.
19 Friday, 10 August 2012 13:51
aagaard
"Rifle and SMG infantry only. No capture or mission posting. Some vehicles and aircraft are unavailable to fee accounts."
"Capturing facilities is enabled for FPA's."

So can a Free account cap?
Can you spawn trucks?
Can you spawn some tanks?
Administrator's reply:
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:57
XOOM-ADMIN
Free accounts can cap. Cannot spawn trucks. Can spawn some tanks and aircraft. No mission posting.
20 Friday, 10 August 2012 13:58
DOC
FREE TRIAL ACCOUNTS CONVERTING TO FREE PLAY DO SO WHEN THEN THE TRIAL PERIOD ENDS. UNTIL THEN THEY CANNOT CAPTURE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TECHNICALLY, TO THE SERVER, A FREE PLAY ACCOUNT, THEY ARE FREE TRIAL ACCOUNTS. DON'T GET THE TWO CONFUSED.
21 Friday, 10 August 2012 14:40
JacobWolf
Would you mind if I had 2 accounts one for Free 2 Play and one I'll buy when I got the money, I just wanted to ask because I am very loyal to WW2 Online :P
22 Friday, 10 August 2012 19:30
shi50
Awesome idea guys, as host squad tonite we have 38 new players and that is just since I logged on!
23 Friday, 10 August 2012 19:32
TheFSG
Sweet lordy baby Jesus. Some progress. Now just get the Squads fully incorporated in the HC and you will gain some momentum.
24 Friday, 10 August 2012 21:01
druide
now calling vets to take good care of these new players. Try to retain them as much as possible by offering them a great playing environment. Teach them, guide them, recruit them. Thank for this RATS
25 Saturday, 11 August 2012 02:07
pzu
No activation email received, is the server down?
Administrator's reply:
Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:55
XOOM-ADMIN
Check spam box or mail Bloo@playnet.com
26 Saturday, 11 August 2012 14:21
Gothic
http://www.fz.se/artiklar/nyheter/20120811/world-war-ii-online-ar-gratis

I tipped the largest Swedish gaming site and now its on their frontpage!!!
27 Monday, 13 August 2012 09:44
kartal99
thx
28 Monday, 13 August 2012 09:48
kartal99
nice