As I'm as cheap as hell and am loath to pay for anything i can get on the cheap or even better if its free I'm always on the look out for announcements like this.
Last week the much underrated MMORPG Rising Force: Online and its various expansions was switched from "pay to play" to "free to play" meaning that this CodeMasters epic can now be downloaded and played without the unfortunate need to splash out for a monthly fee.
How this works is similar to most of the emulator community's servers basically allowing you to play the basic game for free while offering special items to those of us wiling to cough up a little hard earned currency to empower there avatar with some truly over powered and shiny items.
Not only does this allow for a reasonable cost efficient influx of cash to keep the servers running and pay for bandwidth but means with such a high turnover of new players that the odds of a high income for very little work are more than reasonable.
So now that your interested make your way to www.rf-onlinegame.com and spend a few hours downloading the game then make an account, now while your doing that read this:
The game is centered on the conflict between 3 races (descendants of the now extinct human race) in their bid to control precious resources, and their desire to advance their respective agendas through any means necessary. There are three different races:
- Accretia - A race of cyborgs who were forced to turn to artificial bodies due to the harsh environment on their home planet. Now they have forsaken flesh in their pursuit of perfection and they scorn every flesh being in the universe. Their metallic bodies are the toughest in the game and their technology is the most superior but they have no access to magic. Reestablished as The Empire, Accretia entered the Novus conflict against both Cora and Bellato.
- Bellato - Due to the intense gravity on their home planet, the Bellato are the smallest people. They are a race of inventors that are able to combine creative tools and weapons with the Light form of universal magic. The Bellato enter the war as the least physically capable and yet given their ingenuity they have the potential to become the strongest. Before they became the Bellato Union, however, they were the Bellato Empire, who seized control after the Cora civil war but were beaten by the Accretians. Under such sustained attacks they fell from power, yet they have bided their time until they can become a force to be reckoned with once again.
- Cora - They are an ancient race that scorn technology. Highly spiritual and gifted with natural magical abilities, Corites regard themselves as the highest form of creation. Their magical arts are far more superior to that of which the Bellato practice. Their god is Decem, whom they believed had given Corites their powers as well as their mission to subjugate all other forms of life in his name and to rid the galaxy of technology. The Holy Alliance of Cora was thus born to carry out their crusade.
More details on this can be found on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rf_online
ok now get on the game and get playing, i mean after all its free, what have you got to loose!