FREEDOM! in the City of Heroes

Yesterday NCSoft became the latest in a long line of MMORPGs to adopt the hybrid free2play/subscription model with their long running super hero title City of Heroes.

Under the name ‘Freedom’ from the website’s FAQ the game seems to have adopted a three tier system between the free, premium (those who have bought from the in game shop) and VIP (subscription) players, it looks a little restricted compered to the yard stick of Turbine’s DDO variation, but how this impacts the game long term will be worth noting, considering it’s ‘rival’ Champions Online took the same root several months ago.