Companies who deal in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game genre have tried a number of methods to put a little wind in the sails of their products, ranging from 10-day free trials to free-to-play business models. Today, Mythic Entertainment and Electronic Arts revealed their latest tactic to get new players into Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, announcing an "endless" free-trial program for the game.
The endless free-trial program replaces Warhammer Online's current 10-day sampler and lets prospective players play Mythic's MMORPG as any class without a time restriction up until level 10. Players will be able to explore all of the tier-one environments as well as engage in player-versus-player scenario matches.
Further, Mythic said that the endless trial download client will stream the game to users' computers after an initial 1GB download, letting new combatants wade into the fray more quickly. Additional content will then be downloaded as players explore more of the Warhammer Online world.