Bloodline Champions scraps VIP membership ahead of launch
Posted: 10.01.2011 06:56 by Jamie Davey Comments: 0
Funcom and Stunlock Studios have announced that some changes will be made to the pricing model for its soon to be released MMO RTS game, Bloodline Champions. Due to feedback from the open beta test, both parties have agreed to scrap the VIP membership option.

The good news is that some of the bonuses from the VIP membership will be moved into all the previous pricing models, including the free-to-play one. Everyone will now be able to enjoy Advanced stats, and VIP tournaments will now be merged into the regular tournaments.

The official website has provided us with a full list of details:

Advanced stats: Everyone get this for free!
VIP tournaments: Will be merged with the regular tournaments everyone can join on equal footing (barring US and EU differences).
Weekly blood-coin generation: The weekly cap will only exist for free customers. Once a free customer upgrades to an Edition the weekly cap is removed.
Advanced bots: Now included to all Champion and Titan customers.
Ad-free VOIP: Titan only, with a stand-alone product being evaluated for our other customers.
Lifetime 10% discount to in-game store items using Funcom Points: Titan only (as before).
Additional Titan Edition benefit: Will for life receive all new Bloodlines (characters) as they are released.
Champion Edition customers will receive 10 USD worth of Funcom Points as compensation for the 60 days of VIP service that was originally included.

Bloodline Champions will be released this month on PC.
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