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Age of Conan Early Access will cost you $5

Posted by zergwatch Sunday April 20 2008 at 9:07PM
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Yep, either this is a typo or Funcom (or gamespot) has joined the ranks of other greedy and money hungry MMO publishers looking to make an extra buck up front.  For $5, you get early access to Age of Conan, even though you shelled out $49.95 already for the game, something that usually comes for FREE with pre-orders of MMORPG's.  You do get 10 days of additional time, but this move seems unprecedented.

 

Here's the gamespot disclaimer:

 

3-Day Early Access Program

With your pre-order Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, you will be able to participate in the 3-day Early Access Program. Early access period starts on May 17, 3 days before the commercial release on May 20, 2008. You may begin downloading the game client files and installing as early as May 14. With early access, there is a nominal fee of $5, which covers the cost of the download and includes 10 days of additional game time."

 
This tidbit comes way of Massively.Com