SOE All Access – What Does $19.99 a Month Get You? June 28, 2011Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment.
Tags: SOE All Access, Station Access
The plan, renamed to SOE All Access, is up on on the SOE web site.
And it has some nice new features, including a price break for subscribing in longer time increments, something previously denied Station Access subscribers.
There is even a spiffy new chart, and I love charts.
You will note that Star Wars Galaxies is not listed. That was expected. You can still play, but it is in wind-down mode and won’t be accepting new subscribers soon.
And the chart itself is a bit odd in my opinion. They put free to play games in their own box, which I understand, but that does create a visual gulf between them and the All Access Pass. And it is my experience that anything that can cause confusion will cause confusion and somebody is going to walk away from that chart convinced that All Access does not give them Gold access to EverQuest II Extended or member access to Free Realms.
At least they have removed the goofy Station Access Savings Calculator from the site. Now they just need to make the URL redirect some place useful…
Addendum: Extra character slots are not part of SOE All Access.
If you are a current Station Access subscriber you get to keep you extra character slots as long as you remain subscriber, but anybody taking up All Access will no longer get this benefit. Station Access used to give subscribers 2 extra EverQuest, 4 extra Vanguard, and 5 extra EverQuest II character slots. Those will now have to be purchased with Station Cash.