Gale writes - "Upon its original release a while back, Aerena couldn’t have struck a chord with me. There’s only a handful of free-to-play games I like and I usually abhor the notion of kicking off another one such title. This has much to do with the fact that most F2P games require the player to grind some kind of resource a significant amount of time before being able to properly pose a threat to other players or the NPC mobs. While I can’t attest whether this was the case with Aerena, the notion of it being a F2P game made me ignore it. Now that the developer has embraced a “pay once, play forever” system instead of the old “keep paying forever” one, lots of new players have been drawn into the game with me being one of them."