Talk:Epic Battle: Retaking Pelargir

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Is this available for FTP players? Do we have a system to designate content which is or is not FTP? —NotACat (talk) 15:55, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

A friend of mine is F2P and played this epic battle last week, so it should be available to all. As for the latter, I have never been F2P myself, so I have no clue how these things are organized on the wiki. I think you would need to check the wiki Store page (I would guess these big battles to come with a Gondor pack).--Ravanel (talk) 16:02, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Cheers, that's good to know. I ran the tutorial quest, but that's no guarantee: I was sent all the way to Rivendell by Gandalf in The Road to the Lonely Mountain but I wasn't able to go any further! I'll see about giving this a try, then. —NotACat (talk) 16:39, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
All content is filtered by two functions -- Subscription Status (VIP/Premium/F2P) and Content (i.e. quest packs).
  • For VIPs all content is available depending upon which Expansions have been purchased. Only the content specifically tied to the current five expansions requires a VIP to purchase that content or expansion. If a VIP has purchased all 5 expansions, then all content is available.
  • For Premium players, i.e. those who let their VIP subscriptions lapse, there are rules which determine which content remains available from their VIP days. (See: Account Types)
  • For F2P players, there is only minimal content actually available for Free - namely the starter areas and the Epic quest line up to West Rohan (Helm's Deep).
What I don't know for certain, but assume -- since the EPIC quest line in West Rohan was gated by the Helm's Deep Expansion and there was a great hue and cry about that, I believe, but do not know, that the Epic Quest line (which I believe Retaking Pelargir is part of) BEYOND Helm's deep is again available to all players for free.
Additionally, any F2P player may acquire Quest Packs which then allow them access to the content in that Quest Pack.
There are Quest Packs which allow access to various raids and instances, which are accessed via the Instance Finder, without requiring any actual quests for the related area.
Finding out what is what is difficult today because the Store has been "fixed" so as to only show you content (i.e. quest packs, expansions, etc.) for which you are eligible, i.e. have not yet purchased or otherwise acquired access to.
All of that said, the ability to create a F2P category is basically not possible. We can only guess what is correct since Turbine does not delineate it.
Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 21:11, 24 September 2016 (UTC)