Due to Vesteria becoming a group-only game starting January 1st, it is confirmed that a free release at that time or any time soon is imminent.
Community & The Game Itself
Attempting to grow the community at this time where you can’t even get your paid players on is a bad idea. Clearly, the game is not interesting enough to many people as seen here. For example, an actual story is lacking, and adding random pieces of information about the world is useless if lore doesn’t exist. There’s nothing to explore, you just click, press a few buttons, level up, go to the next area, repeat. Quests simply aren’t interactive enough.
Also, nobody is pressuring you to make the game free, unlike Beta. The team has openly said that it was a complete mistake to release Beta, and clearly they haven’t learned.
There are also no plans for monetization to supplement for paid access no longer being a thing. Vesteria Premium has been cancelled. Dungeon keys have earned no attention and we may as well assume that there is no progress on them. Ethyr purchases have been said to not be enough by both players and the developer(s) since there’s no incentive to buy it.
I don’t have a lot to say in terms of suggestions, feel free to discuss anything relating to free release.