Developer quotes Edit
What has been decided is that although you play on our servers, you will play the SINGLE-PLAYER GAME as if it was offline, without any additional costs other than when you bought the game.
Gamespot, 11th May 2005 (Gaute Godager)
Having a live support and dev team is not cheap. However it is true that we have not announced any price etc yet.
Forums, 7h October 2005 (Mjoellnir)
No decisions have been taken on things like gamecards as yet, but yes, I think its safe to say that we will most likely offer things like that for the game.
Forums, 20th November 2005 (Silirrion)
The core business model for Age of Conan is selling the retail box / digital download, like any traditional RPG or MMO. With that you get "free" access to the single-player mode for as long as you want. Once you journey into the greater online world, we'll charge subscriptions; specific pricing and details are currently undecided.
IGN, 21st November 2005 (Gaute Godager)