Aion is Now "Truly Free"
NCsoft has updated its massively multiplayer online game Aion to version 3.0, but (more importantly), NCsoft has finally converted the game to a free-to-play business model. The update adds new housing, mounts, zones and multiplayer instances. NCsoft is calling the game "Aion Truly Free," but you can still spend real cash (in the form of NCoin) to speed your advancement. In a game with a reputation for grinding, that makes cash expenditures nearly mandatory.