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- VIP subscribers are accounts that pay the monthly subscription fee. These were formerly known as DDO subscribers.
- As of March 2015, the subscription price is $14.99 (USD) per month.
- Multiple-month plans are also offered at rates of $29.97 (USD) per 3-month, $59.94 (USD) per 6-month, $99.00 (USD) per 12-month (+3 free months during periodic sales), billed at the beginning of each term.
- Pricing may vary for European customers.
- Premium Account accounts are accounts that have registered a retail account key (i.e. "bought something" from the DDO Market with real-life currency). This can include purchasing at least one month of VIP status in the past.*
- (* Note that current VIP members are not Premium.)
- Free To Play accounts are accounts that have downloaded DDO for free and have not purchased any content with real world money.
- Please be sure to take a look at Standing Stone Games' latest official information here.
|VIP Subscriber||Premium Account||Free To Play|
|DDO Points per month||500||0||0|
|Initial character slots per server||11||5||3|
|Artificer class*||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor|
|Favored Soul class||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor|
|Monk class||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Druid class||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Drow race||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor|
|Gnome race||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Half-Elf race||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Half-Orc race||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Warforged race||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Deep Gnome iconic race||Full access||Purchase||Purchase|
|Epic Destinies - training||Access in public areas||Speak with Fatespinner||Speak with Fatespinner|
|Premium adventure packs||Full access, cannot purchase||Purchase||Purchase|
|Expansion adventure packs (MotU, SC, RL, Sharn)||Purchase||Purchase||Purchase|
|Challenge packs||Full access||1 free universal token per day or purchase||1 free universal token per day or purchase|
|Base adventure difficulty||All difficulty levels||Casual, Normal to start. Hard, Elite unlocked via completion, store purchase (one use consumable, 15 DP per Hard, 25DP per Elite), or TRing (once to open on Hard, twice to open on Elite)||Casual, Normal to start. Hard, Elite unlocked via completion, store purchase (one use consumable, 15 DP per Hard, 25DP per Elite), or TRing (once to open on Hard, twice to open on Elite)|
|Public areas movement speed||+10% stacking speed boost and Chronoscope guild airship buff or unlock Phiarlan's Pendant of Time with favor||Chronoscope guild airship buff or unlock Phiarlan's Pendant of Time with favor||Chronoscope guild airship buff or unlock Phiarlan's Pendant of Time with favor|
|Experience||+10% stacking XP boost||None||None|
|Monster Manuals|| Full access
(Prologue + I + II + III + IV + V + VI)
|Sagas||Skip one quest per Saga||Purchase with Astral Shards||Purchase with Astral Shards|
|Guild creation||Full access||Purchase a Guild Charter||Purchase a Guild Charter|
|Shared Bank||Initial 20 slots||Purchase||Purchase|
|Platinum Vault||First tier storage||Purchase||Purchase|
|Crafting Storage||Initial 45 slots||Initial 12 slots||Initial 12 slots|
|Daily Dice - Gold roll||Free weekly Gold Roll||Purchase with Astral Shards||Purchase with Astral Shards|
|Daily Dice - Silver roll||Free daily Silver Roll||Free daily Silver Roll||Free daily Silver Roll|
|Harper Agent enhancements||Free access for all characters||Purchase or unlock with favor||Purchase or unlock with favor|
|Auction House||50 items at a time||50 items at a time||One item at a time|
|Platinum storage||Normal game limit||Normal game limit||1,250 pp x 2(Level-1)|
|Customer service||Full access||Full access for 15, 30, 90, 180, or 365 days||Online self-help only|
|Official forums||Full access||Full access||Some Limits|
|Idle auto-logout||60 minutes||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Buyback history||40 items||40 items (supposed to be only 10)||10 items|
- Login queue: This feature was disabled almost immediately after DDO went free to play due to being very buggy. It's unlikely it will ever be put back in since the servers very rarely fill. If they do become full, VIPs get an error "Server is full" and cannot log in exactly the same as free players.
- Additional Character Slots may be purchased from the DDO Store by all accounts.
- Races and Classes are unlocked account-wide when purchased with DDO Points, or per server when unlocked with favor.
- Base Adventure Difficulty: True Reincarnated characters may unlock hard difficulty regardless of account type. Characters who have True Reincarnated twice or more may unlock elite regardless of account type.
- You will get a "You cannot post or bid on any more auctions." error when you reach the 50 auction limit. This error does not go away until some auctions are removed (sold, expired, or canceled).
- Gold storage is technically limited to approximately 4.3 million pp per character for all accounts. A Free To Play account would have the same limits as any other account at Character Level 13.
- Free To Play accounts can store only 10 private messages in the official forums, cannot give reputation for posts, and receive a permanent ban for two infractions regardless of severity, but should otherwise have full posting ability ( )
- Premium accounts have Full Customer Service for a number of days after a purchase of DDO Points ( ):
- $1.00 – 15 days
- $14.99 – 30 days
- $30.00 – 90 days
- $60.00 – 180 days
- $100.00 – 365 days
- DDO Points per Month - 500 for VIPs: This is sometimes increased to 1000 per month, but only for limited time promotions. Check the official site for information on if this promotion is currently active or not. Official DDO Site Link
- Artificer: Unlike the Favored Soul class, which is unlocked with a total of 2500 overall total favor, Artificer is unlocked with only House Cannith favor.