There's a new Q&A available on the Hellgate: London website. They answer several questions about the pre-order version of the game, subscription prices, the game's release date and more, so be sure to take a look!
Q: What's included with the US pre-order for Hellgate: London?
A: If you pre-order Hellgate: London from one of the participating US retailers (EB Games/Gamestop, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart), you will receive a special code that features three benefits:
- An exclusive in-game Dye Kit - This item will give you an exclusive color scheme for any and all armor you find in the game. Each retailer is associated with a different color Dye Kit, so if you have a preference, make sure you check them out before you pre-order.
- A Beta invite - You'll be invited to participate in the Hellgate: London Beta Program which will start in the coming weeks.
- Eligibility for the Founders Offer - This offer lets you pay a one-time fee of $149.99 for a lifetime membership to the game.
For more information on these benefits, please check this page: http://www.hellgatelondon.com/beta/
Q: Why is European subscription pricing for Hellgate: London €9.99 per month? That isn’t really equal to $9.99 USD, y'know…
A: The European Union (EU) uses a value added tax system, more commonly referred to at VAT. This makes for general increases in price compared to other countries for similar services, hence the delta in the exchange rate. There's a boatload of information regarding VAT online, so Google it up if you're curious.
Q: I live in the US. My friends live in Europe. Can we play with each other online in Hellgate: London?
A: Yes, although you will need to create a separate account for the US and European realms. While our server structure is much larger than traditional MMOs, it is divided by large geographical areas, requiring discreet databases and player server clusters. Of course, with free play in both the US and Europe, it’s a simple matter to have characters no matter on which side of the Atlantic you're playing.
You can read the entire Q&A by heading to the Hellgate: London Q&A.