Model and reward overview
Shadowrun Online offers two playing models: The Campaign Model a.k.a. Guild Wars or Pen and Paper model: You buy the game (client) once (or pledge $25 here on Kickstarter), and play for as long as you want without buying any premium stuff giving you an advantage in the game just as with a classic boxed game. You can then acquire new campaigns and cities as expansions to be regularly released. See our updates for more information on this! And then there’s the free-to-play model, in which the game can be played for free (no monthly payments, no inital payment), with items in the shop for real money. For this model there are Premium subscriptions, that allow you to save time grinding by giving a boost to how quickly you accumulate Karma, Reputation and Nuyen.