Membership on Free Realms gives you exclusive perks and additional content in your game. While a large portion of Free Realms is opened up to everyone, a membership will allow you to fully experience the world with no holds barred.
As of November 2009, membership will fully open up all jobs that are restricted by the Job Sampling system. You will also have access to many more items and quests that you may encounter in the world. You are allowed to create up to three characters on your account. Your quest journal can hold many more quests. New members are given a free Members Only New House Package, which contains one Small Wilds House and several housing items.
But the perks don't stop there! A free TCG virtual booster pack (non-tradeable) is given to your account every month; the date in which you are given it is based upon the first day you login to the TCG after membership is on your account. Members also have "Power Hour", which is a full hour of double coin rewards. Bonus coins are given at the end of every minigame to members. At this time, features such as Pirate's Plunder and Rides are also members-only.
Finally, during most months, members receive a special claim item bundle that could contain things such as house items, unique clothing or coins.
You also will be ranked on the Free Realms leaderboards and have full access to all of SOE's Official Free Realms forums.
The leaderboards are a rankings systems, used primary for mini-game rankings. Members are only listed on the publically viewable versions of these boards, making a fierce competition to be ranked as high as you can!
You can fit 40 quests into your journal as a member! (non-member limit is 10)
No, only one character per account can be logged in at a time.
"You get choose which character you want to play. The other two get locked. The items in your inventory remain, but member items get locked." (Pex, SOE Free Realms Forums, 04/30/2009)
You will be unable to use member-only jobs and equipment once your membership subscription runs out. Items will receive the key-lock icon again, but will remain in your inventory. Jobs will not lose any experience, but you will be unable to switch into that job as a non-member. If you choose to renew your membership again, everything will be unlocked and as it was before cancellation.
No, unfortunately there is no way for a non-member to gain access to member-only content.
No. Being a member does not grant you a pet. However, membership does allow certain member only pets to be available in the Station Cash Marketplace.
The monthly membership price is $4.99USD per month, or 499SC (Station Cash). There are also multi-month options available for 3, 6 and 12 months at a time.
Yes, membership is included with Station Access.
Sometime in the future, SOE plans on releasing a family membership plan that will include multiple accounts for one monthly cost. Though informally mentioned by developers during beta, details of this plan are still unknown a year later.
Yes! Announced on May 12, 2010, Free Realms now offers multi-month membership plans for 3, 6 and 12 months. These plans offer anywhere from 10% through 30% of savings!
To change membership plans between single-month and multi-month, you will need to go through the cancellation process, then re-sign up for your new membership option.
Membership can be paid with a credit or debit card (only debit cards with Mastercard or Visa logos), or by utilizing the Station Cash option.
Some major retail stores, such as Target, Best Buy, 7-11 or Walgreens, have Station Cash cards that will allow you to fund your wallet. With these funds, you can use them toward the monthly membership or in the Marketplace.
Added in mid-2010, players can also fund their wallets using an SMS (text message) option.
When paying for a membership with Station Cash (SC), it will continue to deduct it monthly via SC. If you have insufficient SC funds, then it will next attempt to use a credit card on file. If there is no credit card on file, or if you cancel the membership before the renewal date, then no funds will be removed from any sources.
No, anyone can spend Station Cash in the Marketplace! Just click on the shopping cart icon on your tool bar to access the Marketplace and decide what to buy. A few items are restricted to members, but the majority of items that you will see can be used by anyone.
Go to http://www.freerealms.com/ and login to your account as normal. At the top of the screen, to the left of the "Log Out" button, is a drop down menu titled "My Account". With the drop-down menu, choose "Account Settings".
At this point you will get another log in screen asking you to verify your identity. Enter your password again and click "log in". You are taken to the Account Management screen, which has several options to choose from. For canceling a membership, you will want to choose the second button titled "Membership Info".
The "Membership Info" button brings you to a new screen that details your account status, method of payment, the date you will be charged again (or the date that your account expires), and a button to "Cancel Membership" if you have an active membership! This is the button that you will want to click.
You can renew your membership at any time by revisiting your account management using the above method.
The best way to do this would be by gifting your child's account with at least 500 Station Cash. You can do this by accessing the account management screen as explained above, but instead of choosing the "Membership Info" button, choose the "Station Cash Balance" button.
This will bring up a screen that shows the current available Station Cash on the account, as well as two buttons to "Add Funds" and "View Payment History". Choose the "Add Funds" button and follow the on-screen instructions to fund the account.
Once your child is in game, they can click the button on their toolbar at the bottom of the game screen with the Station Cash logo (click the shopping cart, then the gold coin with "SC" on it) and choose the Membership option on the left. They simply opt to pay with their Station Cash and membership is theirs for a month! **Note: It does state recurring membership, but will not be renewed if there are no available Station Cash funds to process a membership again.