F2PMeter: Is Copia Truly Free to Play?

Copia is a free to play fantasy RPG from R2 Games where players must build up a team of champions and face down various evils across the world. As a quest based RPG adventure players can fight against numerous PVE challenges and other players in PVP. The game is supposedly free to play, so let’s put it through our F2P Meter and find out how free it truly is…

Does the game require an initial purchase?

'No'

Players can access the game for free through web browsers.

Does the game require any continued paid subscription?

'No (but...)' takes away 10%

The game does have VIP privilege system where players can spend cash to get access to additional boosts, currency, EXP and other bonuses. The VIP subs can last for one week or one month and the value of the boosts depend on the VIP level gained by “Topping Up”; buying premium Diamonds currency for cash.

Does the game require spending money on DLC packs or expansions?

'No'

There are no expansions for the game

Does the game support micro-transactions? Can anything be purchased in-game using real world money?

'Yes' takes away 5%

The game has a wide variety of purchasable items through the Diamond Shop, ranging from items to sweep various instances, EXP cards, materials to boost relics and other powerful items, and much more. Players can use Diamonds with various other features such as refreshing Stamina to enter various instances, level up skills, etc.

Do any of the micro-transactions give players an advantages?

'Yes (but...)' takes away 15%

They allow players to advance much more quickly and at a constantly higher level than their rivals; for PVP Ranking it is very hard to compete without spending cash.

Is the user interface customization restricted to paid options?

'No'

There are no customization options.

Does the game give access to all available classes and/or races?

'Yes'

Yes, players can access all the available classes.

Does the game require have limitations to how the 'Auction House' /Market/Trade system is accessed?

'No'

There is no in game auction/player market.

Are personal inventory and/or bank slots limited at all?

'No'

There are no F2P limitations to inventory.

Are all dungeons and zones accessible without purchases?

'Yes (but...)' takes away 5%

Accessing various instance areas uses up Stamina, which is replenished at a rate of 5 stamina per 30mins and so at times means players cannot access dungeons. However, paying playing can spend Diamonds to replenish their stamina. Players can access it by simply waiting a long time.

Does the game restrict high endgame content (PVE, Raids or PvP)?

'No (but...)' takes away 5%

As above, instanced content can be limited to Stamina availability, which is more freely available to paying players.

Can the game be fully enjoyed without ever having to spend a ‘penny’?

'Yes (but...)' adds 5%

The PVE content is challenging and so players that enjoy PVE can very much enjoy the game. Those who want to play PVP will periodically face players who have purchased improved items. At top level for competitive ranked PVP then players typically spend a lot of money to be the best.

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