F2PMeter: Is Devilian Truly Free to Play?
Does the game require an initial purchase?
No purchase is required to play the game.
Does the game require any continued paid subscription?
'No (but...)' takes away 5%
There is no compulsory subscription, however, there is a subscription option known as Patron status that users must pay real cash to activate which grants them a whole variety of perks, bonuses and exclusive features. Users can set up a recurring subscription with cash, or spend Credits in the game shop for a one off Patron access for a set time, however, players can earn an item in game called DEX which can be traded to gain Credits, so players can play the game to pay for the Patron status.
Does the game require spending money on DLC packs or expansions?
'Yes' takes away 15%
The latest DLC was the Tempest update, which updated the level cap and added the Tempest class to the game among other things; whilst there were base updates to the game the free players must purchase the Tempest DLC to gain access to the new class.
Does the game support micro-transactions? Can anything be purchased in-game using real world money?
'Yes' takes away 5%
There a variety of convenience items such as gear and boosters that can be bought through the shop using real cash, there’s also a variety of “packs” that can be bought giving various benefits to players’ accounts.
Do any of the micro-transactions give players an advantages?
Many of the advantages are simply convenience for the players who may not have as much time to play as others and so can get ahead a little more quickly, a few of the pack perks do give permanent advantages that others wouldn’t see (such as inventory slots) but nothing that falls into being game breaking pay to win.
Is the user interface customization restricted to paid options?
The user interface doesn’t have any customization options.
Does the game give access to all available classes and/or races?
'No' takes away 15%
The newest Tempest class is reserved for those players who purchased the DLC, whether this will be the case for all future classes is unknown.
Does the game require have limitations to how the 'Auction House' is accessed?
There aren’t limitations per se, however players that purchase Patron status do get a variety of fee discounts when using the Auction House, as well as being able to access it from anywhere, which free to play accounts won’t get.
Are personal inventory slots limited at all?
'Yes' takes away 10%
Players start with a base number of inventory slots, however with purchase of most of the packs players can add additional inventory rows.
Are all dungeons and zones accessible without purchases?
Whilst all dungeons can be accessed they are limited to the number of times you can play them due to a stamina/energy system that depletes when fighting in dungeons and other activities and replenishes at a fairly slow rate for active PVEers. Whilst this limitation is in place for subscribing and free to play users, there is the option to buy refresh potions using the cash shop, which means paying players can keep playing the dungeon content if they wish whereas free to play players have to wait.
Does the game restrict high endgame content (PVE, Raids or PvP)?
All high end content can be accessed freely.
Can the game be fully enjoyed without ever having to spend a ‘penny’?
'Yes' adds 10%
Whilst there are a few issues with the energy system, depending on the type of player you are and how much you may want to grind a dungeon, in general the game is fairly balanced if you are fine doing without the additional class. There’s nothing outstanding that is pay to win, but the inconveniences of free accounts will definitely hold players back a little, but nothing that is game destroying.