Avalon proves that some things never die. It has a record of unbroken longevity, harking back to October 1989 with only four changes of server since then and no change in its core engine or coding language since the BBC Micro moved to the first Linux system. For such a product of literary, creative, and technical focus (a focus as intense then as today) to last even thirty years is unheard of. Normally, expecting young and old to subscribe with equal reason would be fair, and would support the concentration and care of a few people who keep the land modern and interesting.
Avalon to be Avalon needs its supporters, but it also needs its history. They both, in short, are how Avalon survives against the odds. Its supporters and history grow with each generation, some of whom return for months or years at a time. The appearance of a prince from fifteen real years ago is quite extraordinary anywhere else. We attempt to make that meeting of the ages more common and part of the rich experience of being an Avalonian, in which the game becomes a part of your real life, not just your Internet persona.
The Lifetime Subscription exists to place the stamp of your character's persona on the realm forever. Its cost is a pittance compared to a life's worth of enjoyment, at no further cost or hassle. The earliest lifetimers were in the late 2000s and have already the benefits of living out over ten years of unrestricted presence in the land. There is reason enough to believe Avalon will continue for another thirty years or more, which in any other context would seem ridiculous. However, should the realm shutdown its servers and close business any time within the first three years of a lifetime's purchase, the character is entitled to a full refund.
We encourage any who are eligible for a lifetime to take up the opportunity when possible. Supporting the realm and boosting your character via normal tiered subscriptions is available alongside a lifetime.
Benefits for a Lifetime
=- Never need to pay to play again (even if Avalon lasts another 30 years)
=- 5 lessons per daily login, in perpetuity
=- Exists separately from tiered subscriptions
=- Cumulative benefits with tier subscriptions so if you are on SUBSCRIBE <tier> you get the lifetime benefit AND the tier benefits as listed in SUBSCRIPTIONS; at the same time
Characters eligible for a Lifetime:
=- 2500 hours played, and
=- 3 real years old or more
=- invitation only
Price of a Lifetime: 400 USD (fixed)
Purchasing a lifetime is easy: PURCHASE LIFETIME will issue the order if you are eligible or deny the request if your character is too young. Enabling a lifetime does not change your subscription status.
Lifetimers are not treated any differently to other players, do not gain any other benefits except those noted above, and are equally subject to the terms of service for playing Avalon -- namely, cruelty, sadism, abuse, and toxicity remain punishable, however historic the character.
This is a special offer made available to eligible characters automatically. Lifetimes are available to the character, not the player, and are not transferrable except under the most exceptional circumstances (contact firstname.lastname@example.org). Likewise, lifetimes cannot be rescinded, refunded (except under condition of the realm's unlikely death), or removed for any reason. Neither mortal nor god can alter your lifetime status.