Albion Online (AO) is a medieval fantasy MMORPG developed by Sandbox Interactive, based in Berlin, Germany.  During the beta stages of development, players were able to purchase “Founder’s Packs” to gain access to the closed beta play-tests that were intermittently run by Sandbox Interactive, typically after an interval of a few months of development. These Founder packs are no longer available, since the release of the full game. Albion Online removed from its free-to-play model for various reasons on December 30th, 2015. 
Since its release on July 17th, 2017  , Albion online now offers a selection of “Starter Packs” which grant players access to the game and offer a varying amount of money to get started  . Once a player of the game, they will be awarded open-ended access to the game with no extra mandatory fees. It is possible to purchase gold (in-game premium currency) to gain a greater advantage. Players can also purchase membership for a limited amount of time without the benefits of the starter packs.
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