I have what is probably a simple question. I think I have it figured out, and want to confirm:
Long ago I tried LotRO, at launch (just a trial account, never subscribed). Now, having heard that the game has been made free to play, I came back to try it again.
I went to the LotRO site and, using the old username and password I created at launch, signed up for a free subscription. Downloaded client, updated, everything fine.
When I log in to the game, I get a window asking me to choose a subscription. My options: "Lotr subscription" and "LotrO Free to Play." Both are listed as Active. The two subscriptions don't share characters; i.e. I created a character on a server with subscription A, then logged out and switched to subscription B, and couldn't see that character.
I looked at the subscription info on Turbine's account management. The difference between the two seems to be that one was created in March 2007, the other was created this month. I am guessing that I didn't need to sign up for the Free to Play subscription, and that my old trial account would now be as fully playable as a "Free to Play" subscription.
So, is this correct? No difference whatsoever whether I choose subscription A or B?
Thanks for your insight!