Earlier this year, Trion Worlds invented a revolutionary new business model for their turn-based tactical combat game Atlas Reactor [official site]. They called it “buy-to-play“, meaning that players would buy the game then get to play it. What a wild bunch! Where do they get these ideas from? A few months later, it seems they’re maybe concerned they were a bit too ‘out there’. The Trove and Rift devs have announced that Atlas Reactor will also have a ‘Free Mode’ letting everyone play with a rotating limited selection of characters for free. But what should we call this model?