Shalkith Online: Pricing Plan
WarSpider Entertainment, LLC has instituted a new and affordable payment plan for Shalkith.com customers.
Why are you charging to play?
Although offering unlimited free play was our goal, the financial realities of hosting an online game service, while looking to future growth and development of new game features and dragon breeds, means that we were forced to begin charging a small fee to play.
Well, that's dumb. You're going to lose a bajillion players!
At less than 3 cents a day, we believe Shalkith remains extremely affordable. However, anytime a pay-to-play model is introduced, there will be an inevitable drop-off in active players. This is unfortunate, but expected.
Ok, give it to me simple. How much is it going to cost me to play now?
Shalkith costs less than 3 cents a day to play. For $5.00 your account will be credited with 180 Game Days and 500 Style Points to use on any of our features and game options.
Five dollars!? Why so much?
$5.00 is an extremely reasonable and affordable rate for 180 Game Gays of unlimited game time. Plus that $5.00 also gets you 500 Style Points to spend on new Gifts, Styles, Reshape tokens, etc.
I have to spend money to play and spend more to get Style Points?
No. When you purchase Style Points, your account automatically gets credited more Game days.
I don't have a credit card! What can I do?
If you have a bank account, you can sign up with PayPal.com and use their alternate payment options (like eCheck) to purchase Style Points. If you are too young, ask a parent for help with your purchase.
Are Game Days only deducted if I login that day?
No. Your account is open for an amount of days equal to your Game Days. Game Days are deducted whether you login that day or not. For accounts created prior to the implementation of our pricing plan, your Game Days did not start being deducted until March 22, 2006.
Does this mean I unlock everything in the Store for only $5.00?
No. While your account is open you simply have access to the game and any optional features you’ve unlocked with the Style Points you’ve purchased.
What happens if I run out of Game Days?
Your account will be closed. This means you will no longer be able to access the game until you purchase more Style Points. Your account and dragons will be unaffected. However, if your account is closed for more than 60 days, your account and dragons may be deleted at our discretion. There are no refunds for deleted accounts. All sales are final.
Can you guarantee that the prices will never go up?
We can never guarantee that prices won’t go up in the future, but we will always strive to make Shalkith affordable for our players. However, your account will never lose game days that you’ve already been credited, due to a price increase.
How does this affect the Shalkith forum?
Accounts on the Shalkith forum are unaffected and remain free to all players.
Visit our forum to ask questions about the new policy.