At first, it is free. By that we mean that playing a character at Level 1, is free. Once your character earns enough experience points to obtain Level 2, you can either (a) not level up and continue to play, for free, at Level 1 or (b) start a subscription plan. The proposed fee is $5/per character/per month. Yes, you can play more than one character, each in different sections of our Itherverse, with their own agenda. If they are all at Level 2 or above, the cost is $5 each/per month.