Originally Posted by |MaguS|
Its not a traditional single player, more like playing an MMO alone for the first level or two as a tutorial and then it gives you access to the main world.
So you still have to sign up and pay to play... its just the game has a tutorial mode that plays like an SP game.
It will be similar to the beginning of Lord of The Rings Online. It started out as a single player game that showed off some of the commands and started the story line. After 15 minutes or so of play you were in the online world. It seems that AOC's single player part will be a bit longer than LOTRO was.