or is it?
*The offer is only valid if you sign up a new Anarchy Online account between the 15th of December 2004 and 15th of January 2005. You can play free of charge until 1/1 2006. Should Funcom deem that a too high-increase in server load or other unforeseen events will lessen the experience for existing players the offer will be terminated at our discretion. The free version does not include access to any of the three expansion packs. Should you wish to upgrade to any of the expansion packs monthly subscription and client fees will be added.
Sure, you get a year free, but if you want to upgrade to any of the expansions it'll cost ya. You can download the original version for free of the games site.
So, was this one any good? For free I might take the time to download it.