Perfect World International’s got a new expansion going live on Dec. 16, called Eclipse. It’ll have two new classes and a new race, but — as is the case with most MMO expansions — the bulk of the new content will be available only to higher-level characters.
So what if you’ve been away for a while and want to have fun with your friends at the higher levels? Or if you’re just new to the game and want to see the best of what it has to offer? Lucky you! From now until Jan. 16, just log into the game and you’ll receive a free Illusionary Crystal, which will upgrade (almost) any character to level 95. It can’t be used on the two new classes.
The page describing the Crystal says it’s “valued at $60,” so you can buy more on the cash shop on the 17th or later. That’s if you really don’t want to level multiple characters and have a lot of spare cash lying around.
UPDATE: We received clarification from Perfect World that the Crystal can be used after the 16th. The offer for a free one expires on that date.