Faraway Games, January 17th 1999.
Yes, Tartarus is now free. Anyone can join and play for as long as they like without paying a penny. If players like the game they can pay and gain a larger maximum clan size and the benefit of a Clan Hall.
This is a new a new game feature, and with it comes line of sight and other features. This is another part of the continued game evolution, preserving the heart of the game while adding more features to add to its war game nature. All of the new features are a result of player feedback and reflects Faraway Games commitment to improving Tartarus and growing the game.