I am too lazy to find out about the other servers, but I guess you might have read Linage II North America (link) will be going Free to Play (no VIP member stuff, totally free) with the upcoming Goddess of Destruction update. I think the Korean server is going Free to Play as well, but I am not sure about the Japanese one. Well, the update is still going onto the 4 main servers (including Europe) and it took a big press conference in Japan to showoff the game’s biggest content update ever.
With all the media hype, there surely must be merchandise to go along. One thing to note, all the major games, Free to Play or Pay to Play, would surely have its own DVD box. It is a norm now in the Land of the Rising Sun, something which I would love to see everywhere as well.
Most recently, a limited edition of Zippo firelighter was created to celebrate the game’s 7th anniversary in Japan. There are only 50 copies being made and most probably all sold out by now~