Apparently it’s now open to anyone with a Gaia account.
First off let me say that I’m not a big fan of Gaia Online, there are too many members (it’s like chaos trying to keep-up with it) and it’s got a lot of immature kids too… Maybe I’m just too old? The appeal of saving virtual gold to pimp your avatar with virtual clothing gets old after a while too.
That being said it’s quite impressive what they’ve done with the site, and now integrating their avatar system with a free to play Flash based browser MMORPG. I’ve played a few minutes in the first area and it’s cute, and not half bad for a free to play game. It’s got all the basics of your standard MMORPG. I don’t know how large the world is at this point, but it may turn-out to be a nice casual MMORPG alternative to World of Warcraft. If I’d actually put any real extended amount of time into it is another question.