I have played the beta and they really did a wonderful job with this game, it has really good graphics, almost no lag, great class / job system and has everything final fantasy player would want including the long lost fanfare when you gain levels,etc. However, the play mechanics of the game are very similar to any other mmo, kill 10 rats,etc. I think this game would be dead after 2 months or so if it does not adapt the F2P model. Why not create a F2P model with the sub option? I just think the huge amount of players you get by making mmos F2P keeps the game healthy. There are other F2P titles like this game like Rift so why would I want to spend money on a sub if the games are similar? Yes and I am aware that there are successful sub games like WoW and Eve so no need to bring that up.