I read that among other benefits, those who pay get 25% more gold than those who play the f2p version.
My question is: If we consider the regular income as 100%, which one is true:
1) The subscribers gain 125% and those f2p people 100%. That means that the f2p people play the game as designed (and are pretty happy with that), and those who pay get an additional 25%, so they have to farm less and can spend more (and are happy too).
2) The subscribers gain 100% of the gold, so they play the game as designed (and are happy), whereas the f2p people gain 80% of the gold (and have to spend more time farming to get the gold they need).
Both correct is a situation in which the subscribers get 125% of what the f2p people get. According to their website, it seems that 1) is true. But I'm a bit mistrusting in this matter. For those who own the game, 2) would be much better, because if everybody is happy, nobody feels inclined to subscribe. But if one group is unhappy (for having to farm much more than the game was originally designed), then they are more likely to pay.