A Premium Pass costs 1500 AC, which is roughly fifteen dollars, which seems on par with other MMORPGs that have an up-front subscription cost. But then you progress through the game, and you realize you run out of inventory space very very motherfucking quickly. You can ONLY FUCKING TEMPORARILY alleviate this by purchasing thirty days worth of Material Storage, but that costs you another 300 SG, which if you're not regularly accruing Star Gems at a reasonable rate will cost you roughly another twenty motherfucking dollars. Basic functions like this should not be hidden behind yet another paywall. It's not even like this is a pay to win game, you have to pay to merely fucking exist in it.