It seems many people seem to confuse free-to-play with freeware. Sega is not charging you to play the game with a subscription (something they use to do) nor are they locking story behind a paywall. Its exactly free to play. These perks other mmos give f2p players is exactly that, perks. There's also some text a lot of people arent reading on the ac scratches since this seems to be a gripe with a lot of complainers in the forums, but they have stated the idles you're all angry about (and other ac items) can show up in future scratches again so its not like you missed out on them. It was a common thing in the jp servers for older items to pop up again anyways. Fashion, storage, player shops, etcetc are not going to hinder your ability to do story missions nor will it hinder your chances of upgrading your gear since everything needed for it is free in the fields. "It puts an advantage over others" theres no advantage since this isnt BDO or any other mmo where world pvp is a big deal since its a pve game. What bit of pvp we had put us on the same play level, challenge mode put us on the same play level, all mmos have issues with gold bots. Its a video game, not a job.