hello Teleskop. free to play is not longer available. people with a inactive citzen can still log with caps, you should be able to do that since your join date was before f2p started. if you have a f2p accound with any stuff you miss, you are forced to pay for it to get it back now.
f2p accounds didnt help on the income for the server, but still players who didnt pay asked for support. its a not just about the money, also about the time to support non paying customers. hope it makes sense to you :/