I just found out about this game about an hour to go off of a list of free-to-play MMORPGS. I installed and patched the game only to find out that the game is not free-to-play at all and that I have to shell out $30US to even get a look at it.
I would like to try the game out to see if it's a game I enjoy or another one of the thousands of MMORPGS that I can't stand for more than 5 minutes.
I agree with Dorsie that there should be some kind of 14 day trial. 1 day of playing a game is probably enough time to see if I am going to like it, or if I am going to play it for 15 minutes and be like, well this game sucks, that was a waste of money. Steam want's me to pay $32.99, but I have found other 3rd party retailers selling steam keys for less than $20, I guess I will risk the money and hope that I enjoy it.
After I pay for the game is subscription mandatory, or does it just enable premium features. I don't really mind either way, the game is just really unclear about what kind of game it is (does it have class system, lvl system etc.), and whether it is pay-to-play or free-to-play.