I have said in the past FTP, players who choose this option will not pay for anything in game. They are adamant that once you buy a game thats it, and they will not put a penny into the game. There are too many other games and free MMOs out there for them to want to pay to continue paying for a game. Subs at the moment might not be floating the game but at one point they had enough to do just that, due to incompitance with so many issues going unfixed its become a joke. Only tonight after the latest patch there are bug after bug. They just dont know how to run an MMO.
With the 2 bio founders leaving its clear the games on its last legs and the FTP option is its final gamble.
Apparently you dunno anything you're talking about when it comes to this game. FTP was always in the plans. Just because this is a game you do not enjoy, doesn't mean others do, if the game were going under, there'd be more signs of it than just two people leaving. They sold Bioware to EA, they got their money, they're moving on, they're starting a new chapter in their lives, doesn't mean a dang thing for ToR, or Bioware. Another doomsday prophet. Go play whatever flavor of the month MMO you enjoy, leave the rest of us alone to enjoy ours, or, if you enjoy the game, make productive posts. Report those bugs, try to help us get those bugs fixed. Just whining about it never solves anything.