This thread is operating on several assumptions because of the lack of info. I was posting based on those assumptions.
Of course i wouldnt have to buy the items. but If i want them and they are ONLY available in the cash shop through the gambling lockboxes thats not the slightest bit fair to me as a subscriber is it?!
Why? Since you are getting an allowance it is still free-as-a-subscriber. That is the whole point of the getting the allowance in the first place. If the chance of getting the object is implemented over time as the same chance that you would get the similar item before f2p, then there is effectively zero change, but you want to complain because you are not getting the item for free. You would have had zero chance to get the time prior to f2p if you were not shelling out $15 a month for the privilege of being able to access that random drop in the first place.