Thread: Sub vs. Free
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02.22.2013 , 12:22 PM | #4
Subscribers get "everything is available and unrestricted", and preferred accounts have some relatively heavy limits on what they can do and how often, number of characters, number of hotbars, GTN market, etc.

Subscribers also get 500 free cartel coins per month, which (because there's no need to spend on weekly passes, loot unlocks, etc) are usually spent on maximized inventory space on all characters, ship upgrades, legacy race unlocks, or the items (color crystals, pets, whatever). If it takes you a few months to level up one character to 50, you're likely to have max cargo space on all other characters, GTN and email access from your ship on all other characters, and other nice things like that.

Also keep in mind that a lot of the cartel coin items may be on the GTN, sold by other players who have too many of them. For example, adaptive speeders (can go all the way to speed rank 3) for 5000 credits, which is cheaper than the 8000 credits that the NPC will charge your for the newbie speeder at level 15.