Well "this year" is gone, which means they've gone from not clarifying their official stance to not even having an official stance. That being the case, I guess I won't be renewing my sub after all
. Depending on how it's implemented maybe I'll f2p my way through when they add it and reassess then; I do still like the gameplay, so hopefully... but I'm certainly not paying to wait.
On a lighter note; happy new year.