A few thoughts on all this craziness right now: 1.) If you play a f2p account in the interest in maxing that out, that's awesome. I totally get that appeal and wish I had vetted a different account then my old f2p tbh. 2.) If you play 20s because a.) don't feel a sub is worth the money anymore b.) don't want to grind endgame to have everything replaced in 1 month/don't have time c.) don't mind a one time month sub to get some gear and group with friends, you probably belong as a vet. Honestly it's hard to argue against them, except for reason 1. Very little monetary investment for a lot of fun/ease of character creation. If you think you are going to want to sub AT ANY POINT you need to get that account vet status right away. The banked XP you are going to accrue grinding out those amazing purples and investing tons of time at 20 will instantly ding you 30 when you sub. I really hope this doesn't become a thing where vets are viewed as bad as 29s. For the past 5 years vets and f2ps have coexisted without issue and the thought was never "I'm going to crap on this starter account", something 29s can't really say. I'm going to play vet, have been vet since the 5 dollar battle chest came out. If it's really unfair I would consider a f2p 20 though. Let's gets some games popping. Oh and yes, a return to Aerie Peak, make it happen!