So... I understand that The Aetherlight needs more money... But does it need to make us pay for the episodes we already bought. I'm fine with subscribing for new content, but I don't like subscribing for the first three episodes that I already bought the family pack for...
And... Look at Lotro, or other games like it. They had a subscription model. but as soon as they switched to a free to play, But you could pay for more classes, or races, or cosmetics. They started making more money.
I think that worked because nobody likes subscriptions, but a small one time payment here and there is fine. I've spent a bunch of money on Lotro. But i never would have, if it costed money to play the game.
Just something to think on.