GamersFirst CTO and COO Bjorn Book-Larsson has penned a new blog post about All Points Bulletin. He stresses that, as the company's name implies, regular updates are required in order to keep "gamers first". In this particular post, Book-Larsson discusses the differences between basic and premium accounts in APB once the game goes live in early 2011.
Therefore one of the original RTW guys (now contracting with us) Johann, came up with what we think is a really elegant solution to the problem of getting flooded with complex content; instead of limiting what you can customize as a free player, you will be allowed to customize almost anything, but you will not be able to store (and share) complex customizations above a certain complexity level unless you are a Premium player AT THE TIME OF CUSTOMIZATION. This has several benefits, first it would limit the amount of content pushed to everyone else in the game from free players (which would reduce the amount of loading required), but it would also let you be Premium for just one month, create a lot of customizations that month, and then use those items later on (even if your Premium membership has lapsed).
Read more here.