Hello once again. I bought the game about 2 weeks ago now and I keep seeing things of where you have to pay. But at the same time I see areas where it says you don't have to pay. I was made to choose a payment method before being able to make a character. I also got a confirmation email stating my transaction for my first free month. Someone please shed some light on this subject for me because if no monthly fees yet I had a few buddies who played the crap out of FFXI who where thinking about coming over and no monthly fees would help the decision. Thanks for any help.