It sounds new to me--you can buy Crysta with a credit card (weren't people complaining you needed PayPal? I haven't bought any Crysta yet, because you don't need to buy any to play for free right now, but if it went p2p I would), and you can buy as much Crysta as you want (so you don't end up buying more than you need, which AFAIK is how it's set up at the moment, and was complained about quite a bit last year). Crysta's Crysta, right? Crysta you buy for FFXI should work like Crysta you buy for FFXIV, so I would imagine this matters. Maybe I'm missing something though, but I think it's good news.