Now that they have announced that they will start billing subsciption fees soon, does this mean we will soon also see the option of hiring additional retainers? I believe when this game first released, the plan was to charge an additional $1 per month fee per retainer.
I started to suspect this actually when they stated in the patch notes for 1.19 that the increase we received in inventory sizes for both our character and retainers was only a "temporary" measure and that we'd basically be offered a permanent solution in the future. When I first saw this I suspected that paid retainers would be coming soon, which would also mean paid subscriptions were just around the corner.
My guess would be that the option to purchase additional retainers will be introduced either when paid subscriptions commence or very shortly after. Shortly after this they will announce that the extra space they provided temporarily will be removed - giving people time to purchase retainers and transfer items if they choose to.
I'm also guessing (and hoping) that when the inventory space reduction occurs, they will finally introduce the long awaited MAILBOX to the game. This will be done to appease players and sort of balance out the bad news the inventory space will be going back down and that you will have to start paying for extra space.
Edited, Oct 14th 2011 10:10am by zpanda