Although the official announce the game can be played without subscriptions, the practical problem has been exposed clearly. Hundreds of non-premium members have been waiting for a long time to enter into the game since Blade & Soul (US/EU) was released, which certainly happens on non-premium members except for premium members, Blade & Soul premium members can easily enter into the game without any obstructions.
Since January 18 Blade & Soul (US/EU) was released, it has been one of the newest popular games. So many players are crazy about it, enjoying the fantastic gameplays in PVP and PVE. Those players who have subscribed it give the game high reputations, and those who have not subscribed are starting their subscriptions one by one.