Yes the same advantage but you would be buying the unlocks. Getting them for free is different since you didn't spend anything nor work to get them while we worked our butts off and spent Supply to get them. Its not like Relic is shutting down CoH Retail online.
On Reverse Piracy:
We can then say the same about Dungeons n Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Pirates of the Burning Sea Online, Portal during the Mac Release. All those were retail and funded by retail sales/subscriptions now are or were free to play/download for a period of time. Subs have their benefits in those MMOs so does CoH Retail compared to CoHO. You getting a better balanced and modifiable game with no worries about people with big wallets=more advantage.
CoH has been out since 2006. Its 2010. If they made a F2P version 1 year or so after release thats one thing but its been 4 years. Relic is simply expanding CoH's name to new markets. Giving more players access to the game to gather interest and hopefully those people will either (A: Buy CoH and Expansions or B: Spend money on the in game store).
Last edited by ivr56; 09-18-2010 at 01:11 AM.