Many like yourself fail to see the big picture. With $13 you would be paying for something that already should be included without subscription. That's called crippleware and is a really bad business practice. It's like buying a water bottle and then having to pay a yearly subscription if you want to fill it with juice instead of water. It would seem totally ridiculous to you. And it is the same with rF2 when you'll have to pay for playing over LAN. The devs have no solid excuse for that 'feature'. And the real point of this system is that you will simply have to pay more if you want to use the title in a normal way. Let's say you will buy the game and use it for approximately 6 years (as old as rF2 is today). That would mean you have to pay $44 retail price + 5x $13 = $109. That's the REAL cost of the game they're masking so it would seem less to us. The proper way of generating revenue would be to ADD BONUS CONTENT for subscribers. Like including LIDAR tracks, new vehicles, perhaps working out some discount for certain game gear. It is by REWARDING the subscribers, not PUNISHING unsubscribers. It amazes me that so few can grasp this simple concept. Tell me, would you rather buy at a store that has friendly and helpful staff that treat you well and often give you discounts? Or would you rather buy at a store that has cameras all over the place, nasty-looking security guards and no discounts ever? Think about that. P.S.: The 'phone home' itself is totally ridiculous, too. It only makes trouble for legitimate users as was already demonstrated by numerous titles with such idiotic DRM.