Back in the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) days when they had hold of Pirates of the Burning Sea there was a subscription choice when you played the game. With the subscription you used to get;
- 5 Character Slots
- 5 Shipyard Slots
- 10 Economy Slots
- Access to Epic Missions (Beys Retreat + Big Trouble in Tortuga)
- Ship Insurance
- Ship Storage
- Discounts in the Treasure Aisle (TA or In-game premium shop)
- And more.
Since Portalus Games has taken over, there has been no subscription reintroduced since the takeover. So the game is completely Free-to-Play (F2P). You can get access to all the subscription items in Treasure Aisle (TA). All you need to do is either buy Burning Sea Notes from the store on Portalus Games Website or buy Burning Sea Notes from the Auction House (AH), In-Game.