Jacob just told me about the Planetside Subscription Cards, they have these for Everquest as well - if you don’t have a credit card for them to take their monthly fees off of, you can just grab one of these cards at EB and do it that way. In any case, the list price for these cards is forty bucks - same as the EQ cards, which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the fee was for one was commensurate with the fee for the other. That is to say, $12.95.
You can apparently just grab the game from FilePlanet now, you don’t need to be a subscriber or anything. Give it a shot with some friends and tell me that doesn’t have the potential to be a great game. Then try to imagine paying thirteen dollars a month for it. Your mind will reel, you may want to be sitting down as you contemplate that disparity.