F2P is not a fun experience. The majority of f2p players will not know how to play the game well, and will only have access to the most basic gear. They have only the most basic Armour, so are pretty squishy already, won't have weapon mods, and won't have any good loadouts. That may be ok for us players who know the game well enough to manage just fine on basic gear, but not for a new player. Add to that the frustratingly slow rate at which you gain req and ap, while the game shows the 2/3 of it that it has locked behind a paywall, and you've got a game which won't retain f2p players. I think f2p needs a rework, possibly only taking a small amount of your progress and locking it behind a paywall. Possibly go all out f2p and rely on cosmetics and making new elite classes to make money. The game is struggling to keep players, so it only seems logical to make the game more appealing to a f2p player.