This may be the least FTP toon ever!
We have a little longer to farm than JKR which is nice so people with drive can get the required shards. Assuming gear 11 or 12 is required (based on difficult event) it may be out of reach for people who managed to get the star requirements.
I saved gear since the second coming of Revan and will be able to gear up. Anyone who hasn't saved almost as long will have a uphill battle to gear in time making a new type of paywall.
A new death for the FTP community.