I apologize in advance if this has already been detailed on the forums as I can't find the specific answers I'm looking for. I'm also sorry for how long this ended up. I hope an experienced player can help in deciding the best way to alternate advance based on my situation. I have two accounts, one grandfathered Silver, and one FTP. If I understand correctly, a Silver account can only have a total of 1000 AAs*, and FTP only 250. *Just to be clear, this is total AA POINTS you can earn right?, not the amount of AA Abilities you can buy, as I think some abilities cost multiple AA points or at least ranks of each do; so some clarity on what that 1000 (silver) / 250 (ftp) limitation means would be helpful. I also hear there is a something you can purchase in the Marketplace to increase the number of AAs you can get. Is this still available and is there a limit on how many you can buy? My plan is to start acquiring AAs asap (balanced split with leveling to some degree) and ideally buy what I "need" most and/or is most efficient to get while leveling that may not be wasted when I sub for gold/all-access down the road. What I am most confused about is the Gold 'AA auto-grant' feature you get with the GOLD membership. When you select Auto-grant, does it INSTANTLY grant you a bunch of 'free' AAs? ..and is it based off your current level? What will likely happen is I'll do a one-month sub to gold/all-access, use my AA auto-grant, and then expect that when the month ends my characters will revert back to their old account limits and therefore be "maxed" based on all the auto-granted AAs. If I am understanding this correctly, then I should earn and use up all possible AAs up to my account CAP limit prior to temporary-subbing and auto-granting. right? Main considerations are: -When to temp-sub and auto-grant (assuming I'm only planning to do this once); biggest bang for my buck at 105+? or can I do it 51-60ish and still get every possible free AAs ?? -Will the "free" auto-granted AAs count against my "earned" AAs CAP, and if so I guess I need to make sure I get my full cap of available AAs redeemed Before temp-subbing/auto-granting or is this not a concern and those free AAs wont count against the AA cap/limit even after I UNsub back to FTP/Silver. -Lastly, if I do need to spend all my 'earned' AA points before subbing (or just in general need to while leveling), Ideally I don't want buy A lot of AAs that otherwise I would've gotten for free later. Is there anywhere that lists exactly which AAs you get for auto-granting so I can try to best utilize my earned AA cap points for other abilities? Thanks in advance for help on this seemingly overly confusing game mechanic!