I would pay the once to verify if the verification option was like this 1. F2P servers - exactly as the game is now 2. F2P servers where players are verified. You pay £1 to become a verified member and have access to the F2P servers AND F2PVerified servers. SOE uses the details of your email, address, credit card and phone number details to build you up a unique account. SOE protects the verified servers mostly (still does the FTP ones) but the verified server tickets jump the queue and once people get banned from the verified servers they can never come back to them. The only cheaters that SOE would be dealing with at this point on verified servers are 1. noobs who cheat and get caught 2. professional criminals who steal creditcard info making accounts 3. noobs who buy creditcard info and make accounts For 99.9% of cheaters they would be on the F2P servers and everyone eventually will move to the F2PV servers.