The business model of Pathfinder Online‘s current testing phase is odd, since you have to pay a box price and a subscription fee to take part in the testing — at least, you did have to, before now. The game is revising that in two important ways, starting with a removal of the box price. Testing is now as simple as paying for a month of time and starting to play.
You also don’t need to even do that to get a sense of the game, as free 15-day trials are now available for everyone to experience. While the buddy system remains in place for existing players to get more time off of converts, new would-be players no longer need to seek out passes to try the game out. They’re welcome changes with the most recent Early Enrollment patch, which is primarily a patch for polish and quality of life fixes.