Dear BDO community this post will not only be used to help answer the question of free to play or not but to also brainstorm ideas for GOOD pre-order bonuses instead of the usual skins and weapons that you will use for about half a second in most mmo rpg's if it isn't free to play of course.
My idea for a good pre-order bonuse is giving people 3 things (assuming there isn't like a super deluxe ultimate gold edition or some bull like that)
item 1: 1 token to re-customize there chatecter because I think we can all agree that it can be a bit overwhelming the first time you use it.
item 2: a small amount of premium currency (not enough to buy xp boosting items or pets but enough for at least one skin of there choosing)
item 3: this would be a joke item and helpful item at the same time. Give people 10 fiscal fail stacks in there mail with a note saying good luck your going to need it...literally.