Pretty much that, since September 29th WildStar is now free to play, the free accounts don't have many limitations (unless you count the only 2 characters as one) compared to other freemium or free to play games. Some of us in GSCH are already getting together and play this wonderful game.
What changed? A lot changed! The tutorial is shorter and sweet, revamped all the attributes (is Moxie for healing? damage? depends on class? BAH! :p), reworked the roles (everyone can dps now, roles are more either Tank or Healer), reworked the crafting (now is more intuitive).
Where are we? North America Region, Entity 2 servers :3 If you are in Europe you can now hop regions without any problem, you will get your perks for being a subscriber/prepurchaser as in EU servers, you just need to roll new characters :D
Voicecomms? Voicecomms! GSCH GameVox server has a Spiffy WildStar channel right in the "Other games" list near the bottom. Just before AFK! :D
PROTIP: If you are Free-to-Play you get only 2 character slots, if you roll 2 characters on those slots on Entity 1, and then roll 2 new characters on Entity 2, by the time the tide of new player diminishes they will merge those two servers for a grand total of 4 characters! :D YES! That's right! Carbine let's you keep 2 extra toonies because of all this flood and new servers, how cool is that? Very cool. Just don't delete characters after the merge and everything will be Ok!
See you in game Space Cowboys!
WildStar official page! Look, it says free to play and all :3
Official FAQ about the Merge and more