Just when you got used to paying the old price, they change it on you. Oddly enough, I've always thought that it was $24.99. So.. I guess it's not bad news for me?
Due to the increased costs of operating the game service for the games included in the Station Access subscription package, we will be increasing our subscription rates in June. Effective June 1, 2006, the new monthly subscription rate will be $24.99/month. While this announcement may be unpleasant, we have added several games to the Station Access subscription package and the cost of operating the game service for the games included in the Station Access subscription package has increased significantly since we launched Station Access. This change will help us achieve our goal of seeing that every player has a consistently enjoyable experience in our game worlds. You don't have to do a thing; you will automatically be migrated to the new billing structure under your current subscription plan when your current subscription plan expires. Subscription rates are subject to tax and value-added taxes, as applicable.
New Station Access subscription rate as of June 1, 2006:
# $24.99 per Month
Station Access subscriptions are recurring, meaning you will continue to be billed at the appropriate interval, until you affirmatively cancel your subscription.
Subscriptions are subject to tax and value-added tax, as applicable.
Please note: The subscription charges are in addition to the cost of the games that are part of the Station Access subscription package. All game software is sold separately.