I might have picked the wrong company in my 2014 predictions.
Instead, SOE All Access subscribers will be allowed to purchase a single item in the station cash store, with a value of up to 2,000 station cash. (Some items may be excluded from this option.) If I read the notice correctly, SOE All Access subscribers will be allowed to do so for each game they play.
So, on the one side, you will, technically, be able to buy more with your single monthly stipend.
On the other hand, you will no long be able to accumulate station cash for a big purchase over several months, instead being granted a monthly “use it or lose it” purchase. And there are quite a few items in the store over that threshold. This is, no doubt, SOE continuing to get their station cash house in order after flooding the market with double and triple point deals and store discounts that ended up with people being able to pay as little as $1.25 for their $14.99 monthly subscription at one point. The joys of the free to play cash shop.
This will go into effect with all subscription renewals on or after February 3, 2014.
As for my 2014 predictions, I guessed that Turbine would make a similar take back move against lifetime subscribers. I still believe that will come to pass given that the growling forum mob sees lifetime subscribers as freeloaders who are not carrying their weight. We shall see over the next 11 months.
Addendum: SOE followed up with a “please don’t unsubscribe” offer of other shiny non-Station Cash things they will give you.