Earlier this morning, BioWare’s Principal Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert answered a few questions regarding the upcoming Free-to-Play option. Both of the questions involved responses to the restrictions and changes the game will incur. In the first, Damion Schubert outlines the future of the security vendor and fleet passes.
I asked Principal Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert this question. He said that the Fleet Passes will still be available on the Security Key Vendor when the Cartel Market launches. As with anything, the contents of the vendor may be changed in the future, but we do want to have strong incentives to encourage subscribers to apply security measures to their accounts. Free-to-Play players won't be able to apply security keys to their accounts at the launch of the Cartel Market.
Damion Schubert then addresses if players can acquire Cartel Coins through in-game activities.
I talked to Damion Schubert (Principal Lead Systems Designer) and asked about this topic to get some official clarification. He said that players will not be able to earn Cartel Coins from in-game activities when the Cartel Market launches, but that it's something we're investigating for the future. We like the idea but needed to focus on ensuring we had a solid framework for Cartel Coins and the Market first.
Both threads you can find in full on the official forum.