Just got this email regarding my free Anarchy Online account:
UPGRADE TO SHADOWLANDS FOR FREE!
Special offer! Upgrade your account with Shadowlands prior to February 7th with no client fee! Notum Wars included! You save EUR 19,95 / $19,95. Subscription fee as low as $7,95 per month.
So I can get the expansion for free, but I will still have to pay a monthly fee. AO is bound and determined to get me back as a regular customer. I like what they are doing.
I am almost there. Almost.