When I buy retail, do I get some game time included?
Yes, when you buy a retail version of the game you do receive 30 days free, but you need to have a subscription method added to the account. You will get to play for 30 days before you are charged for the subscription or before time is consumed on a game card, but you need a subscription to play.
When you buy the game
enter the retail key
then select a subscription plan
then enter the payment method for the subscription (credit card , gametime card, paypal)
you will get 30 days bonus time applied to your account. if you used credit card or paypal you will not be charged for the subscription until the 30 days are used up.
if you use gametime card the 30 days will be added to the gametime card time.
(ie 30 day gametime card plus 30 days bonus for total of 60 days)