So most think "no more trials" means:
- F2P incoming, or
- GSO gold sellers
I'll give you a third option:
- Promotion = Current active accounts get a free invite to DF2 beta and 10% off DF2 new game price.
Makes sense... trial accounts will have all expired in 14 days, they release the promo and people have to re-sub to take advantage of it. Spike in subs, therefore $$, pop grows for a little while, beta sometime in Q3, DF2 release 2013.
Just my crystal ball contribution.