For AA. If you’re a VIP you’ll get 1 (I’ll call them BIG) Big points for each level you go up. Inaddition you’ll get (the points that make up a BIG point I’ll call SMALL) small points from killing stuff and the daily login bonus on certain ‘days’ (the first 3 of each ‘week’). You’ll also get 3 BIG points from the daily login bonus towards the end of the ‘month’.
If you’re F2p you’ll only get the points from killing and the daily login bonus. So over all it’s harder to catch up as a F2p player with the AA points.
Also ALL now get F2p, don’t have to have Godslayer, be sub’d etc… That all changed in the big 2016 F2p change.
Raid Finder is a rotational selection of established dungeons that start out at the easy end and get harder. They are ‘dumbed’ down and if the group wipes it get’s a bonus to make it easier and if it wipes again even more of a bonus. Kind of set up so it’s hard to fail.
When I was doing them on Crom, there were some leaders that would step forward, explain and direct. Others would just be brawls and of course there were one’s where ppl would purposely drive a wipe to get the bonuses. You also have those special few that will just camp the rez pad to get the shinies without doing any of the work.
As a non-raider I like them and will do the easy end one’s from time to time for the fun of it as I wouldn’t normally ever get to see them. Unfortunately too many just put in the least amount of work to grind them for the shinies they can trade in for better armor and kind of ruin it for those that want to do it ‘for real’.
Popular opinoion is RF killed normal raiding on Crom, but my take on it is the raid calls that say ‘must have X gear, experience and AA’s’ are what’s killing it.