It's FREE to register account on New Earth Online. The advantage of registering is that when you post comments you don't have to keep typing your name in. You also get to "follow" articles so that if there are any updates to the comments posted for one you get told about it. At some point in the near future there will also be the addition of a discussion area that you can use this login for, as well as being able to register NEO products. If you're a Star Wars collector you also get to use your login with the Imperial Archives - a place to keep track of your collection.