It needs to be less expenseve
If it’s too expensive then save money, ask your parents, or suck it up.
If you think of it in price per day it’s rather cheap. Especially when you factor in all the benefits that come with a year subscription.
I forget the numbers, but love is what, 18 cents a day if you buy the yearly subscription?
The current pricing is what it takes to be able to keep the Live servers running.
It’s not mandatory to have Live, and hosting fees on a commercial scale are expensive. We all like free things, but quality and improvements can’t come without a cost.
If you can afford a device to play IF on, you can afford to have live in my opinion (limited exceptions)