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Wildstar Payment model was recently revealed as a box sale + standard subscription, but with a twist. The twist is that there will be another currency traded in game called C.R.E.D.D., which can potentially enable some player to play for free using in game currency. This system is identical to what Eve Online currently employs. All of that is very interesting, but with this development a new burning question has arose from within the Widlstar community. Will this game be Pay To Win.
C.R.E.D.D. is an in-game item that, when consumed, extends an account’s subscription by 30 days.
C.R.E.D.D. can be bought from other players in-game via the Commodities Exchange (CX) for earned in-game money. Alternately, you can purchase C.R.E.D.D. online at www.WildStar-Online.com for 20 USD.
Cash > CREDD > Gold > AH > Epic Items
This is P2W!
The only question left unanswered is to what extent it is P2W.
If crafters/drops yield End game quality drops, then the game devolves into full scale P2W. Even raid progression will be determined by the size of one's checkbook.
On the other hand, if high end Bind on Equip epic items are rare, and only for a few slots at a time, then the game is barely influenced at all by the market.
That is a large gray area, and I would be lying if I said that I wasn't worried about it.
Nothing is worse than a P2W system in an MMO.