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yeah im like totally forced to use cashshop for convenience and appearance garbage.
I think a lot of people here are just delusional, or have a strong case of wishful thinking.
It is quite clear that F2P is a trend, and more and more MMOs are going in this direction. And there are reasons why they are popular.
It is better for many players because a) you can choose not to pay by giving up some part of the game, and b) there is no commitment.
It is better for devs because it bootstrap a player base much more effectively, and on average makes more than a sub model for the same game.