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A sad day for Tera, the game goes P2W.
Items like MW Alkahest will be cash shop only aside of some drops from pve instances (or the instance finder?).
That means a player that wants to be competive most likely need to gamble with real money. After all MW Alkahest does not have a 100% chance but a lot lower one. That means players with bad luck may need to buy 100s of alkahest packages with his credit card/paypal account before they got their gear enchanted.
If you ask me, gambling with real money to get better gear is the WORST implementation of P2W you could ask for.
There is still some hope since the MW Alkahest is sellable on broker, meaning that game forge legalized real money trading (RMT). If enough people buy their gold using a credit card the market might get flooded with MW Alkahest meaning prices will stay low, thus you could also gamble with the real money of other players.
I find this a terrible change but there's no real hope that GF changes their mind. Pay To Win is generating large amounts of money for the publisher in PVP games and it most likely will do the same thing in Tera.
Eat more fish!