Is WoW the cheapest MMO? Especially to one who has a gambling problem and has to buy anything slightly useful in a cashshop?
I just stopped playing BDO because I spent 30+20+30 dollars to get things that are semi-required to enjoy the game. A big part of that was buying 4 pets, a costume (snowflake) (because BDO default armor looks ugly compared to outfits/costumes) and I bought a value pack which is 15 dollars but gotta spend 20 to get it.
Pets loot everything for you in BDO and that sped up my grinding time a lot. Value pack is super good and pretty required. Only thing optional is the costume.
I had that problem in GW2 as well, I bought all the immortal harvesting/crafting tools and did the RNG mounts to get better mounts. I spent about as much in GW2 as I did in BDO.
Then I realized when my bank almost went negative in money...that these MMOs are costing me too much money on things that make the game easier or less annoying.
So I spent what was left and went to WoW. 15 dollars. Don't need anything in the cash shop. Gold is super easy to get, so I usually BUY WoW tokens with gold instead of real cash. Never needed to buy a WoW token with real money. 15 dollars gets me the whole game, I get tons of transmog outfits...tons of pets...nothing costs extra. And yeah, I guess there are the cash shop pets/mounts...not many of those and the in-game ones are generally better. Plus buy WoW token with gold and still don't have to use cash to get them.
The only game that is also pretty cheap is ESO and FFXIV. In ESO 15 dollars gets you the infinite harvesting bag and all DLCs for free. FFXIV is exactly like WoW, pay 15 dollars and get everything in the game without anything extra...I'd say ESO and FFXIV are probably tied to WoW for cheapest MMOs.
What you guys think?
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