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So with the CS (cash shop) now open, it seems that greed has overtaken common sense. In terms of PvP the game has become unplayable unless you are willing to shell out some real life cash to make you items undroppable. In PvE the various items that boost this or that crafting skill, exp boosting items, permanent horses, daily resets, etc.; the list goes on. These are all game-breaking items. I would have rather seen a few items that boost exp or something and more in the way of decorative items much the way other games work their own CS's. To me this is a slap in the face, the makers of this game have clearly shown they are in it for the money, and with the current recession in the US, this game has become a money pit.
You'd have to spend many, many dollars to get the items needed to get your character the way you want it. 395 Diamonds (about $25 to $30) for a permanent mount, more for extra storage and even more for resets and the like. I'll admit that most of the people who play this game are below the age of 18 and probably do not have a mortgage, car payments, and other bills, and thus have the money to spend on this sort.
My point is that with this newest event, in which you can do the free thing of planting a rose and growing it and whatnot, but you need to spend real life cash to actually gain set pieces, or any of the other items available for reward. Add to that the many still untranslated quests and npcs, the many balancing bugs, class bugs and missing classes, and all the various other bugs, it is clear that Frogster and Runewalker have decided that the way to go forward with this game is with a game changing CS.
I could spend a monthly fee on a P2P game and get better quality than this. I doubt I will be playing this game much longer, and will probably get banned for this post, but suffice to say, I do not intend to continue to play a game whose main focus is a CS and making it so that if you don't pay, then your not going to be able to compete with the ones that do pay.
In these hard economic times, making this CS the way it is and what it has to offer is just a slap in the face of many dedicated gamers. I really did like playing this game, but, I think I'd rather find something else than continue.
This game had promise, but it has clearly become more expensive than any P2P game in the market now. Such a shame for something that held such promise.