Monday, 24 March 2014

Pay to win MMORPGs

Pay to win MMORPGsIt's hard to deny the fact that some MMORPGs simply allow players to pay their way into increasing their levels and obtaining the rarest items on that MMORPG. Although there are a lot of MMORPGs that do this, some aren't as bad as others. Some MMORPGs offer slight boosts or none at all, while some just offer fashionable costumers or new characters, therefore not giving a player any advantage in terms of leveling and in-game wealth which I think is the right way to go. While others will literally sell experience to players, meaning a player can reach max level in an incredibly short time.

I think pay to play MMORPGs drive players away if anything, because it can really deter a lot of people and leveling can lose all meaning. On the other hand there are a lot of players who do spend money on these MMORPGs, and you can definitely expect some who spend ridiculous amounts in order to get into the top levels. But if you really think about it, almost every MMORPG is pay to win due to gold sellers. Gold selling ruins a lot of MMORPGs because it just removes the fairness of any MMORPG because even if an MMORPG isn't pay to win, players will just sell in-game money illegally to others and thus the rich people automatically have an advantage over nearly any MMORPG.

Obviously I'm strongly against gold sellers and sometimes even pay to win MMORPGs. But I don't really let it bother me too much because personally I gain a lot more satisfaction and enjoyment by knowing that I earn my items in-game. And I have nothing against cash shops, I think they're a really great alternative to subscriptions and in a way they reduce the amount of illegal gold sellers.

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