Alright so, this is a topic that somehow, almost every channel I notice hints at if not states boldly; This game is Pay2Win, you won’t get too far without buying gold if not far at all. Let me just input that as someone sort of new since I hit 45 a few days ago, perhaps there’s facts I am missing about the game. However, so far, the only thing I’ve purchased was the 1 week membership, just to see what it was like. It was alright. Nothing too extravagant, but decent. With that being said, never have I ever come to a complete halt that has made me say “This is impossible, I need to buy this in order to do it.”. I farm and get the same items as everyone else including the players with Membership.
“It’s so hard to make gold, it forces you to eventually buy it.”
No, no it doesn’t. There isn’t a time or place in the game ever that you are prevented from doing anything because you are REQUIRED to purchase something using actual money(Unless ofcourse you’re trying to do something that does need you to be a member to accomplish, which is pretty minuscule; theoretically, just buying an advantage once you become a member). Spending money in this game isn’t so you can “win”, it’s so you can save time. If you don’t have the time nor patience(dedication in some Blade And Soul Gold) to accomplish what you need to, how is it that the game is P2W? You simply can’t because of perhaps your real life circumstances. However, someone with money to spare, if they decided to spend their way to the top–then that only means they just had the resources and thus took the opportunity. Anything someone who used money can do, a free player can do as-well with enough time.
Their aren’t any items that are member access only, other than discounts(which isn’t an item but in case their any geniuses who may reply), but this is a business after all. As what most do, having a membership gives you a discount, no biggie.
Bottomline, my point is: This game isn’t pay to win, all you’re doing when you spend money on this game is getting a boost. So please, either commit to the game or don’t and stop complaining, just because you have more of a life than others–it doesn’t mean the game is at fault. You chose to play a game that takes time to master, if you don’t have it–then you’re just wasting time and should find a less tedious game.
The definition of a FPS is a game where you see at the first person and shoot. Does that make portal a FPS? Nope, everyone agrees to define portal as a puzzle game. You can level up in Call of Duty, does that make it a RPG? Nope, everyone agrees to define it as a FPS.
So yes the official definition of P2W is: being able to buy power.
But when you’re not an asshat, the definition you use BNS Gold, like everyone else is: being able to buy power that cannot be attained in a free way or that would take 15 times more time by playing than working at minimum wage.
So stop bringing discussions down. Unless you want to scream to everyone that CoD is a RPG thats fine with me.