If these microtransactions are successful on PC we will get a much worst WoW store
The player base needs to vote by NOT spending money from their wallet.But the player base is fickle.
pay2win is such an interesting concept. Like in diablo3 there was no real pvp or leader boards back in the day. The end game was just farming BiS gear which was impossible due to the drop system so it forced you into the auction house. Their idea was the more intense the RNG the more replay. But an AH counters that argument. Also the game is all about collecting gear so if you buy all the BiS then theres nothing to farm. So youre not paying to win but paying to quit essentially. Sea of Thieves on the other hand is a pvp based game with no player payer only skill level. Theres very few cosmetic rewards in game that look good, There used to be like 1 set that made you stand out from the rest of the player base. But that was more of a time spent / dedication thing. Now a brand new player can hop into the game. Drop $60 on some cosmetics and look way cooler than you looked for your hundreds of hours of grinding mind numbing PvE content. IMO Sea of Thieves is pay2win because the games about how cool you look, The accompishments youve made, not the pointless "I sunk the other guy and got nothing for it but some hits of adrenaline and dopamine"Even diablo3 now it has a leader board which a very small handful of players even care about. People have hated on the diablo3 auction house the entire time it was live and refer to it as why the game sucked vs just bad programming. Yet Path of Exile this entire time has had trading (which you can do for real money if you want to) no one has ever complained about that because its run on 3rd party blackmarket style websites instead of being supported in game..... Blizzard saw that crap in diablo2 and they were trying to make an official solution for it (and profit from it as well). Instead the intense negative feedback made the team go an extreme opposite and say F the players bind on account EVERYTHING! I guess we can be thankful stuff was account wide not character specific like in garbage WoW. As someone with 48 max lvl character in wow..... BoP needs to go make everything BoA for the sake of my fricken sanity. I just choose to stay unsubbed now instead.
I wonder how the whiners didn't throw themselves off a bridge already, with all their tragic expectations life must be really difficult.