If you can skip all the hard work just by buying the stuff it’s pay to win. You can simply buy that book, and your character will be better than the others, even tho you didn’t invest as much time as them. You will win games in Arena bcause you were able to wave your credit card, since you didn’t need to farm the book or the gold and so skipped ahead of time to actually earn it by ingame means.
but p2w is When u can make micro-transaction purchases that makes Ur stats/Damage/Survivability Higher then what a free to play character is capable of. u can farm these books, u can farm gold to buy these books, many have reported making several hundreds quite easy playing the market, also u could of been farming Soulstones, as their prices are abit to increase MASSIVELY due to the release of the warlock.
Reason I aint fighting if its p2w, because It simply does not matter, a Free to Play game, isn’t ment to be FREE, its ment to get ur money through Ingame products rather then gating you out of the game til u pay, the game NEEDS to make money, they cant simply NOT make a profit in the game, Welcome to the world NOTHINGS free, u either pay for entertainment or u get the bare minimum.
Everyone may enter the maze for free to win their reward, there is a perfectlyt viable Route to the Centre for everyone to figure out leading to the Centre of the maze to earn that prize, everyone gets the exact same prize, no matter how long it takes or what they do to earn it, identical results, One guy Pays to have the item given to him without entering the maze, Is anyone Unable to get that prize, No everyone can earn it, however some people wont have the time to dedicate to getting through the maze, and Some people will spend ALOT more time earning that prize.
You are complaining about the wrong thing, man. 400 gold is insanely steep, no one in their right mind would pay enough money for that. If the rate of Ncoin to gold was 1 gold per 70 NCoin, that would be 28000 Ncoin, without factoring in the fees and whatnot. What you should be complaining about is the absolute horrendous system we have when it comes to obtaining skills. RNG screws us a crap ton when farming for them when we can get every single skillbook for every class. The price is so high because of how immense RNG affects our ability to get the skills we want.
If a Diamond BM with book plays a Diamond BM without book, and we simply assume he bought the book with $$$, it’s not fair at all. Selling something as esport has fairness in it’s name, it has to be fair. Touching this topic we have the issue with Hongmoon Levels aswel, the games in arena simply aren’t fair if people can buy stuff and have a stronger character instantly. Now before we get the idiots, I’m not saying HM Levels are p2w, I’m just saying it’s another thing which makes arena not the way it’s supposed to be in order to qualify as an Esport.
he only reason u suddenly are uproaring this is because its now More Offical then it was and More accessible, its simply only that, ur crying over something that has always existed, its just simply NCSOft want the money from the players paying gold farmers to go to them instead of a third party company, so they’ve released their own version to bring players AWAY from interacting with gold sellers.
The advantage of the book is literally shortening your farm time by a week or two. That’s what you call convenience. You said that in a previous post so why are you still trying to argue a mere skillbook as P2W? So by the same logic because you’re arguing about buying skillbooks, does Comet Strike make it P2W too? Like in your mind you think “DAM this other KFM with the comet strike HM skill has a paying advantage over me!” Obviously that isn’t true no matter what skillbook you’re talking about.
every f2p on the market is boarderline p2w, and every f2p on the market is there to force u to pay, that’s the point of it, they arnt doing u a favour, they arnt releasing this because you want this, they’re releasing it for Money, that’s it… they don’t care outside of creating a community for this game and Earning a profit from the game, U need to run with P2P games if ur looking for a game where none of this exists, because even GW2 and BDO on the B2P Markets Sell the exact same stuff to you.