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It's wrong again, just for different reasons.  One of the reasons Diablo 3 failed so bad was their business model.  They wanted to be creative and allow players to sell items for real cash among themselves and it became a legal nightmare.  So they went with a one time purchase and it simply could not sustain the game over time.

 

BDO would be in the same boat without a cash shop.  Especially since they started selling the game for $5 - $10 at times.  Without a cash shop or subscription their business model would not be viable in the long run.  They did extremely well, but franchising, advertising, a development team, etc could not survive for the next few years without cash shop sales.

 

No one should be calling BDO Pay2Win in it's current state.  In a true Pay2Win game content would be locked, even casual spenders would have 15+ Billion and cash cows would have 100's of Billions.  The cash cows would run around getting 2-3x the exp with gear that would take a lifetime to obtain without.

 

The reality is in nearly any channel at any time I run around with #1 in Growth over my head and I didn't have to spend a dime for it.  My gear isn't the absolute best, but it's enough to win nearly any fight and over time it's still going to get better.

I'm not saying is P2W, i'm saying that they find convenient to put a swimming suit for real money because it grants a benefit, aka swimming much faster than boats just to do stuffs, that else wouldn't be enjoyable at all.
That's convenience, i don't even want to talk about the P2W vs Pay4Convenience argument, what i mean is simply that their contents aren't elaborate enough to be enjoyable, they're at the best something tollerable for most of them, while others are an absolute annoyance that in a way or another they bypass with cash shop items that grants you a way to skip them entirely.

Also diablo 3 failed because is a bad game, take Path of Exile: is a much better version, is free to play, is constantly developed and the developers listen the majority of feedbacks and are communicative, is born via crowfunding which is unusual for a free2play game that is still up after 2 years and yet they still gain money with the cash shop, that is mostly skin, outfits, decors and stuffs. The users, including me, spend gladly money in it because is a project that has been handed very well, even the voice acting is something amazing that in a way or another makes you eager to know the story. Do you want an example? find Dialla and her lines, their an absolute, flawless hint of a marvelous work.

I dunno why you went with the P2W route, i've been talking about money because this game cater there, in game and outside, you either work hard to make money or either you want to spend them to bypass frustrating mechanics.
See what i'm talking about? no P2W claims.

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you forgot ERPing.....

My favourite thing~

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I'm not saying is P2W, i'm saying that they find convenient to put a swimming suit for real money because it grants a benefit, aka swimming much faster than boats just to do stuffs, that else wouldn't be enjoyable at all.That's convenience, i don't even want to talk about the P2W vs Pay4Convenience argument, what i mean is simply that their contents aren't elaborate enough to be enjoyable, they're at the best something tollerable for most of them, while others are an absolute annoyance that in a way or another they bypass with cash shop items that grants you a way to skip them entirely.

Also diablo 3 failed because is a bad game, take Path of Exile: is a much better version, is free to play, is constantly developed and the developers listen the majority of feedbacks and are communicative, is born via crowfunding which is unusual for a free2play game that is still up after 2 years and yet they still gain money with the cash shop, that is mostly skin, outfits, decors and stuffs. The users, including me, spend gladly money in it because is a project that has been handed very well, even the voice acting is something amazing that in a way or another makes you eager to know the story. Do you want an example? find Dialla and her lines, their an absolute, flawless hint of a marvelous work.

I dunno why you went with the P2W route, i've been talking about money because this game cater there, in game and outside, you either work hard to make money or either you want to spend them to bypass frustrating mechanics.
See what i'm talking about? no P2W claims.

POE is a good game and I was glad to see them stand out as not being a cash shop grab, but it's also another hack n slash where that is all you do.  After playing enough of those over the years it's nice to see a game like BDO try to create more of an actual game world with other activities.

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It's wrong again, just for different reasons.  One of the reasons Diablo 3 failed so bad was their business model.  They wanted to be creative and allow players to sell items for real cash among themselves and it became a legal nightmare.  So they went with a one time purchase and it simply could not sustain the game over time.

 

BDO would be in the same boat without a cash shop.  Especially since they started selling the game for $5 - $10 at times.  Without a cash shop or subscription their business model would not be viable in the long run.  They did extremely well, but franchising, advertising, a development team, etc could not survive for the next few years without cash shop sales.

 

No one should be calling BDO Pay2Win in it's current state.  In a true Pay2Win game content would be locked, even casual spenders would have 15+ Billion and cash cows would have 100's of Billions.  The cash cows would run around getting 2-3x the exp with gear that would take a lifetime to obtain without.

 

The reality is in nearly any channel at any time I run around with #1 in Growth over my head and I didn't have to spend a dime in the cash shop for it.  My gear isn't the absolute best, but it's enough to win nearly any fight and over time it's still going to get better.

Over the last year they have released an amazing amount of content.  From new areas, classes, awakenings, UI changes, sound, tweaks, lifeskills, boats, fame system, it's all been pretty good.

Still no helmets,pets,armors in this game. Berserker looks like jesus in grunil robe.

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