Before we get to the meat of the story. It is 11.11.11 aka Veterans’ Day/Remembrance Day for our friends over seas. The freedom we have to play a video game and talk about it like it is important, is insured by the service of out vets. Take a second and think about that and if you can thank a vet.
It also happens to be the last Binary day for a very long time. I don’t think you will see another, unless you got some mad blood sucking skills and can avoid the sun or know a good cyro place and are willing to take a long nap.
Now with that out of the way, Pay to Win?
So in my want to get my belt all crafted up I took my pile of TP and tried to pay to win. I hit the Ddo store and filled up on essences; lessers, greaters, a few crafting xp pots and about 100 +10% boosters. even used Tolero’s 5% off the cart code and bought more then I thought I would need. I spent then equivalent of 30$ in Tp, about 3000 Tp. In my mind if I spend that amount of cash I should win, right? What does a class cost? 1400 Tp. And I see that as a win vs grinding out a ton of favor. 🙂
Well I didn’t get in range of 100. I did gain about 13 levels in an hour. Burned a ton of my non-store reserves. And ended at about level 74. Not close enough to try for the Health +6 shard.
Following the idea that you could keep going. And that 3k TP amounts to about 10 levels it would cost me at least 50$ to get in range to try. With a 6000 tp package.
I don’t know that I would call that P2W, but I can see how others might. If I wanted to I could have broke out the credit card and kept going but why?
I am glad the option is there. If I was in striking distance, it would have been great to get there. And I have been in the spot where I wanted a certain ability. Back when I was making all my alts ghost touch of Everbright weapons I ran out of law essences and got mad that I miss calculated my needs.
Anyway. Just wanted to share that little story. And to say hell if someone wants to pay that price to win, let them. That is just a raise for my home boys at Turbine.
I found a crafter that can make what I want and am paying him essences to hook me up. Now that is pay to win. 🙂