One of the largest outcries from people that play Everquest 2 or for that matter any MMO, is that people shouldn’t be able to buy (with real world currency) favors, abilities, or items. It seems OK if the purchases are purely aesthetic but if it actually gives you an edge in the game, many find it rebellious.
I would like to offer the suggestion, however that not everyone has endless hours to put into the game. These people — like mothers, fathers, working people, players that have other hobbies, shouldn’t be penalized because they cannot play the 12 hours a day needed to get the good gear. The game should accommodate all players. If someone wants to buy platinum or a real nice item for cash, they should have the ability to do it. In the end, its all about making the customer happy. Just like in the real world, vendors charge differently for the same product based on the needs of the consumer.
I for one would like an avenue where I could make microtransations to buy rares or a cool operating weapon. Again, I am not like 12-year old Billy who can play 16 hours a day or out of work Ralph who surrenders all bodily functions to the game. I however shouldn’t be penalized or have a stigmata upon me because I wish to enjoy the same facets of the game.
What are your thoughts!?!