I already bought stuff on the item mall (about 60$, unsealer and promo stuff). I fell for the lingerie "really not well advertised gambling" box.
I do feel cheated out and I know I'm not the only one in that situation. It's not much about the amount of money but the way it's advertise and displayed as a "great deal", it's not.
This game is in open beta state, I understand it still has to implement a lot of stuff (raising level cap, balancing class and adding content) but the way the cash shop is handle. It's quite expensive for such a limited game and in all good conscience, I can't recommend this game only for the gambling part of it.
Also, something must be done with the gold and AP seller, the economy of the game is getting ridiculous and impossible for new players to get on board. By the way, the free AP offers are just plain horrible scam for the most part.
I am now at the turning point where I question myself if I continue and invest more in it or abandon the boat.
The expression "killing it in the egg" came to mind.
Please, please do something. The game is fun.
I agree. The game is really, REALLY fun. I haven't had this much fun with an MMO since WoW, and I'm not even kidding, but the overpriced Item mall and gold/ap sellers are ruining the game, at least for me but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in this cruise ship(willing to bet its pretty full).
I'm also at that point where I'm thinking whether or not I should just cut my losses here now, and just drop it to keep myself from dropping more money in. Sure, I still have the option to play the **** game for free, but what's the point if most of the features that make the game FUN, requires you to get ripped off royally? sigh...