When was the last time they introduced new items to the game which did not require AP and benefited the average joe? I seriously don't know...
Enlightenment -> Affinity System - do you realize how much of a hit the webmall takes when you factor in all the ap items for sale via game gold in this system, including the new HP & MP potions?
All youre seeing are masterstones and high promo items.
Even when i was spending heavy , i wasnt spending anywhere near the ridiculous amounts some people do, but i was spending steady, 20$ here or there once a week
The majority of spenders follow that sense.
Yeah you got a handful that have ungodly buttwads of cash to blow.
But the majority of the game floats on "nickel and dime" sales
(i.e. Lady Luck is currently is the all time #1 package)