No, its called 'not buying AP' i have done it for the last year, and last month i quit all together simply because the game is no longer fun.
But hey if you want to pay to lose no skin of my back, more moneyzz for Aeria.
Agreed, but with a slight difference. You were always sticking to canta, which is fine if you don't buy AP once your set is complete. Other than farming, endgame or lvling towards 50+ is expensive. Even melon ice cream today went up to 350mill a stack. Used to be a time when buying £15 could keep my gold going for weeks, never leaving me short. Now it's nothing like that.
On a side note.
If shaiya does get too much, play something else .