There's a very well known concept throughout the entire world, "you have to spend money to make money" - The Investors Creed.
Clearly, WP forgot that Business 101 Course.
I believe WP took this course, then took a look at the game and then thought about ways to make money without having to invest much themselves. Players are willing to burn money on temporary buffs or updates (clans) just so they can be or feel superior... how dumb is that? I know that taking advantage of such things is really tempting... highly money rewarding for the company... but in the end, it does really hurt the game.
I know my post got removed... I was expecting it. But can you really claim that I'm completly wrong? I'm part of those dinosaurs who know where ROSE comes from... what NARose was... and how it evolved. I feel perfectly entitled to blame directly the persons responsible for the bad directions and decisions made since 10 years. That being said... all is not so bad, some good stuffs have been done too, but talking about what s wrong with the game is just much more appropriate when it comes to try to move things in the right direction.
I do know that to some extend every f2p games are p2w... but not in every single aspect of their content. Here in ROSE as it is, absolutly everything is related to the use of IM. I did have hope when i saw the new clan system... thinking "yey finally something to work on... worth farming for" next update.... BOOM you can buy CPs in the IM. Ofcourse noone is forcing you to use the IM, not like someone is pointing a gun at u forcing you to spend your money. But the very fact that it is possible to buy everything make this game... well you know... p2w. And NO, the fact that IM items are tradable doesn't change the p2w aspect of this whole system.
Now here we were talking about Boosters, wich are indeed straight up p2w items, making the very purpose of farming... gearing up... working on a pvp build... teamplay.... and so on go to a waste. That s a fact. I do not doubt that many players are okey with this whole thing, as they are the ones willing to spend money and use them to win... but once again, it does not invalid this thread, and it does not make it be less game breaking than it is.
I m not being uncivilized, I m a costumer, a game user since a long time, and I m writting my opinion on a precise subject. If I m to talk about things more generally, all I have to say is that I would like very much to see some part of the endgame content being completly separated from the use of IMs... some things worth farming for... worth putting effort in it... and rewarding for those who actually go through the whole grinding it would represent... something that noone could just straight up buy and shove to your face.... something to be proud of.... but after the last Clan blows.... I m loosing more and more my hopes.