iRO does not force you to pay for these things. its just "added convenience" if people are complaining about this now, its gonna get worse when the servers goes F2P. youll have to pay for alot more things than a silly hat
It is as good as force. Think about it.
Me with my no KP self leveling at 100%
Opponent in WoE (and MvP occasionally) leveling at 200%~400% with these events, if i don't I am at a disadvantage to server.