TERA is currently battling a firestorm of forum threads on a singular topic: the Cash Shop. The general cry from the community hits a monotonous, repetitive, note: ”You put in a cash shop and I’m out of here!”
The extent of the services cover the typical variety: Name change, appearance change, gender bending, and race swapping. And currently they’re supplying a single cosmetic weapon for each class. Oh no. Those greedy bastards. How dare they offer those of the who didn’t pre-order the game an opportunity to get a cosmetic item aside from the numerous unique cosmetic items available in-game from achievements and quests? How do they sleep at night? On a bed of money, that’s how.
I will give the main reason why I am not only happy about the addition of a cash shop, but will probably buy things from it later on down the road: It supports a game I like.
When did it become an issue for a company to offer more products for its consumers? I don’t understand how limiting spending options for the buyers is a good thing. If the game doesn’t have a shop and you don’t spend money how is that different from the game having a shop and you not spending money?