I do realize that my tastes aren’t necessarily mainstream opinion. I’m out there doin’ my thing and dancin’ to the sometimes twisted MMO melody inside my head. I’ve recently tried free-2-play (F2P) games with their real money transaction (RMT) inducements. I’ve purchased gear in Wizard101. I’ve purchased convenience items in Runes of Magic (ROM). My character’s house, turned crafting tavern, is slowly taking shape in ROM and will soon be made available to in-game friends.
Within a couple of days of play, I’d decided I liked ROM and started putting down roots. I purchased a permanent mount and purchased extra slots in my house. I know that F2P games have to make money just like every other game and I’m willing to spend $10 to $20 a month to have some personalized fun. People opposed to RMT are off wailing about purchasing virtual swords and what-not, as if that’s all there is to be had. I scoff and laugh at all their teeth gnashing and ignorant fear. Subscription money or RMT money, it’s all real money for virtual content. It should be clear that I don’t have an issue with spending real money in a game, so why-oh-why am I peeved about the pet situation in Runes of Magic!?!