So ive played alot of mmo's in the past. FF14: ARR, elsword, aura kingdom, elder scrolls, warframe, trove ect.
PSO2 as the tittle says feels like a huge cash grab. This game is coming out in the west, you cant get away with some of the stuff you get away with in the east.
For example, locking skill trees behind pay walls is going to instantly turn players off. Being to rework your skill tree is a basic function of any game let alone mmo's. If you want players to quit your game before they reach lvl 20 then fine keep it the way it is. But if you actually want players to enjoy your game and spend money on it then you should probably remove the pay wall to reworking skill trees.
My second gripe is with another basic feature in literally every mmo, trading. I can not remember a single mmo that ive played where TRADING IS GATED BEHIND A PAY WALL. Again your trying to get a western audience to spend money before they hit lvl 20 like this?
Its not going to happen. People wont bother.
Ive spent over $300 in warframe, not because the company forced me to, but because i actually wanted to. I wanted to support them in the game they are making. With the way PSO2 is gating off basic features, $300 is $300 more than i would ever consider spending on this game with the way things are now.
Im lvl 52 atm, im invested in the game but as soon as i saw that skill trees and trading were pay walled i seriously thought of quitting the game.
Im not over here asking for extra storage or anything huge, im just asking for basic features in a game to not require a $10 payment monthly to use.
The last thing you want is your game feeling unfun, and roght now it feels like a whole lot of that.
So please change these 2 things and im back in.