For those who are feeling, "annoyed" at the "whale grandstanding" you may think is going on here: This is to give SEGA a snapshot of how much money they stand to make by properly supporting the game. SEGA from back during the Genesis era (i know I'm dating myself here) has been NOTORIOUS for tanking games and properties due to misinformation or in company politics (If anyone remembers the Eternal Champions debacle raise your hand.) However, when presented with numbers they can't deny they tend to go back on course. This isn't guaranteed however, SEGA is notorious for in company politics and cliquish behavior, and they have never been a fan of any of the offshore headquarters outside of Japan, its a weird corporate culture for sure.
Regardless, this is not to belittle people or start some BS class war. For all intents and purposes, I live in the poverty line, I have always lived below my means so yeah I DO have disposable income and will throw it at things I care about. And I care about this game. Just giving context. I can't stop you from being offended but I can at least give you some more context and information to make your decision more conscious.
As for me: $306 and climbing. Mostly on cosmetics, but also buying multiple months of premium, mags and a skill sheet or two. I REFUSE TO SPEND MONEY ON SG UNTIL YOU GUYS (SEGA, not the GMs, they have no control) FIX THE MONETIZATION! You want my SG money, FIX the damn payouts. And your AC Scratch algorithm is borderline predatory .. reduce the dud items to about 50% and call it good!