@Nick2703 said in PSO2 NA specifically isn't gonna survive if it keeps up. GMs TAKE NOTICE:
No. I generally disagree with what OP said. Because you really underestimated how small a group of power players (basically who spend crazy amount of money) there should be to keep a game "survive". You can see in some popular blocks, there are still many people getting awesome outfits from the new pricey SG scratch tickets. For F2P players, this game already treats them real good compared to the other MMOs. F2P players get to buy almost all the cosmetic gears (originated from real money) through in-game currency. How awesome is that! Now that the game brings some a bit exclusive items for P2P players, I don't see a problem. No one forces anyone to buy them. Some people thinks they are being rubbed because they still want those good-looking outfits.
Here I have two thoughts:
1.Maybe being appreciative of what the game already has?
2.When being a F2P player, what do you contribute to the game to make it survive other than playing a role of an AI-powered NPC for P2P player?
Don't get me wrong, I'm very casual to the game and usually don't spend money. But thinking of the two questions myself makes me appreciative of the game I'm already playing. really.
Except you are forgetting one very crucial detail: They are treating us less than the Japanese servers. We are missing avenues of SG income that the JP server has for no good reason. For example, the Casino in the JP server offers SG weekly for casino coins.
We are being vocal because we want the game to succeed. If you look at past games in the series, the western versions shut down because the players were treated as second rate citizens. This is not the first time.
Furthermore, it is not just F2P players that are complaining. Paying players are complaining as well. I have purchased the founder pack, I have purchased multiple months of premium. I have purchased multiple scratch tickets. I found the current monetization around SG to be disgusting. And I am sure as hell going to be vocal about this.