uh dude? PSo2 has always been a weeb game...anime girl and loly stuff. If you dislike this much, you are playing a wrong game.
Not sure if you tagged the wrong person here, since I was not the one arguing specifically about the Nier collab (in fact I'll be one of the few who will get the 9S bundle BECAUSE of the 9S outfit). But it's also true that anime and anime gaming have been totally inundated with the same, now tasteless tropes, and as such, getting to quality stuff, or at least non repetitive stuff, may take more time now than before. Happens when things go mainstream and everyone wants to cash in, just like it happened to the gaming industry back in 1983.
yeap. Like the meme said. I fear no man, but that, that scares me. And yeah, the anime version is also hit or miss on me. It doesn't score too many extra points either.
Now back on topic, speaking of direct purchases of tradeable stuff, this would be the better scenario if you could buy more of one copy of the items. This would allow spread to the free players since people would be buying extras to sell. Not completely sure how it'd affect the running in game economy of this specific game, though. But based on other games where this was a common practice, things ran pretty well.