i am not sure if it's your comprehension or understanding that's lacking.
but let me explain this in another way for the people that want to address their opinion on a post not addressed to them..
if you there is an item you can either obtain thru supporting a publisher financially or thru in game grinding that does nothing for the publisher..
BUT... as you all have pointed out.. and is the point i was making (never seen so many people disagree by making the same statement they disagreed with in their rebuttals): if it is expected that one should have no expectations of receiving said items thru the means of financial support and is to expect having to do the in game grinding.. it becomes obvious that a very crucial part of it is actually unnecessary and in fact, often a net loss for the player..
that would be... wait for it..
the financial support of the publisher..
now... sure. you can wave away my frustration at the fact that my going the route of "financially supporting an ip and publisher i enjoy" is not only a waste of money and time.. and you can explain how that is the game is way the game is made like that isn't where the frustration and post are aimed..
but.. when the smart decision is to not by the things (as you have stated.. again,i love the way my case is re-made by those that only came to na y-say.. can't make this shit up..) well.. that only takes money away from the ip and publisher.. and for the player? well.. they will still get the items thru the very same in game grinding they would have had to do before.. but this time with more money in their pocket..
when you provide a player/player base an opportunity to carry some of the financial costs needed to continue producing a game and do so in such a way that it becomes obvious to even the most die hard fans that best solution is to not make said purchase as it is not only a wasted effort because you are still expected to do the in game grinding rendering the reasons for purchasing pointless..
but it will also become a source of frustration for those that chose to support thru further spending only to realize.. that wasn't the right choice..
again.. thank you all for reiterating this thing that i stated in the beginning..
but.. what do i know..
like i said. i'm not a publisher of a game that has a large loyal fanbase but is also one that is also seeing their player base rapidly shrink..
instead, i'm just a loyal supporter for over two decades who is drastically going to be scaling back the support i'm sending, not because of financial reason or because i don't want to support the game... but because of the thing that we all agree on: that avenue of adding support.. welp it's just kinda not good for the supporter..
but yeah.. totes..
and i'm with you all..
it is how that is done.. it is how that part of the game works.. aaand.. i shouldn't expect something reasonable in return as that is the nature of that aspect of the game.
and i also agree: i should take the last several attempts to support in this manner indicative of how future attempts will also end up... (because at first it was chalked to bad luck.. but as time went on it became clear it wasn't bad luck but rather bad and manipulative game design intent on encouraging the repeated repurchasing thru the regularly providing a product not one of the many the purchaser would have obviously been hoping to obtain, but also ones that have very little use or value to the player..
the flaw here, clearly.. not only will the player grow to resent this aspect of the game and stop using it, essentially stopping or greatly diminishing the support seen thru this system.. but that will also grow a disdain for the publisher as well and will likely result in a player deciding to do their gaming elsewhere entirely..
but hey.. maybe that's the plan.. in which case:
10/10 big brain strat works perfectly, will use again to cause growth in distrust, disdain, departures while diminishing dollars.
but you guys are right.. i mean... why point out and repair holes in the sinking ship. when we can just say that's how it's supposed to be, it's a sprinkler system for keeping the inside of the boat hydrated.. duh.. pleb