I never said it was pay to win, i just am tired of the battle pass mechanic being SHOVED IN OUR FACES (See just about any game that has come out in the past three years), at least in the Japanese version we had scratch tickets sure, but then at least it wasn't plastered saying "Hey for extra 5$ you can skip this many tiers".
That's why i will never understand it, at least with the AC/SC scratch mechanics (yes it was RNG) but at least it was not literally the only way to get things, from what people have been showing the items are locked to your account in the mission pass and the rewards for game pass.
edit: -Yes i know we can still earn things via scratching (and market from that), there will be people saying then why buy them? because already this mechanic was in place as the money, Premium for that and scratching the AC's, SC/Fun were a secondary to them all. It just feels like this is adding another layer to something that is completely unnecessary to a game that's already been established for the past 8 years and hasn't changed that method.
Unless microsoft wants to bring the Phone game over as well, may as well toss in that too.