I am worried though that it will become you need x to go to y place with z gear and then if you dont have it your stuck. If I wanted this mentality I would have not stopped my sub to EQ2, there at lest I knew the grind. I may not see the whole point of the buy out of 15 percent but I do understand corp mentality and they think <money money money> and not of the customer nor of its people, that is my fear due to I worked with and watched 17 companies that started out grand ideals to wash out bankrupt after CEO's and investors swallow the profits and said got the bonus after said company bellied. Will this become play to win unsure will it become the game Anet said prior no need for grinded gear you bet it will and money will flow to those investors its why they invest heck if I invested hundreds of thousands you bet your toot sweet I want a return and fast or I will stop my said investments and never return and you bet that CEO will scream to its people you WILL do what tell you or you are fired even if said threat is to change its path. Now what we we do with all this fear posturing will we stay leave pay to win grind well its up to each its a game we payed for and some love some hate I will stay for a bit longer it seems my CC charged in eq2 (I forgot to stop the card sub) So now I can go back forth and now worries if this game fails or we lose a bunch of players I am set.