I'm new to this game and MMOs in general. I only got into it because of the lack of a sub fee.
I posted this question at the official forums but it got deleted
If you can buy gems for cash, then change those into gold, doesn't this mean the game will be designed to push people into needing gold to get better gear so as to stand a chance against stronger enemies?
Isn't this the same marketing ploy as free-to-play games (esp. on the mobile market) that are designed to require you to spend money in upgrades if you wat to get the most out of the game?