The subscription model was the ultimate "pay to win" option, because in order to win you have to be able to play the game first
jokes aside, this all doesn't really matter one little iota.. the bickering between you guys is just awful.
No one hear is saying that pay to win is great and we all agree it is a scummy result of certain free to play models...
However, the only thing gunner is advocating here is that if it happens then people just need to get over it.
Honestly Dofus and Wakfu are the only Mmo of their kind currently.
It's near impossible to even define "winning" in this type game. If slight stat boosts are what it takes to make things unbearable for people in pvp then I don't know what to say.
The links provided in the Op's post though.... they need to not do that kind of thing... ever... it better be a damn joke... placing craft-able in-game items and level 100 in-game gear in there... why!? It's stupid and lazy.
Put special gear in there instead unique to the boutique like the makas were. Maka based costumes, maka based armor, maka based pets and mounts and all kinds of other silly weapons. Centralize makabras. Make that the boutiques weapon based content. Add level up powders for those items, add level up powders for pets and mounts. Slap some spell exp boost potions alongside exp and craft/ harvesting potions and you have yourself a pay to win system that is tolerable and profitable.
Relying on things that you can get in the game to boost your sales is crap. However, if they are going to add costumes that give stats, make them like makabras and have them be not be linked and people can sell them. No one complained for too long when it came down to the makabras before, so this should be no different. However, the gear thing needs to go away. They can do way better than slapping in-game items into the boutique...
This post has been edited by Christian-CAO - November 23, 2014, 18:06:35.