Since this game is subscription I'm assuming (hoping -_-) this won't have an item mall. I mean having things like server transfer, race change etc is fine, but if any of you have played a free MMO you know what I mean by item mall.
Would I be correct in this assumption?
I hate item mall games, the economy is completely dependent on who is willing to spend the most RL money, but I can't find a subscription game I like. I played WoW for 5 years, but I really didn't like WotLK and I'm not really in the mood to try out Cataclysm. Artificial content blocks with limited attempts ftl.
Also, I know people that are actually in beta can't talk about it, these are just general questions for people who are not in beta that know stuff about the game that I may have missed in my overview of the site. So please don't post "NDA" and that's it -_-.
I've tried basically every subscription MMO out there, and was usually in one of the better guilds on the server in both PvE and PvP (Aion, Warhammer, Everquest, etc) My favorite game out of all of them was AION though. I actually loved the grind, I hate questing, I would much rather grind for eight-ten hours if it's more efficient. Or do quests that are repeatable, like kill X amount of mobs, turn in, repeat, etc, or farm drops, turn in, repeat. If I wasn't see through I'd swear I was asian because I can do anything for hours on end without getting bored >.>.
Some of the problems I had with other games were; HUGE gold sinks. I know gold sinks are important parts of games, but when mobs drop on average two silver per kill, and quests take forever to do, and once you reach higher levels skills cost three thousand gold per level up, it's just ridiculous. My luck is awful and I never get things to sell on the market. In my five years of WoW I found one orange item (A level 40 item when I was level 70 running a random through ZF . He won the roll. q_q) Also, I sort of prefer the gold sinks to be over optional content, like bonus stuff. But meh.
Actually, the only two real problems are Item Malls and insane gold sinks.
So, please tell me there's no item mall? Or if there is, is it at least stuff you buy directly? I hate item malls where stuff is like random, like "Spend ten dollars for a CHANCE for x item, if you don't get x item you get worthless items that no one wants or you get nothing" q_q.
Thanks, and sorry for the long post. I just figured I would ask it all in my initial post rather than spread it out through multiple :b (: