LOL! Troll level 99!
How does the weapon skins affect your game??? It doesn't do anything except for looking good.
I'm surprised you even touched this game. There was an unofficial cash shop already with the pre-orders. Lion mount or not....
GTFO or shut up and play.
Let them leave they were not going to pay for the monthly dues anyway! Leeches!
If you know where to door is shut up and get out.
Don't understand what all the complaining is about.
If you liked the game, you'd support the game. The more vanity upgrades people pay for, the longer all the regular players get to stay on servers.
You can have a massive population all paying nothing and server glitches all over the shop, or you can have a stable server with less players, supported by extras in the premium shop. It's a small dev. They need money. Heck if they put up options, maybe I'll buy stock in them. They deserve it for having the gumption to put out such a great game on the quality level of those released by giants like Square and Blizzard. They were also the first to have the courage to release something unprecedented like an action based MMO. It's not a particularly innovative concept, I've wanted one for some ten years. We've had the technology and ideas to run action games on servers without much lag, like, forever. What nobody until now has had is the balls to actually risk it, and hope people can accept such a massive change from the point and click garbage gameplay we've suffered for over a decade.
You knew from the getgo there were premium options, they've been there from day one. Upgrade your account to Premium, get a lion mount, etc.
And besides, you call this extortionate money? I thought this game had a Mature rating, you have an income right? I'd assume some disposable income, seeing as you paid for this game in the first place. If you want the upgrades, can't afford the upgrades, what are you doing playing?
$10 is not even an hour's wage for me, and I'm not high income by any means. The change is permanent, so it's not like a 7 day dye job (hey, lots of complaining about those, too.)
I see people saying they'd rather farm gold for HOURS than pay $10 for what is a completely cosmetic change.
I have a full time job and a life outside of the game. I suspect the people complaining are on 24/7 and think they should be afforded privileges for that. How are you paying for this game in the first place? If $10-$25 is not petty cash to you, you probably shouldn't be online anyway (ie. you're under 18, dependent on parents, or should be looking for a job/doing your studies.)
Tera saves me tons of money in fact, any game I get into saves me money because I forego extra evenings out to play it. I don't particularly need my evenings out, I'm married, but I do need downtime from work. The sub fee is nothing, it means I'm not at a pub twice a week.
I suspect a lot of this complaining boils down to internet generation kids, want everything for nothing. It's perplexing to me. Back in my day we walked 15 miles in the snow to the gamestore (not literal, we took the bus) and put down upwards of $100 on the table for a SNES RPG with 60 hours max gametime. In fact, I imported. Make that $150.
It's not just this game that I see such whinging on, it's been on EVERY ONLINE GAME I EVER PLAYED, whether it was sub based, free to play with pay to win, or attached to your XBOX Live or PSN sub. Every single time: "What, I have to pay for extra content that somebody put in post-game and worked to provide for me?"
When everything is free, you have a borderline state of communism. Fat communists who never leave the house and are drip fed internet content and snack food. Did you see that film Wall-E? This is you.
There are plenty of free games out there on the freeware circuit. I know, I know, not as polished as an MMO with multi millions invested in development. But they are free. So they must be better, right? Why not go play those?
In fact, may I recommend the I-pad? Put down $500 initial outlay (cheaper than your computer I bet) and enjoy all the content that a mass state of internet gen want it free whinging has reduced to paying from zero to $5 for games from big devs that's all point and click due to the limitations of the input method, and boring. You'll love it.