This isn't my normal type of post and I will probably get my hand slapped but I've had enough.
There is no such thing as Pay To Win.
What we have here are basically 3 groups of players.
1st group is broke or so young they don't have a job.
2nd group has a little bit of discretionary income. May spend a bit on in game perks.
3rd group has money out the behind and will spend what they want to on making the game fun for themselves.
But, even though the game's player base is pretty stagnant, even though we have people complaining about little to no LFMs, even though we have some servers with next to none logging in, even though this company is a for profit company and must pay their employees, we still see a very special group of people crying about Pay To Win.
At first I thought that this didn't make sense. Quickly it became very apparent what was happening. 2 very powerful and very damaging human emotional traits were showing their ugly heads:
Cmon people-we need those bugs fixed->Turbine needs to pay the programmers.
We need updated and new content-> Turbine needs to pay the programmers.
We need more players->Turbine will make sure to make the game as fun as possible.
Since when is Turbine a non-profit? Answer->Never.
But the Pay To Win complainers are so angry at a perceived injustice they don't see the truth.
Their boisterous complaints put their jealousies and envious mentality out in the open for all to see.
It also spotlights another thing->you people are leeches-proudly proclaiming that you pay no money towards this game. None what so ever and any one who does is devil spawn.
P2W-is an infantile argument, untrue in every aspect, destructive and ignorant.
If someone paying to have fun grinds you in the gut so bad you yell P2W like a nazi mantra then quit the game. We will all be better for it.
Flame away you leeches.