Yes, that ain't wrong. Thing is, as I said, a game today is sold at 50-100$ retail depending on what version you purchase. A game also, on average, has lower production costs than a movie. So the difference in "reach" as far as the audience is concerned is made up by the lower initial production cost and the money asked upfront being 5x times higher. The following costs to run the game are easily covered by the subscriptions and sales of cosmetic items and the likes. There are plenty of other F2P games out there that are profitable with growing playerbases that do not milk their playerbase to the limit. PoE/Warframe etc are all mostly cosmetics, with PoE selling things like inventory space ontop. However, in PoE inventory space isn't limited to one character or game mode once purchased. Again, my point is not that PA shouldn't monetize their game, or that there is no cost involved in maintaining it. I'm only criticising the scale at which PA monetizes and that they are willing to go as far as breaking their game in certain aspects just so that they can sell you a solution for money. I believe that if they would have stuck to cosmetic items, pet's, the value pack etc, and steered clear of selling items beyond that directly boost progress or give you advantages far beyond what a couple pets and the VP do, this game would likely have a bigger growing playerbase instead of a declining one. But PA seems to be solely focused on "cashing out" on the remaining playerbase. The amount of Pearlitems with ridiculous prices of over 50$ keeps increasing weekly. To me it seems like instead of trying to grow their product and appeal to a wider audience they focus almost all of their attention on getting as much money as possible out of the players they still have, and the money they make isn't put back into BDO but used for other ventures and making their shareholders happy. I don't see why we as players of BDO PC should just accept what's going on and be happy to finance RDO and their bonus checks without getting our money's worth in new content. The more willingly people just accept what is happening the less likely it will be that PA/Kakao change anything in how they go about managing the game. BDO isn't a bad game, and it could be alot better if PA would stop treating it as a fundraiser for their next project which then will suffer the same fate down the line. So the answer isn't to stop playing, in my oppinon. The answer is to stop spending money on the game and keep reminding them that if they want money they should give us sth. that has an actual value to us as players. Not sth. that just "fixes" an inconvenience they deliberately created.