Value packs and Artisans memories, they dont give anybody a massive advantage as claimed here by a few ppl. They dont, nor will you be at a disadvantage if you dont use them, you can easily play the game without them, especially without artisans. You can buy value packs ingame (even if its hard) which makes it even less of an advantage. There is NO mechanic in bdo that gives anybody that drops money on the game a massive or any advantage. As I said before the only thing borderline p2w is artisans but thats very borderline. The rest of the cash shop is literally nothing but cash grabs, and cosmetics.