What's a game cost nowadays ? Oh, just any game - Whats a console game cost? A decent one, a lot of gamers play? Oh, lets just look at a big one: Fortnite. Cost to play: $84.67. Fortnite doesn’t cost money to play, but it sure generates a lot of cash. The game sells V-Bucks, which go for $9.99 per 1,000 and can be spent on customization items. Players use V-Bucks to buy emotes, which are dance moves, and skins, which are outfits and accessories. You can also buy Battle Passes, which unlock various rewards dependent upon season. Spending money on Fortnite is far from rare. A LendEDU survey discovered that nearly 70% of players said they’d made in-game purchases, with the average person splashing out $84.67 total between July 2017 and June 2018. Now you can see why Kakao is working to hard to make this game popular. Perhaps thats why they bought Eve Online. (Its similar to the BDO and its easy to manipulate gamers into spending a lot of money, real money). Lots of people battle it out in the stars and sometimes when their starship is destroyed, the gamer will lose the equivalent of thousands of dollars of real money. You can make the argument that bdo is really free entertainment; You dont have to actually PAY anything. Play for free. See how far you get without spending any real money. And isnt that what its all about? Achieve? One player told me that per their calculations if you went to the pearl shop and bought costumes and sold them on the market to get the necessary materials, it would cost, on average, $1200 per piece of TET. Thats not PEN, thats TET. Me personally Ive spent over $2000 on a variety of things, pets, storage, worker lodging, on and on. I have two pieces of TET. Thats just my personal experience though. IMO you will not achieve PEN without spending real money and a lot of real money at that. If any player tells you they have achieved PEN without spending a significant amount of coin, dont believe them, if you do believe them, with all due respect, you are naive. Whats your opinion??? Is this a game best played by high rollers??? By those that want to shill out thousands of dollars to feel the rush to strut around in PEN gear???