I am pretty tired of hearing about people bitch and moan about the Freeblood race that EverQuest 2 added late December. Get over it. There are very good things about these marketplace items that very few people seem to want to admit. Number one they sell. The first day these little blood suckers hit the marketplace I saw over 50 people on my server alone eagerly opening up their wallets to buy them. Even though you can wait a few months and get one for free from having a subscription! Impatience is great. I do not even play on a role play server, can you imagine how nuts they must have been over there? Is that not the biggest role play dream to be some sort of sparkling freak of nature. If you hang out around the Inn in West Freeport on Antonia Bayle or Lucan D’Lere server you know what I am talking about.
The fact that these things sell means that the game gets a little extra support. If you have money to blow on this sort of crap then why not go ahead and open up the wallet and buy everything you can. You are supporting your game and hey that is a good thing. I do not want to see my monthly fee go up from 15 bucks so if you go and spend some extra money they will not raise those prices and the game will keep on running for a little while longer.I do not care who is or is not playing a vampire race. It does not help me do a dungeon faster or sell gear or raid. It is like appearance armor on your skin instead of your weapon or gear.
I just do not see why this is such a big deal. When my guild goes and raids Hardmode fish we don’t ask if anyone is a vampire race and make sure everyone buys it first. You do not have to buy it at all you can ignore the whole thing and play one of the other 19 races available. That is right, EverQuest 2 has a whole bunch of other things that you can play if you are too poor to pay to play this one. what about the little extras? Well that is just how business works. We have a big expansion coming in February and I am sure there will be lots of neat things in that. Everything else is just little extra things that they can make people pay for. We pay every month so that we can play what is already in game, without anything new being added. Then we pay for the expansions. If you want the new stuff you have to pay a little more. Games have been doing this for a very long time now and I think that players just got lazy thinking that all of this should be free all of the time. Nothing is free. So thank you suckers who are paying for all of this extra crap. I can keep playing a game I really like and ignore the store like always.