Seems like a way to spend money to avoid doing something boring.
it grants lesser charms? nothing new. there I discussed.
The only constant is change.
No discussion needed, its an item being provided by the Blizzard store (which possibly won't be available to US or EU) to assist people who don't want to do dailies or rares to collect their charms for their extra roll.
"This is my story,
It'll go the way I want,
Or I'll end it here!" - Tidus (FFX)
That escalated quickly.."Pay to win" is already on the PTR.
Will probably get for alts if it ever comes to US/EU shops - will ease the LFR grind hell for gear catchups.
Well played Blizzard. Introduce a boring as hell forced grind system, ignore the player base and say it's optional (to be fair it is by in large) then introduce a way to buy yourself out of it. Dick move morally imo but good business move.
if they sold mogu runes or whatever the 5.4 roll currency will be that would be more appealing to me.
Nothing to really discuss, It was discussed a few weeks ago when they announced it would happen... and it happened. I don't mind having it in Asia where they pay by the hour and why not buy the charms instead of buy the hour to farm the charms? I think it only makes sense.
Old news is old?
"Terror, darkness, power? The Forsaken crave not these things; the Forsaken ARE these things."
Paying to get an extra roll of loot is very, very, very similar to simply paying for loot to drop period. That is obviously very, very, very close to being pay to win.
Either you spend your time grinding the charms, or you spend your money to get them. The money spenders aren't getting a power advantage over the time spenders, so we are not in a Pay-to-Win scenario in the slightest.
The sky is not falling.
The lesser charms practically rain down on you if you do anything at all out in the world, including pet battles. And then you only need them for a few weeks. I think on the whole my characters are gaining, not losing, charms.
I don't see this as a big deal at all.
Yes, it is "pay to skip grind."
"Pay to skip repetitive unimaginative trivially easy time-consuming activity."
Some people find grinding relaxing. Some people feel compelled to do it. But some people don't have time for that shit and "have" to do it anyway.
Sounds good to me.
It is certainly not paying for loot to drop. That is really pushing it.