I remember you n_n
The game is... yea it is pay2win. Nobody can deny that. I noticed since last major patch, I haven't had trouble getting gold for about 1k gpots a week, without sacrificing gear upgrading. Now, 1k gpots a week... it's a decent deal. That's 10 bux for free. I upgraded my runes a bit, I got some [I Have a Potty Mouth] mounts again (and if I hadn't gotten these mounts, I would have upgraded runes again).
I mean, it is pay2win because objectively you can just buy damage, but now you can manage getting that damage for free. And since the game doesn't charge for content (which I hate in MMOs), I find it fairly fine. You can buy everything for free, why only like 2 weeks ago I blew 5,5k gpots on the last mounts sale, then bought some replicators, bought greatness on my second reinc... and it's fine I still have a nice supply of gold.
The main problem you may have is that gear did not reset last patch. Gearing up now is faster, getting massive power is much easier (glyphs)... I don't know, you may like the game in its current state. I know if I wasn't blowing all my gold on stupid crap, I can easily afford all the itemshop power.
HOW CAN THE TRANSLATOR NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 'THEN' AND 'THAN'?