first of all, i have played the most blatant pay to win games, like eevee online, albion online, neverwinter, BDO, among others, and let me tell you, this game have is probaly the worst.
In playablity is a great game, the story is descent, you have interesting classess, great bosses, great ski… (nvm this is the west that would be mysoginistic remember, thats off the list from us), among really great featuresa that i really love, the map creating is honestly really good, and you have some memorable NPC (like sasha or black fang, i shall not elaborate cuz you know mysoginistic is not supported in the west version), apart from that it has a huge issue, so you would ask:
“If this game have such a big issue, why is growing in another places” - timmy, likes mmos
well to reduce, this game is a big ass casino with no actuall money return to the players of any kind, and instead of selling you a loot box to get a nice skin like in csgo or another casino like game on which such mechanics are in most of the times optional, in here the mechanics are tie to the progression, and this is not new for a korean game, games like BDO have similar systems in place, the diference is this game does such a good game delivering the content, that you forget that you are betting stuff to progress.
now whats even worst is the publisher, Im not going to call AGS greedy, but inexperience, they did not delivered the T3 properly, so people is having an easy tim realising the wrong doings of this game, and is going to be hard to erase even if they deliver the missing content that is used in korea to progress a bit more, cuz really is not a big advantage, is basically cope.
now how is a cassino, just check the mechanics of the ability stone, any person with an average knowledge on mat will know that those rates are not real, neither are the honning rates, and people defending this is usually people that like the fact that you are gabling away your hard eran resources (most times buougth by real money), and some of them have admited that they geat really happy whent they get a succcess.
what is my recomendation, if you want to keep playing the game, by all means, ill keep playing this game aswell cuz as i mention at the beggining i have played a lopt of similar games before, but i want this to be a cautionary tale so you dont waste an ammount of money that you could regret.