So the biggest thing I seen that is different than just sub based. 3 Games have similar functions with being able to buy gold from the players in the game. 2 of which are Sellers market, and One is the buyers market. Sellers Market Diablo 3 Cash for gold GW2 Gems for gold Buyers market EvE Plex for Gold Diablo 3 and Guild wars have nearly unreachable price points for players to be really even think about Buying the commodity... Diablo 3's case is you are buying Money. Both of those games have some huge gigantic hyperinflation going on. Like for instance to make 3 dollars in Diablo 3, you have to basically grind 24/7 for months. Guild Wars from word of mouth is no different. Wild Star is more similar to EvE, because This Currency you are buying with gold is effectively Game Time, Neither of the others have that with the currency you are buying. EvE is a Buyers market, from what i have heard is that, most players after a while of playing will contenually have a surplus of The games main currency, to buy the plex. The game is also in headlines about how much money people loose in the game for mistakes. Huge Wars started because of a miss-click, and the whole game is based around gigantic gold sinks. This is why that system works so well. So for C.R.E.D.D to be obtainable by a person with lots of time, but not impossible or to the point all they are doing is grinding for the game time, while doing nothing productive other than to play for free. For me, Grinding is not fun especially if that is all people would do. Will there also be enough gold sinks in game? So how will this be an effective way to get people to buy and sell them? I fail to see the point of its existence beyond giving a player with a bunch of extra cash, a ton of free gold. I fail to see how this will benefit the people that want to just buy the box. At most the hardcore player and grinder will have a free month here and there. Over all most people would not be able to use it, nor want to, and i fear they could not possibly buy them with out having a whole guild fork over gold to help pay for peoples subs, that are down on their luck that month. All i can see is that either this game is going to be extraordinarily grindy to pay for the luxuries in the game + repair bills. In order to keep C.R.E.D.D. remotely with in reach for the player that wants to experience the whole games content free. In order for this to be a buyers market, and not a sellers, They will have to tune all in game systems, that just Bleed tons of money from players. Do you think a person will be able to buy these C.R.E.D.D at a reasonable gold cost? It's even more expensive than game time, so people will of course want a pretty penny in return for selling it. I just do not see how it will work with a mostly themepark MMO.