I have just been forced to stop playing a game online because I cannot afford to pay for it. Don’t get me wrong, I know that these people have to make money in order to keep going but usually it is able to play the game to a good enough point without paying.
A good example of this is Family Guy: the quest for stuff. It is true that quite a lot of the tasks would require you to spend some money, and if you wanted to take part in some of their timed activities (usually in a themed event) you would be expected to pay. However, I have managed to get to where I am which is the maximum level without paying one single penny. I even managed to come first on the leaderboard in one of their events although I am not sure quite how I managed that without paying any money!
But that is the whole point. It is possible to play it without digging into your pocket. The same can be said for most games that happen online. Obviously, you will be able to get more of a bonus content by shelling out but this is not normally necessary for game play.
However, I think I have found the exceptions to that rule. I was playing a game called Elvenar but I have had to give up on that one because I do not want to give them any money. It is a shame that the only way to proceed in the game is to build lots of cultural buildings, or housing upgrades, or workshop upgrades. They have recently introduced this idea that you collect rune shards in order to build specialist buildings. However, in order to do all of this you need a lot of space. Sometimes a whole expansion just to fit one of these buildings in. You can get these expansions by fighting and winning in six provinces, unlocking certain technology, or paying. It takes a long time to do the things that you are able to do for free and because you need the space the whole city will begin to suffer. It is a shame that there is no way to play the game when out spending all of your hard earned cash.
Can anybody recommend me a game that you can play that is not reliant on money?
Thank you for reading my little rant about this, it is just a bugbear of mine! Does this not annoy anybody else?