Originally Posted by moocowman
Not all microtransactions are created equally. These aren't the Combat Arms type of MT where you can buy a specialist or certain guns that are superior to everything who doesn't have something similar. Even in BF3 where you could buy shortcuts, you were still technically on an even playing field.
There is a stepping stone for everything and I think that EA is trying to push it's boundaries.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Combat Arms was a great F2P. The first 6+~ months had absolutely no microtransaction content, and the whole game was on a level playing field. Then Nexon gradually started to ruin the game. The next 3 months, normally buyable weapons were sold for real money with different skins; OK, this is acceptable, the game is FREE and the company needs to make money somehow. The game was still on a relatively level playing field so no harm was done.
Then things just went downhill from there month after month.. 3 years into the future and now it's just garbage in its purest form