Just thought of something because of some tiny incident I came across on in Spiral Knights. Basically, I was in a full 4-man team just beating a boss called the Jelly King. (tier 2 boss) But throughout the entire run, some people in my party was calling me an idiot for spending money on a free game. This was just after they were curious on how much Crystal Energy I had and whether I earned it in the game or bought it. ... Excuse me sir. Yes, I know it's possible to get everything in the game eventually through just playing daily/often and saving up Crowns and converting that to Crystal Energy (the "cash shop" currency). And it'll probably take a few months to get a full set of armor. AND to upgrade it. But I'm here SUPPORTING the game. So it can stay alive and not suddenly just disappear because the company thinks it isn't profitable anymore. The only things I've spent money on in the game is on those limited edition items/accessories, and I usually get a ton of Crystal Energy (CE) with it. >_> I mean, I had enough saved for 40k CE. If I converted all 40k to Crowns (around a 100 CE to 3,500 Crowns rate), I... Would be friggin' rich. lulz Maybe unfair to non-paying players. But the Energy is used like everything else. The game doesn't have super weapons or armors only buyable with Energy. It just makes my armor/weapon upgrading a tad faster, so I don't spend months trying to get an armor set I want. >_> Is there something wrong with that?