Edited your quote to have numbers so its easier to respond to. 1) I'm just a random nobody who has nothing else to do and need your opinion on this matter that has been troubling me since the update hit. 2) I have an opinion I need others to confirm or deny because I'm apparently not getting the bigger picture according to you. That is what I have decided to do and I've already thought over it 5 times after the update. 3) Paying is put yourself ahead? I swore I read somewhere Trendy said they would not make unfair advantages between people who buy and don't buy stuff. Anyways that is 'your opinion' of what paying for stuff should be like. I said make comparisons between F2P and people who bought slots. 4) I know that paid feature is a nice thing but is F2P able to do the same for all heroes? 5) F2P get 4 base slots. Abyss lord gets his own slot once you get him. 6) Abyss lord comes with his own slot so people are not really going to be giving up one of their heroes. I either did not understand that statement and am wrong or you lacked information. 7) Apparently that wasn't enough for them because they've been doing that for awhile now. People like me are bad business for them. TL;DR = You didn't even consider the differences and just supported the idea of "payment should result in unfair benefits" I'll start off with: I'm no fanboi of Trendy. Their idiocy with Ark is just sad. I'm also no fanboi for DD2. It's been a rocky road to where we are, and the road ahead is still as rocky. 1) I wasn't intentionally being aggressive. Just wasn't exactly sure why you needed persuading of anything. 2) Alrighty. 3) Paying is always putting yourself ahead in some fashion or another. Sometimes literally. Ever heard of 'skin wars' in games? People without skins (or decent skins) lose. I'm actually poor IRL, so paying for things is painful. That said, I saved to get DD2 when they put a price on it pre-steam. I've been let down a fair few times with it, but it seems to have finally picked it's ass up off the ground and tried to do something. That said, all I had to work with was the gems I got back then. Of which there are few left. 4) Nope. 5) Gotcha. I always had 6 from when I got the game, so that's a thing. 6) 7 now thanks to AL. I didn't realise unlocking the Abyss Lord with medals gave a slot =O 7) In DD1 it at least made some sense, and the heroes were really cheap. $2-3 for a new hero? That isn't really as bad as people made it out to be. Now it's what? USD $15-20? TLDR answer = As much as I dislike how Trendy do things, they have to make money somehow. They've gone with a more 'traditional' F2P style. I don't like it, I don't agree with it, but I do somewhat understand it. Now, apparently they'll be tying more things to defender medals. Why they didn't do this now, I don't know. It's a bit of an ass move, but we'll see. Seriously man, you started off bad, then got worse. Their idiocy with Ark? You mean the firm that owns them has an issue with Jeremy who is under contractual obligations, when Jeremy intentionally tried to poach members from Trendy to help develop Ark? Yeah, sounds like idiocy on Trendy's part. Oh, did you forget that Jeremy was the pilot behind the long road to get here? His rampant sexist hiring schemes and, his aim make this game more like League of Legends instead of building on the highly successful model of DD1? Yeah. You really need to read the patch notes, as it's been said before, earning the AL comes with a hero slot. So it's definitely not pay to win. You just have to wait, play the game, then earn the rewards as opposed to buying it outright. I for one, have no issue supporting Trendy for a game that has great promise and, that I have faith that they will live up to.