I just came back for a bit and got on my wizard. I had a subscription back when the game was pay to play and it was all good the whole free to play thing made me think i could afford to come back but it looks like all purchasing the game did was give me silver membership. Is this game practical for non gold memberships? i saw microtransactions but not being able to equip the best gear, needing to pay for each spell you want at grandmaster, stuck at 50% AA, and still charging me full price for expansions. it feels like even if you use the cash shop people who dont have a gold membership or better cannot really raid end game due to item restriction and would be less desirable in dungeons. I have a staff right now i cannot equip because its fabled. im only level 40. Should i buy a gold membership or move on because it from what ive seen in game doesnt seem like the game is really practical if you dont subscribe its only "free" to get you to buy the VIP status.