we shouldn't be discussing other games (Star Citizen or any other one) indepth on these forums- especially since they derail the threads. to mention one in passing is one thing, but when people start actively promoting another game and telling us all of the details it becomes fairly obvious they are trying to derail the thread - among other things back to the subject at hand. I think yes, it is expensive. however, i don't have to buy it. the way i see microtransactions in games (or macrotransactions) is that as long as they are for something i don't actually have to have in order to play the game and enjoy it, they are fluff. they help support the game. when transactions in the marketplace become something you have to have to play the game or open lock boxes ( keys you can't get in the game but you find the boxes there) then that game goes too far and i won't play along. if it gets to a point where i can't ignore it and go on playing because i really need the item being sold, then i am gone. until then, i see it as something that goes along with gaming. yes we need to let them know when something gets too high for most of us - but there will always be a few items for the whales to buy - after all if they weren't, the whales would stop being interested. that doesn't mean the rest of us have to buy them. if anyone was paying attention, they got the message and assured us there would be more halls coming out later and some - not all- would be cheaper. that was a direct response to our requests. there will always be some things in the game as well as the marketplace that is aimed at people who have millions of status points, endless plat and deep pockets. that is just part of marketing. i figure i am not their target market for these items and look for stuff more in my range. after all- they are pixels and i don't really need them.