EmptyTuxedo#3505 posted (#post-30096)
UPDATE: Thank you for the feedback, we are adding FP as an option for Officer Briefings now. You can find further clarification on this matter here.
Looking forward to more info. At least for now, "here" doesn't seem to have further clarification yet.
This looks to me like it was a poorly-thought-out decision, and implementing it the way it was done blatantly flew in the face of everything we've been told about the project avoiding pay-to-win.
Unless the GP income for players is intended to be quite easy WITHOUT paying (which would somewhat invalidate the idea of letting people buy it), this seems like a bad idea. Even then, the "invalidates buying with real money' thing becomes a problem for your income, so it's just all-round bad.
It might - JUST MIGHT - be workable if the GP earnings are low enough to be not really viable for buying skins and things with GP unless you decide to grind for ages, but OBs are really, REALLY cheap. Like 5 or 10GP while skins are 200+. Balance it so a single daily challenge or level-up bonus will buy you 2 or 3 Briefings, but you'll need to grind for a few weeks to hit the cosmetic corner of the market and grab a single item.
Step into your daydreams, and follow them home