If its P2W then its at the same level of P2W as every other mmo with chinese gold farmers. Seriously. In a roundabout sense, but it does mean that the average player is priced out of the market. What will happen is that Player A will buy CREDD, expecting a good return on his investment, let's say 100 gold. Player B will want to play, but not for $19, and not for $15, but maybe for $5, so he buys gold from a gold farmer who is selling 100 gold for $5, and then buys CREDD using that. Now, yes, Carbine made their $19 off the deal, and Player A made his gold, and B got his free month, but player C, who just wants to play the game and not pay gold farmers is unlikely to be able to earn enough to afford 100 gold per month (and if he could, then the price would likely be set higher than that). It's basically an economic cycle in which the average player almost inevitably cannot benefit. Say what? So, why won't everyone do this to pay only 5$ a month in subscription instead of 15 to Carbine!!? And why are prices going to be different on chinese gold sites and for CREDD?? What amazes me is you thought out a whole example for it and still don't see the gaping massive hole in it.