That is ArenaNet's new business model.
You may not give in, but others will. No effort lost on their part.
I want you to be wrong, but I don't think you are.
Actually, I always thought the game was grindier than it should be, anyway. Too many gold sinks and sometimes mobs just take too darn long to die and levels take too darn long to get, especially those middle levels. But my tolerance for MMO grind has already gone way down over the past few years, so that isn't too surprising.
This Ascended grind, though? Forget it. Not going near it. Let the cash shop kids and the dungeon hamsters have at. And if that is all we're going to get out of MMOs from now on, well, then I'm done with MMOs for good.
Edited by Corvindi, 22 November 2012 - 02:48 AM.