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The Best Uses for a Cash Shop

Posted Nov 02, 2010 by Suzie Ford

The Best Uses for a Cash Shop

The mere mention of 'cash shop' in today's MMOs elicits strong reactions from many people. The old 'pay to play' statement usually comes out fast and furious. In Bill Murphy's The List column today, he takes a look at the best things found in item shops. See if you agree with Bill's thoughts and then add yours to the forums.

Mention the term “Cash Shop” and you’re likely to elicit groans and sharp yelps from any crowd of MMO gamers. Item Shops are mostly known, despite the efforts of more modern incarnations, as “Pay to Win” shops. It is expected that any game which offers a cash shop is either A.) selling the mythical “I Win Button” or B.) selling stuff that should have already been included in the game from the start. To a certain extent, I can understand it when players get miffed that they are being asked to shell out extra money when they’re already paying a subscription.

Read more of Bill Murphy's The List.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom