Originally Posted by SouthernBelle0927
I'm not currently VIP, but nonetheless even if I had been VIP I would not want to have special treatment over other, non-paying customers when it comes to things that affect the game. Everybody who plays this game should be given equal treatment when it comes to having "influence" on what direction the game will go in, be allowed to voice their concerns, give suggestions/advice/things of the like, and I don't know what else.
The reason for this is very similar to what Belle already stated above, namely that it would twist how information could be properly used. If that system as proposed would be implemented, it would mean that a person who just started playing and decided they'd immediately start with VIP would have more influence and earlier knowledge on and of changes to the game/their class/their vocations/their playstyle than non-paying players who have been doing exactly that for months or even years.
I'm all for extra perks for VIPs - XP increases, access to all xpacs, damage perks, special VIP-only presents, a monthly allowance of Mithril Coins, I don't know what else - but I do not want to see the forums, interaction with the devs, or influence on the game to have a semi-oligarchical twang to them. Just because you pay for extra perks does not mean you should be given special, preferative treatment - it only means that you pay for extra goodies in-game. They can increase the worth of those goodies all they want and I'm all up for it, but don't let it be that you get special privileges out-of-game.
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