Well I mean technically its not a scam, or at least its a scam hidden inside of a seemingly well meaning game. The problem is that in the game there are 2 major items to collect, food and gold. The gold is obvious, and you get it from many types of kills or actions but the food you cannot get without paying or recruiting another player. This is where they get you.
Currently I have spent about 2 hours adventuring and am at the point of leveling for the first time but I cannot level and get my skill point until I pay 80 food and I only have 77. If I want to continue playing I will either have to recruit someone else, buy food with real money, or sell something for food on the games market which is purely player driven so there are no default prices on basic items, just whatever people want to change.
Either way it has great potential but I think the publishers are the scam artists using this system to force players to recruit or spend money, either way the sole purpose of the game is to profit the devs.
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