Hellgate Global’s New Events, Pay to Win?

Hellgate Global’s New Events, Pay to Win?

Hellgate Global has announced their September event series with a new trailer included below, but in the announcement, I found something curious, and I think you might too. There is a lot of talk about prizes for those purchasing premium items. For those who haven’t guessed already, those are the ones you have to buy with real money.

Gear Up! – Tired of demons laying waste to your character? Fear not. Simply upgrade your weapons or armor to +10 or +12 within the event period, submit a mail inquiry and your precious equipment will be upgraded instantly to +11 or +13, respectively.

Auspicious Merchant – Listen to the call of the Auspicious Merchant as he pawns his wares for palladium or auto-dismantlers. Bargain hunters should be on alert to meet the lucky Beelphegor. Who knows? You might just get the rare item you’ve long been searching for.

Breached! – Green Park Station is under assault! Demons of all shapes and sizes will be randomly spawned to bring death and destruction to the area. It’s up to you and your unyielding strength to protect the base and show Hell’s armies who’s boss.

Above and Beyond – Want an extra bang for the premium items you’ve been purchasing? Ten players who purchase premium items will be randomly selected each week to win special prizes that will be distributed at the end of the month. The top five spenders at the end of the event will be receiving a very rare, unique prize.

The event itself looks like a lot of fun, demons have breached one of humanity’s strongholds and it’s your job to drive them back. I just hope that winning things based on who buys the most stuff doesn’t catch on. I know Free to Play MMOs need to survive, but this just seems a bit harsh. Anyways, the trailer is below if you want to check it out.