after reading the post on this thread Boundless Review - Read Before You Buy and reading some other reviews on different sites there seemed to be a underlineing theme the cash shop is the core part of the game and that is turning people away.
cubits are needed to do almost anything in the game and cuz cubits are also the premium currency that means all that stuff also has a price tag attached to it sure you can “earn” them but that des not remove there monetary value.
im putting this in general and not suggestions cuz im not 100% sure of a fix but just feel like it may be getting overlooked in terms of how outsiders looking in could see it boundless is the first PC phone game
to cover a few points befor we get the convo started
the cash shop and cubit store are separate
at first i was happy with this change then i relaized it was just smoke and mirrors the devs did it cuz during the free to play weekend people on the outside looking in where seeing there stick and calling them out on it just cuz they are on diffenet pages des not mean they are not still connected it just means new players now wont see it right away and eather right it off or go “oh #@!” and quit
you earn cubits when you level up so it des not matter that you can buy them
while true however eveything being linked to a single premium currency means the devs have total power and control not saying they would do this but nothing stops them form looking at there earnings and going “oh we are not makeing the target cash with the store lets fix that” and boom now all of a sudden its 100 cubits for x size plot when it used to be 80 or boom now we are makeing much less cubits per level or it takes longer to level then in the past.
also on a point i made befor just cuz you can earn them des not take away there value im going to use a made up example here but pretend you work at lets say wallmart and insted of paying you in cash they payed you in walmart bucks a currency that customers can also get by spending money and the bucks can me used to buy anything in store now des haveing worked for those bucks mean they dont have any cash vaule cuz you essentially got them for free?
now you may be saying will you got that for working and this is a game but spending lets say 2 hours sweeping the floor’s to earn 50 wallmart bucks and spending 2 hours just mindlessly doing someting to earn 50 cubits is in essence the same thing.
there is no diff in earning cubits vs buying them
separating the cubit store and shop did nothing to fix the underlining problem
the game needs a non-premium way of earning the basics