One holiday season, I was playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. There was a sale for cartel coins running. I decided to buy in (there was a more elaborate reason at the time, I’m sure, but I can’t recall what it is) and figured the best use of these was to do some stronghold unlocking. After all, I’m going to be playing this game for a while! This is a good chance to set up roleplaying hubs!
Turns out that isn’t what wound up happening. (They were good house layouts, though.)
Obviously, this was not a huge purchase; we’re talking something like $60 down the drain on a whim rather than Star Citizen-style used-car prices. But the point isn’t the size alone so much as the fact that it was an impulse purchase. I hadn’t planned on it, but it happened just the same. So what about you, dear readers? What was your biggest MMO impulse purchase? Was it a set of in-game items, an entire game, or even Kickstarting a title you might later have regretted?