Let’s talk about money. Everyone knows that you can go over to Star Citizen right now and drop thousands of dollars on stuff in the game. But really, you can do that in a lot of games. RuneScape got called out on the global stage for just that problem last year. But those are outliers. You don’t actually need to spend that kind of money just to play the game on, say, the level of MMORPG play we might have expected in the mid-aughts before cash shops really blew up.
So let’s sort out which MMO is actually the most expensive just to properly play it. I don’t meant which one has the most expensive stuff; I mean which one is gonna cost you the most coin to join right now and catch up. How much would it really cost you to get reasonably up to speed with the right DLC or “necessary” cash shop addons (like bank space or bag slots)? And what about “optional” subs and hidden fees I haven’t even thought of?
What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2020 – and is it different from last year?