I really hate “the cost to play” arguement. This game is f2p just like soo many other games. You chose your cost. We there it be nothing or a million dollars. Its entirely up to you the player to chose.I doubt changing the game look and active play style will bring in many(if any) new players. The reason we have very few new players is the cost to play, not the graphics / UI / play style.
Adding actual value a player could invest in over time should be the goal of the dev team. Changing core gameplay mechanics does the exact opposite of this. The things people have previously invested in become much less valuable or even obsolete by changing core game mechanics.
EDIT: Most current players would like the exact same game but with a graphic and UI update, not gameplay changes, thats just absurd and makes me think they do not know their own product??
diablo immortal is f2p and the same thing is said there. Its costs to much to get better gems. Well a Ferrari costs more than a Toyota. They both get you to the same spot.
more money doesn’t make the game any different. It’s still the same game. Dose more money help? Yes. I can’t really think of any circumstance where more money is a bad thing though, aside from paying taxes.