This is one of the bits where i’m an unusual gamer I think - I would far prefer the buy the software/ premium mode (which indeed I have got, only really to support the game).
The concern is from lots of little parts
- just getting an advantage feels kind of bad to me (enough that I personally wouldn’t want to), for instance an example of a free to play game with no advantage for players see vainglory.
- concern over that if it became the main income it would alter future plans for developments and add more bonuses to them.
- concern it may be used to ignore problems (people can’t take a varied deck, well that doesn’t matter, they can just buy cards with hero coins).
To be clear I haven’t seen any evidence of 2 or 3 (at least yet).
Probably the fact I like hard games and want to feel I have won fairly doesn’t help - if I did get some advantage there would always be that doubt to me that the thing that tipped the balance was the purchase.
As a side note me linking hard games is um problematic for me (an ideal game to me would have a less than 50% chance of winning compared to my so far 100% of blight), but that’s not ideal from getting hero coins in blight (lets all spam easy games to get to the fun part :/)
finally to be clear I don’t really see them as a problem (yet anyway) as if I did I would just wander onto another game. They are just something I personally don’t want to support.