agree for the last 5-6 years
i quited NA/EU official at 2011 (during h5).i played from 2004 till 2011 to be exact.everything in l2 universe that has to do with russian in pay to win or even better script to win...i have seen RU official olys..Zranger power exactly like here so plz
about rpg and dex server ..both server selling rur or tod and also server owns most of WTB rur/tod shop so they can control the price...in ur opinion thats not pay to win??
Moreover u cannot reallr compare server like rpg and dex that allow ppl to BUY unban.on Franz retail when Nitro from RussianMafia banned 400-600 shops were created with the msg "UNBAN NITRO" this protest went on for weeks any1 pplayed Franz remembers that.u know what hapenned at the end?? nothing..Ban is ban.so yea NA/EU l2 was not pay to win..ofc there was illegal ebay for adena like there is here but the prices were 100x for anything comparing to rpg/dex.
anyway to close this comparison i ll say this : comparing any private server with retail server is like comparing apples and oranges .that been said RPG is very nice server but in the league of Private servers