I happily pay for a good game even if
it is not neccessary. Yes, most players are f2p kids like you. But there
is always people paying/donating as long as game deserves it.
was the problem, I think. Most people didn't have to pay anything to
get what they wanted. I bought premium Egypt for another account when
the game started, but this account is completely free. In the last
several months, I got Premium Celts, Pro Babylonian, Pro Norse and full
sets of Ice Warriors vanity for Babylon and Norse all for EP, and I'm still
floating with 5k EP. I can get all the other civs if I want, and as a
PvPer, what else would I want?
You can't expect people to donate
money for your product. To get money you have to make something people
want, and set the price. If this game was meant to be much more
developed, I think this business model was not suited for that. Well, I
guess it's not an if. They clearly failed.
By the way, I also think this game's concept has been indecisive. Just like AZTCuRe said. RTS with an MMO element? Sure, that's new, but who is the target? It seemed they started seriously thinking about PvP AFTER the release. It must have cost them more than it would have if they planed it ahead.
I hope they do better next time, if there is a next time, that is. For now, I consider this game to be a free-to-play game; as such, I have no complaint about its quality.