Originally Posted by Sambobsung
BF is not at all that. The IAP is just there, buying it won't make you feel superior or more epic, you just have that sense that you are stronger. Without IAP, you'll just find yourself playing a little more to get minerals. That's not including the said 'rare mineral' farming people can do.
There's to much grey area with consumable IAP. Anymore I just consider anything with consumable IAP freemium/paidmium. If the developers haven't balanced the game to "encourage" additional spending, then they're not doing it right, and wasting their time adding such things into the game. They would also be 1 in a zillion. Maybe they are, and good for them, but the problem, as I said, is the grey area. People will say oh IAP is totally optional for games where it's strongly pushed. I just can't trust individual impressions anymore and am forced to categorize all games with consumables as freemium/paidmium. One way or another a game devoid of such nonsense, like Dungeon Plunder, is a breath of fresh air in today's AppStore.