All the Official Fan Site is, is people bitching about “pay to win” and all that shit.
I haven’t bought a single thing aside from the free campaign ticket and I still manage to come out 1st or 2nd each round… maybe most of these people… just suck?
They might. I haven’t spent a nickel on AC:I and I usually land in the top 25% to 50% of ranking events (or at least, make it there before I run out of time to keep investing in them), and I’m usually doing well enough to MVP or end up in matches I wasn’t quite equipped to fly in (eg: my best plane was an F14, but I’m placed with top-tier planes).
It’s a matter of practice. While there is some pay-to-win, as far as using forced sorties+stocked fuel multipliers, you still have to score well in order to make the effort worth it. Otherwise, it’s multiplying low scores.