Paying for costumes: Yay or Nay?

This week’s blog entry is pretty short, because my fellow bloggers covered the developing “War in Kryta” this week already, added a report about this year’s MantleCon and showed you some new screen shots of the new things that have been added to the game. I just want to take a closer look at one thing Costumes.

In his interview with Wartower a few months ago, Martin Kerstein told us that there will be new costumes. He didn’t want to tell if they were free of charge or if we have to pay for them in the online store.
Now we know. The two new costumes, the Shining Blade Uniform and the White Mantle Disguise are out now – and they require you visit the online store.

For me, it was no big deal. I just thought it was worth the fun, so I paid. For others, people without a credit card, players without big funds of money to spend on a vanity item, it was a little disappointment.
I can understand that ArenaNet needs to make money, so they can keep working on Guild Wars 2, but I see costumes as another step for perhaps more micro-payments in Guild Wars 2 and that worries me a little bit.

What do you think about the costumes? Do you like them and perhaps do you have a favorite?
What are your thoughts on buying them in the online store? Have you? Will you? Or do you just shake your head?

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