(wasn't sure where to place this, it can be moved if need be)
(I also want to try and get Words to stop throwing pomegranates in my direction!)
When I say that cubes are the root of evil, etc, etc, I mean that 100% within the game. How players choose to spend money is up to them, I have no issue with people who purchase cubes. (this is the only misconception that I can think of)
My criticism is focused on:
1. I think it was immoral for Nexon to dangle that specific kind of carrot in front of players, in this specific way.
2. The cubes shifted the weight of gameplay away from the game and into the Cash shop. (which was far more acceptable in the past)
There is nothing wrong with getting cubes and enjoying them if the price seems fair to that person. It only catches my attention because the original game was cannibalized in a way to create the Maple of today.