Originally Posted by Baxter
If WoW for example didn't charge $15 a month, it would no longer exist.
I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but you can't say something like this. No one has any idea how it really would have gone if WoW didn't cost a monthly and possibly did something else.
But yes, being able to pay for some new units, quests, upgrades, and resources and only when you want to, it sounds quite nice and better than some other systems. It lets the player decide whether or not he wants to pay/spend influence on something. You can do it when you want, or wait for it to become free or don't bother with it at all.