I do no recommend Fiesta Online to anyone, it's an obvious skinner box attack to its users, Pve you are not really wanted at high levels unless you are gracing with cash shop items that give really unfair advantages in a game where most bosses involves the drops be given to the highest dps party. And pvp is no fun cause of what I am about to say in next paragraph
From 50% additional hp, 70% additional damage and armor, 20% more damage from weapon skins, 80% crit rates [crits are double damage], 50% additional item drop rates, Instant full hp, no cd potion, 100% xp rates. Everything is monetized, if there is an advantage you can get there is a thing to buy.
I played years back, maybe 7 years ago, cash shop was mainly used as a consmetic items, maybe some had crit rates but were very minute, i remember a crit set [full cash shop items] having a whopping 3% crit, now its nothing to see people rolling with 80% crit rates.
The perm [never leveling] community is what made me wanna stick around, The farming of gears is actually a really fun aspect to me, it's all random statted and I am a collector at heart, i got near all max statted sets and the perm community on Epith never used cash shop, we were really all free to play outside of enhaching our sets.
This is where I am now, it's a terrible community thats filled with people buying items for hundreds of dollars, through facebook groups. Pvp has turned into people obtaining the best items by paying real money for them, if you dont buy the items you spend cash shop points to obtain items so that you may gain gold faster, if you are true free to play you can not make the gold another thats spending hundreds selling his cash shop or just flat out buy items for real money, You will not outbid other pvpers for the best items cause some has spent thousands of dollars to obtain un heard amounts of in game money.
The drop rates are terrible, beyond bad, even with cash shop items that boosts rates its not fun at all, It wasnt always like this. The ratio of gears farmed to gears that people want is too low, the low drop rates has forced a sellers market that items are so rare that they can decide how much they want for it, where as if drop rates were increased and alot of that item was available it be buyers market where people undercut each other to sell theirs. Guess who gets to buy gears? You guessed it the people that spend real money, you will not succeed if you do not spend you will not have a good time if you do not spend, Do not be used as a skinner rat [ google search skinner box technique] Cause playing this game you will become one