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A game's main gameplay unlocks/goals can be achieved through grinding or naturally in gameplay without real money payments. The category is designed to be a rebuttal to the criticism 'The game forces you to buy microtransactions', but for 'free-to-grind' games, 'everything you would want (gameplay) can be unlocked by playing or grinding'.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
sells "Time saver" packs e.g. selling map locations, but players can be find these locations without purchasing the pack.
League of Legends
unlocks can all be be achieved without real money purchases.
unlocks can all be achieved without real money purchases.
Time Is Money (Pay-To-Skip)
Free-to-grind means you have freedom to choose to grind to unlock content within the game - regardless of whether an initial purchase was required or not to access the game itself.
Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag™ Time saver: Technology Pack (DLC)
- last accessed on 2020-04-19
This pack will save you time by revealing all of the collectibles locations on your map. Note that you will still need to travel to these locations and beat the game play in order to get the rewards.
League of Legends - MICROTRANSACTION.ZONE
- last accessed on 2020-04-15