Almost all games go into beta and a lot go into alpha which is even before beta, so it’s very common. Of course this is pc game and mobile game speaking. Of course Xbox and other platform games come out when fully released. What do you mean by your first statement ? You’re basically saying what if those whales essentially paid for all of us 99%? I don’t think I need to explain how that wouldn’t work lol. No one would pay for something knowing we get what they’re paying for, for free. There’s no logic in that even if I were rich lol. Only way someone with that much money would “sponsor” for a game would be if they got something In return. Simply paying for us to play and get everything free gives them no return on that. And say they did pay for it, we could just play the game and have unlimited supplies? That doesn’t make for a fun game either lol it would get boring and make for a very small life span. And plus, in the end, we all can play for free if we want. It is a free mobile game after all. The only enticing factor is speeding the game along for that fee that they charge.