content is increasingly hard to come by. As far as I can tell, I've completed all of the soloable quests in the game that are at or below my level.
I think that I might give up on trying to keep the Rogue side fully up to par going forward - I enjoy the Druid much more, and I can lean on daily quest turnins (farmed on the druid) to get experience for the Rogue side as needed to get useful skills at milestone levels (multiples of 5).
Can A Free Game Require Commitment?
I've got significantly more daily quest tokens than I need to purchase a 30-day rental mount, but I've been hesitating on the purchase for a while now. I'm reluctant to commit to focusing on ROM as a primary game for the next 30 days, and I don't want to waste my tokens.
Ironically, freedom from this kind of time pressure is precisely why I prefer not to be locked into a monthly fee in the first place, but almost everything in ROM's cash shop is a rental rather than an outright purchase. From a business standpoint, I can see why they'd be reluctant to sell permanent unlocks. Turbine and SOE are both clearly concerned about how to balance lucrative one-time unlock fees against letting players unlock everything to the point where they never need to subscribe again. Still, I'd rather pay more over time in exchange for the flexibility not to have my purchases wasted if I'm splitting my time and attention between multiple games.
(I might just end up tossing the devs $5 at the next double diamond sale, allowing me to purchase the infamous $10 mount for half off so that I don't have to think about this sort of stuff. I can then use the daily quest tokens to buy more storage chests for my house, which is a half-decent substitute for the expanded player inventory and bank spaces that can only be rented.)