Quite sad actually, item farming FTW. They somehow manage to implement the most dreaded "features" in gaming history. It almost like they trolled the entire gaming community. I understand no mods for online gameplay, when you pvp and stuff. But there should be offline gameplay and mod support while offline. And 2 separate characters. Or no mods and normal offline mode.
The micro transactions is great from the businees approach, i bet it will generate a lot of revenue by harvesting their game supporters (alcolytes) souls (money)