You have to be naive to not think that atom gain is balanced around the atom shop. They clearly want you to spend money on the atom shop or else why would they make it an actual thing. And a lot of people that actually play the game are saying these are pay to win, so it's just not people that don't play the game or game journalists. https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-fans-are-unhappy-that-bethesda-is-adding-pay-to-win-items/ -> for reference It's really what all these games with microtransactions do, they clearly balance the game around the item shop because they want you to spend more money on the game. And to make matters worse, this was a 60 bucks game at release. Sure, it's pretty cheap NOW, but why is a paid game asking for more money? And don't tell me Bethesda needs more money to keep the servers up, this is the same company that made Skyrim, they have more than enough for server upkeeps. And really, the atom shop thing and the seemingly pay to win crap is just so minor compared to everything else in this game. Getting angry at its microtransactions when everything else is so much worse is really just not entirely necessary. Not saying people shouldn't call them out for pay to win stuff, just saying it's a small thing in a mountain of crap.