So in the last couple of years i have noticed a lot of talk about in-game stores and the abundance of purchasable in-game items (cosmetic and game mechanics related) being crammed into new games. As i mostly either don't notice them, or just don't buy games that have them, i wonder what kind of person pays money for such virtual accessories. I kind of understand that children (who somehow have access to a credit card) would get hooked to this stuff, but people who have jobs, families? Have you, or anyone you know paid money for these in-game items? What would be the motivator/excuse to pay real money for some virtual item? I'm kind of curious about this, because since the first horse armor dlc, it never even came to my mind to spend money on such trivialities, versus just putting all the disposable income into my pc parts, or actual games (which i only buy on steam/gog sales).