A 5k fee for a pass can be a hefty chunk of crystals for lower ranked players. Regardless of it being good for a whole month, it can take months to obtain the crystals to purchase their items, if they haven't paid for them already. Regulating PRO battles at such a steep price further promotes the nonsensical and sometime illogical game play in regular battles. It forces players to play these battles that have very little customization that limits the type of enjoyment the player can get from the game. It is a "deterrent factor" or an aspect of the game that turns good people away. The fact that you were once able to create a private battle with your friends or enable Autobalance for free and now it will cost you 5k is a bit ridiculous. You wouldn't have to offer a 90% discount if you made the price more comprable to the Score Multiplier Passes.
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