This is an open warning to anyone considering playing The West by InnoGames. In order to be successful in any aspect of the game you have to pay a significant sum of money. The entire character ability system revolves around gear, attribute points, and skill points all three of which can be bought if you can afford it. For gear a “tombola” or raffle system is used which again benefits only those that invest the most money. InnoGames mods and developers alike turn a blind eye to the behavior of any player that spends a significant sum. Ergo, those players basically run the game. Anyone that stands up to them is crushed and pushed away. The entire game is a scam and sadly a mockery of its former award winning caliber state.