Animal crossing sells by the bucket load and there are more people that hold a mobile in their hand than a Nintendo console. The potential to sell a premium game and make money is huge. I feel this is another game that has gone down the wrong route. If you put timers in a game, most people will sit out the timers, what you have then is a person not playing the game as they are waiting. Once something new and shiny comes along they will start playing it and this game will become a memory and will get uninstalled, what did it matter they spent more time not playing it than playing it anyway. Sure you will have people who will still play and some of those may pay to play, but they wont generate the money that a premium version would have. You could still sell currency but only currency you already earn in the game, for those who really cant wait, it wont matter, you made most the money from the premium game. You can make money on the game by selling add on areas as more are created, like they do in Warcraft and some other games. Even Gameloft bit the bullet with Modern Warfare 5 and that sold really really well. Animal crossing had wait timers in the game, but you couldn't pay to pass them, that was the beauty of it, it felt like things grew, you earned money like real life and saved to buy stuff, I played the heck out of that game, all versions of it.. The difference is Nintendo knows how to make a game, and make even waiting enjoyable as its part of the experience, the problem with a lot of the pay to play games is, I think they are afraid that they have to make money in as many ways as they can else they will make nothing. I think most lack faith, some companies don't lack faith, look at Oceanhorn, Monster Hunter and Monument Valley they sold by making a good premium game and word of mouth took over. This has the potential to be the Animal Crossing for iOS, I think Castaway Paradise blew it big time, in my eyes its whichever of these two games reverses the pay to play or relaxes it dramatically first will wipe up. Animal Crossing is £30 or more this game could sell for £5-10 premium and make its money, people will pay it, they already pay much more than that for Animal Crossing.