This game does a number of things very well:
- It allows many people to play online using just a web browser (and the Flash plugin).
- It is free to play.
- It relies on microtransactions for revenue.
Cheating aside, RotMG is still a fun game to play. I have found myself repeatedly spending a couple of dollars for a few vanity items. I have thought about microtransactions in Clan Lord, but in its current format, CL doesn't really need microtransactions. If CL were ever to become a free-to-play web game, then perhaps such a business model could be reevaluated.
Maybe I should learn how to write Flash games for the web!