Sure, the act alone of pressing buttons to log in is not hard. You're correct.
But I think you are taking for granted the dedication and continuous log-ins over a course of time it really requires in order to receive the maximum amount of XGold. In order to obtain 10k XGold fastest (outside of paying money) you MUST log in 36 days straight without gifting anyone or resetting your XGold timing.
So yes, it's easy to log in. I don't think that was ever the issue. It's the matter of how long it takes and, personally, how ridiculous it is to even be a cost in its current form. I like the idea of being a cost to delete (under the assumption that we can still use a name verification to check rather than having to create/delete to check).
My point with commenting on not being a man, was not because I assumed you thought that of me, Sam, but because I myself am proof that your claim is fallacious. Take that as biting your head off or not; I'm merely stating a fact to an opinion.
Okay, let's break this down to see how hard it is to implement what I first mentioned.
You say it takes 36 days to accumulate the proper amount of XG to "check" to see if a name is available. If you're a new user, or, you feel you no longer want to play with your old account, you can check right away to see if your name is available. Mind you, we're talking about checking a name here, not creating an avatar.
So, we run the program. Check.
Then, we log in after what I would assume, is midnight on the 3DXChat server which for me, is 5:30 PM Mountain Time.
After we log in, we go to our Character Select Screen--
Now, it's at this point where we're either a. A new user or b. A regular. New users and new accounts have the option to make a name for their avatar, select whether or not they will decide to play as a man or a woman avatar, and then begin to play. If you're a new user and the intrigue of creating another character excites you, and you've paid the yearly amount, then, 36 days logging in and out is not really that bad.
If you're only on for a month, then this is where you make the choice. Will you decide to play as a woman avatar and experience what it's like or, do you play a male avatar and see what the other side is like? Now your character name means something, because for 30 days, you're going to live out that fantasy with your name attached, for better or for worse. It's your choice.
Now, for those that are regular players to the game, we continue...
You log into your Character Screen, choose your character and either decide to play outright right away, or edit your avatar in Character Edit mode.
When either screen shows up, you click on the Interface Button and lo and behold, there is your 300XG pop up screen.
You then click on the button to collect, and you're done. You have to wait 24 hours to collect another 300XG.
NOW, you have a choice to do several things after you have collected your XG. You can choose to play, re-arrange your room or talk to friends. OR, you can choose to log off, go on about the rest of your day because maybe you don't want to play today. It's just not in the cards.
For those playing for a month, the grind is real, but the server makes it easy for you. When you collect your XG you have 24 hours to get that same amount again, BUT, you actually have 48 hours to collect again before your XG counter resets back to 100 XG. You collect, wait 24 hours. After 24 hours, 300 XG shows up again. You then have an extra 24 hours to collect before the counter resets.
If you're like me, you wait until the server clocks over, you log in, collect, and then close the game. It takes me 10 minutes to do all of that.
When you look at this as this, 36 day opus you have to diligently look after, sure, it seems like a daunting task... in order to check a name to see if a name is available. But when you break it down to it's simplest form, you're taking no more than 10 to 15 minutes to farm the XG you need.
For the sake of argument, we'll say 15 minutes, broken down over 36 days equals...well, 15 minutes a day, for 36 days. I can find 15 minutes to log in, collect, and leave.
Now, for the ridiculousness of having to pay such an absurd amount to create a new avatar, have not the trolls gone away after that policy was implemented? Is this game not the least bit bearable, now that you don't have to worry about people changing avatars like breathing in air?
I get it. You don't want to farm. You don't look forward to the grind. Much like a pay for play game, you don't want to have to wait and grind forever just to play as the awesome OP character or have the baddest weapon in the game, but you sure as hell don't want to pay 25 dollars extra out of pocket, atop of the money you already paid for the game to buy it in the first place, just to be happy.
My mistake, to check to see if a name is available.
And to be honest, our opinions aren't going to change a thing. It will remain 10K XG to create a new character until we beat this horse dead, which it already is.