I don't find it a problem for two reasons: 1) I've got bigger things to worry about, and 2) My crappy BT "Infinity" broadband is so slow that I can't be arsed with downloading the latest PS4 network update, so I can't use the game's online features. And besides, I think Shadow of War is a game in which it really is easy to ignore the microtransactions embedded within.
You see, as I get older my priorities have shifted. Many of the things which used to annoy me - or, at least, the things I told myself I was annoyed by - no longer do. Conversely, I get really, really angry over stuff that - I think - properly matters.
It's just a consequence of life delivering its knocks, and realising what's important. Plus, I know myself more, so I no longer feign irritation in a bid to find out what really galls me. Turns out it was the big stuff that mattered all along; family, injustice, fairness. Everything else just falls into the cracks.
And that includes microtransactions in triple-A games.
But get this: something that really matters to me is Star Wars. Dick around with my Star Wars and you'll get me right riled up. And this is why, when I read the news that Electronic Arts has shut down Amy Hennig's highly anticipated Star Wars game for "refocusing", my blood boiled.
Let me tell you: there was no way that bit of news was falling into any of my cracks.