Haunted enchant isn't pay to win.
These reforges are not pay to win.
These clean, rank 1 base reforge weapons and armor are pay to win. They're a necessity for a lot of end game content, that we reach much faster with that memories questline.
Honestly, all I'm asking is, we need another way to get these weapons. Yes, we can spend hundreds of hours grinding the events or for gold to earn rank 1 reforge, or spend adventure seals on the royal knight armor and a weapon with it ("it" as in r1 reforge?) on (sold in the adventurer seal shop) which would solve a lot of struggles for a f2p player trying to build themselves for end game.
It's one of those things that are too meta to be this hard to obtain for the average player. The market gets a few of them from gotchapons and then they get sold out. Months go by before we see another one and they are millions of gold each.
Not asking for insane weapons and armor. Just asking to have this base perk on the item which would help a lot with end game. Or the ability to add it onto an item would be nice through a one-time buy on the cash shop. Like a reforge tool that automatically jumps you to rank 1, as I'm sure players would rather buy event items and costumes or things like pets to benefit their account.
Your art is amazing! Do you have a shop and/or commissions open?