Yep, free as in beer Never mind the Steam transaction window, no funds will be transacted.
Lol, wished I read that 3 hours ago.
I spent all my repairs just to see what would happen, but as car-crashes are fairly common, it's really difficult to build out your garage again without having to spend money. Don't get me wrong, I love having these high stakes, which forces you to really learn how to drive well, but even then there's the occasional (frequent, even) weird bump after slamming through a shortcut that sends your car barrelrolling out of control (see deadmoroz14's video). Or you just get fragged out of the blue. And of course that happens every time I'm just about to level up, so I can't get to those damn challenges for getting a new vehicle.
Sure I understand you want to trigger people into buying stuff, but I feel that at least the chance of drawing a free repairs card should be way higher. I don't know how many times I drew cards in the past 4 hours (I guess about 50), but I only got one of them afaik.
Gameplay wise, I absolutely love the game, as I did RRU, but the whole points and upgrade system definitely makes me want to put in a lot more hours into Driftopia.
I have yet to spend a little more time figuring out all the microtransactions and how they would affect things in the game; at first glance I thought some stuff looked a bit too much pay-to-win, but it seems you can pretty much unlock everything by playing for free as well (it just takes a lot of grinding), plus you should be paired against fairly equal opponents anyway, so I think you guys got the basic f2p structure down pretty well.