Blade & Soul(KR) to Adopt Time-based Payment Model

By michelleDate: 05-27-2012 Views:


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NCsoft announced officially that Blade & Soul will start the open beta on June 21st. However, it did not mention the details about the business model. Recently, according to some insider, Korean Blade & Soul will possibly adopt time-based payment model.

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Taking suggestions submitted by players into consideration, NCsoft announced to remove the energy system that became the target of argument in the 3rd CBT so that players will not see this system in the upcoming open beta. For players, the business model adopted by NCsoft is just as simple as that every coin has two sides. The most advantage is to keep the game's balance. In a game, every player is equal at the very beginning. Players need to depend on their own skills and efforts with some fortune to acquire good equipment or level up quickly. With time-based payment model, players can really enjoy the game and reduce the possibility of cheating. On the other hand, the time-based payment model sets a threshold for players who have difficulty affording the charge fee. There is no doubt that it will become a big burden for those players who are in poor condition.

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