ArcheAge in Korea currently utilizes a rather complex monetization system. In a brand new interview, we spoke with Executive Director of XL Game ArcheAge Division Yinzi Cheng about the complicated system and about player concerns with it. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
MMORPG.com: Could you please explain to our readers how the dual currency system of ArcheAge works? What is the interplay of real money, arcs, crystals, and in-game gold, and what can each get you?
Yinzi Cheng: There are Crystals which is equal to real money, Arcs and in-game gold (gold) in ArcheAge. Crystals could be purchased by real money, and Arcs could be purchased by Crystals. Crystals can be used to buy premium costumes (Avatar) and Arcs. Arcs will be used to purchase premium in-game premium contents, and gold is the currency of buying general in-game contents. For example, Crystals could be used to purchase premium costumes (Avatar). Arcs could be used for inventory extension, skill points reset, and etc. Gold is used to repair characters’ gears, purchase seeds, animals for farms and craft materials, and etc.
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