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Business Model Details Unveiled

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jun 22, 2015  | Comments

Business Model Details Unveiled - MMORPG.com

NCSoft has lifted a corner of the veil covering Blade & Soul, this time with an announcement of what the monetization of the game will look like in North America and Europe.

Blade & Soul will adopt a F2P model with unrestricted access to all players to all content. In addition, the game will feature both the NCoins (currently used in all NCSoft titles for item shop purchases) and a "special free currency" that can be earned in game and used to purchase the same items that are sold in the store.

In addition, Blade & Soul will offer premium memberships, a system being put in place specifically for Western audiences. The premium service bestows quality-of-life benefits that scale upward as a player levels.

For example, the first tier of membership will provide players with cool special effects for their Windwalk skill and boosts to XP and currency drop rates.

The team emphatically states that no competitive advantage will be given to premium members.

Check out the Blade & Soul page to find out more about the game and check out the new trailer below!


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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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