As you can read from the title, the in-game economy of TERA Korea is currently on the brink of collapse, mainly due to the sudden surge of inflation which is hard to stop. According to foreign reports, this is mainly due to the developer’s incompetency to balance out the endgame instances. For example, an endgame boss will drop 100,000 gold, but it only takes 5 to 8 minutes to slay one. Pots and repair costs are minimal, thus leading to an overflow of in-game currency.
As you can see from the picture above, level 50 equipments are now selling in hundreds of millions. However, new and lower players are getting turned off by the economy found in TERA and leaving the game prematurely. Foreign websites are even using the Zimbabwe currency as an example.
Below, a piece of equipment from February costs 45mil, but in April, the same item now costs 120mil. Can you imagine how terrible the inflation is? This is yet another setback for TERA Korea, which saw various bumps since the official launch some months back. You can read more about TERA here.