According to top Korean gaming website, ThisIsGame.com, players are taking to the internet to complain about the exorbitant cash item prices set by Nexon Korea, the publisher of Closers. Developed by Naddic Games, Closers entered Open Beta just yesterday. It is also ironic, given how Nexon Korea pledged to change its “money-milking” image during G-Star 2014.
In Closers, there is a medal system which can be collected when characters level up each time, take part in PvP matches, events and more. Basically, these medals are worth around 1 Korean Won, and can be used to deduct up to 50% of any cash item prices. For example, if a cash item costs 2000 Korean Won, 1000 medals can be used to give a 1000 Korean Won discount. Each player is limited to 1000 medals per day, and 30000 medals per month. Sounds pretty awesome eh? Well, think again.
In order to counter this “benefit”, Nexon has set all cash items at sky-high prices. For example, a 30-day VIP package costs a freaking 45 US dollars. After the 50% discount, it is still a mind-boggling 22.50 US dollars. Most of the cash items, such as costumes, are sold at 36 US dollars before a discount.
To enjoy any substantial discounts, players really have to invest much time on a daily basis in Closers. While it seems fair on the surface with the medal system, it is actually another money sink for the notorious Nexon company. I am really in fear of how Tree of Savior will turn out to be…