The Webzen MMORPG, MU Legend, is not having a good time, and that is since the servers opened for the beginning of its Open Beta. The number of Gold and Bots sellers that has invaded the game has been disproportionate. The chat is illegible of the amount of spam that there is, and worst of all, users choose to buy these illegal sellers instead of the company itself reducing their profit and breaking the economy of the game.
On November 17 with the update patch Webzen wanted to give a temporary solution to the problem, made several drastic changes to the game, in addition to prohibiting more than 5000 accounts in this last wave.
The changes that were made are:
- The “megaphone item” has been removed from the daily rewards for entry into the gold and platinum service.
- Changes applied to the item list for the daily login rewards.
- Mail System deactivated.
- Deactivated the 1 on 1 Trade between players.
To compensate the players they were also given 1 Day Premium service, in addition to correcting several bug.
With the update of November 21, the developer went further and also disabled the Auction House since it says that it is necessary for the research they are doing to the users that abuse the game systems.
All these measures are temporary, but it is clear that not only cut the tap to gold sellers, but also to all those users who enjoy the game in a completely legal manner. Many users are against all this, because the trade in the game right now is useless, but it is also true that most players who complain is because they can no longer buy gold cheaper than they sell it officially.
Another thing that has caught my attention is that Webzen has published a mass ban until now.
As I said before, everyone should spend their money as they wish, but all the systems that the game has as packs or gold and platinum services seem to me a very careful Pay to Win.
A game that bases its monetization on granting clear advantages that will make you better than another player, does not deserve to be successful. But it is clear that as it is not a game for a majority audience and with a famous IP like Star Wars: Battlefront 2 it will not be affected, being the case exactly the same.