Who says player petitions don't matter? Not Russian fans of ArcheAge
, who are fresh off a successful attempt
to sway publisher Mail.ru's
plans for the sandpark title's regional business model.
MMO Culture reported on the brouhaha last week
, and most of the outrage was directed at the fact that Mail.ru's initial model gave major in-game advantages to players with fat wallets. "A rich Russian player [could] get his whole guild to level 50 within a day," the site said.
After a mass player outcry, the publisher is now offering players a choice of how to move forward. Option one involves refining the current model, option two would use the same free-to-model found in the Korean version of ArcheAge
, and option three would use both models simultaneously.
is slated to publish ArcheAge
in the West, but thus far no business model information has been forthcoming.