The outrageous -- and expensive -- Lineage II
hero coin program is receiving a nerf in favor of the players. NCsoft
announced today that it has reduced prices on "top-tier prizes"
in the hero coin store by 40% or more. As an example, the Dark Amaranthine Weapon Pack has been reduced from 375,000 hero coins to 100,500 as a result of this change.
NCsoft also said that it will be giving players a hand with affording these items: "For those of you who might still be lamenting your inability to afford the reward items of your choice, take heart. We'll be introducing some special promotions both this month and in the future designed to help you increase your hero coin balance."
The launch of the hero coin program earlier this year was met with strong resistance and criticism
for its exorbitant nature. Hero coins is a bonus currency that is given whenever a player spends real money in the game's store.