NCsoft Introduces NCcoin

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
NCsoft Introduces NCcoin

MMOG publisher NCsoft []has rolled out NCcoin, its new in-game micro-transaction system.

The new system will debut in the third-person mech game Exteel [], and is expected to be incorporated into many of NCsoft's existing and upcoming titles in the future. NCcoin sells at a rate of $1 for 100 NCcoin, and is available in $1, $5, $10 and $20 amounts. Players will be able to purchase NCcoins for use in buying and upgrading in-game items, but will not be able to use it to purchase in-game currency, or to give or sell it to other players.

"NCsoft's goal is to bring more and more people into the online gaming market, and part of achieving that goal is to continue to diversify how customers can pay and play," said NCsoft North America President Chris Chung. "This system will offer our customers much greater flexibility and convenience in paying for content."

"Micro-transactions are a growing part of the online gaming industry and NCcoin will allow us to support micro-transaction based games efficiently, allowing developers and players to quickly enjoy the benefits of those systems," he continued. "We will soon be rolling out more contents that leverage the flexibility of NCcoin."

More information about the new NCcoin system is available at [].



New member
Dec 9, 2007
Nothing really new or original. This sort of system, however (basically 'pay for weapons') is usually in place for independent projects where money is often needed thick and fast, not on a monthly basis where they update all their accounts with the overall sum taken in by subscriptions (as with the other mainstream MMORPGs). Whilst I don't doubt this as a business tactic (The guys at Hunted Cow - who run Fallen Sword - earn thousands from this strategy), it really seems a bit... amateurish for such an 'acclaimed' company as NCsoft. Tradition states that large corporations stick to a 'pay-per-month' model to keep things fair for their huge audience. Does this mean things in NC are declining, then?