The lavish Ghibli-style land of Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is infested with an evil form of monetization: cryptocurrency. After a rough launch last month, the much-loved RPG spin-off has put its hand in too deep and fans aren’t happy.
What is Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Crypto?
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds launched with a much coarser monetization system than most other gacha games. At launch, it criticized the tendency to incite you to spend money.
Back then, you could buy in-game items with real money converted into in-game currency. However, you now need to invest in Netmarbles’ multiple cryptocurrencies to buy anything. That’s right, there’s more than one.
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds players will have to dive deep into the crypto bros to continue playing the game. PvE missions require you to invest in Territory (NKT) buy something; PvP has its own Asterite (NKA) currency. Of course, both require a crypto wallet.
What makes this even more blatant is how many Netmarbles are forcing you into the crypto market. On global servers, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds has removed the ability to purchase premium currency with real money.
Here come the crypto bots
Ni No Kuni’s disgusting crypto scheme has not only created a worse experience for players, but has also provoked the scourge of the internet: crypto bots. While the game was previously populated by crypto bots due to NFTs, the bots now work for crypto as well.
This means that Ni No Kuni’s already long queues are artificially exacerbated. While fake players mine the game for its worthless crypto, real players can barely play during peak hours.
Of course, Netmarbles has a way to bypass the queues… for a price. Players who subscribe to the Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Daily Adventurers Pass will be able to skip any queue that comes their way.
Netmarbles’ dedication to milking Ni No Kuni has resulted in some of the dusty udders in the gaming industry. However, there is one positive to all of this: it couldn’t possibly get any worse. Right?