APEX Purchases Back in ArcheAge

Trion Worlds had to take APEX purchases out of ArcheAge because people kept constantly figuring out ways to exploit it, but as of yesterday, the company seems to be confident enough to bring it back.

APEX is an item that can be bought with real money and opened for credits in-game. It’s a cornerstone of ArcheAge’s free-to-play economy, because it can be traded or sold on the auction house, it gives free-to-play players a path to earning credits they can use to buy special items without spending real money. An industrious player can even earn enough credits to buy Patron status by wheeling and dealing for APEX.

But players have been repeatedly finding bugs in the game that allow them to grab more credits from APEX than they should, and they seem to keep digging up new ones despite Trion Worlds’ attempts to stop them. Some players have bragged openly about making 10,000 credits in a day using such exploits and using the proceeds to buy high level gear, obviously a big problem for a game where much of the fun depends on the player economy and PVP.

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