The luscious Ghibli-style land of Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is infected by an evil form of monetisation: cryptocurrency. After a rough launch last month, the beloved RPG spin-off has dipped its hand too deep into the money pot, and fans are not happy.
What is Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Crypto?
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds launched with a far more egregious monetisation system than most other gacha games. At launch, saw criticism for its tendency to push you towards spending money.
Back then, you were able to purchase items in the game with real money converted into in-game currency. However, you now have to invest in Netmarbles’ multiple cryptocurrencies in order to purchase anything. That’s right, there’s more than one.
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds players will have to get in deep with the cryptobros to continue playing the game. For PvE missions, you must invest in Territe (NKT) to purchase anything; PvP has its own Asterite (NKA) currency. Of course, both require a crypto wallet.
What makes this even more egregious is how much Netmarbles is 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 also invited the scourge of the internet: crypto bots. While the game was previously populated by crypto bots due to NFTs, the bots are now farming for crypto as well.
This means that Ni No Kuni’s already lengthy queue times are artificially exacerbated. While fake players mine the game for its worthless crypto, real players can barely play during peak times.
Of course, Netmarbles does have a way for you to bypass the queue times… for a price. Players who subscribe to the Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds Daily Adventurers Pass can skip any queue that comes their way.
Netmarbles’ commitment to milking Ni No Kuni has led to some of the dustiest udders in the games industry. However, there is one positive in all of this: it can’t possibly get worse. Right?