Age of Wushu Upcoming Cash Shop Options Revealed

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor November 11, 2012
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Whenever any Free to Play MMORPG comes along with some sort of anticipation behind it, people tend to forget about the cash shop (An aspect of the MMO that is very crucial but often overlooked by the masses). Overlooked in the sense that, a player does not have the cash shop as a high priority on their list of important features that matter most to them in an MMO. Obviously, the player will usually have the actual play experience as the main priority, when considering whether they should invest any time into the game. Still, the cash shop is an important thing to consider, especially if certain items within the cash shop could fundamentally swing unfair advantages in favor of players that have the money to spend.

With this in mind, we take a look at some new details concerning the upcoming Martial Arts MMORPG, Age of Wushu.

What's for sale?

Age of Wushu offers players a few different choices of items to purchase. These options include Membership opportunities, a virtual item shop where players can purchase vanity items and mounts and curiously, in-game currency. It does worry me a bit that Age of Wushu will offer anything currency-related to players; since being able to purchase currency diminishes the value of the currency in the game's economy. Snail Games, the developer of Age of Wushu, has indicated though that "the best weapons, skill books, and equipment do not come from spending real world money, but from the effort players put forth in their professions and the world." Still, wouldn't you just be able to purchase currency and then purchase a weapon made by someone who actually put in the time with their professions?

Beyond the typical items available, within the cash shop is a unique set of martial art skills. According to Snail Games, these skills cannot create an amazingly powerful character on their own, and are carefully balanced to not interfere with gameplay. Apparently, they merely serve as low-level skills with interesting animations. Age of Wushu intends to be an MMO that relies on a player's skill (presumably in both PvE and PvP) as the only determining factor in deciding a victor.

The beta is just three days away (first beta starts November 15th), but cash shop options presumably won't be implemented for a while. If you want to check out Age of Wushu for yourself, you can head on over to the official site and sign up for a chance at scoring a beta key. You can also "pre-order" the game for $9.99 and get instant beta access along with other goodies at launch. Woooo goodies.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (23)

shutupdumbtrolls 8 years ago
the skills that are not over powering are collectable skills for novelty because they are exactly from the super famous chinese wuxia novels which is why the game made like 100 million their first week in china and you act like all free to play games dont sell dumb stuff like a holloween mask for the holidays and shi-t which is exactly the same useless stuff as this game is doing.

In this game though players can have up to 200 people in a guild, you can learn what ever skills you want in what ever martial arts school literally, all martial arts school are different, players run the economy because since a natural disaster destroyed lots of the city, guilds get tax money on what ever area they own, theirs a whole bunch of professions in the game can and you can swtich from them at any times but your skills from that profession will disapeer.

and for more go to mmoculture.com and type in age of wulin(its called wulin in europe)(and this was before a american version was even thought of) and watch the chinese dude do the review and see all the features if you're to ignorant and dumb as shi t to actually see it before you judge since i'm sure you guys know everything in the world from laying your fat ass in your own world.

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dfsd 8 years ago
pay to win game

rawasa 8 years ago
the problem is...GW2 and EVE both had to be bought in the first place...therefore spending money in the CS for in-game currency was like a bonus, but this game is F2P hundreds of people who dont have money will join...and hundreds who do have money will as well....thats a pretty F'd up economy right there.

arcticursa 8 years ago
An asian import mmo based around ancient china and/or some kind of chinese mythical lore held up purely by a cash shop? This promises to be unique and original! Right guys?... guys?.... right?.... am I right guys?... we can run on water

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dfgdfg 8 years ago
memebership+ cahs shop + skills? game bound to die

fdasfdsaf 8 years ago
omg a new cash shop feature?!?!?!?!? please let me give you thousands of dollars so i can be the best at a crap korean game that copies code

Roxtarr 8 years ago
Purchasing in-game currency is more than common in some very popular games, including Pay to Play/Buy to Play games such as EvE and GW2. (Items tradeable for in-game gold). This has not proven to de-value currency, but has shown to slow down illegal gold selling and gold farming.

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Gamer 8 years ago
Well this game just lost me...
Obviously it's not much to Free to Play (with its memberships)
And more into Pay to Win as well... (with its in-game currency buying)

Well good luck Age of Wushu... another chinese MMORPG... hope you don't make it...

cyberwat 8 years ago
I thought the beta starts Nov. 15th, not the 14th??

hovsep 8 years ago
what moron tought that buying ingame currency would be a good idea its like legal gold sellers and why sell skills thats based on the low lv skills just with better animations only people who have too much cash would buy those skills it wont be pay2win but it surely will pay4fun

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LosersHate 8 years ago
FIRST









not really

Rinor 8 years ago
Mounted.... i got beaten by the fifth damn

Second 8 years ago
Fifth


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