Amazon Manages To Piss Off A Bunch Of Lost Ark Players By Taking Back In Game Currency They Gave Out

Apparently there’s an exploitable loophole – because of course there is.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor November 14, 2022
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Lost Ark Currency Rollback

In what – depending on your perspective (we suppose) – could be considered a massive nonsense move, Amazon has the Lost Ark community fuming. Recently, the company sent players an in-game currency known as pheons to hype up the game’s upcoming skill tree transfer system. This was a significant gift because pheons are only obtainable via converting blue crystals or login rewards, so getting some as a gift would be pretty nice.

However, the free pheons were apparently a mistake and, as reported on MassivelyOP, they decided to take them back. The reasoning given for this decision is that the currency can be claimed on every character a player has and – this is likely the bigger sticking point – players can create new characters and claim the currency on them as well before deleting them. To stop the currency from simply flooding the game, Amazon shut down the servers in order to roll them back.

As expected, players are less than pleased with the situation. Threads have cropped up on Reddit and the game’s forums. It’s no wonder. People typically dislike it when you give them something and then take it away. While the whole ability to create new characters and get more pheons is definitely a problem, perhaps there was something other than taking back what they initially sent out in order to fix it...like stopping the emails from going to characters created after the initial blast, or making them redeemable to only one character per account.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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