ArtCraft Entertainment have announced they will be making changes to the European Crowfall store.
Due to their agreement with Travian Games to help take Crowfall to Europe, ArtCraft Entertainment has decided to make changes to how the game’s online store handles transactions in order to properly obey European laws. As it is, European players use real currency (euros and pounds) to purchase in-game items, but it is against European law for companies other than banks to hold real money.
To remedy that, on December 19th the studio will lock the ability to add store credits to player accounts and freeze any remaining credits. Meanwhile, they will start working on developing and implementing an in-game digital currency. Once that is functional and online, the frozen credits should automatically be converted to the new values. It might take a few months for the issue to be addressed, so it’s important to stress that nobody who has their credits frozen will lose the value even though it might not be accessible for a while.
Any inquiries regarding the changes should be addressed to the Crowfall official forums or [email protected] (for users in Europe, Brazil, and the MENA region) and [email protected] (for users in the US, Canada and Mexico).
Crowfall is an upcoming MMORPG with action RPG and real-time strategy elements. Marketed as a “throne war simulator”, Crowfall had a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, reaching more than $900,000 over its original goal. It is currently available on Windows PC in an early test phase for those who backed the project either through Kickstarter or the official website.