Nexon fined almost $9 million for allegedly changing probability structure of certain items in MapleStory without informing players

Nexon Korea Corp. is facing a fine of 11.6 billion won (around $8.8 million, or £6.9 million) after it allegedly misled its customers by altering the probability structure of ‘Cubes’ in MapleStory, The Korea Economic Daily reports. This stands as the largest-ever fine as a result of an alleged violation of the Act on Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce in South Korea.

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) reportedly stated yesterday (January 3) that Nexon had not notified customers that it had altered the probability structure of Cubes – in-game items that can be used for a chance to raise the ‘potential’ (essentially, bonus stats) of equipment in the free-to-play online roleplaying game. 

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