NCSoft has annoucnced that Black & Soul is coming to West. With that the game will be now a free-to-play model with micro-transactions.
It would be using Ncoin which is also used for Aion and Lineage II. The micro-transaction can be used for character slots, inventory slots, food and experience potions and tons more. players will also be able to learn a “special free currency” that will enable them to buy the identical kinds of items.
They will be having a premium membership only for the West where players can progress though the membership tiers so they can earn “cool special effects for their Windwalk skill and boosts to XP and currency drop rates.”