NCSOFT is trying to upgrade its account management system to support single login. They are offering 400 NCoin to players who update their account to an email login before July 3rd. However, there are limitations on the NCoin; it will expire if not used within 30 days. Furthermore, you can not use the free NCoin until you empty your current balance, as purchased NCoin will be depleted first. For those who play both Aion and Lineage II, you would only get the bonus once, so whichever game you make the adjustment with first will register the reward for you.
What does all this mean?
Basically it means you won’t have to remember some silly usernames you chose for multiple games years ago. Now, all you need to do is remember which email you used for your NCSoft account.
As far as the free NCoin, it’s a nice gesture, but I also feel it’s just a way to lure you into spending money in their cash shop. I say this for a few reasons; the first is they put a time limit on the free currency, so it forces you to look in the shop to see what’s worth getting. Next, 400 NCoin won’t get you very much; I have 1200 that has been sitting in my account for a year, and I can maybe get a mount with it? Finally, you have to spend your accumulated NCoin first, which means you have to purchase other things before you can spend your free NCoin if you’re like me.
Like I said, it’s a nice gesture but it’d be nicer if they didn’t put stipulations on it.