New Starter Packs mounts looks better then old Founder Pack

  • Hi all,

    thanks for the feedback.

    We agree that the new legendary vanity mounts look better than the old founder mounts. The reason for this is simply that back in the day, we did not have the same art capabilities that we have right now. Having said that, they are just that - vanity mounts. It is virtually certain that the founder's mounts will exceed the new vanity mounts in in-game value significantly, simply because they are no longer available - and never will be available again. How the price will develop post release if of course hard to say. Keep in mind though that you can always sell your founder's mounts in the player driven market, and use the proceeds to get the starter pack mounts instead (though it's something I would not recommend doing early on to be honest)

    Also, when it comes to the legendary pack, please note that the starter packs do not include any type of special housing. It is not likely that we will do something similar to the legendary founder's house any time soon, quite simply because it is an extreme amount of work given that we need to cover all the different tiers.

    Most importantly, the founder's packs contain 10% more gold than starter packs. We achieved this by adding 10% extra gold to all founder's packs retroactively. On the legendary pack, this represents an added value of just below $7, meaning that the value of gold and premium alone is almost equal to the cost of the pack.

    We never stated head starts would be exclusive to founders, and also never got the impression that people perceived it this way. In hindsight, maybe that is something we should have clarified in advance.

    Finally, please note that in our communication about starter packs, we always stated very clearly that they would be comparable to the founder's packs, but would offer less value for money. Below, please see a direct comparison of the packs, I think it fits the above description quite well. (note that for the founder's pack, the "wearable equipment" does not have a little picture in the overview, it's still included though)

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  • Korn wrote:

    Finally, please note that in our communication about starter packs, we always stated very clearly that they would be comparable to the founder's packs, but would offer less value for money.
    I don't see how the veteran pack offers less value. Since the 10% was an added bonus and not originally in the founders pack. Seems like just the exact same pack and more like a kick in the nuts for players that have stuck around for years.
    Savage
  • Korn wrote:

    Hi all,

    thanks for the feedback.

    We agree that the new legendary vanity mounts look better than the old founder mounts. The reason for this is simply that back in the day, we did not have the same art capabilities that we have right now. Having said that, they are just that - vanity mounts. It is virtually certain that the founder's mounts will exceed the new vanity mounts in in-game value significantly, simply because they are no longer available - and never will be available again. How the price will develop post release if of course hard to say. Keep in mind though that you can always sell your founder's mounts in the player driven market, and use the proceeds to get the starter pack mounts instead (though it's something I would not recommend doing early on to be honest)

    Also, when it comes to the legendary pack, please note that the starter packs do not include any type of special housing. It is not likely that we will do something similar to the legendary founder's house any time soon, quite simply because it is an extreme amount of work given that we need to cover all the different tiers.

    Most importantly, the founder's packs contain 10% more gold than starter packs. We achieved this by adding 10% extra gold to all founder's packs retroactively. On the legendary pack, this represents an added value of just below $7, meaning that the value of gold and premium alone is almost equal to the cost of the pack.

    Finally, please note that in our communication about starter packs, we always stated very clearly that they would be comparable to the founder's packs, but would offer less value for money. We never stated head starts would be exclusive to founders, and also never got the impression that people perceived it this way. In hindsight, maybe that is something we should have clarified in advance.
    Thanks for quick reaction. I think that the new Starter pack equipment will be more valuable for two reasons, one being that it looks a lot better. The other one, the more important, is the scarcity. There are tens of thousands of Legendary Founder packs sold over the course of two years. It is very unlikely that there will be that many Legendary Starter packs, simply because they are no longer important.

    Everyone who wanted Legendary tier items and head start has already bought one or two. Most of the items are valuable for first few days. Two weeks after the game has been launched T3 mounts will be very cheap. Gold will cost a lot. T3 equipment will be easy to come by and there will be no rush - new players can't even rush anything because they are new.

    All things considered, I can't shake off the feeling that Founder equipment will be worthless few days after launch while the new Legendary Starter pack items will be hard to come by without paying another $100.