Ok, so the founder packs will be available for purchase in 7 days. This will guarantee access to the closed beta about one month after the pack release. These parts are not too hard to understand but there are a lot of questions about the rest. This is what the elite founders pack list
$60 ELITE Founder's Package Includes:
- Exclusive custom "Founder's BattleMech." This 'Mech includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
- $80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
- Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
- Founder's Tag - sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
- Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts July 17th.
The second bullet point is the $80 of in game currency, that’s great, I get $80 for $60, but what can I do with this currency? I haven’t seen any info on what I can purchase in an online store. Battle mechs? Custom paint jobs? Weapons? Ammo? And what will these things cost? That $80 of in game currency might last for months and months, but then on the other hand a battle mech might cost $100. I don’t think it would, but we have no info on this.
Two months of premium account, great, how much will a premium account run per month? $4.99, $9.99, maybe only $0.99 a month. It’s hard to gauge the value of my Elite package two months of premium account when I don’t know how much the monthly rate for a premium account will be.
Founder’s Tag, that’s not too hard to understand
Early access to the game on July 17th. That’s around 30 days from now. I understand that most devs don’t know how long the beta will run. So this could give you just a few days of closed beta access or a few months before the game goes to open beta.
But sense this is all in beta, will there be any account resets before the game moves to open beta?
Will accounts be reset when the game moves from open beta to full release?
If the accounts are reset, will the purchases I make will my in game currency stay with my account or will they be reset and lost?
Will the currency be refunded to my account?
How soon do I have to pick my founders pack mech after my account is activated?
There are tons of other questions that spur from this, as well as other questions to the mechanics of the game itself. Everyone is assuming this game will run a lot like world of tanks, that each match will be a single spawn game mode. Once you die that’s it for the match and so on. But it seems that’s all we the players have so far is a lot of assumptions. We don’t have much info that has been released. When you start the game you pick a faction, merc, or lone wolf. We have no info on what this means as far as long term game play. Will I be able to change from one faction to another? What's the difference in this faction or another one? If I start as a merc or lone wolf and do not like this play style and move to a faction, do I have to start a new account or character? Will any of my premium account assests move with me if I make a new character? Another big question a lot of people have is what type of in game clan/guild support will there be? Not clan as in the clans but in game groups within the larger factions.
So far from the screen shots and in game videos I have seen this looks like it will be a fun an interesting game. I am a big battle tech fan and I am hoping this is a game I can get behind and play for a long time to come. But these are core questions that I think we should have answers to. I’m sure more people have more questions that are just as valid as the ones I listed. It would be nice if we could get more information on the game that many of us are looking to spend a lot of money on so we know what we are getting into.