1). When Mechwarrior Online goes live to Founders' Program members it will be, as I understand it, in the open beta phase. Is this correct?
2). If yes, and we're playing in the open beta phase (traditionally meaning nothing's yet set in concrete and much of the game is still open to serious changes), isn't it unwise to allow us to use our $80 worth of in-game credit and/or our premium account time while still in open beta, since what's to stop us losing out big-time if something's changed drastically?
3). When does our 1-/2-/3-month premium account period start if we buy the Veteran/Elite/Legendary Founders' Program? On the 7th of August no matter what? The first time we log into MWO? Or when we choose to kick-start it? I (and I'm sure I'm not alone) probably can't make good use of the premium account time at the time of release, and would rather hold off on using it for a better time. But if I don't have that option then the Founders' package becomes much less appealing for me.
If anyone can answer these questions with informed answers, I'd appreciate it. I may just have found a timely replacement for World of Tanks (they sure did take the low road ), and at this stage I'm at about 80% likely to jump into MWO head first with $120 stuck to my helmet.
1. When you jump in from the founders packs it will be open beta yes.
2. They have already stated that when we get in nothing will reset after that, so it is effectivly a headstart on non founders. Meaning you won't lose anything when it goes live.
3. Your premium starts at game start, not before, it's not used up while you can access the game at this time, but you don't get to chose when to start it either so if you are on holidays when game starts currently tuff luck (although they have said they will look into being able to delay the premium start if you want to, but no promises).