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12-18-2012, 07:38 PM
#11
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The game itself is fun, but when looking at the Kickstarter page and seeing stuff like how a $50 pledge will get you the game and $10 worth of in-game credit, this is clearly going to be some MASSIVE money sync via random boosters like real world CCGs.

While I get the leveling of cards, what is the significance of leveling your main character in a match?

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12-18-2012, 07:48 PM
#12
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
The game itself is fun, but when looking at the Kickstarter page and seeing stuff like how a $50 pledge will get you the game and $10 worth of in-game credit, this is clearly going to be some MASSIVE money sync via random boosters like real world CCGs.

While I get the leveling of cards, what is the significance of leveling your main character in a match?
You can only play the leveled cards when your character levels up. For example, your level 2 cards only begin to appear when your character becomes level 2.

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12-18-2012, 08:16 PM
#13
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
The game itself is fun, but when looking at the Kickstarter page and seeing stuff like how a $50 pledge will get you the game and $10 worth of in-game credit, this is clearly going to be some MASSIVE money sync via random boosters like real world CCGs.
I think you misread somewhere. It'll probably be an expensive hobby, but not quite that bad. The $60 plegde gives you $60 of in-game credit and $100 gives you $100, along with the other tier perks.
12-18-2012, 08:18 PM
#14
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
The game itself is fun, but when looking at the Kickstarter page and seeing stuff like how a $50 pledge will get you the game and $10 worth of in-game credit, this is clearly going to be some MASSIVE money sync via random boosters like real world CCGs.

While I get the leveling of cards, what is the significance of leveling your main character in a match?
Darn, I was hoping this would be a self contained game like Ascension, or based on pre-built decks like the Magic iPad app. Looking like players will have to pony-up for digital card packs. That's fine for those who like it, but my days of blowing cash on boosters have long passed...

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12-18-2012, 08:23 PM
#15
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If this game will not follow Ascenscion/Magic 2013 (full game + expansion) business model (in which I don't think they will), then I don't see myself buying this. Not a fan of paying for digital 'goods'. The game looks fun to play, with enough features to make it even a bit unique, but paying for digital booster packs, hmm. Another story.
12-18-2012, 08:42 PM
#16
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I think you misread somewhere. It'll probably be an expensive hobby, but not quite that bad. The $60 plegde gives you $60 of in-game credit and $100 gives you $100, along with the other tier perks.
Sorry, I may have had the cash amounts way off, it was simply the FACT that this would be a game one COULD spend $60 or more on that sacred me off.

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12-18-2012, 09:39 PM
#17
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Sorry, I may have had the cash amounts way off, it was simply the FACT that this would be a game one COULD spend $60 or more on that sacred me off.
Yeah, I'm not feeling it. However, I'm sure they'll make a killing off of this unlike their other titles.
12-18-2012, 10:22 PM
#18
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Sorry, I may have had the cash amounts way off, it was simply the FACT that this would be a game one COULD spend $60 or more on that sacred me off.
Oh definitely, but looking closely, it does seem a little better than the competition. The FAQ says cards can be unlocked by playing and also by spending in-game currency that you earn as you play. More than once they mention being able to play without spending a dime. Not only that but they claim IAP booster packs will be "substantially" cheaper than other TCGs. It was always money that stopped me getting into the others, so hopefully this will be my chance
12-19-2012, 03:58 AM
#19
It is a mix of Spectromancer + lvl up card mechanics Thunderstone alike?

This game could be easily a self-contained game like Ascension, I suppose a CCG is more profitable.

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12-19-2012, 06:23 AM
#20
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While I get the leveling of cards, what is the significance of leveling your main character in a match?
The level up counter is basically the number of times your discard pile has been shuffled back into your deck. Higher level means you have a higher density of leveled up cards.

Also, the team has been saying from the start that all cards can be unlocked through gameplay. The only things that can *only* be bought will be cosmetic stuff, like avatars and alternate card art. There's also supposed to be a robust trading system, so you may be able to trade for some of these things. While spending cash will get you things faster and easier, the intent is that if you don't want to spend money you can still have fun with the game and even experience everything without dropping tons of money on it if you're willing to invest time instead.

Finally it's worth noting that there will be a single player campaign with a dynamic game world and storyline, so even if you don't plan on dropping cash on cards for tournament play it should still be worth your time for that.

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This game could be easily a self-contained game like Ascension, I suppose a CCG is more profitable.
This is also a case of the studio trying to shake up the CCG market a bit, with a number of members on the team being avid Magic: The Gathering players. I don't think it's fair to look at it as just a cash grab, considering they're still putting out expansions for Ascension. It's a bunch of very motivated guys working on an exciting new project in a heavily stagnated market.

Last edited by TheSporkWithin; 12-19-2012 at 06:48 AM.