I can’t really figure out how I feel.
The free rewards don’t perk my ears. I sort of expected that. There has to be a carrot to make me want to pay. The $10 rewards seem pretty reasonable. I actually like the idea of the pet, seeing as getting a pet to mythic is a big hurdle for me right now. Maybe more copies of more pets in the future? The Elite+ pass feels like just a little more gravy on top. For $15 more I sure don’t get as much value as the first $10.
$10 is a nice number. It’s about the most I like to spend on an F2P per month. This happens to be 10 weeks, which is about 2.5 months. All said and done it’s about $4/month. $25 is not as nice a number to me. It’s $15 more than the middle-tier rewards, but the stuff I get is almost as bad as the free rewards. It’s $10/month for a tiny boost vs. $4/month for a big boost. Note that’s more than twice the price.
I think the price points and long delays bug me. When I spend money in an F2P, I want to feel like I got more powerful today. Even some long-term things like Ring of Wonder have immediate payoffs. Elite Pass pays off “over the next 10 weeks” which isn’t as exciting. Due to the scoring of world events I can’t really estimate when I get my mythic.
I think this won’t achieve what the devs want, but is courteous to players. What the devs want is for everyone to buy at least the $10 pass ASAP. But as a player, it seems more wise to wait a week or two and see if it looks like I’ll even get the mythic before spending. I have no incentive to spend $10 week 1 instead of week 10. All I’m doing is signing myself up for “work”. If I wait until week 10, I can find out if I got far enough to make the pass worth it.
That’s a weird prospect. Usually F2P makes me spend money to save time. I don’t see that in this transaction, but it’s not a bad deal.