Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DDO The Shadowfell Conspiracy Expansion Pack Comparison

So, what's the difference between the standard edition and the collector's edition, including any pre-purchase bonus items?

  • 2 more character slots
  • 2 more iconic heroes
  • greater tome of epic learning
  • a better skill tome
  • an additional 1000 turbine points
  • extra cosmetic stuff
  • $20 more
Two extra character slots is storage space if nothing else. It also means I could roll up a Juggernaut or something else that looks fun. 625 TP ea without discount, 500 TP ea with 20% discount.

Iconic heroes don't really interest me right now. It sounds like they might be TR able in the future, so that might change but for now, with no TR they are kind of dead end.

A tome of epic learning is kind of cool. I know I like my tomes of learning from MOTU, so this might be an equivalently cool item. It also gives incentive to not grinding the same quests over and over again.

Having a +2 instead of a +1 skill tome? And it can't be UMD? Oh well. I don't think that makes or breaks anything.

Turbine points are always useful.

Cosmetic stuff?  I don't care about cosmetic stuff, but I know some do. If these aren't bound...then that might be plat or other stuff. But I bet they are bound.

So that is around 2000 TP worth of useful stuff, and some indeterminate value on other stuff, for $20 more dollars. So at least at that level, it's a good deal, or at least not a bad deal.

2 comments:

geoffhanna said...

Buying Turbine Points in these packages annoys me.

Brian Peterson said...

Thats a good point, if they took out the points and lowered the price by $10 or $20 it would make more sense.

Except, Turbine Points are essentially free for Turbine to make, so it makes economic sense to pad everything they can with points.