Great changes to the shop. I was peeved with the previous renevations which prohibited clan choices. When we moved back to the old packs I was pleased. Now with these new packs I am very greatful that clan choice was preserved in elite and ultimate packs. Since I have been playing for a long time it is quite beneficial to be able to select the clans which I am missing cards from. A guaranteed rare and an extra card is just great. Thanks UR!!!
I think this is a positive change.
1) It makes the game simpler to collect for new players.
2) It reduces the value of new blood over the other packs. Previously, new blood packs were so much more valuable than other packs that it was unhealthy for the market. Now, you have some incentive to pick elite or ultimate packs.
3) It gets rid of the "trap" packs that were worthless for new players such as Platinum, etc...
The only negative is that it might dilute new blood a little bit too much. last 50 releases is a long, long time.
@kitsune You do know that your post about the new shop is flawed.
To start New blood wasn't so much more valuable it was normally better to pick extended packs than new blood.
Making the game simpler to collect is actually a bad thing. Half of the game is the collecting part now people can rush through it in no time so that is really a negative.
Also the "new" New blood pack still pales in comparison to the "new" Elite pack. And this has dragged down the whole market. Lizbeth is down about 5-6k
and Kalindra 12k
This has actually made it harder to complete the whole collection because the increase in these cards decreased their value and now their is a bigger gap in CR prices.
I honestly think now this was a huge mistake. I supported the staff when it first happened but now its gone south and very fast. The market is tanking.
If the above numbers don't make you see that
The big 4 for the Vortex clan (X-0DUS, Dregn, dagg, and Shaakarti) used to be worth around 155k for the 4 of them. They are now worth around 130k That means in only 3 days they have lost 25k value or almost 1/6 of their value. Do players really want this? I would much prefer the packs if they didnt guarantee the rare but gave the extra card. New Blood can give a rare for all I care that doesnt affect the overall market, But the elite pack and ultimate pack are ruining the market.
Please UR Staff fix the mistake you have made!
So this change combined with the Futoshi Ld missions let's me make twice the money on Nekurenbo. Just sold all the copies I had at the price I was going to sell him for before he returned back to New Blood. I'll get a chance to buy him again once the Ld mission cool off and he is still new blood.
"Making the game simpler to collect is actually a bad thing. Half of the game is the collecting part now people can rush through it in no time so that is really a negative."
"This has actually made it harder to complete the whole collection because the increase in these cards decreased their value and now there is a bigger gap in CR prices."
It made things too easy and too hard? That sounds contradictory.
The inflation driven market model we have become accustomed to is bad for the long term health of the game. The long term health of the game depends on it being accessible to new players. I don't just refer to prices on the topend characters but also the prices on ancillary characters had been inflated as well.
I started playing many years ago so I have an almost complete collection. But if I started playing recently, I'd probably have grown bored and quit after a month or so.
About the whole Cr market, prices have dropped dramatically as well. Alot more Cr's have been made available due to DT, 10 Cr's per day as well as 10 per week in elo believe. So thats 10 x 356 days + 10 x 52 weeks 4080 Cr's per year that are introduced to plalyers/ the market, bringing down their price, and considering there like 65 Cr's (not exactly sure) thats almost like 62 Of each Cr brought into thr game. Look at Vickie Cr her price was reaching around 700k and now its 440k a 260k drop. All Cr's have tecently dropped down. So the gap isnt as bad as everyone thinks
"The cards in my collection have dropped value. I lost a lot of money. The Crs will now be harder to achieve (lame excuse, Crs drop also)." Shop is flawed, main reason being all my rare cards are worth less and other players will be getting them cheaper than what I got them for, making the new Shop a bad idea."
Is this what you're saying, Xi_Chi_Teke?