| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (28)

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 8:42PM Boruk said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
If you are a F2P player wanting to get really far in the game on as little as possible...this sale is your chance!

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 8:58PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
That is a very good deal and I will definitely be picking this up for my F2P account. With these quest packs you can easily go through to lvl 40. Throw in some skirmishes and boom you are in Moria which you can pick up for $10 on amazon (just be careful which version you buy).

So for $20 you can explore 90% of the game and have packs open to get enough turbine points to unlock everything else worthwhile without grinding on multiple characters just for the points.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:05PM (Unverified) said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
It is stuff like this that makes Turbines F2P model superior to most others.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:07PM Birk said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Amazing! Thanks massively, for the heads up. And thanks, Turbine, for kicking ass.

-Birk

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:30PM (Unverified) said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
Pay for content I had already purchased when it came in a box, but lost when the game went free to play? No thanks.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:43PM (Unverified) said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
Rubbish. You didn't lose anything, you can still pay your monthly fee and play just like you did before.
Reply

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:48PM Boruk said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Your Hunter in Warcraft is calling for you....
Reply

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 9:48PM (Unverified) said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
Pay your sub and you have the same level of content you had back then. You gain premium account level with your previous box purchase, so you get extras, just not as much as when you subbed to a game you bought a box for.

Don't want to pay a sub? Then you have the same level of access when you didn't pay but it wasn't free to play....
Reply

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 10:37PM Ocho said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Awesome. I will definitely take them up on this... now I'm hitting myself because I bought Lone-lands not too long ago when it was on sale for 280. But unless they start giving them away, this sale is hard to pass up.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 11:05PM madcartoonist said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
that is really surprising. I can't really remember a ddo sale that was that good. Usually the best you can hope for is 20% off with a few higher things once in a great while. Now the only issue is if you are VIP and thinking of dropping to premium you won't be able to buy this in the store until your VIP status wears off (30 days from the last time you paid).

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 12:12AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Aw, my VIP wears off on the 16th, very bad timing for me

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 12:48AM jimr9999us said

  • 1 heart
  • Report
No coincidence this sale drops on the day the WoW patch hits.

A good deal on content but the lack of fast travel still makes anything less than a sub an absurd waste of time.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 4:11AM Deadalon said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Ah yes.. WOW patch - I forgot that. And I thought that Turbine actually was not JUST about buisness.

Will be resubbing for WOW later today (after 2 years out) just to see the class changes. Still I think I buy the questpacks ... but not sure now.
Reply

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 11:39AM Liltawen said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
They have a history of this: Moria came out at the same time as WotLK. F2P was probably timed for the same time as Cataclysm but Blizzard delayed C.
Reply

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 4:05AM Deadalon said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
The reason for so low prices is probably because Turbine is seeing huge dropout of players atm. I will probably buy this packs instead of subbing.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 4:15AM Jeromai said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
One or two months later, watch as Angmar, Trollshaws and Misty Mountains goes on 75% off. :)

Sounds like they are timing the offers to coincide with the bulk of casual levelers hitting level 20ish. (Ie. let the fast ones pay, grind or subscribe. Dangle a sale to keep the others going with content.)

Still a nice deal. I already bought an no-discount Lone-Lands from impatience and general uneasy twitchiness but was waiting for something like this for North-downs and Evendim - areas I quite like the look of, but could live without. Especially Everswim.

Hope my future prediction comes true. Scoring an average of 2 out of 3 areas at a discount wouldn't be too bad. (Got Trollshaws too, alas.)

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 4:59AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Wonder if this could also be targeting EU players who want to play f2p cheaply?

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 7:03AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
EU players! There's any left after that whole "its free until it goes f2p" thing, and then deciding the game was going sub based again until..... well, they figure out how to make a F2p game.

That was as of a few weeks ago anyway, when a friend tried to resub, after burning a lot of gigs of my monthly bandwidth allocation only to give up and do something else when there was virtually no one online. Apparently that's what has gone on, it might of been sorted out by now I guess
Reply

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 5:58AM dudes said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Do you ever feel that MMO life is becoming one big advertisement?

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 10:35AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
A wonderful discount, and a terrible failure.
Remember when DDO had issues like this with the +2 supreme tomes? Limited time offers, and a character who had used a single +2 tome would never be able to see them in the store. 2nd time those were available, they had fixed that and I believe at the same time done something similar for adventure packs.

So how come LOTRO, which uses the exact same store system, has regressed in this manner? If you don't know what I'm talking about, these hugely discounted quest packs can not be viewed and therefore not bought as a VIP. Which is a HUGE bummer for people like me who have gone with a single month of VIP, but long term plan to stay premium.
And their only customer support option to remedy this is, they can force your account back down to Premium, but you will never get the remaining VIP time back. So yeah, if you've only got 2 days left, you can go with this, but not if you, like me, have 3 weeks left.

Why is this stupid? Let's take a real world analogy. Let's say you on principle limit yourself to buying 1 pair of shoes and only buy new shoes when the old ones start falling apart. The shoes you have currently are however, very worn, and you know you will have to throw them out in about 3 weeks. Suddenly, you spot a huge sale on shoes, 75% off. What turbine wants you to do is stick with your principles, because you can't use the new shoes... yet anyways. What I propose is a bit of loosening of your principles, so even though you can't use new shoes at just this moment, you should be allowed to buy a new pair.

Featured Stories

PAX Prime 2014: Going on a deer hunt in H1Z1

Posted on Aug 30th 2014 3:00PM

WRUP: WoW's next-next expansion

Posted on Aug 30th 2014 10:00AM

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW