New Player looking for advice on store packs

Hello I'm quite new to the game and would like to buy the odd pack to help me along on my progression journey.

Do you have any advice on what packs to go for and what are the best value? I see there is a 'Refined Crystal Cache' pack new to the store but wary of going for it and wasting my money. I spent £10gbp on a pack and ended up with 5 shards for a toon. It didn't seem worth it.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Did you purchase the Hyperdrive Bundle?
  • Did you purchase the Hyperdrive Bundle?

    I didn't. I started from scratch.
  • I didn't. I started from scratch.

    It's possible that the Hyperdrive Bundle is still the best value for money pack available, then - what's your current level?
  • I didn't. I started from scratch.

    It's possible that the Hyperdrive Bundle is still the best value for money pack available, then - what's your current level?

    Thanks. Its currently 55.
  • Thanks. Its currently 55.

    I'd recommend looking into how much that bundle will benefit you; I can't speak from experience as I was at end-game long before the bundle was created, but it seems to me to be a very good deal for newer players who are prepared to spend a little to catch up
  • MasterTomski
    4 posts Member
    edited March 6
    Thanks. Its currently 55.

    I'd recommend looking into how much that bundle will benefit you; I can't speak from experience as I was at end-game long before the bundle was created, but it seems to me to be a very good deal for newer players who are prepared to spend a little to catch up

    That's a good idea. I'm wary though of the fact I'll skip the 'grind'. It might seem crazy but I do quite enjoy this. I was looking at the smaller packs to give me a slight boost here and there rather than skip the progression if that makes sense? Do you think the other packs such as the refined crystal cache are worth a punt?

    Thanks

  • Hortus
    238 posts Member
    Hyperdrive bundle is by far THE best price/benefit pack for virtually any account except very high end ones (even when you don't need to level any of those characters anymore and only need gear and other resources included). For new player spending on other packs without buying Hyperdrive would be a waste imho.

    Spending crystals directly for buying character shards or packs is generally bad investment unless you are exactly know what are you doing. Spending on gear pieces is better but spending on energy and farming node refreshes is more profitable in long run up to at least 3 refreshes per day.

    Also one-time gear/resources packs generally has better price/benefit rate.
  • That's a good idea. I'm wary though of the fact I'll skip the 'grind'. It might seem crazy but I do quite enjoy this. I was looking at the smaller packs to give me a slight boost here and there rather than skip the progression if that makes sense? Do you think the other packs such as the refined crystal cache are worth a punt?

    Thanks

    I completely agree regarding the rewarding feeling obtained from "the grind", which is why I have spent very, very little on this game in the 4 years that I have been playing. And it is due to that fact that I will graciously defer to other players' judgement on the value of the smaller packs :)
  • Hortus wrote: »
    Hyperdrive bundle is by far THE best price/benefit pack for virtually any account except very high end ones (even when you don't need to level any of those characters anymore and only need gear and other resources included). For new player spending on other packs without buying Hyperdrive would be a waste imho.

    Spending crystals directly for buying character shards or packs is generally bad investment unless you are exactly know what are you doing. Spending on gear pieces is better but spending on energy and farming node refreshes is more profitable in long run up to at least 3 refreshes per day.

    Also one-time gear/resources packs generally has better price/benefit rate.

    Thanks for the advice. I think I may go for the smaller pack and continue the grind. I will bear in mind your comments about spending on gear and refreshes. I think this will be the best way to assemble a team.

    Would you say, then, to avoid the 'Chromium' and 'Faction' packs?

  • Hortus wrote: »
    Hyperdrive bundle is by far THE best price/benefit pack for virtually any account except very high end ones (even when you don't need to level any of those characters anymore and only need gear and other resources included). For new player spending on other packs without buying Hyperdrive would be a waste imho.

    Spending crystals directly for buying character shards or packs is generally bad investment unless you are exactly know what are you doing. Spending on gear pieces is better but spending on energy and farming node refreshes is more profitable in long run up to at least 3 refreshes per day.

    Also one-time gear/resources packs generally has better price/benefit rate.

    Thanks for the advice. I think I may go for the smaller pack and continue the grind. I will bear in mind your comments about spending on gear and refreshes. I think this will be the best way to assemble a team.

    Would you say, then, to avoid the 'Chromium' and 'Faction' packs?

    Yes, imo avoid all of the shard packs for crystals (that award a random number of shards). They are generally a terrible value. An exception to this early on are the Journey guide faction mega packs that guarantee a full character with each purchase.

    Other than that, most $ packs are a good relative value (compared to what the contents would cost in crystals), however some are better than others. Pretty much anything short of zetas can be converted into a crystal value, so that is helpful when determining how valuable a pack is to you.
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  • Jarvind
    3423 posts Member
    edited March 10
    In general, don't buy packs where you don't know exactly what you'll be getting, because you'll probably get crap. And buying crystals is a worse value than the "bundles," assuming that you need all or most of the stuff in the bundle.

    The Hyperdrive bundle is the best value you can get by several orders of magnitude. I wouldn't worry about "missing out on the grind." You'll quickly see that the grind never really ends.
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