Citadel Pack

So will this pack be purchasable with crystals or real money? And if crystals, how many would the pack cost? And how long do packs like this usually stay up? I'm just wanting to know so I can conclude if I should start hoarding crystals. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering the same thing.

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  • If you pay attention to the scheme of things, anything that can be bought with real money only is a guaranteed static package. Like Bobas ship and 80 boba shards. When there is "gambling" involved, such as these packs ("5 shards with a chance at 30) it will always use crystals. Same mentatlity as why casino games use chips over cash.
  • Mvnson wrote: »
    If you pay attention to the scheme of things, anything that can be bought with real money only is a guaranteed static package. Like Bobas ship and 80 boba shards. When there is "gambling" involved, such as these packs ("5 shards with a chance at 30) it will always use crystals. Same mentatlity as why casino games use chips over cash.

    Okay I see what you mean. I never noticed that so I appreciate you pointing that out. I'm FTP so crystals would be my only option so that's what I'm hoping for even though RNG is not on my side.
  • FTP?
    Save your crystals.
  • EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...
  • EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    +1
  • Kyno
    21012 posts Moderator
    Mvnson wrote: »
    If you pay attention to the scheme of things, anything that can be bought with real money only is a guaranteed static package. Like Bobas ship and 80 boba shards. When there is "gambling" involved, such as these packs ("5 shards with a chance at 30) it will always use crystals. Same mentatlity as why casino games use chips over cash.

    Okay I see what you mean. I never noticed that so I appreciate you pointing that out. I'm FTP so crystals would be my only option so that's what I'm hoping for even though RNG is not on my side.

    These packs are not for f2p. I doubt you have enough crystals to buy enough packs to get 1 more lvl out of pack like this.

    I'm hoping it's less then the 599 packs but that's my guess on the pricing....

    Most new toons are viable at 3-4* not sure why you would think you need to buy them. Immediate 7* status is for whales only, and the only thing it opens up is raids... (or events where * is a req)
  • EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    It was clarified yesterday that the Citadel pack will give at least 5 shards each of Deathtrooper and Krennic (that's 10 shards per pack).

  • Tannjam wrote: »
    EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    It was clarified yesterday that the Citadel pack will give at least 5 shards each of Deathtrooper and Krennic (that's 10 shards per pack).

    Hey that's kinda cool. Just haveta see if the price is right ( it probably won't be)
  • Kyno wrote: »
    Mvnson wrote: »
    If you pay attention to the scheme of things, anything that can be bought with real money only is a guaranteed static package. Like Bobas ship and 80 boba shards. When there is "gambling" involved, such as these packs ("5 shards with a chance at 30) it will always use crystals. Same mentatlity as why casino games use chips over cash.

    Okay I see what you mean. I never noticed that so I appreciate you pointing that out. I'm FTP so crystals would be my only option so that's what I'm hoping for even though RNG is not on my side.

    These packs are not for f2p. I doubt you have enough crystals to buy enough packs to get 1 more lvl out of pack like this.

    I'm hoping it's less then the 599 packs but that's my guess on the pricing....

    Most new toons are viable at 3-4* not sure why you would think you need to buy them. Immediate 7* status is for whales only, and the only thing it opens up is raids... (or events where * is a req)

    I was just hoping to get to 5* on Krennic so I can just make up for it with gear and mods. My shard isn't very competitive. There is only one team with a zeta. So I figured if I can go all out on "Deathnic" I can be a little more competitive than I am now. If it is 599 or lower than I will invest if I have enough crystals to 5* him.
  • EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    Sorry for double post, but how much was the shoretrooper pack?
  • RAYRAY
    2633 posts Member
    EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    Sorry for double post, but how much was the shoretrooper pack?

    1199 I think
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  • 599 crystals
  • RAYRAY wrote: »
    EA is getting more greedy... the shore trooper pack gave u 10 shards per pack... now only 5...

    Sorry for double post, but how much was the shoretrooper pack?

    1199 I think
    Skuddy wrote: »
    599 crystals

    Well when someone finds out can they post it on here so I figure out what I should do? I'm not online as much as I use to be so I might be the last to know.


  • 2999 crystals, thats a shame
  • MBL_66
    2465 posts Member
    This pricing is just ridiculous and from the few unlucky **** that did buy this pack I'm hearing that there really isn't a "chance" to get 30 shards. I recently began as a p2p player again in December, it took me 5 months to get over the mods debacle but I was ready to move on, happy with the game and ready to support you guys with more purchases. Just know that my wallet has closed again, thank you.
  • Understanding the need for a return on investment on developer hours and on going support costs I understand pricing of packs need to make a profit. I want to put 2 options on the table for consideration.

    1) Like the tie pack where the first purchase guaranteed a higher pay out. This would create more incentive to purchase. I suspect the volume of one time purchase would off set the extra purchase the super whale would have spent anyways. Greater profit?

    2) Recoup the pack price by volume. Instead of a pack targeted to the 1% of users. Set the pack price at entry level crystal cost (500). If you sell to all P2P users and also turn some F2P to purchase in the long run to level/gear/mod character would generate more momentum for crystals spend. Greater profits?

    The current price is beyond my reach and wanted to share my feedback for consideration for future packs

    Thank you
  • The really sad thing is that I was saving up crystals for this since they announced the pack. I am definitely not going to waste any time on this. I was just hoping to save enough crystals to get Krennic to 5*, but in reality I am definitely not surprised this happened.
  • Agree with many in this post, seems greed level has gone significantly up with these. Aurodium packs were a much better value compared to this. I know a couple whales that have said they are ceasing purchases for time being due to greed level of these packs given the power of the characters, notably death trooper.

    Aurodium Data Pack - 750 crystals, combo pack for B2, wedge, Royal Guard, Sun Fac, or IG-86. Possible to get 4 * B2, and 5 shards of other characters.

    Citadel Pack - 2,999 credits for 5-30 shards, and everything I have read from numerous sources, anything over 5 shards is extremely rare.

    245 shards to get Krennic to 7*, at 5 shards a pack is 49 packs. That is 146,951 crystals, roughly $1000 (146,951/15710 = 9.3) 15,710 crystals for $100.

  • Destructo wrote: »
    Agree with many in this post, seems greed level has gone significantly up with these. Aurodium packs were a much better value compared to this. I know a couple whales that have said they are ceasing purchases for time being due to greed level of these packs given the power of the characters, notably death trooper.

    Aurodium Data Pack - 750 crystals, combo pack for B2, wedge, Royal Guard, Sun Fac, or IG-86. Possible to get 4 * B2, and 5 shards of other characters.

    Citadel Pack - 2,999 credits for 5-30 shards, and everything I have read from numerous sources, anything over 5 shards is extremely rare.

    245 shards to get Krennic to 7*, at 5 shards a pack is 49 packs. That is 146,951 crystals, roughly $1000 (146,951/15710 = 9.3) 15,710 crystals for $100.

    This is why I am getting discouraged with my chance at doing good in arena.
  • Dretzle
    716 posts Member
    edited February 2017
    Let's just compare the pack to shipment prices. You can spend 50 crystals for one shard, or 80 crystals for 1 shard of a premium character.

    Assuming you want both death Trooper and krennic, that's 2,999 crystals for 10 shards, or 300 crystals for 1 shard. What I'm the... How does that drastic increase in price even make sense? It's no longer inflation, that's just highway robbery, and don't tell me people are buying the packs for the credits.

    How is two characters in this game worth $1000?
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