We've seen just a small piece of Fortune at Vell's End so far, and I just can't wait any longer to do my first preview of the set!
Now, since this is our largest set ever, you may expect everything to be big, but this is probably something you weren't expecting:
Coming July 2014!
After enjoying the artwork, you'll come to notice the big reveal: 10-card booster packs!
"So wait, it's the biggest set ever, and you're going back to 10-card boosters? Why?"
Yes, and with good reason. First, for the uninformed, I'll explain the history of our booster packs briefly. Ever since our first edition, we've had 10 cards per booster pack (1 home haven, 6 commons, 2 uncommons, and 1 rare). In 2013, we experimented with 15-card boosters (1 home haven, 8 commons, 4 uncommons, and 2 rares). We expected everyone to be excited: more cards means more excitement, and we priced them to be more than worthy to have 2 rares.
At first, we were right. The bigger packs created more excitement, but that excitement didn't last. With each pack, the fresh new cards to discover dwindled faster. Everyone had fun, but we could've supplied you with more fun!
As it turns out, cracking open multiple, cheaper packs is much more fun than fewer, bigger packs. The perceived value and fun is greater with smaller packs! I never would have guessed!
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Fortune at Vell's End preorders begin June 1st!
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|Lafitte on May 12th, 2014 @ 03:29 PM|
For me, actually, the Christmas packs were why I didn't buy any of the booster packs. I bought a bunch of them and, since the cards were exclusively from Strawberry this past Christmas, I ended up with nearly the entire set other than the starter decks. I had between 12-20 of every common. At that point, getting booster packs didn't make sense. After the decks came in I'm only missing two cards.
The previous Christmas these packs had 2nd Vanilla and Tribes of Tanglebrook. That kept any set from getting over-represented.
I can't say if anyone else shares my situation, though.
Nezumi12 on May 12th, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
a lot of interesting points raised in comments here. too many to really respond to, so i'll just stick to this:
Think of the packs as Christmas/Birthday gifts. More = more fun, but the occasional big one is awesome.
sirdan87 on May 12th, 2014 @ 11:09 AM
I so can't wait to get my hands on some of these packs! Also Trail and error on the booster packs. You know now for future preference for pricing and business, let alone for users to crack open multiple packs, as you have mentioned.
Super excited for this set. (I so want Sev card!)
Zeneth_Starr on May 12th, 2014 @ 09:44 AM
The pack history all makes sense. Perception is a major part of everything. I approve.
ezekiel_tyr on May 11th, 2014 @ 11:30 PM
very nice booster art though im still waiting to see what you have for cards
polkakitty on May 11th, 2014 @ 07:45 PM
Well, when you have most of the cards in a set and you're looking to complete it, that generally means you want to get as many rares as possible, and anything else isn't a priority. From that perspective, the big boosters are clearly the best deal, regardless of the size of the packs:
Strawberry Booster Packs: $8 and has 2 rares, $4.00 per rare
Awakening Booster Packs: $5 and has 1 rare, $5.00 per rare
Strawberry Big Boosters: $25 and has 8 rares, $3.12 per rare
Awakening Big Boosters: $35 and has 10 rares, $3.50 per rare
So given that, I don't think it's terribly consequential whether they offer 10-card boosters or 15-card boosters, as long as they keep offering the big boosters. I think that when you've already got most of a set (which is when you start worrying about opening a pack that's all cards you already have,) it's a lot easier to justify buying the big boosters than the regular boosters.
I do kind of have to say, though, please don't do another set where there's only 1 of each starter-only card in each starter. The thing Strawberry did with giving you a bunch of half-size decks with only 1 of each non-Home Haven card in them was an interesting sort of alternative game mode, and I'd be open to seeing some more variations like that. But having to buy 3 starter decks to get a complete set of the starter-only cards (and people would be reluctant to trade them because they'd have the same problem) really felt kind of unfair to me.
RainbowKitten on May 11th, 2014 @ 06:48 PM
I want all the cards please! ^_^
BlueJay on May 11th, 2014 @ 06:35 PM
This set will bankrupt me.
Damn you, Seppel!
yuko on May 11th, 2014 @ 06:20 PM
ohhh my gosh! I want some of those new cards.
Kehran_Remsus on May 11th, 2014 @ 05:51 PM
I can't speak for others but until FO comes out and we don't have physical cards trading can be hard. Have you thought of a buyback system? We send you extra cards for small amount of furos and you can use them in grab bags and other stuff. Just a idea.
Kehran_Remsus on May 11th, 2014 @ 05:43 PM
One issues you will always have is that if you try to open play sets of rares and uncommons is you will get a bunch of extras commons. So the bigger booster gave you more rares and uncommon and less commons. If you limit the rates for pulling cards from starter in boosters, you eliminate the feeling of waste at pulling cards you played $20 or $40 for. You tried to fix this by making starter only cards rates and eliminate the need to buy multiple copies of starters. But you still have what I call dead rares, that's just trade bait. And in widespread communities like this isn't very good.
Kaia_Cougar on May 11th, 2014 @ 05:34 PM
Hmm, personally I think I would have given the 15card packs another shot. I think what really shot Strawberry's excitement in the foot was that the vast majority of the cards were in the starter decks. We were literally collecting for the dual genders, and that's it.
While I can definitely see the "more is better" aspect, at the same time I liked the card balance better. There's just too many commons...I'll end up with a dozen and a half of the same card.
Kehran_Remsus on May 11th, 2014 @ 05:20 PM
I think the problem was or at less my problem was, is that in strawberry the starters. Almost all of the mono gender cards and owners came in starters. With the good starter only cards you want at lest 2 of each starter. And it seemed that you got a owner card as a rare in every pack and unless you get a multi gender card you wasted $8. But outside of that I liked the 15 cards boosters.