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Shadow Conspiracy by the Numbers

It’s that time again, the pre-purchase details for the next expansion pack have been released.  In order to assist players in making an informed decision about which pack to buy (collectors or standard) and whether or not to buy the legendary upgrade (an extra $50, although there is a 20% discount available when you buy either pack), I provide you the following crunchy numbers.

The charts below are meant to be a guide only, nothing more.  I am not recommending any particular pack (yet).  Also, and I must stress this emphatically, many of the prices in turbine points listed below are estimates based on other similar items in the store. All of these are noted.  In the case of the cosmetic items, these are exclusive and will not be available except by purchasing these packs.  It is unlikely that there will ever be a turbine point value associated with these items.  In the case of the iconic heroes and the epic tomes of learning, these will eventually have a price in turbine points listed, but this information has not yet been released.  The prices may be more, they may be less.  Especially with the iconic heroes, this is difficult to determine.  All that to say, if you use these charts to aid you in your decision about what packs to purchase you forfeit your right to complain that my estimates were wrong and that the actual price may be revealed to be much less.

The expansion pack will include 10 quests and 2 wilderness areas in addition to the quest that is now available for purchasing the pack.

  VIP (13 characters)* Premium (7 characters)* F2P (5 characters)* Per additional character
Collectors edition cost $ $49.99 $49.99 $49.99 $49.99
Collectors edition cost TP 4495 4495 4495 4495
         
3 character slots 1875 1875 1875  
Greater epic tome^ 1595 1595 1595  
3 iconic heroes^^ 2985 2985 2985  
+2 skill tome per character 3835 2065 1475 295
2000 points 2000 2000 2000  
Collectors pack value 12290 10520 9930 295
         
Tressym companion + 4 tricks** 730 730 730  
Owlbear + 4 tricks** 730 730 730  
2 cosmetic goggles*** 200 200 200  
Bladeforged iconic hero^^ 995 995 995  
3 cosmetic armors*** 2085 2085 2085  
Collectors extras value 4740 4740 4740 0
         
Collector + extras 17030 15260 14670 295
TP/$ 340.67 305.26 293.46 5.90
         
  VIP (11 characters)* Premium (5 characters)* F2P (3 characters)* Per additional character
Standard pack cost $ $29.99 $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Standard pack cost TP 2495 2495 2495 2495
         
1 character slot 695 695 695  
Lesser epic tome^ 995 995 995  
1 iconic hero^^ 995 995 995  
+1 skill tome per character 2145 975 585 195
1000 points 1000 1000 1000  
Standard pack value 5830 4660 4270 195
         
Bladeforged iconic hero^^ 995 995 995  
Tressym pet + 4 tricks** 730 730 730  
1 cosmetic goggle*** 100 100 100  
1 cosmetic armor*** 695 695 695  
Standard extras value 2520 2520 2520 0
         
Standard + extras 8350 7180 6790 195
TP/$ 278.43 239.41 226.41 6.50
         
  VIP (10 characters) Premium (4 characters) F2P (2 characters) Per additional character
Legendary upgrade $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
2 owl bear hirelings^^^        
Pseudo dragon pet** 350 350 350  
1 cosmetic armor*** 695 695 695  
1 cosmetic hat*** 100 100 100  
1 creature cosmetic hat*** 95 95 95  
5 sovereign I xp pots 2395 2395 2395  
2 pack of +3 skill tomes (per character) 9900 3960 1980 990
Lesser epic tome (per character)^ 9950 3980 1990 995
Legendary pack value 23485 11575 7605 1985
TP/$ (20% off) 587.125 289.375 190.125 49.625
TP/$ 469.7 231.5 152.1 39.7
         
  VIP (13 characters)* Premium (7 characters)* F2P (5 characters)* Per additional character
Collectors + legendary TP 47355 33675 29115 2280
Collectors + legendary (20% off) $ $89.99 $89.99 $89.99 $89.99
Collectors + legendary (20% off) TP/$ 526.23 374.21 323.54 25.34
         
  VIP (11 characters)* Premium (5 characters)* F2P (3 characters)* Per additional character
Standard + legendary TP 34015 20935 16575 2180
Standard + legendary (20% off) $ $69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $69.99
Standard + legendary (20% off) TP/$ 486.00 299.11 236.82 31.15

 

*number of characters includes slots purchased in pack

**price estimated based on 350 TP for a pet and 95 TP for a trick.  Price estimates based on costs of other tricks and pets currently in the store. NOTE: these items are advertised as exclusive and only available through these packs through August 19, 2013.

***cosmetic item prices estimate based on 695 for armors, 100 for hats and goggles, and 95 for pet hats.  Prices are based on costs of other cosmetics currently in the store.  NOTE: these items are advertised as exclusive and only available through these packs through August 19, 2013.

^price estimated based on heroic tomes of learning which are “comparable“:

^^price estimate for iconic heroes based on other class prices (Druid seemed too high and is much more flexible, so I went with the cost of the others – 995)

^^^there are no comparable items in the DDO Store for the owlbear companions.  Therefore this field is intentionally left blank.

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