AzurePhoenix wrote:My concern is, what happens to the new players who come on after the cards are no longer available and will have no chance to get them? Will these EX packs come back again for a limited time perhaps?
Thats exactly what turns me off from this promotion. The opportunity to get new cards is always awesome and as a huge fan of Angels (they were the primary reason I chose Refess as I figured they'd be the angel clan) to finally see some is also very cool. However the fact the cards are available for a limited time only is rather irksome. It not only might mean that I won't be able to collect playsets of said cards unless I spend more real money, perhaps having to choose a single clan and forever missing out on the rest, but it also means all new players will be forever handicapped by not having access to these cards.
I've played far too many real card games that have had limited time only promo cards that were quite good and resulted in making things much harder for me as our game organizer when trying to bring in new people. At some point early on they'd see some one with those cool promos, ask me about them, and I'd have to tell them they were a limited time only thing from before they played. For alot of people that information would be a deal breaker and they'd never really bring themselves to invest in a game that had already left them behind.
Its even worse in a game like this, in a real card game some players would persist anyway on the hope that they could just trade for said promos or buy them off ebay. Alteil, however, allows no trading or player sales for their cards. That means once a promo is no longer available in packs, it really is no longer available period. If any of these promo cards are competitively playable I can forsee this being a breaking point for would be new players as they look at this game as something they are too late to join.
In another unrelated and far more minor complaint... why re-use pictures and names? I can understand re-using the names, nothing wrong with Lion Baron - EX, but to re-use the art as well seems kind of strange, kind of confusing, and kind of cheap. Its especially odd when you consider that we have other cards with the same name and same effect that have different pictures, namely the summer event cards. The cards would be far coolier and perhaps a little more desirable if they had unique art of those same original characters.