Neverwinter Founder’s Packs Detailed and Purchasable

On Monday, Perfect World Entertainment announced a few details about the upcoming beta weekends for Neverwinter, Cryptic’s upcoming Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG. This announcement included the now ¬†free-to-play¬†standard feature of pre-purchasable Founders Packs that contain a variety of ingame items and access to the beta weekends. Further details and the ability to purchase said packs were expected yesterday, but due to “a few traps and several goblins,” the storefront was delayed and didn’t open until just this morning.

There was a great deal of flak and hostility directed toward the Packs as posters declared them overpriced garbage. Hit the jump to see the specifics of each pack, and judge for yourself whether they are worth the dollar signs.

I announced in my previous post, there will be 3 Neverwinter beta weekends: February 8-10, March 8-10 and March 22-24, and that hasn’t changed. What has changed in regards to the beta weekends is the amount of information on who will have access to which weekend. They are slowly updating the list of who gets in when, so if you’ve got a key and are in a category that hasn’t been detailed yet, just keep checking!

As seems to be the standard, there are 3 levels of packs, priced at $19.99, $59.99, and $199.99.

The $19.99 Starter Pack:

  • +1 Amulet of Protection, 1 per account.
  • Small Bag of Holding – 12 extra inventory slots, 1 per character.
  • Adventurer’s Helper Pack (detailed below), 1 per account.

The $59.99 Guardian of Neverwinter Pack:

  • Access to all 3 beta weekends.
  • 3 Day Headstart
  • Armored Horse Mount
  • Direwolf Pet
  • Gold Moonstone Regalia Mask
  • Greycloak’s Legacy – masterwork weapon with a unique enchantment that can be removed and added to new weapons, 1 per character.
  • Robe of Useless Items – when used, it drops junk at the character’s feet, 1 per character.
  • Adventurer’s Helper Pack, 1 per account
  • 1 Respec Token
  • Founder’s Title, both ingame and forum.
  • 1 Extra Character Slot.
  • 600,000 Astral Diamonds.

The $199.99 Hero of the North Pack:

  • Access to all 3 weekends.
  • 5 day headstart.
  • Weekend event buddy key.
  • Monzoberranzan Renegade – A unique drow background that comes with faerie fire racial ability and special cosmetic tattoo.
  • Armored Spider Mount.
  • Gold Moonstone Mask Regalia Set.
  • Priority Login
  • Founder’s Armor Aura – visual effect that can be slotted into armor.
  • Immediate Foundry access – normally you have to get to level 15.
  • Delzoun Treasure Box – level 60 rare item, with unique visual effect, 1 per character.
  • Access for all characters to VIP section in the Moonstone Mask.
  • Greycloak’s Legacy – masterwork weapon with a unique enchantment that can be removed and added to new weapons, 1 per character.
  • Robe of Useless Items – when used, it drops junk at the character’s feet, 1 per character.
  • Adventurer’s Helper Pack, 1 per account.
  • 1 Respec Token
  • Founder’s Title, both ingame and forum.
  • 3 Extra Character Slots.
  • 2,000,000 Astral Diamonds.

Just in case I’ve not used enough bullet points, here are the contents of the Adventurer’s Helper Pack, contained in all 3 Founder Packs:

  • Large Health Stone
  • 10,000 XP Booster
  • 5 Raise Dead Right Here Scrolls
  • 5 Portable Altars
  • 10 Identify Scrolls
  • 25 Packs of Skill Consumables

 

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