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Posted By CloudWolf
21/01/2015 12:44pm
Blizzard have officially launched their Heroes of the Storm Founders Pack. For only $39.99 players can receive:

- THREE HEROES: Raynor, Diablo, and Tyrande
- THREE SKINS: Commander Raynor, Lurkablo Diablo, and Blood Elf Tyrande
- EPIC MOUNT: Golden Cyberwolf
- A STASH OF GOLD: 2,500 in-game gold to help unlock additional heroes and other content
- ACCESS TO THE NEXUS: Immediate access to play Heroes of the Storm

This represents a shift in the way that Blizzard has run their Beta's in the past. Not only will their be a random selection process, but players will be able to but their way into the Beta as well.

I for one like this approach. Before, it was complete luck of the draw when it came to accessing Betas. No Blizzard have put the power into our hands to choose to take part.

Depending on how this goes, we may well see this type of structure when the Overwatch Beta finally arrives.

Are Blizzard being kind by letting us chose to take part, or is this another case of company greed? We'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
#10 - 24/01/2015 12:16pm
If I remember correctly Blizzard said that they haven't yet thought about payment in Overwatch. But I think they'll go for a pay2play or free2play with buyable skins for heroes or weapons. I really hope they won't go for Free2play but pay2win, that's just the worst.
#9 - 24/01/2015 10:42am
I want guaranteed beta, but don't want to pay for it smile I do prefer however how it will reduce the kiddies that whine about owning every blizzard game and therefore deserve sixteen invites. If it's reasonably priced, I'll probably be more satisfied guaranteeing my place. And supporting the developers is nice too, particularly if it's free to play at release (but I seriously hope it isn't pay for heroes or new guns etc. because that WILL ruin it)
#8 - 21/01/2015 1:02pm
I think it's good idea. Normally if someone doesn't get to beta through random selection, there is no way for him to play it. With this if someone really wants to be in beta, he can pay some money for it. And if someone doesn't care about it enough to pay for it, he just won't play beta tongue

So this idea makes it better for those who would pay, and the same as always for those who won't pay tongue

When I read the title I thought that beta will be accesible ONLY by buying it and I got scared, but if there is still the random selection, it's a simply good change in my opinion.
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