Not sure what the issue is? A quick look says 3 month sub is approx. $40, and 1500 plex is worth approx. $55.
So yes, only CCP could invent ‘special deal’ packs that include $95 worth of stuff 'for the special price of $90!!!" , but I don’t see how this promotes short subs over long? There is no actual deal here. Unless you mean they should have had a pack that includes 6 or 12 months.
I think you actually save more on a 6 or 12 month sub already than these ‘deal packs’ offer.
The Platinum pack has 6 months of subscription value, with half of it in PLEX in hopes that buyers will spend it on other stuff. But if you do use the 1500 to extend your sub to the full 6 months, it’s USD$15/mo PLUS you also get a ship skin that may be exclusive (I haven’t looked to be sure) which could rise in value, and 250k sp, which both add value over a standard 6 month sub.
If a player is thinking about spending this much at once on EVE, I hope they are looking into the more predictable value and lower monthly price provided by the 6 or 12 month sub. The other stuff is nice, but with the massively increased pace of offers (SP and skins, trinkets) available to every player who will simply log in - the extra stuff in the Platinum pack is (I agree) not that special.
Searching for the what the ship skins look like before deciding as I think they are the deciding factor here with these packs.
Looked at the 9.99 pack at see an est 315plex value with that pack. (though the outfit is unique)
ie; 60 Plex + 125plex (1/2" cost of a Large Skill Injector converted to plex) + 55plex ship skin + a new outerwear guessing 75plex value with that unique apparel.
I purchased the 10 pack cause I saw value in that for a low price spend.
So afterwards I logged in those 3 accounts and the DDoS Skill Point Reimbursement for Omega gave each account an extra 250,000 SP’s for a total of 500,000 SP’s, 30 Days Omega, 110 PLEX and 4x Destroyer Ship Skins.
In my opinion that was a good deal.
For the next couple of days, Alpha accounts can purchase the Silver Pack and still collect the Omega DDoS SP Reimbursement offer: