CCP, well played! I think you have a winner here. This is perfect for those who have busy cycles. They can let accounts lapse when busy and sub for the days they have time and want to play. Big step in the right direction!
I think there needs to be just a bit more explanation.
For most this is likely obvious but read the deal folks, your adding 3 days, not a weekend. I am pretty sure this is intended to be purchased when you want to use it then let it expire, buy again next time you want to be on. If you stack a few, you just get more consecutive days not more weekends.
Looks like they are selling ship that cannot be obtained in game (excluding player trading). Luckily it is a shuttle and even if i wasn’t, it is not like you can win in this game so this is definitely not pay2win!
Not only is this a welcome feature, but it’s actually underpriced when compared to the baseline products. One month of Omega is $20, and 500 PLEX is $25, for $45 total. This pack is exactly 1/10 of each, which should be $4.50, but is $3.75 instead. Obviously stuff gets cheaper when you purchase in bulk, but this is still a great deal.
I hope it’s a permanent addition to the store.
Can these be bought more than once?
Cross-selling? Players will buy this for the short-term Omega, and will do so regardless if it’s a bit more expensive if something else is thrown in.
Seems to me they would be permanently available with no purchase limit. No time limit indicated on the Featured Products store page. This may be the perfect re-balance to the price hike. I wonder if someone whispered in marketing’s ear that “something is better than nothing”.
From the player point of view this is very nice, and as Destiny Corrupted pointed out, very well priced also.
I’ve complained on quite a few occasions that CCP’s ‘deals’ aren’t really deals at all (unless you happen to value skins and apparel quite highly). Lately they seem to be doing better in that department. Of course that may be simply because jacking up all the base prices allows them to give steeper discounts and make deals ‘look’ better.
From the CCP/marketing side, my primary concern would be that the small Omega packs, if repeatable, allow players to bypass either subs or plexing, drop to Alpha for most of the month and only kick in Omega for specific usage.
It could be a bit of a tug of war between that effect and Jonathan’s “something is better than nothing” effect (non-subbed players picking up a bit of Omega and Plex here and there).
I took advantage of this offer the moment I saw it. I am a casual player in general, so if I stick with a game for more than two weeks at a time, it is a rarity. This is why I always felt like half my sub was wasted money. And now with the increase to $20, I really was reluctant to resub again. But a micro-sub of three days for $3.75? That it much more palatable to me! It is a good move on the part of CCP.
I was curious if this was a one-time deal, sort of like those beginner packs that only allow one purchase per account. People seem to be suggesting that this deal can be taken advantage of as many times as a player chooses. If this is so, then I am really happy to see CCP offer this package!