The Firefall VIP packs have just been announced, and will be available as of the next patch. These packs give you access to a range of ‘premium’ perks and are available for a range of time periods.
VIP packs cost Red Beans, rather than RL money, so if you have a stockpile of Red Beans already you won’t need to spend any more cash until they run out.
Note that these packs aren’t available in-game yet – you can see them in action right now on the Public Test Server, and they should go live with the next patch.
VIP Pack Rewards
VIP packs provide a range of rewards:
- 2 extra crafting workbenches in the molecular printer
- 8 extra marketplace slots for selling items
- 50% bonus crystite on mission rewards and crystite pickups
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if my VIP status expires while I have a crafting job in one of my VIP workbench slots?
From FadedPez, one of the Red5 community staff:
Anything loaded in the VIP manufacturing slots will continue to process and can be unloaded if VIP time expires. These slots cannot be used again until the VIP membership is renewed, however.
What happens if my VIP status expires while I have items listed on the Marketplace in my VIP slots?
From FadedPez again:
Any items listed in the VIP Marketplace slots can be claimed or cancelled normally if the VIP time expires. These slots cannot be used again until the VIP membership is renewed, however.
VIP Pack Pricing
As per the the announcement post on the official Firefall site, here are the prices:
Would You Like to Know More?
Check out the announcement post and discussion post on the official Firefall forums for more information and community discussion.
If you have any questions about the VIP packs, please let us know in the comments and we’ll try to find answers for you.
I think this VIP thing walks a pretty fine line between free-to-play and pay-to-win. But it does give hardcore players a lot of what they’ve been asking for (especially more printer slots)… for a price. Red 5 certainly has the right to make money off such an awesome game. I think they may have found a well-balanced game/economy/profit model here!