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MechWarrior Online Legendary Founder's Package Costs $120

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The Founder's Program for MechWarrior Online will feature a "Legendary" package costing $120 USD.

A few days ago Piranha Games launched the Founder's Program for MechWarrior Online, a means for gamers to purchase feature bundles prior to the game's launch on the PC later this summer. The Founder's Program consists of three tiers which will each grant consumers early access on August 7th, ranging in price from $30 to a meaty $120.

$120 Legendary Founder's Package:
• All 4 exclusive Founder's BattleMechs featuring a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Game credits -- The player’s name included as one of the "Legendary" in the MechWarrior Online game credits.
• Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th.

$60 Elite Founder's Package:
• One exclusive custom Founder's BattleMech which includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th.

$30 Veteran Founder's Package:
• $40 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• One-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts August 7th.

"For in-game currency, Founders’ accounts will be credited beginning August 7th with a non-refundable amount of in-game currency equivalent to the retail cost set out in each package, and those credits may be used for in-game purchases of virtual items only," the company announced. "The closed beta and Operation Inception assets will enjoy support only in North America."

Just days ago, Piranha Games released the system specs for MechWarrior Online, reporting that the robotic shooter will require at least an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 or an AMD Athlon II X2 245e CPU, and at least a Nvidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 5600/5700, depending on your favorite team. Gamers will also need at least 4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of HDD space.

"Right now, a duo Core system is our minimum spec machine, but it is also our main focus of concern," said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. "It is playable on those specifications and I have tested it myself, but it is currently very much a minimum spec type of experience running on low-detail settings. It’s obvious that a Quad Core system is the key as even the earliest Core 2 Quad systems run the game very well and it is our goal (since there are still so many out there), to optimize the Core 2 Duo systems to run much faster."

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  • 18 Hide
    SmileyTPB1 , June 22, 2012 3:24 AM
    For $120 you should get a lifetime premium membership.
  • 18 Hide
    Anonymous , June 22, 2012 3:19 AM
    Perfect example of a pay-to-win system.
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    bawchicawawa , June 22, 2012 3:12 AM
    Can't wait for this game to release, those min specs are high, this game will look amazing.
  • 9 Hide
    aoneone , June 22, 2012 3:16 AM
    Haha ppl are going to PAY to play? Even worse a 120 bs package for that c bill buff? HAhahahaah please stop, dont make me laugh ..
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    webbwbb , June 22, 2012 3:18 AM
    $120 Legendary Founder's Package:
    • All 4 exclusive Founder's BattleMechs featuring a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster. - You get some special skins!
    • $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases. - You get to spend $120 on a game that is supported by microtransactions!
    • Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster. - It also has the nice feature of charging a subscription fee!
    • Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums. - Show just how good you are at wasting your money!
    • Game credits -- The player’s name included as one of the "Legendary" in the MechWarrior Online game credits. - Just in case you were afraid people would only recommend your screenname's wastefulness, we decided to include your real name too!
    • Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th. For just $120 you can be a beta tester!
  • 18 Hide
    Anonymous , June 22, 2012 3:19 AM
    Perfect example of a pay-to-win system.
  • 5 Hide
    nukemaster , June 22, 2012 3:23 AM
    3vilgenius5Perfect example of a pay-to-win system.

    +99999
  • 18 Hide
    SmileyTPB1 , June 22, 2012 3:24 AM
    For $120 you should get a lifetime premium membership.
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    whimseh , June 22, 2012 3:34 AM
    $120 and you still have to pay monthly.
    Also it looks lame as hell.
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    arlandi , June 22, 2012 3:37 AM
    i'll wait for the full release version.
  • 7 Hide
    bin1127 , June 22, 2012 3:54 AM
    I thought it was free to play? Was that another mechwarrior game?
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    Anonymous , June 22, 2012 3:59 AM
    PAY REAL MONEY TO BUY UNREAL PRODUCTS IN A *FREE TO PLAY* GAME

    People are getting retarded with each generation all right.
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    SpaceMilk , June 22, 2012 4:21 AM
    Wow. Just wow. Disappointed. I'll just stick to MWLL and MW4 mercenaries
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    Kami3k , June 22, 2012 4:28 AM
    3vilgenius5Perfect example of a pay-to-win system.


    How so? Because you can get some bonus c-bills?

    The founder mechs are not uber powerful versions of current mechs. They are unique, mostly in looks and a 25% bonus to c-bills, that is not pay2win.

    Pay2win is being able to use real money to become unkilling and oneshot everyone, as in Korean F2P. THAT is pay2win.

    In no way does a bonus increase to credits means you will more easily win.
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    DroKing , June 22, 2012 5:04 AM
    SmileyTPB1For $120 you should get a lifetime premium membership.
    \

    I agree with this. 120$ for 2 months of premium membership only? WOW please go DIE in a fiery crash you greedy devs
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    borisof007 , June 22, 2012 5:50 AM
    1. This game isn't pay to play, it's free to play. You don't have to pay if you don't want to

    2. The founders mechs aren't just "skins", you get a huge boost to C-Bill earnings for the lifetime of the mech. I believe if I remember right it's a 25% boost, which is absolutely huge.

    3. The 3 months of XP and C-Bill boost given are no different than going into League of Legends and buying XP and IP boosts. Same thing, different names. It's not a monthly subscription fee, stop labeling it as such.

    4. Don't like the fact that other people have $120 to drop on their beloved franchise and you don't? SUCK IT UP and stop it with the trolling. And I hate to burst your guys' bubbles, but the Legendary $120 package has outsold the first two tiers at a pace of 2 to 1.
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    Anonymous , June 22, 2012 6:41 AM
    Were there any previews online anywhere? How do you know what you spend your money on?
    A new mechwarrior sounds juicy, but i'll wait for the reviews thank you very much.
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    alidan , June 22, 2012 6:45 AM
    take a look at this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-B8vrzP88&feature=plcp
    i want to know if this would be able to play this game too... im really looking for a good excuse to buy it.
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    Cy-Kill , June 22, 2012 9:50 AM
    What a waste of money on all levels, seeing as how the game is only PvP, I love the MW universe, but this is a game I'll never touch because of the PvP!
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    turtlespeed , June 22, 2012 11:32 AM
    The game is free to play, but not pay to win as the devs have said.
    If you want you can buy the founder packages, no-one is forced to buy. The people who say that the devs are greedy: did you know that the devs have family as well? They have children who need to eat as well? didn't you know that??????????
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    crackseed , June 22, 2012 11:36 AM
    I do feel the Legendary was too much for 120 - it didn't offer enough value. $90 would have been a more fair price. But, I don't hold it against anyone if they are paid for it - more power to them.

    I purchased the $60 elite - picked my fave mech of the 4 offered [Catapult] and will enjoy the other perks that come with it. I'm a massive Mechwarrior fan and I want to at least show some support for the dev team.
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    turtlespeed , June 22, 2012 11:42 AM

    The founder mechs all have a 25% bonus that lasts as long as you play with that mech.
    Playing against cpu is not so fun as playing against humans.

    I myself bought the $60 dollar founder. And choose the Jenner as my founder mech. It is fast and has decent punch. Think of it as a hit and run mech.

    Bottom line: if you like mechwarrior.... you could try it for free... don´t forget the founders program is limited by time.... see you in battle!
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