So let’s start the tier value analysis with high value tiers, which provide more bang for bucks.
Because I had incorrect value of some items, the original analysis was bit underestimate (yes it was already great, but actually even better now for backers).
11/28/2015 – Yet another update. This time the update was done because draft pass price is now changed from 1.79 to 1.7.
- Regular Booster Pack (BP): 0.99€
- Master booster pack (MP):
- Basic deck (BD): 2.99€ for second deck, 4.99€ for third and forth
- Draft/tournament pass (DT) (planned for
1.591.7€ per draft pass but tournament fee not yet known)
- Although tournament is not yet known and therefore I assumed same 1.7, but I would not be surprised tournament fee be more than draft fee. In which case, below calculation in theory can jump up further.
Note that above analysis is based on the 1 year state since 250 level tier has 1 year free draft each day. But 500 tier has life time one draft/tournament per day so second year it continues to grow the value (see below).
Please note that these analysis does not include uncertain value components like extra hero selection, hero avatar, alternative art hero, signed poster, or even 4 printed decks & playmats. So above analysis is basically a bear minimum value and saving.
As brought up by developer in comment, if Hero cards are rarest of all card then alternative art of such card and being able to select any one of them can have potentially significant value of its own. But these are hard to put into number at this point.
One thing here you notice is $25 tier is actually worth value than lower level tiers. This is because at the time of tier value updates, two backers had it locked and therefore developer could not change the content.
50€ tier and up shows significant value jump with even higher jump at 100€ tier.
100€ has basically almost 4.5x value of what you pay. 250€ tier has over 3x value or over 581€ free stuff.
500€ tier does not seem as good of deal as others on this table, but that’s only because its the tier you get lifetime daily draft/tournament i.e. value continues to climb up even after first year.
500€ Tier is Dream Tier
Here is separate table looking at 500€ tier during first three years.
As you can see, if you continue to play the game, second year it becomes more than 3x of your investment, Third year, it became little shy of 5 times value of your investment.
But more importantly, if you continue to play the game and the game continues to exist, for the life of game you can just keep playing perhaps without even spending anymore money because you can play a draft or tournament every single day. This tournament includes both daily tournament or larger biweekly tournament.
Now obviously for someone who really gets into the game might want to play more than a couple drafts over weekend, and your ticket is good only for the specific day i.e. no carry over, so you may still end up spending some money here and there, but all the card you gain from daily draft or tournament, you may even be able to complete your set or trade them off to cover the cost.
Another probably obvious point is, nobody literally plays a draft/tournament every single day so hard to get this whole true value but you get the point, it has that option!
Compare to HEX
Most generous dTCG on Kickstarter was HEX:TCG, and therefore most successful. Let’s compare to the gold standard here.
On HEX, $120 (King Tier) gave value of $433 with saving of $313.00. In WoT, you save $372.70 for $100. Again, non measurable items not included.
What about HEX’s most popular Pro Tier (1 draft/week for lifetime)? For $250, at two years it gave value of $1086 with saving of $931.00. Here since you won’t have the second year luxury with WoT, it ends up short with 581€ saving, which is still very good deal.
Then comparing to the best of the best, Grand King Tier on the HEX. Grand King gave value of $961 on second year and continues to climb up, but same thing happens with 500€ tier with WoT with saving of 1086€ second year so it’s even better deal than the HEX.
Here WoT does not have the PvE mode so no bonus loot thing, which actually counts significant and also collector exclusive card also now we know sells pretty high value, but the difference of ~$100 partially makes up for it.
But to me, here actual play-ability wise, WOT is not restricting us to one draft a week but it’s a daily draft or even tournaments. So even for those who may end up moving on to different dTCG, it pays back really quick not only by monetary value but more importantly actual play time, which after all I believe is the most important portion for us dTCG fans.
Personally, I recommend 100€ tier if you can afford. It is truly a great value for buck you spend and even beats the value of legendary HEX for the same level Tier.
Obviously, if you can go for it, 500€ is the way to go with one LIFE TIME daily draft, or fast tournament or even allows to participate every single biweekly tournament, which is just a dream for dTCG player. This tier basically has highest value for buck in the history of dTCG in Kickstarter (all assuming the game succeeds).
Prizes of draft are not exactly known yet but it has been confirmed likely to be similar to that of Hearthstone at least.
So basically, I say get it now!