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Warstorm Launches Mercenaries Expansion Pack

Facebook collectible card game Warstorm released its first expansion, entitled Mercenaries, earlier this morning. The new cards are only sold in booster-pack form, with packs sold for 5 Challenge Coins (about $1.25).

As a result of the game’s CCG format & somewhat strict monetization strategy, I don’t have any additional information to pass along on the new cards, their mechanics, stats, or artwork. I did snap this screenshot of the shopping screen however:

Now, I like Warstorm. I’m on record stating as such. But developer Challenge Games is facing a little mini-revolt on their fan page thanks to their pricing structure for these expansion packs, and I can’t say I blame the complainers. You always need to take these complaints with a certain grain of salt. Any time you charge any amount of money for anything online… there will be some complainers.

But, I do find it a little strange that Warstorm does not award 1 spacebuck (Challenge Coin) per level up, like many of the biggest games do. It already costs about $20 to buy all the add-on single player campaigns… why not throw us a little bone every time we level, to keep us coming back?

Up & Coming: Warstorm

Warstorm from Challenge Games (Ponzi Inc., Gridiron Live Football) is considerably more complex than most Facebook games. Fans of Farmville or Mafia Wars beware – Warstorm more closely resembles collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering (or Pokemon if you’re a younger reader) than the more easygoing games many Facebook gamers are probably familiar with.

Gamers initially have access to just a handful of cards, but as training battles are won and silver coins earned, more and more cards are added to the available pool. From that pool of cards, gamers build their deck. The options for deck building are varied, but are in the mold of other similar card games. A fast, heavy-hitting, but weak deck, a slow, defensive deck, a deck focused on magic attacks or other trickery… lots of different builds are available.

The game comes with a selection of free single player missions, and head-to-head multiplayer (complete with matchmaking). More single-player missions are available for purchase (with real money).

The game has a small but rapidly growing player base. A month ago (Dec 12th) the game had 4,700 daily players. Today, there are 38,000 daily players & growing.

Look for more Warstorm coverage soon!

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