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?