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Random thoughts from the pit.

Just some random thoughts from a pod pilot wandering the systems of New Eden, the streets of Paragon City, and the islands in the Rogue Isles and now featuring - Darkfall. Nothing overly exciting, just day-to-day living and loving.

Author: damian7

Mac pack for COH

Posted by damian7 Monday January 19 2009 at 2:38AM
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For $20, you can purchase the mac pack for COH, and no matter your computer type (pc or mac), you get the same goodies.  However, you do get a little something extra if creating a new account vs adding the mac pack to an existing account.

if a new account is created, you have 2 extra character slots included (don't know if this is standard fare when you create new accounts or not; but this is in addition to the 12 character slots per server).

If adding to an existing account:

--30 days of game time (which count toward your veteran badges)

--valkyrie costume set:  including a new sword type (for the Broadsword powerset only), 2 sets of wings and 4 (possibly it's 5) capes, all useable at 1st level.

--mission transporter power: useable once per 2 hours, will transport you to any door mission to/from most any zone.  Appears to not function in Pocket D.




There has been confusion as to game time counting towards vet rewards and whether you received 12 bonus character slots (with a new account), or if it just referred to the normal 12 slots per server... So we asked Ex Libris and received the below reply:




Does starting a new account on a Mac Pack grant 12 character slots?

This can be a confusing question because of the history behind character slots. With the original product 'City of Heroes' users received with their subscription 8 character slots. When 'City of Villains' launched that number was increased to 12 character slots for any users that purchased that product. Last November when NCsoft Acquired the City of Heroes Franchise all editions of the game were back coded to be inclusive of both City of Heroes & City of Villains thereby making all accounts reflect the 12 character slots. With the launch of Issue 12: Midnight Hour, Positron made this Announcement which effectively outlined our Character Slot Purchase Feature along with corresponding Veteran Rewards for long term subscription holders. Players can now have a maximum of 36 characters per server.

Which is where the confusion is creeping into this situation. Some current users reading the 12 Character Slots bullet of the Mac Edition are interpreting that to mean 12 additional character slots which would be in addition to the 12 you start with on a new account. The marketing of this product is for new users and the product for new accounts grants 12 character slots only. Users that are upgrading their current account so they can get the game time, mission teleporter, and costume items will be receiving no additional character slots. This question has already been asked previously in this thread but I gave a more comprehensive answer here as there is still some residual confusion.

Does my purchased game time count towards Veteran Rewards?

Yes, your purchase counts towards Veteran Rewards, when you apply the "upgrade" to your current account you should see some changes in your billing statement. For example if your subscription was currently set to bill you on Feb. 10, 2008, after applying the code it should state next bill due Mar. 10, 2008. This billed time counts towards your Veteran Rewards. If you do not experience the above scenario when upgrading your account, or if you have created a new account instead of upgrading your current account then please contact our billing support through PlayNC Support and select Account Support on the drop down options where applicable. writes:
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