On June 25, CCP released a new Starter Pack DLC. Similar to the previous Starter Pack, it costs $5 and features several items that will be useful for new accounts or existing accounts that have yet to purchase a Starter Pack DLC (remember, you can use each DLC pack once per account).
The new Starter Pack makes some changes from the previous version that many will likely see as an improvement. Most notably, it features a hefty 1 million Skill Points that can be applied directly to your chosen account character’s skill training. This is 750,000 more Skill Points than you would receive in the previous version.
Combine this large Skill Point boost with the 750,000 Skill Points you could receive if your account is referred from a friend, your new characters can start with quite a significant advantage.
Also, if you add the Twitch Prime Sunesis Omega Bundle to the mix, you’re looking at a new account with nearly 2 million Skill Points ready to use right off the bat. Not bad.
Other items included in the new starter pack
The new Starter Pack also includes a Standard Cerebral Accelerator, which provides accounts younger than 35 days with a few bonuses, including:
- +3 to all attributes.
- +20% damage to laser, projectile and hybrid weaponry.
- +20% rate of fire to missile weaponry.
After the account hits 35 days, these bonus effects will cease to function. If your account is already more than 35 days old when you purchase the starter pack, you could always contract the Accelerator to one of your alts or a friend.
Those of you with a penchant for fashion should appreciate that the Starter Pack also comes with several ship skins and a couple of sleek Blood Raiders apparel items.
In its entirety, the new Starter Pack includes:
- One million Skill Points
- One Standard Cerebral Accelerator
- Incursus Serpentis SKIN
- Merlin Matigu Seabeast SKIN
- Punisher Raata Sunset SKIN
- Rifter Blue Tiger SKIN
- Men’s Marshal Jacket (Blood Raiders)
- Women’s Gunner Jacket (Blood Raiders)
With gain comes loss
The new Starter Pack drops the seven days of Omega Time that came with the previous Starter Pack. This is probably because many of the accounts that would benefit from the other features of the Starter Pack are alternate Alpha clone accounts that don’t get much out of the seven days of Omega outside of the temporary boost in training speed.
What are your thoughts on the new Starter Pack? Please, let us know in the comments below!
Update: CCP have announced that they will be making some changes to the pack, for full info see this forum post.