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Love the game so far, but a certain issue popped up on the forum today. Many players sharing my opinion, you get credits when you buy into alpha/beta. You would expect to be able to use this on everything real money related to the game. So far that is not their plan.
I come here to spread the word, in hope they will see this being an issue.
In the link above you clearly see, XX dollars/euros "value" in credits. A question was asked on the forum if you are able to buy Patron status(Sub required to build houses/farms + extra labor point regeneration.)
It's saturday and we probably won't have a official response to this until next week. It may be an miss understanding, but advertising XX dollar value and then later say it can not be used to pay you'r subscription is a really bad way to treat you'r customers in my opinion.
This might be an miss understanding or they might have planned this and change it depending on feedback.
TL;DR: You might not be able to pay you'r sub fee with the credits you get from the Alpha and beta packs, although they advertise their cash shop as similar to RIFT where you could do this.