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Not enough information has been released on this game, and not enough testing has been done to warrant founders packages.
PW is preying on the consumers that are impulse buyers, people with disposable income, and forgotten realms fanatics. It is irresponsible for them to charge such an outrageous price for the top tier pack with an estimated worth being 2-3 times what they are charging. If the game isn't worth 200 dollars, and people quit playing because of a lack of transparency with the future of the game or let alone the current state of it, then the 500+ dollars PW claims the top tier package is worth, is just manipulative marketing.
When you leak your game with selective beta entry to force people to buy your "packages" you don't have enough confidence in your game for it to sell it self. Instead you use successful names like D&D and forgotten realms to sell the game for you. Some would say this is just good buisness practice, but it's only a good thing if the game can deliver, which so much garbage is being churned out on the market these days by companies who are better at selling their games to impulse buyers, than actual quality game development.
Of course people aren't being held at gun point to type in their credit card information, however it is dishonest, the cutthroats would say it's just business, but lets face it, lets call it what it really is, it's a cheap move by a class C company that more than likely won't deliver on a quality game. Too often these days mmo's have very short half lifes. The MMO community has gone from a stable 3+ year MMO with a solid player base to getting the bulk of their money on launch, or nickle and diming people with their free games.
FTP might be the future of gaming, but it's the end of immersion, and the old school MMOer. Who knows that could be a good thing, gaming is such a large time sink, I really don't care how badly the gaming market is failing to appeal to me, I better things to do with my time.