Tree of Savior Founders Pack Value

I’m surprised IMC Games hasn’t made this comparison either on the Steam page or their own website, but the monetary value of their founders packs is a little obscured if you haven’t played Tree of Savior yet or haven’t done a little research on how much each of these items are worth. So for those on the fence, I’d like to break down what each pack is worth by comparing what the cost would be for the same items at regular price.

Founder’s Server: Exclusive Access 1-1, $24.99

This pack includes 650 TP, a 60 day Token, an voucher for purchasing a pet, a stat reset potion, a skill reset potion, and two hair accessories.

650TP at $9/100TP- $54 ( I’m assuming there will be bonus TP for purchasing in bulk)
60 days worth of Token perks at 198TP/ 30 day Token- $36
1 Skill reset at 88TP- $9
1 Stat reset- currently unavailable for purchase, but assume about 88TP as well- $9
Hoglan pet- valued at 453,600 in game silver (at level 107 I have about 170,000 silver)
Cosmetics- unavailable in the cash shop, possibly Founder’s exclusive item.

Total value: around $108, plus 453,600 in game currency

Founder’s Server: Exclusive Access 2-1, $14.99

This pack includes 380 TP, a 30 day Token, and one hair accessory.

380TP at $9/100- $36
30 days worth of Token perks at 198TP/ 30 day Token- $18
Cosmetic- unavailable in the cash shop, possibly Founder’s exclusive item.

Total value: around $54

Looking at it this way, you can see what a great deal both of these founder’s packs are at 50% off. Even at full price ($50 and $30 respectively) you are getting a great deal on what you’re purchasing. And for the $9/1ooTP ratio, I’m basing this off of an FAQ provided by IMC Games but currently there is no other way to purchase TP other than these packs and that dollar per TP value could change. If the game sounds interesting to you though, I wouldn’t wait until it goes F2P. You’ll want some currency for additional inventory space if nothing else and the 30% XP boost granted by the Token is beneficial when you’re getting started. It’s a niche title and not for everyone but for those who are interested it’s worth the $15-25 price tag.

Mind Your Cleric

Dungeons in Tree of Savior can be chaotic affairs, or they can be a smooth and efficient way to level. The random group finder does not ensure a tank, healer, and three damage dealers are always present and even if it did, the encounters are not designed to require the traditional trinity set up. Instead, each player must take personal responsibility and demonstrate situational awareness to ensure a quick, enjoyable run. Overall I like this set up. Classes have unique toolkits as a result and rarely is completing a dungeon challenging even if you lack one or more roles so long as everyone works together. In fact, some bring such vital utility as to be overpowered by the standards of most MMOs, which in my opinion only serves to bring value and flavor to each class.

However there is some basic, dungeon delving common sense that seems to be constantly lacking in the groups I’ve played with, especially given the lack of any real trinity. Ideally you work as a group to cluster mobs together and then aoe them all down. WIth only 1 of 80 classes able to taunt, it’s likely you’ll all have to work together to group enemies in one location which makes for quick clears. That’s the goal anyway, but all too often everyone is running in their own direction, chasing their own mobs, or using aoe knockbacks that ruin a neatly clustered pack which ultimately slows down the entire affair.

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As a Cleric/ Dievdirby, this affects my class most of all as nearly all the utility I bring to the fight requires some level of positional awareness. A lot of the problem stems from the newness of the game, I’ve played the Cleric past level 100 but have only reached 20 on the other classes which means my knowledge is primarily limited to one archetype. Assuming the majority of players are in the same situation, it’s understandable why a Swordsman might use an aoe knockback ability right after I drop a statue with a hard hitting frontal cone attack pushing mobs out of the field of damage. Or when an Archer kites a boss away from the statues I’ve dropped that would have otherwise kept his SP regenerating faster and his ability CDs shorter had he stayed within the glowing blue circle.

I can understand the ignorance, because I’m not exactly sure what they’re doing at all times either. Nevertheless, it is still frustrating. I feel useless at times because my single target damaging abilities are weak right now and will continue to be so until I reach level 127 and I’m able to advance to the Monk class. So right now my number one contribution is buffing my party, debuffing the targets, and then placing an  owl statue that does a ton of damage but requires mobs to stay positioned in front of it. Many of these abilities are on longer cooldowns which means once the target is moved out of range, I’m gimped on what I can contribute for a while.

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Thankfully no one has complained about my lack of damage, or blamed me for slowing down the run; the community members I’ve met via the group finder have all been stellar. But if you happen to be playing Tree of Savior and see a character carve a wooden statue that emanates a blue circle, or you see a glowing square placed on the ground with a shield icon in the middle (pro tip; step on it for a temporary damage shield), or an owl spewing forth green fire, try to keep your targets and your character in range. Not only will it make the run go quicker, but it will make your Dievdirby Cleric happy as well. I love playing an MMO with unique and useful utility spells, we just all need a bit more experience and education so that we can work together more effectively.

Tree of Savior Spring Flower Costumes

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It’s like the developers peered into my very soul and divined all that I have ever dreamed of and hoped for in an MMO costume, and then managed to produce the exact opposite in every respect. I don’t mind the male Wizard coat, so long as I can find a powdered wig to go with those sleeves. As for the rest? My grandma’s quilting club called, they’d like their draperies back.