Chris The Imp May 25, 2013 @ 6:17pm
G prices are UP!!!
Marvel Heroes was built from the ground up to be a free to play game. Beginning with your choice of five Starter Heroes, you can play the entire game for free, getting almost everything in the game as a loot drop from enemies and bosses.

We launched the Founders Program to allow you to get a great discount on heroes and costumes for the game at launch, but if you'd prefer to buy items when you wish, you probably want to know exactly what your real world money will buy you in-game.

We've been carefully monitoring our Closed Beta and listening to feedback about our in-game store, and now we're ready to announce what an in-game 'G' is worth in real world money.

Gs are the in-game currency that is used to purchase items in the Marvel Heroes in-game store, including heroes, costumes, items and more. Gs must be bought and they cannot be acquired in-game. If you have become part of the Founders Program, when we refer to 'in-game currency' or 'bonus currency' we're talking about Gs - and as a reminder, any Gs you may have been granted during Closed Beta for testing purposes will be removed from your account before Early Game Access begins.

When Early Game Access does begin, you will be able to purchase Gs, with discounts available when more Gs are purchased at once. Here are the prices, broken down into US dollars, Euros and British pounds sterling.


G Pack US EU GBP
500 Gs $4.99 € 3.99 £3.49
1,000 Gs $9.99 €7.99 £6.99
2,100 Gs $19.99 €15.99 £13.99
5,500 Gs $49.99 €39.99 £33.99
11,500 Gs $99.99 € 79.99 £67.99

For Founders Packs, your included (and bonus) currency converts to Gs at a standard, fixed rate as follows:

$1 = 100 G
€1 = 130 G
£1 = 154 G

Our conversion rate across currencies may change in the future based upon currency fluctuations, local taxes and other factors.
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You may begin your rants and raves!
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Chris The Imp May 25, 2013 @ 6:18pm 
Personally, I find this rather sucky! Unless they drop the rates on heroes... They aren't getting ANOTHER dime from me... That is all!
Last edited by Chris The Imp; May 25, 2013 @ 6:18pm
Sir Talomose May 25, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by Chris The Imp:
Personally, I find this rather sucky! Unless they drop the rates on heroes... They aren't getting ANOTHER dime from me... That is all!
Gotta agree with you there. Some are pretty steep now.
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
Eww. So you are gonna have to spend $20 to get a 1200G hero.. ya that's a bit steep. Not really surprised though. Well, the 3 hero predictions for the $50 game cash for buying a pack were pretty much right. Humm... So as a F2P we'll have to spend 50 bucks to get two decent heroes.. ouch

edit.. brainfart.. it's $40.00 still steep
Last edited by Purple Cheeze; May 25, 2013 @ 7:07pm
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
Oh wait.. and these prices are based on closed beta feedback.. from people biased because they are already founders? eewwwwww

Meh I call ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I can't honestly believe these prices were determined based on player feedback.
Last edited by Purple Cheeze; May 25, 2013 @ 7:06pm
Chris The Imp May 25, 2013 @ 7:21pm 
Agreed, I suggested double g's for the same price
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
I think the route people will take is to carefully choose a $20 hero and level to cap and grind the rest of thier heroes. Do we know if they are tradable yet?
DarkDragon May 25, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
no Hero trade at this time
DarkDragon May 25, 2013 @ 7:46pm 
If prices don't come down by launch I will almost grantee prices will start dropping shortly after.
Not many people are willing to pay $20 for just a digital action figure or $15+ for a heroes accessories (costumes).

The founders packs were a much better deal than I expected.
At the current prices I may only spend the Gs I have with my packs.
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 7:50pm 
Well, it's not really a "deal" when things are overpriced. But yea, I agree, they will probably drop.

I think I'm just gonna spend $10, level cyclops and see what happens.

It would not surprise me if this was a ploy to lure people into more packs and prices dropped at launch. Meh, I really wanted to dig this game but it's looking pretty blah atm.
DarkDragon May 25, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Originally posted by Cool Story Bro:
It would not surprise me if this was a ploy to lure people into more packs and prices dropped at launch.
I could see a business doing this.
I will give them some time before I start yelling the sky is falling
yea I am still holding on to my hopeful optimism until i have 100% of the facts :)
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
Originally posted by DarkDragon:
Originally posted by Cool Story Bro:
It would not surprise me if this was a ploy to lure people into more packs and prices dropped at launch.
I could see a business doing this.
I will give them some time before I start yelling the sky is falling
yea I am still holding on to my hopeful optimism until i have 100% of the facts :)

Good plan. I wish I could be less skeptical.. I'm giving it a shot though lol
Fire Walk With Me May 25, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
Thats about what I thought it would be. I found a few heroes at 600G (Scarlet Witch, Storm and B. Widow) so I'm perfectly fine with it. Of course you have to spend $10 not $6...boo but pretty common.

And they do have a specials tab in the cashshop.
Last edited by Fire Walk With Me; May 25, 2013 @ 8:22pm
Purple Cheeze (Banned) May 25, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
No biggie there, 10 bucks is less than a movie. Kinda irks me that you gotta spend 20 for a 1200, but I guess you can get a 1200 and a 600 so I may end up doing that.

It's more the principle than the cost. It's just so gimmicky to put mid level heroes at 1200 to force you into a higher tier purchase.

le sigh, I miss the days when you played smart and earned your ♥♥♥♥ instead of all this cash shop garbage.
Chris The Imp May 25, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
Now that I think about it, I did get a great deal for getting a starter when I did, 3 heroes(not counting starter), the extra costumes for those heroes, double starting g's, and the 2 hour boosts and I get to start a week from tomorrow. Still though, I wish we got double the g's for the same price, it would have made more sense to me. Oh well.
Fire Walk With Me May 25, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
Originally posted by Cool Story Bro:
le sigh, I miss the days when you played smart and earned your ♥♥♥♥ instead of all this cash shop garbage.

I agree but I couldnt imagine being able to play a fully fledged game for free when I was a kid. I would have killed for that. I was always trying to pirate cheap games with these awful cracker floppies I was a child I had nothing to buy a game with :P This dates me.
Last edited by Fire Walk With Me; May 25, 2013 @ 9:19pm
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