An interesting starting stat. Do you know how many packs there are? I know I didn't know! After a little research, here is how I see them:
- 7 Lazy Packs
- 15 Furniture Packs
- 6 Housing Packs
- 3 Aquarium Packs
- 15 Gear Packs and
- 9 Miscellaneous Packs
That makes, as of mid-July 2014, a total of 55 different types of packs! Wow!
I never realised there were actually that many!!
OK, I know I have broken these up into my own kinds of categories, but when I realised just how many there were, I knew I had to get some sense of order for them so I could put something together that made some kind of sense!
Let me try to explain my thinking here:
- Lazy Packs: These are packs with just lots of reagents (100) that are pretty common around the Spiral. You might think that, just because they are common, they should be easy to pick up at the Bazaar, but that isn't quite how it works. These reagents are the basis of Reagent Recipes. If you want to get some of the more challenging reagents, you can craft them, and they need these simple reagents as a basis for that recipe. That makes these seemingly common reagents actually a bit tricky to get a hold of...so...perhaps the next time you see that Cat Tail or Mist Wood, perhaps you should just pick it up?
- Furniture Packs: The packs that just focus on Spiral World themed furniture. Used effectively, this stuff can be awesome.
- Housing Packs: The packs that just contain generic housing items that aren't really themed. These are more things to support your house and will support a variety of different decorations.
- Aquarium Packs: These packs have a set of 3 of each type of aquarium. A nice easy way to do it if you can afford the 750 Crowns.
- Gear Packs: These are the the real lucky dip. You can get some truly awesome stuff in these packs and it is usually worth the effort to roll the dice. That being said, some are definitely better value than others.
- Miscellaneous Packs: These packs don't really fit into the other categories (in my way of thinking!) but are interesting to play with from time to time.
So, to that end, I might write a post or two about the different packs.
I can remember when I was first trying to figure out what pack to buy, just reading the description in the Crowns shop was something that I found difficult to understand. Hopefully it will make it a little easier for those young Wizards looking to buy their first pack.
See you 'round the Spiral!