We're always looking for ways to improve Conclave, and today we're announcing some changes designed to make it available to players with more limited budgets.
First, we've reduced the prices of campaign licenses and guilds in the Store. After running some sales recently, we crunched the numbers and decided that we could lower prices indefinitely. A campaign license for your party is now $12.99, gift licenses are also $12.99, and a guild is $9.99.
Second, on April 14th the Store will start offering a new option: a $7.99 single-player license to complement the existing full-party one. We're calling this a Hero license, and it will let you play the entire campaign solo or with other license owners. Like the Party license, it'll include a 100 Renown bonus for your characters and the ability to respec them; it'll also come with 3 additional character slots, for a total of 5. If you only play solo or would rather have each party member pay his or her own way, the Hero license is worth a look. Gift Hero licenses will be available, and you'll also be able to upgrade to a Party license later if you want.
There's one trade-off we need to make. On April 14th we're also going to reduce the number of quests you can play without buying the campaign. You'll still be able to play the first five quests in the story -- 20% of the game -- completely for free, but the others will require a campaign license. We want everyone to be able to try the game before buying, and we think this is a fair way to do that while keeping our hosting costs manageable.
In other news, we should have the first desktop client ready for beta before long. Expect an announcement on that within the next couple of weeks.
As always, we appreciate your feedback, and thanks for your support.