SOE is inviting everyone to “plant your flag” first in Everquest Next: Landmark by planting their credit card down and purchasing one of three new Founder’s packs announced today for the build-it-yourself MMO. Each Founder’s Pack tier comes with an assortment of in-game items, with one providing guaranteed beta access and the other two granting early entry into Landmark’s Alpha. Further details in the video below:
The baseline Settler Pack is priced at $19.99 and comes with unlimited closed beta access starting on March 31st, 2014. Both the Explorer ($59.99) and Trailblazer ($99.99) packs grant alpha access on February 28th, 2014. In addition, the Trailerblazer pack will also provide a two weeks head start in the open beta before the general public is admitted.
All packs come with several pre-order only items including a Founder’s Pickaxe, custom flag, and titles. Besides Alpha access, the Explorer pack adds additional cosmetic outfits, the ability to increase your inventory size and the “Ring of Bounty” which randomly increases the amount of resources you collect. On the far end of the spectrum, at $99.99 you can be sure the Trailblazer comes with four shareable closed beta keys, your name in the EQNL credits, and an even more impressive collection of in-game items to show others just how much you really spent.
For now, it looks like purchasing either the Explorer or Trailblazer pack is the only surefire way to gain access to the closed alpha. From the looks of things the alpha still has a ways to go, so unless you’re inner architect is dying to express itself in voxel form, you will probably want to wait until the more refined closed beta. Players can already sign up for the closed beta now, with winning applicants being granted a seven day time-limited closed beta key they may redeem starting on or before March 28th.