A: There is Gold (in-game currency) and Platinum (premium currency).
B: You won't be able to purchase boosters with Gold through the store. Gold will be able to be spent in the Auction House to purchase cards you need from people that list items for Gold. Additionally, you'll be able to grow your collection with PvE card and gear drops in dungeons and raids.
C: Gold can be used for vendors, auction house, trades, Keep defense, and a variety of other things we're working on. The in-game store requires Platinum.
You can purchase gold with platinum, but not the other way around.
Q: Is Keep Defense like a dungeon or something?
A:It is an offline play mode that will have a full write up in the next few days. Basically, you can attack another player's Keep, trying to win their treasure, if you lose, the fee you pay to challenge them is added to the treasure (and the owner of the keep gets a cut). If you win you get all the rewards they put in their treasure. It's a robust system that I'm just not doing justice to. Keep an eye out for the full article.
Q:So can you can sell your cards for premium and real money currency?
Couple quick answers. PvP is isolated from PvE. Things you earn in PvE will not impact your PvP experience as we want to make sure PvP is well balanced and people are on an even footing. Also, Gems are not something you have to collect, they are like the resources in that you just have access to all you need during deck construction.
In regards to Beta access across pledge amount: I would love to say that the higher paid tiers get in first (GO HELP US MORE!!!) but honestly, you'll all get in at the same time :-)
Yes, there will be crafting in HEX :-)
You can have an unlimited amount of players in your guild, and we're implementing tools to make that manageable. Best of luck on your recruitment.
In regards to Android/iOS APP: The technology has been designed since day 1 to port to tablet/mobile. There will be some UI tweaks to do, but it won't be a difficult thing. Currently we are targeting iOS. I don't have anything firm to say on Android.
Pro Player Tier
Hey Fuglie, let's go through your questions with some answers:
Q: After the free draft do you keep the cards? Hence is it a free pack of boosters each week?
A: A draft is made up of each player drafting 3 boosters. So it means that basically there are 3 free boosters each week because you get to keep those cards.
Q: Or is it just free entry into a tourney that would cost xx$?
A: It is also a free tournament that would normally cost an amount of currency.
Q: Also is there only one pro player tourney? One winner out of 1000?
A: Yes, there is only one pro player tournament. We'll schedule it far enough in advance, and let all the people eligible for this event know when it will take place. We don't want you to miss it.
Q: I am interested in PVP. Is there anywhere I can read up more on that aspect of the gameplay?
A: I think you mean PvE??? So I'll answer for both just in case. PvP: This is mainly accomplished via tournaments and the lobbies where players can challenge or find games in a more casual setting. All this content is one player playing against another player (with 2v2 to come later). Check out this link for some more details on Tournaments: http://hextcg.com/game/tournaments/
We will also be offering a soft subscription model that, for a small monthly fee, will get you 1 booster per week. All for the low cost of $4 USD per month. So yea, you get twice the value in just boosters. You don't have to have the subscription, but seems like a good value :-)