Green Armadillo wrote: Can we also get races as individuals, not as packs? It's even more irritating to have to pay triple to purchase two races that you will never need than it would be to pay for an extra class that you might in principle choose to use later.Rothgar clarifies later in the thread that the packs were designed to bundle less popular races as "throwins" with the more popular races. I'm surprised to see them admit that they are happy to charge $7 per race, since that was basically the least charitable interpretation of the way they're selling races.
Smokejumper wrote: No. Races are going to stay in packs. You're not getting charged three times as much. If we sold them individually, we'd still charge in that same neighborhood of a price. We just figured that it was cooler to give players more races to play with for each purchase. That's why we sell them in packs.
Moreover, apparently they are so confident that most people are only in the market for a single race that they're prepared to give away two "bonus" races with every race sold. The irony is that you now get a very good deal if you happen to like multiple races in a given pack, and what feels like a bad deal if you only want one. I guess EQ2 races have been homogenized to the point where they're mostly cosmetic anyway.
(Off-hand, Dark Elves, Ratonga, and Fae are presumably the run-away winners of their respective packs. I'm guessing that Gnomes win their pack maybe, since I don't think I've ever seen a Wood Elf, and perhaps Kerra over Arasai and Frogloks?)
Also, as Yeebo (who also got a dev response) points out in the comments, they've announced a plan to sell broker transaction tokens at a suggested price of 10 tokens for 150 SC ($1.50). That's a harsh price if you're looking to access the economy in bulk, but an absolute steal if your goal is to sell one or two items to make enough money for a pair of 40-slot handcrafted bags for your two free bagslots.