Prints Packs provide players with the ability to complete a set of Battle Prints. How does this work? Lets say a player has one battle Print of a weapon or hull that they want urgently. They can not coin the other 6 prints required to complete the set but they do have a Print Pack. The player uses the pack to complete the set instantly, the pack is now used up but they have their item and can now start building it. Note that it does not matter how many prints of the set the player has already, the pack is consumed.
Wild Cards are a single print and can be used to complete a set of Battle Prints. So if a player already had 6 of the 7 required they can use the single print to complete it. In many cases it would be more cost effective than using a few Wild Cards than a Print Pack. Wild Cards are consumed when used.
Print Packs and Wild Cards will be available for use during Alpha and Beta by those players and by Free Players after Game Launch. Special prices apply only during Alpha and Beta to everyone then they revert to the normal price in the Supply Store after Public Launch. Purchase limits apply to both items, a maximum of 3 Print Packs and 20 Wild Cards. Monthly limits will also apply in normal game play.
Contracts are representative of contract labor teams that come into your base and speed up research or build times. So if you were building a new hull and had 6 days left on it you could apply a 6 day contract and complete it instantly. Contracts are consumed when used. They usually provide better value than coining. They will be available for use during Alpha and Beta by those players and by Free Players after Game Launch. Special prices apply only during Storm Raiser and then they revert to the normal price in the website store after launch. There are no limits on the number that can be purchased.