When Tribes: Ascend first came out I played it for a bit, but my biggest gripe with it was that it took so long to unlock anything. Even after making my first purchase, which gives you a permanent XP boost, I still felt that unlocks were taking a long time. The time I would need to put in to unlock various weapons just wasn’t worth what I was getting. Well, that’s changing (at least of for now).
According to a post in the Hi-Rez forums, effective immediately all XP unlocks prices are now cut in half. It appears that they are doing this as a test run to see how it affects new users experiences, and I would also imagine they are going to see how it affects sales as well. Hi-Rez will use user/forum feedback to help determine if they should keep it this way or not. Honestly, this is more than enough for me to at least try Tribes: Ascend again. If you like the XP price cut make sure you speak up in the Hi-Rez forums. Silence is not golden in this case.