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FiveShards Store Now Open

Hello everyone! First off I would like to wish you all the best for the new year! We have an exciting year in front of us. Like Cory said in his recent interview; 2014 was an important year, but 2015 will be even more huge for Hex! We’re looking forward to seing things like PvE, new sets and big tournaments.

The same is true for FiveShards. We just launched a couple of months back, but I think it’s not unreasonable to say that we are one of the trusted community sites already. The Blood Cup was a huge success and the next cup is just around the corner (sign up, if you haven’t done that yet). Besides that we have a lot more in store for you guys this year.

One of those things is our very own store. We are aware that there are already several options to buy cards outside of the game, but we felt that our philosophy behind the store was unique enough to justify its existence. Besides that it also makes FiveShards even more your one stop for all things related to Hex.

So what is so unique about our store compared to others? As you know we have a lot of the best players writing articles for FiveShards. Unfortunately we can’t pay them and we don’t want to plaster our website with ads either. So our solution to this is that we allow anyone who regularly writes for us to sell their spare cards through us. This means that the items you will find in our store are all items from writers and the money will go directly to them. So besides getting your sweet promo, the staple you needed for your winning deck or the boosters for that draft, you will also support one of our many talented writers rather than a single person or business that just wants to turn a profit.

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A fancy chart explaining the store philosophy

 

This way we can ensure to deliver free content from the best players we can find while at the same time reward those same players!

Furthermore we worked out quite a lot of things that might be important to know. The prices on the site will be adjusted several times a week with data that we gather from the Auction House. This means that you will always find our prices to be fair and reasonable, and in most cases less than you would pay if you would buy them through the auction house.

Our goal is to deliver all your items within 24 hours. I personally have experience with this coming from the hexpromos store and did not have trouble delivering within this time limit.

We are stocking our store around the clock, but at this point we can’t offer some Set 2 cards. This is of course because of our philosophy. We’re not trying to turn a profit and all cards are from our writers. This means that we don’t actively participate in buying up cards to sell them. Through the next weeks, more and more cards should be added and hopefully we can maintain a full stock on most cards.

Lastly, we only accept payments through PayPal. This means we won’t save any of your payment information in our system for a safe and secure transaction. If you feel that there are other payment options we should include, please let us know.

I hope you guys are as excited as we are and welcome you to try the store out! Make sure you read our FAQ and Terms of Use before ordering. We hope to be able to serve you soon!

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email us at store@fiveshards.com. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

Kroan is known for his many projects in the community, like the Hex Promos, the Hex Price, and the popular Hex Rock League. He also tries his hand at being a competitive player when he can, making appearances in several Top 8's. His daytime job is mobile developer, which is partly the reason he tinkers on so many projects.

3 Comments on FiveShards Store Now Open

  1. I think you should offer bitcoin payment, as well. You guys won’t like the fees from PayPal. You may look into something like Stripe, for your generic CC payments.

  2. I’m kinda surprised CZE is cool with this.

  3. They have said flat out that cards and packs are fine currency isn’t so most definitely cool with this as far as i can see.

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