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Mudd’s Stealing Time Bundle

With multiple options available in this bundle, determining its value is a complex and subjective process. But we can attempt to establish the relative values of each choice, and this may aid the decision-making process. Here is a summary of the bundle from the original post:

We’re launching a brand new bundle in Mudd’s Market, and it’s one of our craziest bundles ever! Launching on 5/21, the Mudd’s Stealing Time Choice Pack will cost 29,500 Zen, on sale for 50% off at 14,750 until 5/26! Inside the pack, you will be able to choose three of the following six items. You can find the stats of the ships at the bottom of this page:

  • Amarie-class Smuggler’s Heavy Escort [T6]
    • Account Unlock – Only Claimable Once from this Pack
  • Temporal Science Vessel [T6]
    • Account Unlock – Only Claimable Once from this Pack
      • Claiming this bundle allows you to reclaim the faction-appropriate ship on all of your characters.
  • Temporal Destroyer [T6]
    • Account Unlock – Only Claimable Once from this Pack
      • Claiming this bundle allows you to reclaim the faction-appropriate ship on all of your characters.
  • [2x Pack] Zen Store T6 Ship 100% Off Coupons
  • [10x Pack] Ultimate Tech Upgrades
  • [1x] Epic Prize Token – Phoenix Prize Pack


At the sale price, you get three choices for 14,750 Zen (US $147.50), so each choice has a cost of 4,917 Zen (US $49.17). When I checked the markets six hours after the announcement was posted, the in-game currency values were:

$1 US = 100 Zen
1 Key = 125 Zen
1 Key = 6,100,000 EC
1 Zen = 378 Dilithium

From the Currency Exchanger, those prices translate to:

1 Zen = $0.0100 = 48,800 EC = 378 dilithium

Using these numbers, we can figure out the relative values of each of the items in the Mudd’s Stealing Time Bundle. This should make it easier to compare the value of each choice to it’s cost of 4,917 Zen.

  • Amarie-class Smuggler’s Heavy Escort [T6] is currently available for a single character on the in-game EC Exchange for 1,199,999,999 EC (standard for a “Promotional” ship). This implies a Zen value of 24,591 Zen, and would mean a bundle savings of 19,674 Zen (and the bundle version is account-wide).
  • Temporal Science Vessel [T6] is currently available for a single character on the in-game EC Exchange for 580,000,000 EC – 750,000,000 EC. Taking the lowest price implies a value of 11,886 Zen, and a bundle savings of 6969 Zen (and the bundle version is account-wide).
  • Temporal Destroyer [T6] is currently available for a single character on the in-game EC Exchange for 389,000,000 EC – 398,999,999 EC. Taking the lowest price implies a value of 7972 Zen, and a bundle savings of 3,055 Zen (and the bundle version is account-wide).
  • [2x Pack] Zen Store T6 Ship 100% Off Coupons. These are nothing remarkable. These ships go on sale often and they’ve been giving one away for free every year for the last couple of years. At 4917 zen, this item is priced higher than its 25%-off sale price would be. Two T6 ships from the C-store cost 6,000 Zen, so this bundle offers a savings of 1083 Zen.
  • [10x Pack] Ultimate Tech Upgrades. This one is more difficult to put a price on, but we can compare its opportunity cost to other purchases: $49.17 is enough Zen to buy 1,858,626 refined dilithium, which buys 465 Phoenix Boxes. That means an absolute minimum of 465 Phoenix upgrades (and probably hundreds more than that), plus opportunities for great stuff (including the next item in this bundle). 10 Ultimate Upgrades is probably not worth 465 Phoenix Boxes, in my opinion.
  • [1x] Epic Prize Token – Phoenix Prize Pack. My personal experience opening Phoenix boxes (~2000 boxes opened and zero Epic tokens) could lead me to believe that these have a value of $200. But other recent bundles which included this item suggest its value is closer to the $100 range. $100 = 10,000 Zen, which would mean a bundle savings of 5,083 Zen.

All prices and values change constantly, and special sales like this can have fast effects on the prices of items on the Exchange. Be sure to check the current prices before buying anything.

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