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Archived Post 04-13-2012 06:03 AM

will neverwinter have lockboxes?
 
I am curious to know if we can expect this same income method in cryptics upcoming title or if this form of gating content behind gambling is a targeted predatory tactic due to the star traek fans predisposition to collecting.

Archived Post 04-13-2012 06:16 AM

Who knows. Champions Online doesn't have them...yet.


we'd have to wait and see really.

Archived Post 04-13-2012 06:19 AM

No. It will have treasure chests. That require keys to open. It's a pretty easy leap to make for that kind of game.

Kill a dragon, get a chest.

Then pay their store for the key. Varying tiers of keys at varying levels of price depending on the type of "boss" your group just killed.

Archived Post 04-13-2012 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Kaiserhawk (Post 4159116)
Who knows. Champions Online doesn't have them...yet.


we'd have to wait and see really.

It does have lockboxes... Just not droppable ones.

Archived Post 04-13-2012 07:29 AM

Well, of course there will be lockboxes. You can even play as a lockbox ! Amazing isnīt it ? :D

Archived Post 04-13-2012 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Chat
It does have lockboxes... Just not droppable ones.

It's weird how CO and STO differ in such regards. For example, "Pay-2-Win" items like heals and energy restores don't work in CO's PvP. P2W consoles work just fine in STO.

It is no surprise that people looked optimistic to the F2P launch for STO after having seen LOTR (generic example) and CO (Cryptic example) go F2P. If only we had known...

Archived Post 04-13-2012 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully (Post 4159278)
It's weird how CO and STO differ in such regards. For example, "Pay-2-Win" items like heals and energy restores don't work in CO's PvP. P2W consoles work just fine in STO.

It is no surprise that people looked optimistic to the F2P launch for STO after having seen LOTR (generic example) and CO (Cryptic example) go F2P. If only we had known...

And today CO is getting their version of the dilithium store.


Yeah. There is such a huge difference between eastern and western F2P philosophies.

Archived Post 04-13-2012 07:57 AM

So I guess any "thief" class is going to be utterly useless since he won't be able to pick a lock on a chest. Being a high strength warrior type would be a joke too, since you could cause a critical crushing blow on a dragon skull, yet still not be able to smash open a wooden box. :)

Archived Post 04-13-2012 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chat
And today CO is getting their version of the dilithium store.


Yeah. There is such a huge difference between eastern and western F2P philosophies.

What exactly is wrong with that? Is earning C-Store points by playing the game a bad thing?

Archived Post 04-13-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Kaiserhawk (Post 4159347)
What exactly is wrong with that? Is earning C-Store points by playing the game a bad thing?

I have like totally no idea what you read when you read my post. :p


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