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born2bwild1 01-24-2013 12:58 PM

"Mining Claim" Bound to Charater is a Joke!
 
Avoid this box as long as this thing is bound to character.

after 150 keys and no grand prize - oh well the odds are 1/200

but I now have 182 mining claims that I have to use on the 1 character - so it would take me 182 days!! straight on THIS one character to uses up the mining claims by going out of the way and doing the mining event.

This bound to character item is a bad decision!

monsh 01-24-2013 01:04 PM

I could possibly understand account-bound (although unbound would be preferable)...but character-bound?!?

I generally open any/all boxes on a single character in order to benefit from the accumulation/concentration of lobi, but this development wrecks that notion. I may have to reconsider the whole lockbox program if this is the case.

nynik 01-24-2013 01:05 PM

Research before you buy things in future? It was outlined in italics in the FAQ.

monsh 01-24-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by nynik (Post 7627841)
Research before you buy things in future? It was outlined in italics in the FAQ.

Bind-on-pickup does not explicitly state that it is character-bound. They really should ammend the description to say Character bind-on-pickup

mkilczewski 01-24-2013 01:13 PM

Here's the deal. If people would just stop buying the freakin' keys, Cryptic would have to stop making the freakin' boxes. It's simple supply, and demand, economics, people!

atatassault 01-24-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mkilczewski (Post 7627981)
Here's the deal. If people would just stop buying the freakin' keys, Cryptic would have to stop making the freakin' boxes. It's simple supply, and demand, economics, people!

Even if you convince everybody on the forums to do so, the Forums represent 20% of the player base at most (and that's a very, very generous at most).

crusader2007 01-24-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by born2bwild1 (Post 7627701)
Avoid this box as long as this thing is bound to character.

after 150 keys and no grand prize - oh well the odds are 1/200

but I now have 182 mining claims that I have to use on the 1 character - so it would take me 182 days!! straight on THIS one character to uses up the mining claims by going out of the way and doing the mining event.

This bound to character item is a bad decision!

At least you must be getting close to the Jem Dread with lobbis you get from the box...Sad about the mining claims...they should have added other stuff instead of useless bound to character.

cptvanor 01-24-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mkilczewski (Post 7627981)
If people would just stop buying the freakin' keys, Cryptic would have to stop making the freakin' boxes.

It's painfully clear that people won't do that. No matter how much whining you see on the forms about the lockboxes, people are speaking with their wallets and buying keys.

Myself I have yet to buy a single key, and don't plan on doing so anytime in the future. But people might as well quit complaining about them, they're here to stay, because no matter how many posts people make, it's quite clear they sell well and make Cryptic money.

kobayashlmaru 01-24-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mkilczewski (Post 7627981)
Here's the deal. If people would just stop buying the freakin' keys, Cryptic would have to stop making the freakin' boxes. It's simple supply, and demand, economics, people!

The keys / lock boxes aren't OP's problem. He didn't *choose* to get that 180 mining claims. Instead, he's pointing out the flaw in letting these be rewarded so frequently.

If Cryptic plans on adding these mining boxes to every lock box going forward, every player playing the lock box game will eventually will reach this same point OP is today, where getting this reward is the same as getting no reward at all.

neoakiraii 01-24-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by monsh (Post 7627971)
Bind-on-pickup does not explicitly state that it is character-bound. They really should ammend the description to say Character bind-on-pickup

They do, if it's account on pick up it will say it.

Also to the OP.....ummm just transfer all the Dilithium to whoever you want, your mining rights is bound but not the Dilithium you get out of it....most likely the reason it's bound.


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