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# 21
12-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Everyone buys lottery tickets to win the jackpot, less then 1% get it.

The return on these gifts is infinitely better aswell. Atleast you get SOMETHING.



IMO, if you want it for the stats, you'll find the Fleet Escort is almost identical (I've been flying one for probably like a year now, and I notice almost no different in the Jem'Hadar ship)
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# 22
12-08-2011, 11:45 PM
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I've said it several times today, I suspect the algorythm they used means about 200 people will get this ship. I feel this is just BS since they hyped it right before winter wonderland launch implying it was going to be readily available. *cough* false advertising *cough* Umm yeah....
if cryptic knows only 200 people are going to get it no matter how many they sell then they are required to state such when people buy the box, otherwise given the statements they've made about the ship so far its dangerously close to fraud - telling people they have a reasonable chance to get something when they pay you and then having it coded so only a handful (they're claiming 100k players and 200 actually have a chance of getting it? thats a scam)
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# 23
12-09-2011, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhodes85 View Post
if cryptic knows only 200 people are going to get it no matter how many they sell then they are required to state such when people buy the box, otherwise given the statements they've made about the ship so far its dangerously close to fraud - telling people they have a reasonable chance to get something when they pay you and then having it coded so only a handful (they're claiming 100k players and 200 actually have a chance of getting it? thats a scam)
100% agree "fraud" pay and you will get a very small chance of this ship ...
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# 24
12-09-2011, 01:37 AM
I understand the frustration though I hadn't bought any of the boxes. A friend of mine in fleet got his on the first try. I've attempted with quite a few characters who had the Veteran Doff and the 5 Red cards. Unfortunately, those red cards seem to turn into blue cards about 90% of the time... I hate the dropping to blue card business.
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# 25
12-09-2011, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhodes85 View Post
if cryptic knows only 200 people are going to get it no matter how many they sell then they are required to state such when people buy the box, otherwise given the statements they've made about the ship so far its dangerously close to fraud - telling people they have a reasonable chance to get something when they pay you and then having it coded so only a handful (they're claiming 100k players and 200 actually have a chance of getting it? thats a scam)
200 is a number he just picked out his head, he does not know that, its a guess. its random. everyone could earn one if they spent enough money on it. the odds are just incredibly low to the point where most people wont earn it. does not mean they cant earn it
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# 26
12-09-2011, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Revo
200 is a number he just picked out his head, he does not know that, its a guess. its random. everyone could earn one if they spent enough money on it. the odds are just incredibly low to the point where most people wont earn it. does not mean they cant earn it
the problem is that without disclosing the odds, we don't know squat. For all we know there could really only be 10, or 1 mio, ships to be allowed into the game.
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# 27
12-09-2011, 01:50 AM
It is a lottery at the end of the day, I understand that and you buy your box and take your chances. I would have thought there would be a safeguard on how it worked or what it gave you as it is an ingame/c-store system. For example it checked what your account 'owned' and gave you something you didn't have, for me that would have been the Doff prize, the ship or the blue box and i wondn't have minded that. But now i have stuff i can't use as i already have them unlocked on my account and are going to be sitting there collecting dust (bar the Photonic officer who is off to a friend as he hasn't got one and i have him, so see no point in letting it collect dust) because everyone is going to have them and the exchange will be full of them because others will probably be in the same situation.
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# 28
12-09-2011, 02:18 AM
At least the lotto gives you the odds of winning I know its my own fault for spending that money and there is some satisfaction that at least the money will directly or indirectly go back into the game to make it better but i honestly thought that it was a bit odd to get everything else thats rare but no ship
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# 29
12-09-2011, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Varlo
If you bought 5000 scratch cards and didn't win on any of them, ... well... it sucks but it's not the lotto company's responsibility to increase the odds of winning, sadly. It's your responsibility to not blow 5 grand on scratch cards.
You can't really compare this to scratch cards because what you "win" here is pointless crap, scratch cards actually gives you a chance at something real.

This is just yet another one of Cryptic's "get rich quick" schemes where they are the only winners.
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# 30
12-09-2011, 04:34 AM
ok heres where i'm going to get shouted at for this but if we have the jem hadar ship to easy to get to many will be flying it and the cannon freaks will scream (thats not cannon) and if it's hard to get everyone that wants one shouts (it's too rare), i'm wanting one but i don't think i'll get one as i'm not that lucky. and i feel that eventually the Ship will hit the C store. or at least i can hope it will.
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