I have to admit I've apreciated theses lockboxes far more.
Cryptic seem to have the balance right with the drop rate and the loot inside, although I've opened enough now to tell that the content is biased towards fleet bases (doff reward packs, fleet credit boosts, etc). I'm fine with that though, the bases need it.
If you dont like them then dont pick them up. No one is putting a gun to your head to do so.
At least the drop rate, to me at least, seems to have been reduced to an acceptable level. No more "ooh I just destroyed a plasma torpedo...poof...lockbox!"
* The loadout wheel of fortune - Round and round it goes, what it'll remove, nobody knows! *
So apparently they aren't totally intolerable, since you seem capable of selling them to other poor suckers as you describe them. Can't cry FOUL , THESE ARE INTOLERABLE !!! , LOCKBOXES ARE THE WORST THING EVER !!! and then turn around , and use them in any way , that includes selling them for your own personal gain.
Hypocrisy is the state of promoting or administering virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have or is guilty of violating. Hypocrisy often involves the deception of others and thus can be considered a kind of lie.
But seriously, if raging about a months dead topic, on which you have no "right" of it, just your rage, makes you feel better. Go right ahead. I'll just sit over here and enjoy the game I mostly get to play for free , partially because of lockbox/key promotions.
Keep telling us how bad they are, while using them yourself.
if you were serious about all this, you wouldn't even pick them up.
Shall I link Hypocrisy again ?
Oh gee yeah....I can sell them for just enough to replicate some field rations. :|
I agree with the op... Some state attorney general is going to that legal precedent on things like this, it may not be spelled out with in the law, but it falls with in the spirit of the law. Thus leading to a class action suit, further more prohibiting such marketing / sales by penalty of law. It will happen eventually.
This being said I would predict California or Arizona to look at first due to consumer complaints as intent to defraud consumers. Usually it takes only the consumers feeling of being defrauded, because it is the Sellers to spell out the terms and conditions of the sale to expressly advise consumers as to what and how they are buying, without such terms spelled out to be easily interpreted up on sale the seller may be held liable for any confusion or misunderstanding of terms of sale.
Last edited by palpha3clearance; 08-22-2012 at 09:51 AM.