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# 11
12-13-2012, 11:28 AM
We're back to the minimum of 4 Lobi. Honestly, this should be set at 10 Lobi minimum in my opinion for each box opened.
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# 12
12-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jcsww View Post
We're back to the minimum of 4 Lobi.
It's been 4+ Lobi per Lock Box since the Tholian Lock Box. They upped the minimum for the old Ferengi Lock Box during the last "old Boxes" promo. And, actually, if you check a bunch of the drop parsing that's been done by other players, the average drop amount seems to actually be around 5 Lobi.

You may be confusing this promo with the Doff promo packs which offer more Lobi because the pack itself costs more (275 Z vs 125 Z).
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# 13
12-13-2012, 01:15 PM
once this is done, watch us get a Cryo Lockbox....


seriously, if anyone else paid attention to the wording about the Chel Grett's console, it states, quite clearly "...can be slotted on any Breen ships."

any, as in more than one, and ships, also as in more than one.....next lockbox, is Cryo
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# 14
12-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jonathanlonehawk View Post
I know you can't/don't tell us when a sale is upcoming, but geez I just bought a ten pack yesterday.

So to all of you who waited till today to buy keys... You're welcome.
Yep... I bought a 10 pack yesterday too.

Oh well...

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# 15
12-13-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by amayakitsune View Post
Whats your point? This was the perfect chance to make a JemHadar lockbox and get more money. It would have taken the art guy 30 mins to copy/paste and existing lockbox design and slap a jemhadar logo on the side and in that same 30 mins a programmer could have copypasted the loot table and mucked around with what the lockbox would give out.
The point is it was never offered up in a lockbox, and Cryptic isn't obligated to provide one for it just because you want it.
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# 16
12-13-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ravin View Post
The point is it was never offered up in a lockbox, and Cryptic isn't obligated to provide one for it just because you want it.
Again... it would equal more money with a minimal time investment. Everything they could put in the box already exists. Offer it in a lock box now... I bet lots of people would buy keys to get one... Why is that so hard to fathom? Just because it wasnt before doesnt mean it cant be now.

And I never said they were obligated. But its a no brainer from the corporate "make more money" standpoint.
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# 17
12-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jonathanlonehawk View Post
I know you can't/don't tell us when a sale is upcoming, but geez I just bought a ten pack yesterday.
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Originally Posted by creamyzombie View Post
Heh, actually I brought a ten pack yesterday as well. Still, what can you do?
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Originally Posted by starfish1701 View Post
Yep... I bought a 10 pack yesterday too.
I feel bad for you guys, but if they'd done this a week earlier, it would be the people two weeks ago who weren't happy about it.

It's just luck of the draw, and unfortunately, you guys were unlucky.


On a slightly different note, could anyone enlighten me as to the current chances of receiving the Galor through a Cardassian lock box. What are the odds? I've spend some money specifically on lock boxes before (all four of them) yet I've never received a single ship out of any of them.

I've currently got about 75k in Dilithium across two characters that I could trade in for Zen and get myself a 10-pack or two, though I'd only spend this on a Cardassian Lock box cause the Galor Boff setup is the only one I'd currently put money into. Question is, 1) Is it worth the exchange (Dilithium > Zen) or should I forget it and buy something else with the Dilithium. 2) What are the odds of getting that Galor now? If I recall, upon their first release they were very rare, though as time went on, their rarity became somewhat more common.
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# 18
12-13-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by argent007 View Post
once this is done, watch us get a Cryo Lockbox....


seriously, if anyone else paid attention to the wording about the Chel Grett's console, it states, quite clearly "...can be slotted on any Breen ships."

any, as in more than one, and ships, also as in more than one.....next lockbox, is Cryo
That was actually pointed out by numerous people the day the specs for the Chell Gret were posted.
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# 19
12-14-2012, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by argent007 View Post
once this is done, watch us get a Cryo Lockbox....


seriously, if anyone else paid attention to the wording about the Chel Grett's console, it states, quite clearly "...can be slotted on any Breen ships."

any, as in more than one, and ships, also as in more than one.....next lockbox, is Cryo
or it was worded that way for if they introduce a shuttle, or way on down the line another breen ship.

"cover all the bases just in case" mentalitiy
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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Yes this thread is gonna be about how bad lockbox's are! if you don't like that don't read and move on to other threads !!

Today i'v bought 30keys "cus of the promo" so give or take thats 3k zen witch is 30euro's for me, is about same in dollar or might even be 35 dollar. anyways i open'd 30 box's do you really want to know what i get from them ?! i open'd "green text Ferengi lockbox's" cus i wanted that ferengi ship.!

142 lobi crystals
8 small Doff packs (norm)
3 small Gamma Doffs packs
4 Ferengi consort Doffs
7 Ground armor/deflector packs (1 blue item in side the box)
2 "1k xp Bonus"
1 "2k xp Bonus"
1 "10k xp bonus"
2 ferengi special Doff assignments

Now impressive list eh for 35Bucks or 30Euro's, "[{#@|"
i start to wonder, the lobi crystal shop, if you want something good from that you need 300 upto 800 crystals... really that's aprox 175 dollar and you have 800 lobi to buy a "Ship" seriously, 60-70 dollar for a ship console ?! what the heck Cryptic. This game should have a casino license cus the box's are a form of gambling!! no way, that list of rewards i got is in noway worth 35dollar.! you should be ashamed to make to good stuff drop rate so low! :/ i know you guys need revenue to keep this game going but seriously there other ways to do it! you just made an enemy out of a lifetimer, i won't spent a cent towards your game.

i have no words for it, either you put the rate of drop into the info box, so that players that buy keys and open a box can see how freaking low the good stuff drop rate really is. or you just take away the lame ass box & keys and put the ships and goodies from the box into the freaking C-Store! for fok sake Cryptic i spent 30Euro's on CRAP, nice XMAS for me eh!
witch brings me to my second frustration, its clear that in noway someone like me can get all the winter event items!! with out buying the items or event drops, you keep to amaze me that making a good event lays not within your skills!! you somehow fok it up! that aside is a small frustration i have, no real game braking fact! i can live with that fact! but the lockbox's no that's "Exploitation" of the Star Trek Fan Base and you should be ashamed for it. put all in c-store and i will happily buy them all but true lockbox's and a "Chance" on ships LOL no way in hell i spent one more dollar at any item in your C-Store as long as the lockbox remains in the game.


Ps: i know alot of you are gonna respond with laming reply's, i urge you NOT to do it, if you don't have a constructive reply then don't reply at all thanks. i really want a god to honest reply of all the players that have bought keys and open'd box's, reall all i want is there input.
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