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# 11
09-29-2012, 05:18 PM
It's possible.
I was sitting on about 800 lobi crystals waiting for something like the destroyer. But after I bought the destroyer from the store I opens about 45-50 boxes and not only got a wells but had just about enough lobi to buy another destroyer if I wanted but opted for the set in the lobi store instead for the destroyer.
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# 12
10-19-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ddesjardins View Post
Sorry for any confusion - I do work in Marketing, just not in the gaming industry. If my post sounds like marketing drivel, it comes from experience.

Wow guys - I'm not a plant. I just had a great experience.

Like many other players I've spent quite a bit to get certain ships. I did not get the Jemmy or the Galor, but have blown close to $400 on keys in the attempt. Looking back I should have just sold the keys, and bought what I wanted. I limited myself to 100 in this pass simply for financial reasons - I could not justify a buy until i win it mentality. In this case, I had great luck.

Looking back I had probably had more lobi than my initial claim. Give me at least the benefit of the doubt. My tac officer opened them all, and probably had more than 50 at the start. I had opened 50 or so tholian boxes before the last update. My sci toon - the recipient of the reward pack sits on 50 or so - my bad. Don't think ill of Cryptic.

As for the lobi store - had I known of the temporal set, I would have had my scitoon open the boxes as the purchase is bonded to the character that buys them.

Just so you know - as the lobi shows up, there's a tally on the left hand side of your screen.... saw over 200 between openings at least twice.

This set of boxes have turned my opinion on the whole lock-box issue. I shared my experience - next time I wont.

One last point - been chatting with others who have done the same thing. In three cases they too saw a Wells in less than 50 keys. Four had theirs in 10. That's why they call it luck.

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# 13
10-20-2012, 05:35 AM
I opened 2 boxes back to back and got 2 wells so when it comes to these boxes nothing suprises me.
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# 14
10-20-2012, 08:42 AM
i have opened enough boxes to get the destroyer and full lobi set for it. a set for my kar'fi and the torps for 2 other alts still no sci ship tho.

all outa ec now

im not impressed with drop rate.....

im convinced that its fixed the odds must scale some how with more boxes u open = less chance for ship
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# 15
12-18-2012, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ddesjardins View Post
Sorry for any confusion - I do work in Marketing, just not in the gaming industry. If my post sounds like marketing drivel, it comes from experience.

Wow guys - I'm not a plant. I just had a great experience.

Like many other players I've spent quite a bit to get certain ships. I did not get the Jemmy or the Galor, but have blown close to $400 on keys in the attempt. Looking back I should have just sold the keys, and bought what I wanted. I limited myself to 100 in this pass simply for financial reasons - I could not justify a buy until i win it mentality. In this case, I had great luck.

Looking back I had probably had more lobi than my initial claim. Give me at least the benefit of the doubt. My tac officer opened them all, and probably had more than 50 at the start. I had opened 50 or so tholian boxes before the last update. My sci toon - the recipient of the reward pack sits on 50 or so - my bad. Don't think ill of Cryptic.

As for the lobi store - had I known of the temporal set, I would have had my scitoon open the boxes as the purchase is bonded to the character that buys them.

Just so you know - as the lobi shows up, there's a tally on the left hand side of your screen.... saw over 200 between openings at least twice.

This set of boxes have turned my opinion on the whole lock-box issue. I shared my experience - next time I wont.

One last point - been chatting with others who have done the same thing. In three cases they too saw a Wells in less than 50 keys. Four had theirs in 10. That's why they call it luck.

Peace
To me i would say that this is a realistic quote simply because of the randomized rates of lobi crystals in lockboxes. It may well could be that he would have gained over 15 or more per box. Personally i get no more than 4-10 in a single box, but saying that i have only unlocked a few of them. It may be that there could have been a vast spell of luck over the period that he was opening up all of these boxes. After all, the boxes are all about luck.
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# 16
12-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Received my Wells class on the day that the temporal lock-boxes were released. Mostly wanted the disruptors that were advertised as being a reward, but upon using key number nine of the first ten-pack I'd brought I was lucky enough to receive a Wells class.

And I love it - continue to use it VERY frequently; fitted the Temporal Warfare set to it using lobi I obtained from the predecessor Tholian lockboxes (didn't win anything particularly useful from those ones), and with tric mines fitted aft she's quite a menace.
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# 17
02-12-2013, 08:57 AM
Hey ddesjardins;

I am really sorry you have gotten the response that you have. Unfortunately, the STO populace has become full of cynical, self-absorbed goobs that can only sneer down on everyone else's experience. The gaming environment has changed very bitterly since release, and it makes me sad. We used to cheer along with the good fortune of others, but now we can only sneer and make snide remarks.

I also got my Wells and Mobius ships. Had to open a lot of boxes for them. Fortunately I average a 15-25 box every stack of 20 back then (my rates have gotten even higher with Dominion boxes - usually a 15-15 box in avery 10-15 opened). These were must-have ships considering our fleet (The Department of Temporal Investigations) and I love playing them. Both the Wells and the Mobius are awesome, and I have the Aeon rigged with the Temporal 3-set for vault activity.

Congrats on your ship - hope you have fun flying it!

Best,
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# 18 Got a spare one
02-12-2013, 12:24 PM
I am a level 50 Vulcan name araal fleet section 31 I was wondering if you had a spare wells so I can can see what's this hype all about I am online Monday through Friday 9.00 pm to 4.00 am sat sun n/a ps add me as a friend see you in the skies
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# 19
02-12-2013, 12:35 PM
bought my Wells in November loved it on my Tac for its surprising offensive might and then bought the Mobius both with EC so i spent over 100 million getting both but they are worth every bit of grinding i did to obtain them and do not regret it at all =)
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# 20
02-12-2013, 12:46 PM
i wanted the wells just for the tipler cylinder so i could put it on my mobius, which i did. i never really messed with the wells until recently.

like the OP i have come to really like this ship. i even took it into pvp and did pretty good.

i think i paid 46 or 47 million EC for it.

i saw many posts concerning lobi. i have opended several boxes that had 10 or 20 lobis. just out of curiousity i kept track last time and averaged 10.18 lobi per box.
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