Again it not gambling per se - because in Casino gambling you have the real chance of willing nothing. These boxes give you something 100% of the time - and (on paper) EVERY reward they give is of higher value (in the C-Store) then the 100 CP key. Ergo, technically , not real gambling.
Sorry wrong, there are games in casino's where you can win worthless or worth something rewards for betting, same as the casino grab bags in MMO's such as STO, and it is considered gambling.
no real money? where do you think they get the keys from? cstore points. those points an intermediary of monetary value. no different than casino chips, in relation to this situation
I wasn't trying to argue it is not gambling, I was just pointing out that there exists a way to open those boxes without paying actual money. Even if c-points have monetary value, it doesn't mean you have to pay for them (anymore).
So what's the problem? Why are you guys upset about these boxes? I don't get it. Let's have a multiple choice poll!!
I don't like the boxes because:
A) I gotsta have the ship and I'm gonna lose all my monies to get it!
B) Gambling is wrong at every level.
C) These boxes take something away from me.
D) They break the feel of the game. Enemies should drop pancakes, not boxes.
E) The boxes are like females being given away for free while the keys are males and have to be paid for. It's a sexist plot!!
F) I just like to rage. My last heated argument was about the best flavor for a potato chip.
G) They make the game more difficult.
DS9 has gambling. EQ2 has a npc where you can gamble. Non-issue.
neither of these is true. ds9 gambling? you mean dabo? dabo uses latinum or credits. neither are real currency and neither are an intermediary representing real currency. therefore they are not gambling.