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# 1 Ferengi Lock Box
04-11-2012, 05:30 PM
Read more about the new Ferengi Lock Box in Season 5 Dev Blog #39 and in the new FAQ. Also, purchase a Master Key from the C-Store today to unlock one and claim its contents.


Link to the news article.
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# 2
04-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Hahaha...oh here we go again. So does this count as this week's "content" release or will we actually see something useful?
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# 3
04-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Well at least with the Ferengi we know it's a shameless ploy to get a quick buck. The Lobi crystal store thing though is just wrong. When a game that's devoted to customization makes participation in a a lottery mandatory to unlock all customizations it's kinda sad. I'm not mad about it I just feel like I should pity Cryptic at this point.

EDIT: It's like they knew no one was going to go for it just for the ship so they had to make it compromise the game at a more basic level with item sets, customization options, etc. A lottery box by itself is one thing, kinda cool I guess, but an entire new currency system based solely off of opening a lock box? Get real.
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# 4
04-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Just what the game need it.. we destroy science ship in the morning and we add a new lock box in the night.

When all the money we spend on this is going to translate in real content?
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# 5
04-11-2012, 05:40 PM
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Themed Skirts. Federation and Klingon Empire female characters will look exceptionally classy in these new skirts. The skirts are Ferengi-styled for Federation female officers and Klingon-themed for KDF female officers.
Oh yeah this is going to go over well.

Klingons have been asking for skirts for how long now and to get them you have to pay for them....I'm getting my popcorn ready for this one.

Maybe a few hotdogs to cook over the flames that are sure to come.
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# 6
04-11-2012, 05:41 PM
Well, this was right out of nowhere. Also, what the heck? Why? Cut it out!
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# 7
04-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisWorth
Oh yeah this is going to go over well.

klingons have been asking for skirts for how long now and to get them you have to pay for them....I'm getting my popcorn ready for this one.

Maybe a few hotdogs to cook over the flames that are sure to come.
I wouldn't mind paying for the option if I KNEW I was going to get it.
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# 8
04-11-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Sierrafortune
Well at least with the Ferengi we know it's a shameless ploy to get a quick buck. The Lobi crystal store thing though is just wrong. When a game that's devoted to customization makes participation in a a lottery mandatory to unlock all customizations it's kinda sad. I'm not mad about it I just feel like I should pity Cryptic at this point.

EDIT: It's like they knew no one was going to go for it just for the ship so they had to make it compromise the game at a more basic level with item sets, customization options, etc. A lottery box by itself is one thing, kinda cool I guess, but an entire new currency system based solely off of opening a lock box? Get real.
yeah seriously. I thought the first one was bad.. they actually managed to make the 2nd one full of even more useless junk AND add a whole new set of content ONLY available by spamming key purchases.

Wow Cryptic.. this a whole new low, holy crap.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierrafortune
I wouldn't mind paying for the option if I KNEW I was going to get it.
yeah Cryptic is seriously on the gamble wagon with their new business model. I kept holding out hope that they would make the next set of boxes more fair with less of a chase gimmick, but they are full on 100% "eff you buddy" to anyone who doesn't like to just totally gamble. I DEFINITELY didn't intend to buy a lifetime for a casino game.
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# 9
04-11-2012, 05:44 PM
So these crystals, any chance of making them purchasable via Latinum? Since we are going with the whole Ferengi theme and all.
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# 10
04-11-2012, 05:45 PM
actually I am a little confused on the "Lobi crystal" thing. I had assumed the Ferengi Lock Boxes would work exactly like the Cardi boxes. Manly, that they were for a limited time. However, the Lobi Crystal Consortium store sounds like it is a new and on going addition.

Hopefully it will all be cleared up in the FAQ release tomorrow.
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