Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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To whom it may concern:

in the last two weeks I opened what seems to be around 200 boxes.

But the outcome is about 11 holonovels, dozen or so armor/deflector packs and some useless fighters/pets, skill packs etc.

Nothing useful as if theta console or well may be even d'kora... out of a 200 packs.

Normally I open them in batches of 30 - 60 at a time. And if last week after opening 30 boxes I got 9 holonovels, then today after 60 boxes I only got 3 holonovels.

I just wonder what are the actual odds of getting something useful from the packs and can it be increased?

I do understand that cryptic is moving to the doff packs business model as the lock boxes don't even drop that much anymore...
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 514
# 2
06-29-2012, 10:39 AM
You're just dumb u even spill ur money on those keys.

In the time u've been fooling around with those lockboxes/keys etc u couldve grinded up 69~ Million EC by now and got a D'kora off the exchange..

stop whining and use your brain for once.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 399
# 3
06-29-2012, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by abcde123123 View Post
I just wonder what are the actual odds of getting something useful from the packs and can it be increased?
Welcome to the World of RNG.
The odds are unknown (there are projects which try to find out though), chances are always the same, and there is nothing you can do to increase them.

Since you opened 200 Boxes, it means you had 200 Keys.
Let me ask you something: What did you want from the Boxes anyway?
Lobis were "cheap" (in comparison) via Gamma Packs last weeks.
D'Kora to fly -> 200 Keys give you way more EC, than you needed to buy one of the exchange.
D'Kora to sell on Exchange -> Points for 200 Keys converted to Dilithium give way more EC (buy material and sell and/or craft stuff and sell)

I don't understand why you paid so much, and didn't know "how", sorry.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
06-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Indeed, this is just another futile attempt and action without thinking b4 doing anything


lesson learned; U know how to make EC the easy way, a 2/3 weeks grinding, possible less will definately get u 69~M ec.

so whats the big deal?

Cya.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
# 5
06-29-2012, 10:55 AM
If I had 1 ec for everyone of these threads, I'd have enough to buy a D'Kora on the exchange.

.....with plenty left over to equip it to the 9's
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,400
# 6
06-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by marctraiderz View Post
You're just dumb u even spill ur money on those keys.
I know the guy from a lot of regular grouping together.

He opened them with ECs alone, because he already purchased 2 Dkoras and 2 Bugships and probably has nothing else worth spending his Scrooge McDuck ECs on.

As far as I know he mostly did it, just to open them and see what it would be worth.


Quote:
Originally Posted by marctraiderz View Post
In the time u've been fooling around with those lockboxes/keys etc u couldve grinded up 69~ Million EC by now and got a D'kora off the exchange..
He's ground up at least 5x as much or more, as I explained above.



Quote:
Originally Posted by thoroon View Post
D'Kora to fly -> 200 Keys give you way more EC, than you needed to buy one of the exchange.
D'Kora to sell on Exchange -> Points for 200 Keys converted to Dilithium give way more EC (buy material and sell and/or craft stuff and sell)
See above. He probably pulls in 30 mill a day off working the exchange.


Quote:
Originally Posted by marctraiderz View Post
Indeed, this is just another futile attempt and action without thinking b4 doing anything
Again, no it isn't.

Last edited by ussultimatum; 06-29-2012 at 11:11 AM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 7
06-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by abcde123123 View Post
I just wonder what are the actual odds of getting something useful from the packs and can it be increased?
Why would they increase the odds, judging by how much you've spent on them I'd say they're doing perfectly fine with the odds as is.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 155
# 8
06-29-2012, 12:02 PM
Don't complain about lock-boxes...just stop buying keys. When its not profitable anymore they will go away...simple.
Commander
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Posts: 278
# 9
06-29-2012, 01:39 PM
i have a feeling when they stop dropping that they no longer give the ships when u open them

join date: Jan. 2012
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# 10
06-29-2012, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tankalot42o View Post
i have a feeling when they stop dropping that they no longer give the ships when u open them
This is not correct. I still see Galors getting awarded.
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