Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 362
As title says, i am asking borticus or devs why players are been discriminated based on their badluck.
I am talking about the jem'hadar attack ship hangar pet (bugged or not working as it is now, but will be fixed later, i hope).
I cant use it even if i got a jeh'hadar dreadnought carrier since it a perk only for ppl who own a jem'hadar atack ship.
Now i'll give a quick exemple, on the last the promotion when there was a chance to get one i purcesed 22 packs and a friend of mine 5 packs. I opened them and i didnt got any ship and my friend got it from the 4rh. And now it feels like Cryptic is punishing me for my bad luck , altho i spent more then 4 times then my friend.
I would have understood if the restriction was a veteran only thing or a life sub perk, but its only based on pure dumb luck.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 887
# 2
01-26-2013, 07:23 AM
You think you have bad luck? Ahahaha. Listen to what happened to me yesterday:

One of my fleet-mates said he opened two gold lockboxes and got two galors. So I'm thinking - hey what if I opened some gold lockboxes, maybe I will have better chances of winning? So I bought over 70 mystery boxes off of the exchange for 7 mil and opened them all. I got 1 gold lockbox. I also bought 50 master keys.

I opened the 1 gold lockbox and received 7 items. They were:
1 Duty Officer Mini-Pack
6 Lobi Crystals

I'm like, whoah. That wasn't worth it at all. I need to win something to get back all that money I spent! So I opened 49 other lockboxes. The only ship I won was a Mirror Universe Escort, worth about 100k on the exchange. I got mostly duty officer packs and about 300 lobi crystals.

I sold all of the most expensive stuff from the lockboxes and made about 3 million EC. I lost a total of 4 million EC over the course of this whole transaction.

I spent 200 Lobi on the Jem'Hadar upgrade for the 3-piece space set. I found out later that day that the devs are looking at reducing the price of the Jem'Hadar upgrade by 50 lobi crystals. I wasted 50 of my lobi crystals.

I spent 5000 ZEN for:
Gaining a 3-piece set upgrade
Losing 4 million EC
Losing 50 Lobi Crystals

I wish I knew where this aura of good luck comes from when I hear about these people that open a handful of lockboxes and win one of the 100 million EC ships. I could open thousands of boxes and only ever receive misery for it.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,627
# 3
01-26-2013, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by kamiyama317 View Post
hey what if I opened some gold lockboxes, maybe I will have better chances of winning?
Gold Lock Boxes were discontinued after the Ferengi Lock Box and every Gold Lock Box was set to normal Lock Box, meaning there is really no point in trying to open them as they were "normalized".

I am surprised you even got one from a Mystery Lock Box since it should not happen, I am kinda curious because they should only give current Lock Boxes and not past Lock Boxes.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 887
# 4
01-26-2013, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by f2pdrakron View Post
Gold Lock Boxes were discontinued after the Ferengi Lock Box and every Gold Lock Box was set to normal Lock Box, meaning there is really no point in trying to open them as they were "normalized".

I am surprised you even got one from a Mystery Lock Box since it should not happen, I am kinda curious because they should only give current Lock Boxes and not past Lock Boxes.
I haven't heard of that. I wish I knew that before I spent my 7 mil.

I can't believe they roll out changes like this, and only bother to fix them after its hurt the players in some way. I get a "normalized" gold lockbox that shouldn't exist (why are there even mystery boxes on the exchange anymore? All mystery boxes should have changed to normal lockboxes...) and then I buy an upgrade that has been deemed unbalanced by the devs, and will be massively reduced in price next week.

Why? This system they have set up is supposed to be their chief source of income after going F2P and they can't even seem to get it to work properly. These things shouldn't happen to people.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 13,054
# 5
01-26-2013, 08:38 AM
Mystery Boxes are like the Holiday Gift Boxes, they will continue to exist until players open them all.
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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 866
# 6
01-26-2013, 09:51 AM
You can either:
a) buy the ships for a high but predictable price on the exchange
b) gamble with the lockboxes and hope you get lucky

What you don't do is go to Vegas and then complain the casino's not working properly when you don't win.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,627
# 7
01-26-2013, 10:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by warpangel View Post
You can either:
a) buy the ships for a high but predictable price on the exchange
Well this isnt exactly true, it might be true for the 800 Lobi to a degree but people have to open Lock Boxes to either get 800 Lobi or to get the Grand Prize in order for it to go to the exchange, its not going to be listed there by miracle ... someone will have to buy them from the Lobi Store or get it from a Lock Box.

Quote:
b) gamble with the lockboxes and hope you get lucky
Someone must do it in order for then to ever be on the exchange.

Quote:
What you don't do is go to Vegas and then complain the casino's not working properly when you don't win.
Well at least Casinos have to publish the odds ...
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,708
# 8
01-26-2013, 10:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by f2pdrakron View Post


Well at least Casinos have to publish the odds ...
The ONLY winning bet is not to play the lock box at all. If you want a ship, get it off the exchange, if you want a lobi BoP item open the boxes knowing the lobi droprate is about 4.5 lobi per box. But never open boxes hoping for the big prize.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 245
# 9
01-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Here are the odds for Temporal lock box. Probably the odds are same for Dominion box ?
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,627
# 10
01-26-2013, 10:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyranger1414 View Post
The ONLY winning bet is not to play the lock box at all.
After that Mining Claim "prize" I rather stuck my hand on a blender that opening a Lock Box with such a "prize".
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