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# 1 Its a TRAP!!!!
05-29-2013, 11:00 PM
I dont know what has happened with the new lock box but the odds are reduced and the Dil claims are almost non existent. What you get is a bunch of useless junk.

Because of this I will be sending out a fleet advisory, EVERY week and making sure anybody and everybody I know and come into contact knows that after opening 100 boxes I got basically nothing. Like the title, ITS A TRAP!

At least with the Dominion lock box if I got nothing but Dil claims that reduced my overall cost over time.

Spread the word!
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# 2
05-29-2013, 11:01 PM
just cause you didnt get anything doesnt mean nobody does..

100 boxes isnt a lot.
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# 3
05-29-2013, 11:08 PM
Originally Posted by aarons9 View Post
just cause you didnt get anything doesnt mean nobody does..

100 boxes isnt a lot.
Doesn't keep me from letting the public know my results.

100 boxes equals 150,000,000 EC or 1,600,000 DIL or roughly $125 in real Dollars. In the vast majority of the world that's more then a months pay and you say opening 100 boxes is not a lot?

I dont mind gambling some and I know the boxes are a gamble. I was quite happy with the dominion boxes as they gave you 50% back in DIL with the mining claims, at least over time but still. These new boxes are a total scam and I will not by shy about sharing my experiences. I will actually make a personal mission to do so.
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# 4
05-29-2013, 11:15 PM
It does seem like the rich mining claims have gone down. I usually open 50 boxes a week just to get claims on all my characters.

Looks like at the end of the year when my main 2 run out of claims that will be the end of the free money train will have ended.
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# 5
05-29-2013, 11:18 PM
Nothing new here. The odd of the super ship is between 0.5 and 1%, which mean around 100-200boxes. Ofc, you can be lucky and have it on your first box, or not.
Almost everything else is crap, and what's not crap is not worth the amount of key yo'ull use for it.

I'm sorry if you just find that, but it is true since the very first gamblebox. There was a lot of drama about it, and then with each gamblebox, including the first 800lobi ship (which mean around 200gamblebox opened, 200$).

Now, people is used to it, and barely whine about it. Most of them spend tremendous amount of cash for a ship they will play a few days.

So yeah, gamblebox is a trap. Since the first one. And it will continue as long as people will spend 100-200$ each time they see a new box. Welcome in our world, a world full of whiner that will spend money. Just check battlefield heroes, or SWTOR, they made a p2win cash shop, people complained hard, and suddenly they made more money than before, from the same people who whined.
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# 6
05-29-2013, 11:22 PM
its not like i didnt get 2 destroyers *shrug* guess thats nothing.
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# 7
05-29-2013, 11:26 PM
Originally Posted by xlocutusofborgx View Post
its not like i didnt get 2 destroyers *shrug* guess thats nothing.
Opened 800lobi worth of boxes and I didn't get a ship. That's called luck, just with any gamble or casino.
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# 8
05-29-2013, 11:40 PM
I used the proceeds of selling of a lobi ship plus some EC I made from working the exchange so its not like I shelled out $125 in actual money and got zilch. If that was the case I would be a lot more angry.

I do not mind the lock boxes being a gamble. Actually I enjoy the fact they are but for someone to spend over 100 bucks in ingame currency and get shafted that is nuts.At least increase the lobi rewards or make the other stuff better or more valuable.

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# 9
05-30-2013, 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by vamank View Post
Like the title, ITS A TRAP!
you're wayyy late to the party. since day 1 of lockboxes, everyone and their mothers knew it was a lottery, or to put it more bluntly, a scam.
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# 10
05-30-2013, 12:35 AM
You have to expect to buy all the lobi you need for an item and get absolutely nothing useful whatsoever - that's just how it is.

I never got a single useful item myself, albeit I don't spend cash here so..

But that aside you are better off using the exchange in that you know exactly what the item costs you.

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