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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 5,082 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    If you have a spare Ravenswood costume set I'll trade you my pink hovercar! :)
    It's not great, I don't think it was awesome when I opened a hundred boxes and didn't even get a vehicle. I have monumentally bad luck with like, all things. Except the Clockwork lockbox, that one was good to me. But with all other things, I never get my money's worth, ever. But if it keeps the game going? I'm all for crappy tactics to keep the game afloat instead of having no game at all.

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  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,883 Arc User
    WHAT?!? I will never open another lockbox again.
    Seeing big yellow text every few mins going "THIS IDIOT HAS GOTTEN THIS POINTLESS THING!" is starting to get annoying.
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    They all thought I was out of the game....But I'm holding all the lockboxes now..
    I'll......FOAM FINGER YOUR BACK!
  • biffsmackwellbiffsmackwell Posts: 4,739 Community Moderator
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    Nah I'd have gotten that pink car off the auction house already if I wanted it. For what it's worth, I only opened one of the new boxes for the stamp.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,701 Arc User
    edited July 2015
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
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    Esc>Chat settings>Tabs>Uncheck "System".

    Problem solved!
    But wouldn't that also hide messages like Mail, Mission texts and event (like takofanes)
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    Edit: I take that back. You still get the messages across the screen.
    AH!... there is no escape after all

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  • chalupaoffurychalupaoffury Posts: 2,553 Arc User
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
    At this point, I can't help but wonder- would it be wise for Cryptic to... make a 'Champions 2'?

    How would you even begin to pitch that? "Check out our lowest-earning game, let's make another one!" :p

    That dog won't hunt.​​


    Maybe point out the unstoppable juggernaut that is the MCU, mention how our hybrid f2p model is crap compared to how they can milk neverwinter for each item, mention how freeform is notoriously hard to balance for, and point out that the launch/steam launch were both murdered out of the gate by massive show-stopping bugs that either ruined entire zones or literally crippled the chat server for over a week? "We own this license, yet every attempt to push the game has been messed up in some way, and Atari forced us to launch early. Since we don't pay royalties on the license anyway, why don't we take the opportunity to build THE superhero mmo."

    Can't deny that if they did it right, it'd pretty much flatten the competition. As it is I'm pretty sure a lot of the people who play here do so in spite of the jacked up game balance and bugs that still exist from kitchen sink *1*.
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  • biffsmackwellbiffsmackwell Posts: 4,739 Community Moderator
    edited July 2015
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    Oh don't get me wrong, I'd be the first in line to try out a new Champions, but I'm just being realistic here. You could be right, I dunno nothin 'bout birthin no babies.
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  • draogndraogn Posts: 1,269 Arc User
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
    At this point, I can't help but wonder- would it be wise for Cryptic to... make a 'Champions 2'?

    How would you even begin to pitch that? "Check out our lowest-earning game, let's make another one!" :p

    That dog won't hunt.​​

    If it was anything like the movie industry, it might work. (At least it does for some of the terrible low budget movies on Syfy)

    Though hopefully PW isn't anything like Uwe Bolls or Jason Friedberg.
  • nephtnepht Posts: 6,883 Arc User
    edited July 2015
    WHAT?!? I will never open another lockbox again.
    It might one of Cryptic's lowest earners but its one of Perfect World's biggest hits. But that aint saying much >:D
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  • cybersoldier1981cybersoldier1981 Posts: 2,501 Arc User
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
    Oh don't get me wrong, I'd be the first in line to try out a new Champions, but I'm just being realistic here. You could be right, I dunno nothin 'bout birthin no babies.

    At this point I'm certain that the PWE overlords don't care what the theme is. These days, pitching an MMORPG as 'a superhero MMO' or 'A sci-fi MMO' is going to be answered with a 'so what?' Theme appeals to a lot of people, but it's certainly not something that's going to EXCLUDE a ton of people. You can't sit and convince me that the fantasy genre is that popular, and that the genre was a major contribution to to the popularity of Guild Wars 1 & 2 and WoW.

    It would take a LOT of things, some of which we already have- others that would enhance that.

  • chaelkchaelk Posts: 7,732 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    when they upped the chance of gravity driver dropping, they obviously didn't take note of Kaizerins second set of numbers.
    The car dropped to 4 in 1000. yes 0.4%. not many notices at that rate.​​
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  • chalupaoffurychalupaoffury Posts: 2,553 Arc User
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
    Oh don't get me wrong, I'd be the first in line to try out a new Champions, but I'm just being realistic here. You could be right, I dunno nothin 'bout birthin no babies.

    Might just be me hoping they use this license well, honestly. CO's kinda poisoned to the mainstream. At this point if they redid it they could not do worse, in the eyes of the general gaming public. As much as I love freeform? I definitely enjoy the setting quite a bit more, and I'm sure they could do better if they tried again.

    I hate to say it, but freeform freaking murdered this game. It's too easy to break it entirely, or build a totally crap character. If you aim for the middle, you're pretty much trivializing it all for the people who actually do theorycraft. Even that other big mmo didn't have this bad of a power imbalance.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 6,314 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    If you aim for the middle, you're pretty much trivializing it all for the people who actually do theorycraft.
    Yay! I'm trivializing!

    (It's not that I "aim for the middle", it's that I tend to hit the middle because the "theory" I craft to is that I'm creating a character, not (as the 3rd Ed rulebook put it) "a pile of points that says you can pick up a car, bite off the tires, and throw the rest a country mile." So I don't analyze the exact power output, the damage and healing rate and whatnot, I just figure out which powers make sense for a given character to have. Golden Eagle may not ever be the most powerful guy in Mill City - but he's fun as hell to play.)​​
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  • KagamiTheMagicalCatGerlKagamiTheMagicalCatGerl Posts: 357 Arc User
    WHAT?!? I will never open another lockbox again.
    ..ooor it annoys people into quitting and thus not buying Keys. Will the gains outweigh the losses?

    Call me the cynic I am, but I'm doubtful this annoyance will be a positive.

    Well, as we saw with that latest Lockbox, it is clear that whoever is in charge of marketing does not value veteran players in the slightest, so as for "people might leave", I don't think they're concerned.
  • xydaxydaxydaxyda Posts: 817 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    It is barely noticeable in my opinion.
  • canadascottcanadascott Posts: 1,257 Arc User
    edited July 2015
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    xydaxyda wrote: »
    It is barely noticeable in my opinion.

    Yeah. They just show up in the chat box like a normal message, not nearly as in your face as in Neverwinter.
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  • flyingfinnflyingfinn Posts: 8,404 Arc User
    Maybe we should Vote if that is a Good or Bad thing?normal-17.gif​​
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  • furries2furries2 Posts: 80 Arc User
    I have no issues with the message at all, Just as long as something don't block my view while in combat. I seen a lot of log on and log off messages due to friends switching heroes a lot.
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  • roughbearmattachroughbearmattach Posts: 4,784 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    There have been so few notifications about this because of the low player population and the ridiculously low chance of winning the vehicle.

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  • cynicoolcynicool Posts: 160 Arc User
    I'm not a fan. I will open one lockbox for the Bonus Stamp, then stop.
    They're so damn rare that I actually forgot they were a thing that was happening.
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  • chaelkchaelk Posts: 7,732 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    I have seen a grand total of 3 announcements. which with a 0.4% drop rate is not really surprising. Mind you, other people have obviously got them,when I'm not on because they are being sold, with and without weapons.
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  • gaelyn1gaelyn1 Posts: 193 Arc User
    edited August 2015
    WHAT?!? I will never open another lockbox again.
    I don't like them. It's useless fluff which don't need a lot of work and it's really not what's the game need.

    But yeah, more lockboxes. It's the better content Cryptic can make. Moarrrrrrrr lock boxes plzzzzz.
  • chaelkchaelk Posts: 7,732 Arc User
    Whatever. I will open the same amount of lockboxes I usually do.
    gaelyn1 wrote: »
    I don't like them. It's useless fluff which don't need a lot of work and it's really not what's the game need.

    But yeah, more lockboxes. It's the better content Cryptic can make. Moarrrrrrrr lock boxes plzzzzz.

    *shoves him in a box* new lockbox- main prize- new character- already written up.
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