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Free crown crates remind me why I won’t buy crown crates.

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I want to start off by saying that these were a free item and I do appreciate that. I’m not mad at all and have no sour grapes about what I got.

There are quite a few items i really want in this batch. More so than any time before. But with my three crates I got a purple lipstick to match my blue from dwarves crates, and a dress. I have 8 male charicters and will never use these. This is in addition to a bunch of useless potions, Scrolls, food , and mimic stones.

Had these rewards be offered for sale in the crown store I would have deffinatly bought a flame atro horse. I would have most likely bought the skin and some of the hats. Depending on how much all that cost me, I may even buy a couple of the costumes too.

But since I’m more likely to get what I don’t want than I am to get what I do want, my wallet and my crowns are going to stay right we’re they are.

Please consider adding these items for outright purchase.
Edited by Eyesinthedrk on November 28, 2017 7:08PM
  • MaddPowered
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    You can out right purchase them. If you have gems.
    Got em.
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  • Eyesinthedrk
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    SisterGoat wrote: »
    If they were for outright purchase, there would be no point to buy the crates, no? Better to do away with the crates in the first place.

    If they wanted too, they could make it work. A mount outright for 2k crowns or 1.5k for 4 chances to get a mount and other goodies.
  • SisterGoat
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    SisterGoat wrote: »
    If they were for outright purchase, there would be no point to buy the crates, no? Better to do away with the crates in the first place.

    If they wanted too, they could make it work. A mount outright for 2k crowns or 1.5k for 4 chances to get a mount and other goodies.

    Nah, nobody would buy the crates at all if you could buy them outright. It's not worth the risk.
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  • Drakkdjinn
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    Oh my, a common-sensical post on crowncrates?

    [Snip].

    [Edited to remove bait]
    Edited by ZOS_KatP on November 28, 2017 9:22PM
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  • Samadhi
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    ...
    There are quite a few items i really want in this batch. More so than any time before. But with my three crates I got a purple lipstick to match my blue from dwarves crates, and a dress. I have 8 male charicters and will never use these. This is in addition to a bunch of useless potions, Scrolls, food , and mimic stones.
    ...

    Was largely indifferent to the prizes in the crates
    Freckled Guar was the only thing with any real appeal for me
    did not receive one in my free crates

    got a Mages Guild Sentry Cat
    which is kind of cute, and nice due to not having any cat pets yet
    a Flame Pixie emote, and some Mage's Guild robes

    Converted all the rest of the consumables into gems and got myself the Guar
    no more interest in the crates
    chalk it up to a win this month

    none of the mounts look like anything any of my characters would ever actually ride
    really not clear on the appeal of the elemental skins for people
    may have bought the Cyrod Patrician Formal Gown had it been in the regular store, but no desire for it otherwise
    Edited by Samadhi on November 28, 2017 7:41PM
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    I would buy crown crates if you could eventually be guaranteed the rare mounts.
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  • Balamoor
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    I think it's cool that you can get most f them with gems anyway, and all the stuff is cosmetic so no big deal
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    DaveMoeDee wrote: »
    The OP's logic is incredibly flawed. If he would have pulled a fancy mount from a crate, would he now be talking about how wonderful they are? The outcomes from 3 crates should have no impact on your views of the crates. Your views should be based on the overall probabilities, which suck.

    If the odds for the desirable stuff were really favorable, some people would still get a sack of rocks at times.
    Yes, getting an cool mount from free crates is very cool.
    However knowing it will cost you 60 crates of 14K crowns in average will discourage most from gambling.
    That is unless this has been nerfed.

    You will get one blue or better item each round, but yes the issue is that you will get stuff you don't need.
    I either have or don't realy need any of the 16 or 40 gem items and 3 items 100 gem is stuff I would buy for 2K crowns. but not 10K for an decent chance of getting some of them.
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  • Mureel
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    DaveMoeDee wrote: »
    The OP's logic is incredibly flawed. If he would have pulled a fancy mount from a crate, would he now be talking about how wonderful they are? The outcomes from 3 crates should have no impact on your views of the crates. Your views should be based on the overall probabilities, which suck.

    If the odds for the desirable stuff were really favorable, some people would still get a sack of rocks at times.

    More importantly, a small percentage of people bring in the vast majority of money. Exclusivity is a decent part of what draws that percentage.

    People should look at it this way. The game is literally changed to cater to a small percentage of the player base and if you aren't in that percentage, your value is solely as environmental fluff. The only time what you think matters is when most players feel the same way and it's a big enough issue to result in a population problem.

    I would bet real money that every post from every whale in these forums is instantly tracked and evaluated, while most everyone else is ignored.

    That's all this stuff from the crates is anyway!
    You know you don't have to be here right?
  • monktoasty
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    It's sad they make the chances so low just to extort more money.

    Crates would be awesome if they were fair. And REMOVE THE JUNK

    Sadly those spending thousands do ruin t for us. I'm eso plus that used to be enough...15 a month got you everything in game.



    Edited by monktoasty on November 28, 2017 9:01PM
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    cbdfarm wrote: »
    All we can hope for is that whatever country each of us live in bans "loot boxes" as it is 100 percent gambling.

    Better ban card games too.
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    I would bet real money that every post from every whale in these forums is instantly tracked and evaluated, while most everyone else is ignored.

    this is funny! i mean, not "funny haha" but a really interesting idea. too hard to automate, i think, but someone browsing for other reasons could have a special flag to check. it would take a particular set of skills to match some of these forum accounts to their game accounts, but i assume enough people give up enough info to cross-reference. i'm sure i do.

    it's interesting because it's almost conspiratorial except we all submitted to it. neato
  • Ihatenightblades
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    I want to start off by saying that these were a free item and I do appreciate that. I’m not mad at all and have no sour grapes about what I got.

    There are quite a few items i really want in this batch. More so than any time before. But with my three crates I got a purple lipstick to match my blue from dwarves crates, and a dress. I have 8 male charicters and will never use these. This is in addition to a bunch of useless potions, Scrolls, food , and mimic stones.

    Had these rewards be offered for sale in the crown store I would have deffinatly bought a flame atro horse. I would have most likely bought the skin and some of the hats. Depending on how much all that cost me, I may even buy a couple of the costumes too.

    But since I’m more likely to get what I don’t want than I am to get what I do want, my wallet and my crowns are going to stay right we’re they are.

    Please consider adding these items for outright purchase.

    Its called luxury items. Anything luxurious in life will cost money. And nobody in the gaming industry forces anybody to buy anything its all freedom of choice. I myself am lucky enough to buy 24 crown crates i got a mount but no skin.

    as for the being able to purchase directly i disagree. Skins are supposed to be a rare/achievement i always believe you should earn every skin you get.

    Buying skins overall shouldnt be a thing but since it is im glad its a rare item that not everyone will have.

    Zos likes to keep things exclusive. Even though they recycle old crown store items into the crown crates they still dont come around very often.

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