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No More Crown Crates

FixedBlade123
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I've purchased 45 crown crates over the past couple of months. All I got were potions, dyes, a couple of emotes, etc. No good stuff whatsoever. Waste of money. Won't waste anymore. There should be at least one cool item hidden in a 15 crate buy.
  • mommadani907
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    stpdmonkey wrote: »
    I've purchased 45 crown crates over the past couple of months. All I got were potions, dyes, a couple of emotes, etc. No good stuff whatsoever. Waste of money. Won't waste anymore. There should be at least one cool item hidden in a 15 crate buy.

    Their next crates coming garuntee a high grade item. But I personally feel getting crate items should not be limited to crates

    Where does it say that? I know we are getting one crate in the dailies like that, but I must have missed any announcement that the new crate season was entirely going to be like that.
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  • stpdmonkey
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    Oboros or.whatever they are called it states in the view of the crate. Only 3 cards but yeah. It's been a few days since I saw it but it did state that
  • stpdmonkey
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    I'm wrong those are twitch crates only not going to be for sale at the moment
  • ManwithBeard9
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    The only contents you're guaranteed with crown crates is consumables. If you are buying them assuming you'll get anything other than that, your seeing your own false expectations. Anything outside of consumables is a rare chance. And should never be assumed that you'll will receive those rare chance items.
  • Ramber
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    that all i got too just potions and poisons such a waste. if they made them more rich in return people would tell everyone and they would sell more but ZoS doesn't understand at all how people work imo.
  • bluebird
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    stpdmonkey wrote: »
    Oboros or.whatever they are called it states in the view of the crate. Only 3 cards but yeah. It's been a few days since I saw it but it did state that
    The daily login rewards crate is called a 'Preview Crate: Baandari Pedlar' and has a 'selection of items' in its description. This 'Preview Crate' with a draw of 3 cards and a guaranteed high-value item is entirely new and will likely be the promotional hook for their new season - which should be regular Baandari Pedlar Crown Crates, not these high-yield Preview Crates.

    Ouroboros Crates are a Twitch Drop reward only, and 99.9% of their contents are low-value consumables for that very same reason (because they're just free fluff for watching videos lol). They're good for collecting crown gems though, and they have an exremely low chance to drop a rare mount or pet but don't expect anything good to drop from them.

    That said, don't expect anything good to drop from the normal Crown Crates either :tongue: There are some player-collected drop rate statistics online and the chances of getting the item you want are abysmal. It's a good thing that we can extract gems from useless consumables, but gambling crates are always there to ensure that the house always wins. :wink:
  • Dusk_Coven
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    Those "no good stuff" can be converted to crown gems to spend in the special store. Did you do that? 45 Crown Crates should have given you quite a lot.
    Edited by Dusk_Coven on June 15, 2019 9:41AM
  • FixedBlade123
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    The only contents you're guaranteed with crown crates is consumables. If you are buying them assuming you'll get anything other than that, your seeing your own false expectations. Anything outside of consumables is a rare chance. And should never be assumed that you'll will receive those rare chance items.

    Good to know. That means my decision to not buy any more is a good one. I make my own consumables which are much better than the ones offered in the crates. Oh well ... lesson learned.
  • Michae
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    Yeah, I bought one crate pack once and decided to never do it again. 15 Dwarven crates to be exact, it was right after I returned to the game after a break and I love Dwarven stuff. And funny thing is I'd gladly drop some money on the items in crates here and there if I could just outright buy them. I just hoard gems from free crates and get myself some lower tier items from time to time. But no cool mounts for me. Maybe I'll have enough for that spider in the new ones but I'm still 70 gems short and it doesn't seem well get any more drops this month.
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  • Acharnor
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    Crates - UGHH! Will never buy again.
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  • Michae
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    Emathides wrote: »

    Unlike some, I have nothing against the gambling element, and I do see it as gambling. But I'm an adult. If I decide I want to gamble, then I want that decision to be my choice. Note, my choice is usually to not buy. Did make an exception for the Xanmeer ESO+ sale, admittedly.

    Before anyone comes in with "but children are vulnerable..."

    I don't care about other people's kids. If a parent can't protect their own bank account from their own kid then they need to revise their strategy for raising a child. Please don't take away my choices because of the ineptitude of others.

    Preach.

    As an adult, playing an 18+ game, I expect to be able to do things like gamble if I choose to.

    As an adult I'd still prefer to outright buy the stuff I want instead of this rng scam.
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  • Alucardo
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    Scam crates are always a scam.

    They're not a scam at all. If you're insisted on buying, what is essentially a loot box, then you should know what you're getting yourself in for - pain, and a complete waste of money.
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  • xMovingTarget
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    Dont you like your suprise mechanics?
  • esp1992
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    If some people are silly enough to buy crates, well, why shouldn't those of us who don't relax in the knowledge that this game is getting a good income?

    End of the day, what am I actually missing out on by not having those Apex/Radiant Apex rewards? Last I checked the free lvl 10 horse has exactly the same stats as any "top tier" mount. Same goes for anything in-between.

    Like I've stated before, the only reason people want the Apex/Radiant Apex is because you can't "just buy them."

    Like it or not, it's clearly a very successful business strategy.

    Unlike some, I have nothing against the gambling element, and I do see it as gambling. But I'm an adult. If I decide I want to gamble, then I want that decision to be my choice. Note, my choice is usually to not buy. Did make an exception for the Xanmeer ESO+ sale, admittedly.

    Before anyone comes in with "but children are vulnerable..."

    I don't care about other people's kids. If a parent can't protect their own bank account from their own kid then they need to revise their strategy for raising a child. Please don't take away my choices because of the ineptitude of others.

    Exactly! Someone gets it!

    It’s just a matter of choice, and even though the mounts look different than one another, they ALL have the same functionality.
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  • Michae
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    esp1992 wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    If some people are silly enough to buy crates, well, why shouldn't those of us who don't relax in the knowledge that this game is getting a good income?

    End of the day, what am I actually missing out on by not having those Apex/Radiant Apex rewards? Last I checked the free lvl 10 horse has exactly the same stats as any "top tier" mount. Same goes for anything in-between.

    Like I've stated before, the only reason people want the Apex/Radiant Apex is because you can't "just buy them."

    Like it or not, it's clearly a very successful business strategy.

    Unlike some, I have nothing against the gambling element, and I do see it as gambling. But I'm an adult. If I decide I want to gamble, then I want that decision to be my choice. Note, my choice is usually to not buy. Did make an exception for the Xanmeer ESO+ sale, admittedly.

    Before anyone comes in with "but children are vulnerable..."

    I don't care about other people's kids. If a parent can't protect their own bank account from their own kid then they need to revise their strategy for raising a child. Please don't take away my choices because of the ineptitude of others.

    Exactly! Someone gets it!

    It’s just a matter of choice, and even though the mounts look different than one another, they ALL have the same functionality.

    Looks are part of functionality. If they weren't we wouldn't for example dress in different outfits for different occasions. This is a scheme to make people spend more than they'd otherwise be willing to. It's apparent, but it doesn't make it particularly user friendly and walls off those who'd be happy to spend but don't have THAT much of disposable income.
    Edited by Michae on June 24, 2019 6:53AM
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  • Coolits
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    I've purchased 45 crown crates over the past couple of months. All I got were potions, dyes, a couple of emotes, etc. No good stuff whatsoever. Waste of money. Won't waste anymore. There should be at least one cool item hidden in a 15 crate buy.

    Yup a complete waste of money. You're as well giving Zenimax back the crowns than buying them.

  • FixedBlade123
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    Michae wrote: »
    Emathides wrote: »

    Unlike some, I have nothing against the gambling element, and I do see it as gambling. But I'm an adult. If I decide I want to gamble, then I want that decision to be my choice. Note, my choice is usually to not buy. Did make an exception for the Xanmeer ESO+ sale, admittedly.

    Before anyone comes in with "but children are vulnerable..."

    I don't care about other people's kids. If a parent can't protect their own bank account from their own kid then they need to revise their strategy for raising a child. Please don't take away my choices because of the ineptitude of others.

    Preach.

    As an adult, playing an 18+ game, I expect to be able to do things like gamble if I choose to.

    As an adult I'd still prefer to outright buy the stuff I want instead of this rng scam.

    I agree with this statement. Make all mounts, all motifs, all extra stuff and fluff available in the crown store. People will buy what they want and leave the rest. ZOS would likely make more money than they already do if they actually accommodated what their customers actually want.

    I won't buy another crown crate but I'd be willing to buy certain gear or mounts that I found "cool."
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