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Entropia News: Christmas Strongboxes 2018

Discussion in 'Entropia News' started by EP-Newsbot, Dec 13, 2018.

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    Christmas Strongboxes 2018


    Last year a record number of Christmas Strongboxes were opened, due in large part to the powerful stats on the highly desirable Christmas Ring 2017. Due to a bug with the new intended ring for 2018, it has been decided to include the Christmas Ring 2017 in the Christmas Strongboxes again this year. All newly looted rings will have the item name updated to Christmas Ring 2018 in an upcoming patch.

    Head over to the Classified Strongboxes page for full details on all the items available in the 2018 Christmas Strongboxes.

    Happy Hunting!

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  2. A: Fuck, you forgot to remove the 2017 ring...and the 2018 version is "bugged"...and its closing time !

    B: no problemo, lets make an announcement, that it was intended this way

    A: Epic ! :D


    Last christmas I gave you my strongbox,
    but the very next day,
    you were no longer allowed to purchase strongboxes with swedish IPs !
    SoooOOoooOOo this year, I'll give it to someone with special IPs... x'D


    While they could just set a flag on all swedish accounts, they mention the swedish IPs.
    Makes you wonder why they mention the swedish IPs so often ?!
    Because they are swedish IPs !

    ty Wistrel ! x'D
     
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  3. StrongBoxes are Illegal in sweden !

    But they are legal until december 31st 2018 ! Let's go boxes orgy !

    Btw, run a RCE game where underaged players can play, this is legal too in sweden ? or illegal starting january 1st 2019 ?

    Enter a Casino is DISALLOWED for who ever is under 18, even if daddy and mummy are there...

    Unless may be in sweden... or in mindark's world.
     
  4. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    Magic Christmas Rings shouldn't exist in a colonist sci-fi setting, heck, Magic Christmas Rings shouldn't exist in any setting, I'll add them to Content of Oblivion as soon as I'm CEO.
     
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  5. Translation: we couldn't decide how imba should it be, and it was already beer time, so we opted for more of the same.
     
  6. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    I think there should be at least a disclaimer. Informing people that this is plain, ordinary, sillly gambling. That you will probably spend money for little to no chance to get anything valuable worth more than the money you spend. In my opinion for any activities similar to gambling there actually should be a display clearly stating the odds, like:

    You'll spend C coins for XX% chance of getting Item I with a market value of V bucks which is ZZ% of your stake. You want to proceed? No, cancel or Yes, proceed and spent C coins!
     
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  7. There are indeed games, that show % and talk about luck and chances.
     
  8. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    Yep, most games also moved from "Damage: Awesome" to "Damage: X.x dps in Y.y m AoE" :)
     
  9. narfi

    narfi Lost

    In the last couple hunts I've looted five or so crates, is the only way to open them keys from the web shop? Can keys be bought in game?
     
  10. No, keys can't be traded in game. Boxes however can.

    For several mayhems, it's been an obvious trade to buy cheap boxes during the event and resell them later; as with all obvious ideas, it's now breaking down as speculators haven't yet sold out Summer boxes but Halloween and Christmas ones are already in.
     
  11. Mindark always defended themselves saying PE / EU is not a gambling game (even if people can't be blind at that point to believe it).
    Such disclaimer will never happen... 15 years they LIE to the Whole World...

    Be LIARS is their main skill since day One. (Like accuse the players ISP for miss shots for years).
    And lie dealing with money = ?
     
  12. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Well the FEN tops are nice and the market is flooded with them at the moment, so they are nice and cheap.

    I couldn't help laugh though at MA giving us some strong boxes along with the edible Gnomes. Unsurprisingly the market is flooded with these now too! TBH I'd have been tempted to "buy my own Christmas present" off MA (in the form of keys) since I've never done this "loot box" thingy yet, so I'd be game to try once... but cunningly MA have given me 3 strong boxes and the keys are not available in game but of course can only be bought in batches of 5. Or you could have 5 normal boxes and 5 keys for the same dollaaaarrs (but still be 3 keys short). So I can never get "even" unless I buy some strong boxes off others.... well there are plenty for sale so I guess that is the idea, those who want to even up can get them off those who want to get rid of them - which is a lot of people... there will be a Steam sale soon so if that 5 dollar is really burning a hole in your pocket, there are more exciting things it could be spent on.

    My favourite bit is that if you try to open the box without a key you just get an error. So for Christmas MA give their support staff a headache? I like too that MA's way of stopping people putting things on the ground is to throw a cannot execute error. The Swedish tradition of throwing an error rather than properly progamming something? Ah well... as I said, I love the FEN and will head back to my home soon to put the Gnomes under the tree. Merry Christmas MA. I hope it is a good one for you. :)

    Entropia 2018-12-17 23.19.52.
     
  13. Or simply sell the boxes....
     
  14. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    yeh to be fair I think they are going for a good few ped each so indeed could do.
     
  15. Yay, got some Tomte Santas and 3 xmas boxes as late xmas gift on login today... xD
     
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  16. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Ah same as me - look at us non depositors ;D
     
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  17. Ark presents are really cool this year.
     
  18. Yep, a backpack that can't store anything, a snow globe that u cannot shake up... tree is nice though.
     
  19. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I love my tree from,... last year? finally somewhere to keep all the present boxes :D It's always Christmas... and never winter :D
     

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