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Three Vectron Magnus, 50+ certs, a blown up machine and millions of credits later...

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Three Vectron Magnus, 50+ certs, a blown up machine and millions of credits later...

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08.05.2014 , 03:37 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by CommanderKeeva View Post
Nah I'm not stupid (at least not in that sense), I only bought smuggler chips and only played the kingpin machines when I had the smuggler's luck buff and only with kingpin chips won on the smuggler machine.

It was just incredibly bad luck.
Quite a few clicks there... For eight million(!!!) credits I mean.
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08.05.2014 , 03:44 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by TX_Angel View Post
Are you buying kingpin chips? That is the only way I can imagine that happening..
Roughly 7 millions spent, all for Smugglers' chips.
Over 200 Certificates, six Vectrons, three Rancors.
No exploded machine.

(4,5 millions spent while only trying to get the machine explode, as after first 2,5 millions spent I had every other Achievement).
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08.05.2014 , 04:41 AM | #13
And so the inventor of the random number generator can rest soundly.
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08.05.2014 , 04:44 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by jedip_enguin View Post
And so the inventor of the random number generator can rest soundly.
Or cackle in evil glee.

And THEN rests soundly. But (s)he definitely cackles first.
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08.05.2014 , 05:58 AM | #15
I guess I have been lucky. Won 3 rancors, a bunch of Vector Magnus's with less than a million credits. I also blew up the smuggler machine twice, but this was on my last character who was trying for another rancor, went to the lower prominade instead of the main area, and within 10 minutes blew a machine up twice.

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08.05.2014 , 07:57 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Kyarran View Post
I guess I have been lucky. Won 3 rancors, a bunch of Vector Magnus's with less than a million credits.
I would say so. I just spent another 122k on smuggler chips, went through 24 kingpin chips, and the end result was 5 golden certificates (including the one I got from a smuggler machine). This pretty closely lines up with my earlier observations of 5 smuggler chips -> 1 kingpin chip and 5 kingpin chips -> 1 golden certificate. In other words, a single golden certificate requires an investment of about 25k.

In total, I've probably spent around 400-500k across all my characters, not counting my initial stupidity of buying kingpin chips from the vendor. I've gotten about 20 certs and a single Vectron for all my trouble. No sign of a rancor, and I didn't even know the machines could explode.

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08.15.2014 , 02:20 AM | #17
Another set of results, for documentation's sake.

110 smuggler chips, which resulted in 24 kingpin chips, which resulted in 4 golden certificates. No grand prizes this time either.

I did have a smuggler machine explode on me, so at least I have that achievement now.

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08.15.2014 , 02:51 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by FlyinSpaghetti View Post
Still no rancor...
You know the old saying..."A fool and his money will soon part...."

That's why I just used the 5 coins they gave me on each toon. Don't hit on those, I won't use my own credits. It's a waste of time. They only designed this to remove the massive bloat of credits in the game. It seems like it is working too.
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08.15.2014 , 03:44 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Ghost_Spectre View Post
They only designed this to remove the massive bloat of credits in the game. It seems like it is working too.
Indeed.

There's no grounds to complain about the system either.

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08.15.2014 , 07:01 AM | #20
I must have spent 3 weeks grinding credits to prepare for the dreaded RNG factor in the casino. I walked in there with 4 million credits to blow on it, and won the rancor on my 3rd pull. My luck is never that good... well mostly never.
Sorry to hear my normal bad luck somehow fell onto you.
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