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New Contraband 24 Pack (ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?)

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New Contraband 24 Pack (ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?)

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Tilar
03.19.2013 , 06:56 AM | #1
Hi,

I bought one of the new hypercrates yesterday to check if they are worthwhile. Spent an additional 35 to get the coins for my purchase and opened all 24 packs afterwards.

Most obviously and independant of luck, you only get about 10000 reputation for the Contraband Resale Corporation, which means you will have to buy roughly 7 hypercrates for 49000 cartel coins (315) to get to Legend standing. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?

Also there are cartel market certificates to buy special items from the Contraband Resale Corporation. In 24 packs I got exactly one cartel market certificate. So at that rate I have to spent several hundred Euro just to get one of the more fancy items from the vendor. AGAIN ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?

Drops from the packs were mixed, some were okay, others just worthless bull****. Overall I dont feel they were worth my money. With 24 packs opened I guess there was a somewhat fair chance for good items, but most rares didnt sell for more than 100k each. Would have been better to buy those from GTN directly.

A microtransaction store is supposed to add microtransactions to a game, but that latest addition hardly is micro anymore. 35 Euro means 3 months of gametime in other MMOs and from my point of view thats a major investment (espacially in cosmetic stuff) but with the Contraband Resale Corporation you literally have to spend hundreds of Euro to get to the fancy items you see at the vendors.
For 4 months there was almost no (free) new content and dont tell me you cant create content and dont have the ressources. Obviously you have, because you add new Cartel Market items on a weekly basis. I dont like that, but at least give us something worth our money!

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Alec_Fortescue
03.19.2013 , 09:33 AM | #2
i have opened 30 packs so far and my reputation reached 1/4 Hero... I spent 8 million credits and i found nothing to at least make half of the money i spent. Sad.

I know this is a strike to the completionists but you'll have to pass on that crown/mount... :'(

I think I will. I'll just get the speeder. It sucks that you need to be legendary in order to buy old stuff.
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dscount
03.19.2013 , 03:16 PM | #3
I have to agree. The amount of REP required to purchase stuff is too high. PLUS the fact that it will required you to do it all over again when the next series of packs come out is even worse.

Drop rate on Cartel Certificates is TERRIBLE. I would be OKAY with getting a certificate one in every 20-30 packs if the items didn't require REP + 10 Certificates + Cash Credits. (Pick two and drop one)

I purchased 10 packs thinking I could at least get ONE to see what it's about and nothing. So I'm back to not buying anymore packs as the VALUE of the REP points is crap and the drop rate on certificates is worse.
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Alec_Fortescue
03.19.2013 , 05:41 PM | #4
Don't forget that EACH new shipment will have it's own rep track. That means you'll need to get 70 - 90 million credits worth of packs every 5 months.
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ZakMan
03.19.2013 , 08:35 PM | #5
Not sure how I feel about this, I mean, I'm personally fine with it, but I'm god awful with money.

Seeing all the complaints, I feel like if the rep items were patched so they aren't bound and could be sold on the market would be the best way to go, not sure about the cartel certificates though.

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Ksenus
03.20.2013 , 01:47 AM | #6
I have wasted some money too. Never again - unless they will change something. I don't understand this. So little for so much money. How would you call such behavior ? When someone sells you a dead cat in the bag for big money after telling you how wonderfull thing is inside (and you will never regret opening it) ?

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skarvika
03.20.2013 , 05:46 AM | #7
I blew roughly 200-250$ on them and I feel entirely ripped off. Never buying a pack again because of this. I actually was so disappointed that I went into a depressive fit afterwards thinking "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!!"
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Alec_Fortescue
03.20.2013 , 07:10 AM | #8
seriously the new shipment's legendary reward will have to be far more attractive than a dumb crown!

A full set of orbalisk armor - that would be something.
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AsheraII
03.20.2013 , 07:03 PM | #9
The contraband pack is the first pack of a shipment of 4 packs.
So yes, getting full rep will take quite an investment, but no, you don't have to buy the same hypercrate 7 times. Basically, if you buy 2 hypercrates of each set from the shipment, you should max your rep.
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Mowermanx
03.20.2013 , 07:48 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by AsheraII View Post
The contraband pack is the first pack of a shipment of 4 packs.
So yes, getting full rep will take quite an investment, but no, you don't have to buy the same hypercrate 7 times. Basically, if you buy 2 hypercrates of each set from the shipment, you should max your rep.
One set down, 3 to go.
Yeah, this is the key part a lot of people are missing.
I bought 1 pack, got some stuff I liked, and now im leaving it at that. I may grab one of the new ones when they get released, depending on what is in them.
One good part of this is the gtn is so over bulging with gear, the prices have plummeted to all time lows, because people have no patience and are trying to get rep straight away, rather than wait for the next 3 packs that will be released.