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2x hypercrates (48 packs) = 2 cartel certificates

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2x hypercrates (48 packs) = 2 cartel certificates

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Alec_Fortescue
03.20.2013 , 09:52 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBuckets View Post
I was far luckier with my packs as far as certificates go, but I don't particularly like that the certs are completely RNG, bound, and can offer unique rewards from the rep vendor. The "previous pack" items seem to be a decent implementation for continuing to offer items for old packs after removal (such as Revan's Mask, etc). The rep is manageable, as it is reliably obtained (with the blue or purple rep items being a nice bonus), but I can see how obtaining an Aratech Eclipse or Crown of Avarice can be extremely painful with bad RNG.
By the time you'll reach enough reputation you will have required certs for both. Don't you worry.
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DarthBama
03.20.2013 , 09:54 AM | #12
I say spread the news far and wide. I've been on the fence about buying a couple hypercrates. I think I'll hold off.

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RuQu
03.20.2013 , 10:07 AM | #13
I only bought one pack and I got one.

I'd love to be able to sell it.

The items that need them already have a rep requirement, and the trophies can't be sold, so they are already only of value to people who buy lots and lots of packs / hypercrates.

For a reputation meant as a reward for people who spend far too much cash on the Cartel Market, it seems poorly designed to punish them by adding a non-trade-able currency they need to buy the rewards they unlocked by paying real cash.
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Heezdedjim
03.20.2013 , 10:18 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by AlaricSevGirl View Post
It wouldn't be bad if it was legacy bound but nope.
They will be in 1.7.3.

The drop rate is still a bit low though. At 10 certs for the higher end items, that's in the neighborhood of $500-600, which is a little extreme for one item. Doubling the drop rate would be reasonable over what it is now.

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Khalij
03.20.2013 , 10:19 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by SlimsPicken View Post
man, and I feel stupid sometimes for paying the 15/month sub fee... cartel packs...not even once.
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galadimana
03.20.2013 , 10:35 AM | #16
Who in the name of sweet jeebus can afford this kind of insanity? Good for you, but dude... phew - this is a game.
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RuQu
03.20.2013 , 10:36 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Heezdedjim View Post
They will be in 1.7.3.

The drop rate is still a bit low though. At 10 certs for the higher end items, that's in the neighborhood of $500-600, which is a little extreme for one item. Doubling the drop rate would be reasonable over what it is now.
Just let them be traded on the GTN.

It takes 70000 rep to max the reputation. Assuming an average of 400 rep per trophy (greens are 270, blue 630, and purple 1440, so 400 seems a reasonable guess depending on luck), that's 175 packs to max your reputation. That's 7 Hypercrates and 7 Packs, for a price of ~54,000 CC. At the cheapest rate of 5500CC for $40, that comes to $392.73 to max out your reputation.

I think once you have spent $300-$500 on reputation (depending on trophy luck), you should be able to trade for the certificates to get the gear you paid so much to get access to.

Or maybe this is just BW/EA being really obvious about how dumb they think someone is who would pay $400 for questionable cosmetic options.
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Glowrod
03.20.2013 , 10:54 AM | #18
I haven't purchased a single pack yet. They all say random this or random that. There's just no chance in hell that I'm going to pay real money for something I have no clue what I'm getting.

I'll pay for definites though. For example, Speeder, unlocks, perks... Things that say Spend this many points and get THIS. But the other stuff? It's like someone walking up to me and saying "Give me $20 and maybe I'll give you something good".

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SalBasss
03.20.2013 , 11:03 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Glowrod View Post
I haven't purchased a single pack yet. They all say random this or random that. There's just no chance in hell that I'm going to pay real money for something I have no clue what I'm getting.

I'll pay for definites though. For example, Speeder, unlocks, perks... Things that say Spend this many points and get THIS. But the other stuff? It's like someone walking up to me and saying "Give me $20 and maybe I'll give you something good".
It's very similar gambling. Of course I agree with you, I'm not likely to spend a dime on a "chance"... but that's why this business model works from a business perspective.
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RuQu
03.20.2013 , 11:08 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by SalBasss View Post
It's very similar gambling. Of course I agree with you, I'm not likely to spend a dime on a "chance"... but that's why this business model works from a business perspective.
That the gambling packs are exactly that does raise a question about the ethical and legal issues surrounding online gambling and gambling addiction. Since it costs real money but doesn't reward anything you can convert back to money, the legal side is probably fine (and I'm sure their team of lawyers checked), but the ethical issue still remains.

Some people feel compelled to keep pulling the arm on that slot machine because "maybe this time!" It's one thing when it's just the artifact boxes bought with tokens from in-game play, its another when it is boxes you buy with real world cash.
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