Why we Cant have Nice Things [Lockbox Edition]

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by UltraElite, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. UltraElite Dedicated Player

    All i ever get is useless auras, the occasional style and duplicate base items from the lockbox

    The Locbox is more dress up than useful

    Before the Lockbox Identity Crisis, i would be super excited to get a lockbox

    Now i could care less, just give me my MoR and i dont really care what the other item is

    I wouldnt mind Getting some Consumables, but thats why we can get nice things

    Everyone wanted their shiny accessories, so instead of complaining about that, they thought they could complain about Consumables and get those removed and get a higher chance to get their shiny rings and necks....

    Bring back the consumable drop rate
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  2. DCFanatical Dedicated Player

    So wait your idea for "nice things" in lockboxes is consumables? Seriously?

    The reason everyone hated the consumablesm, if I recall correctly, is cause many people found them useless. So instead of getting an aura or style piece, or yes rare neck/ring etc. you got a consumable that just went immediately into the trash.

    I am sorry, but I much prefer to get New 52 styles. especially since they are tradable. Then some useless consumable that will either waste valuable inventory space or just go straight to the trash.
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  3. Artillery Zero Well-Known Player

    The idea of more consumables in lockboxes just baffles me. I mean does anyone even use the existing ones?
  4. Multiverse 15000 Post Club

    No not everyone found the consumable useless. There are many that actually use them.

    If you need any proof of that... just go see at the US PS3 AH how much they sell for. Between $900 000 and $2 500 000 as I type this.

    The lockboxes became freakin useless when they changed their content.

    Nothing but a scam to con people to buy prom keys by promising something "valuable" in each boxes.

    The comsumables, the necks, the rings were the real valuable part of the boxes.
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  5. SilentTrollerMan New Player

    Wow, this guy gets auras? I have yet to get one since the update, and I haven't gotten a ring or necklace in the vault since the update.
    Personally I love the new styles, and I love the fact that they can be sold on the Broker. I do wish the Vault had a better drop rate but what are you gonna do?
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  6. Veziann New Player

    In breaking news....

    I got a consumable last night from a lockbox for the first time since they back peddled and put them back in. They do exist!
  7. Corrupted Ertai New Player

    You are right. Players found them incredibly useless because they could over-gear for everything in the game and coast through on other peoples work. And now? 97+ CR people shelling out 10+ mil for half a stack of these things because they need any advantage they can get just to finish a raid. Not to useless now, are they? I want the consumable rate to go back up just for the fact I can sell them all on the Hero side for a premium price because 90% of their population is pathetically bad and needs them. I wanna make money.
  8. Trees New Player

    Not correct, they didn't like getting consumable cause it made it less likely to receive rings and necks. I love the consumables and would rather get them instead of my 500th statue from the lockboxes. Those consumables are awesome buffs that last through death, not sure why you think that's useless. Wait till prices drop for those styles and you have them all. You will wish you got consumables.

    Did I mention a stack of them goes for 8-10 mil right now? Yea those seem so useless lol More consumables please!! Less statues and paintings!
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  9. Notangie New Player

    I'll take a consumable over another purple aura. I'm not buying a key to get a stinkin' aura.
  10. Tikkun Loyal Player

    As a healer the Aux don't do much for me. I think it's a 174 resto boost vs between 201 and over 400 depending on which Nutri I bring. Even with the other stat boosts I don't find them useful. Nutris are easy to make and easy to use. Sure I go through them faster, but I find it worthwhile. I can understand the need for the ATK on the Dps side though. The only raid I may consider using an AUX in is Paradox. Otherwise, they go straight to the broker.
  11. BumblingB I got better.

    I got one consumable a week ago and that's it. I mostly get lair stuff that doesn't count towards the feat. So... yeah.

    The reason why people didn't like the consumables, (I loved them) was because they replaced a potential ring and style, but mostly the ring as people wanted the "perfect" ring. Now the rings drop in the vault (I've only gotten dps ones, not a single role one) and we have a higher chance at styles... Well.. Styles don't drop either. HAHA. Consumables don't drop. All we get are useless lair items. It's great, can't win. :)

    Anyways, I don't see why they just can't slap an even percentage of drop on each item in there. 10% chance of everything would be fair, but nope, they are going to make it where you have to play a lot or rubber band.
  12. WorldsDown New Player

    You and me both.
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  13. Soulburn32 Loyal Player

    Again our SOE Community Council member does not see both sides of the story.

    Yes people didn't want consumables, we wanted more styles, auras and other things.

    Instead of just giving us what we wanted to DEV team decided they would toss in a bunch of useless furniture items as well to pollute the loot table.
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  14. UltraElite Dedicated Player

    .........really necessary? why substituted my name for that? is there unknown emotions in this statement?
    ya cause there wasnt like 50 threads a month on Lockbox rings/necks........ and talking about taking consumables out cause they never get the Ring or Neck they needed

    also u say "we wanted more styles and auras" like there was a poll and every person said thats what they want

    Looks like there are ppl who would rather have consumables than cosmetic dress up items.....
  15. Magnificent Loyal Player

    A better solution would be for Prom boxes to drop 1 potion, 1 Mark and 1 Other (Aura, Style, etc).
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  16. razor Red New Player

    As a dps i love the consumables. if you're on the usps3 and don't want them mail them to me.
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  17. Tule New Player

    I'm not a fan of consumables over styles or auras (even when I already have them), but if I get another painting..
  18. Soulburn32 Loyal Player

    I read the forums every day during the week. I think I have a pretty good pulse on what the community posts on here.
  19. SuperiorMouse New Player

    i've been saying this since they came out -- too rationale. it'll never happen. :/
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  20. Soulburn32 Loyal Player

    agreed this is one I would support as well.

    the other good options that always came out was a mark + a soda + a mark of promethean or whatever & you could save up and buy whatever you wanted instead of waiting for it in a luck based system.
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