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Bea
08-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Magic Ark Event now live! Good luck everyone!

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Al_raine
08-12-2012, 12:16 AM
I'm in the top 50 for first time ever. Will be very short lived. Going to be bed and won't come close ever again.

EthanQ
08-12-2012, 12:17 AM
Magic Ark Event now live! Good luck everyone!

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s515/zentendo/public/b6bafc3b.jpg

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1st sorry so far, 0 out of 1. Good luck everyone, another bidding event.

Bea
08-12-2012, 12:21 AM
Yup, difference is there's a special prize for #1. Let's see how crazy it gets!

Everson25
08-12-2012, 12:30 AM
Yup, difference is there's a special prize for #1. Let's see how crazy it gets!Good morning Bea! How are you doing? It looks you got early to check your kingdom...lol.

Well, I love playing the events but I'm out on this one. I set some targets and now its just 4 days left to complete. I can't afford to lose all my gold and all my time now that I'm so close.

tcapi
08-12-2012, 12:30 AM
Ha! One magic ark and top 50 now! No for long though.

Bea
08-12-2012, 12:35 AM
Good morning Bea! How are you doing? It looks you got early to check your kingdom...lol.

Well, I love playing the events but I'm out on this one. I set some targets and now its just 4 days left to complete. I can't afford to lose all my gold and all my time now that I'm so close.

Yes, my cat woke me very early this morning to show me the headless dead rabbit he brought in. Then I log into KA to find a forum member had robbed my unvaulted gold lol!

Everson25
08-12-2012, 12:36 AM
How much unvoulted gold did you have Bea?

Dewsy
08-12-2012, 12:37 AM
Here goes...

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Got my 1st sorry, going for 10 in this event

Bea
08-12-2012, 12:45 AM
How much unvaulted gold did you have Bea?

Not a lot, thankfully! Or I'd need more than a cup of tea to get over it. Only lost about 65k and 2HP. Not the end of the world, and she's now an ally (a strong one at that!).

spectra
08-12-2012, 12:49 AM
Another auction!!!!!!
0 out of 1 try

Great start!!!!!!

spectra
08-12-2012, 12:52 AM
Yup, difference is there's a special prize for #1. Let's see how crazy it gets!

for the past 3/4 event there has always been a special prize for #1...:)

Everson25
08-12-2012, 12:58 AM
Not a lot, thankfully! Or I'd need more than a cup of tea to get over it. Only about 65k and 2HP. Not the end of the world, and she's now an ally (a strong one at that!).Well, I will need more than a cup of tea if that happens to me...lol. I've been playing hourly to avoid that.

Anyway, good luck on the event!

Bea
08-12-2012, 01:04 AM
for the past 3/4 event there has always been a special prize for #1...:)

Really? Lol, obviously not taking much notice of the big prizes (being a free player who's lucky to get to 15).

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 01:41 AM
Finally have 1 :) in the top 250 for the 1st time

GetItOn
08-12-2012, 01:49 AM
Yes, my cat woke me very early this morning to show me the headless dead rabbit he brought in. Then I log into KA to find a forum member had robbed my unvaulted gold lol!

I was not expecting a event right before I went to bed. Niiiiiiiccccceeeeeee.

DIrishB
08-12-2012, 02:17 AM
Well, 2 out of 3 opened for Scarabs, in the top 50 for a little while. Hoping I can get to the 15 unit.


Yes, my cat woke me very early this morning to show me the headless dead rabbit he brought in. Then I log into KA to find a forum member had robbed my unvaulted gold lol!

Jesus... Mine only kills the occasional lizard. Truth be told if he went up against a rabbit, it'd probably kick his ass.

echus14
08-12-2012, 02:18 AM
Sunday start to an event ... Hmmm. And what fantastic stats for Mr Amun. Wow, talk about a game changing unit (eyes wide open).

spectra
08-12-2012, 02:23 AM
Sunday start to an event ... Hmmm. And what fantastic stats for Mr Amun. Wow, talk about a game changing unit (eyes wide open).

I want to believe that since last event players did not spend that much gems (the bottom top 250 was only at 26, while the prior ones were well above 35) GREEd has put this nice bonus of 20% less casualties (which is no way of every being sure it actually works,, haha) to increase GEM SPENDING

sad for those that get hooked on the mirage of the bonus...........

I will be happy getting to 15 using free and gold options, will keep mu gems for when ever the put back the 10 crates, or actually do an event showing FAIRNESS to ALL PLAYERS

the good thing is that the big spenders will probably do a bidding war to get top prize and that will allos us free and semi-free players to keep enyoing the game at their expenses

best of luck to all

Dewsy
08-12-2012, 02:29 AM
I might not take part in this.. Realistically I'm only going to get to 15 using gold options and at 2425 a go it's so expensive. If I average 12 opens a day (which probably wouldn't even be enough for 15) it would cost me over 175,000 considering I will level up as well, all the for the grand total stats of +155/156. I know the 3 units would be indestructible but still doesn't seem worth it for 175k and the commitment to open every hour.

Bea
08-12-2012, 02:38 AM
Jesus... Mine only kills the occasional lizard. Truth be told if he went up against a rabbit, it'd probably kick his ass.

He was protesting because I only gave him biscuits and he wanted wet food lol. Usually it's mice, but I get the odd rabbit, stoat or mole.

Back on topic, got my 2nd scarab.

echus14
08-12-2012, 03:18 AM
I'm a little disappointed that GREE didn't take up my suggestion to do away with the sorrys :(

Timbathia
08-12-2012, 03:59 AM
I'm a little disappointed that GREE didn't take up my suggestion to do away with the sorrys :(

Agree - something like "suck it loser" would actually be a nice chnage.

echus14
08-12-2012, 04:15 AM
Agree - something like "suck it loser" would actually be a nice chnage.

Not exactly what I had in mind ..... :)

Joe Brown1
08-12-2012, 04:31 AM
Not a lot, thankfully! Or I'd need more than a cup of tea to get over it. Only lost about 65k and 2HP. Not the end of the world, and she's now an ally (a strong one at that!).

0 for 1 :( Also got hit last night - lost 150k in gold. Fortunately also have a new ally as well

Gree player
08-12-2012, 04:41 AM
wow...the special prize has incredible attack. It is more than 4 times that of Black knight.

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 04:54 AM
i have 3 now after 3 straight opens. But my last was a sorry that knocked me out of the top 50, that was short lived :)

Bea
08-12-2012, 05:04 AM
Also got hit last night - lost 150k in gold.

Ouch! Was it a gem player?

On 3 scarabs now.

echus14
08-12-2012, 05:41 AM
Still on 1 scarab with 3 sorrys ... Not an auspicious start.

Gree player
08-12-2012, 06:28 AM
what the heck with this event. 5 sorrys so far :(

Skoty422
08-12-2012, 06:45 AM
All these events suck. I have 4 tries and all are sorrys!!!
Looks like I'm on track to the norm on the events. Ah well, can't expect to ever get anywhere being a free player.
That's. Lose to 10k gold with nothing to show for it. I should have bought two basalisk. Lol.
It's free option from here on out for me. Good luck to everyone.

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 06:52 AM
I have 4 right now, still on the top 50, its the first time this happened

MPoon
08-12-2012, 06:56 AM
Just got my 3rd

Tiki
08-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Ouch! Was it a gem player?

On 3 scarabs now.

It wasn't me Bea :(
I have 4

Aragorn
08-12-2012, 07:03 AM
0 from 6 tries with fair chance money option, I must be either very unlucky or this got harder again.
What's the point when you cant even get 1?

Joe Brown1
08-12-2012, 07:04 AM
Ouch! Was it a gem player?

On 3 scarabs now.

0 for 3 now. Bea, I think you are getting my scarabs:)

Appear to be a gem player for the events. Has several top 250 units. Mainly has a good economy with a full complement of weapons and armor for 390 allies. Still only had an attack of 48K to my 41K defense and I only have 216 allies.

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 07:07 AM
Finally got 5, got my 1st unit, dang the top 50 is finally using gem, its 4 a while ago and now its 6

Aragorn
08-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Sigh that's now 0 from 7, all sorry, what's happening, at least give something for 7 money tries. Oh well.

The_Red
08-12-2012, 08:27 AM
... another box event; whoda predicted it? *yawn*

marebear
08-12-2012, 08:46 AM
... another box event; whoda predicted it? *yawn*Lol, I'm at 2 out of 3 attempts. all gold opens.

Joe Brown1
08-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Happy b-day marebear! Hope you get lots of scarabs!

marebear
08-12-2012, 09:22 AM
Thanks buddy!! Best birthday yet! Did dinner with my family, hubby bought me a new motorcycle jacket and got me my ice cream cake, went out for drinks with my girls. My old a$$ feels loved. Lol.

Winstrol
08-12-2012, 09:35 AM
6/8 xD! feeling so lucky now , all gold attempts

MPoon
08-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Just got my 4th... into Top 250 (Middle option)

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-12-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm sitting at 2 right now. I think about 6 attempts. 3 "sorry", 1 50 Honor and 2 scarabs. Not my best luck on an event, but also not the worst I've had.

Happy birthday Marebear!!!! Glad you had fun!

@Winstrol -- may the force be with you and the luck continue!

Great_wall2
08-12-2012, 10:23 AM
0 for 5 for gold openings.... seems like my scarabs are going to everyone else... at least I got my manor upgrade going as consolation.

Happy B-day Marebear!

Hey Bea and Joe, might be time to up the HP and ally count...I'm sitting at around 60000+ def at level 93, almost 400 allies and that seems to be holding pretty well... haven't lost a battle in a long while.

DIrishB
08-12-2012, 11:04 AM
I'm at 5 out of 8 opens, all free options. Got 3 Scarabs so far, one 4,000 gold and one 10,000 gold (which will be going towards upgrades). Might use the gold option after I get to 5 Scarabs, with the diminishing returns the more you have it may be necessary to get to 10 or hopefully 15.

The_Red
08-12-2012, 11:27 AM
I'm at 4. The prize for 5 may not actually play in my army. Meh.

Chups
08-12-2012, 11:43 AM
The stats of the main prices are impressive but the bonus is not.

Aragorn
08-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Hmmm now 1 scarab and 9 sorry. Maybe should try free, money isn't working or is it just the luck of irish :) Well done.

The_Red
08-12-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm at 4. The prize for 5 may not actually play in my army. Meh.

limped into 5.

Crap.. Im at 6 already. *blink*

MSH
08-12-2012, 01:25 PM
9 sorries in the row with no open boxes at all (all mid option) - my personal worst luck for any first day of any KA event, at least so far - could have bought some 15 high priests instead - Rusty Knife options onwards for me

Gree player
08-12-2012, 01:48 PM
10 sorrys..

marebear
08-12-2012, 01:54 PM
3 with an ugly series of sorrys in a row now. All gold

The_Red
08-12-2012, 02:12 PM
limped into 5.

Crap.. Im at 6 already. *blink*

At 7 now... my best start ever in a box event.

Just got 8. *blink*

DIrishB
08-12-2012, 02:15 PM
I'm at 4, been using Rusty Knife option... I seem to have better luck with the free option as opposed to the gold option, strangely. At least so far. Once I get above 5 I might stick with gold option for the "implied" better odds.

Joie
08-12-2012, 05:02 PM
Going with the sporadic opening that served me better the last time. So far 5 out of 7 and first unit in inventor.

RotoMan
08-12-2012, 05:16 PM
At 7 now... my best start ever in a box event.

Just got 8. *blink*

That is great! Last event I started with 6 in my first 8 tries. Then I had only 2 in the next 3-1/2 days. I hope you luck continues.

Joe Brown1
08-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Finally got to . . . Two. Yea:p Does a happy dance - not the world's greatest luck today.

Zesder
08-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Looks like I'm going the same as the last few box events.
I seem to get to 3 and then stall out for days, finally getting up to around 8 or 9 by the end.

Gree player
08-12-2012, 06:23 PM
After 12 sorry , got 3 scarab in a row with knife. WOW!!!!!!!!

Jhoemel
08-12-2012, 06:36 PM
got my 6th

Joie
08-12-2012, 07:23 PM
8 of 10 open with cash option 7scarabs and 15k in cash. Might be my best start in any event

echus14
08-12-2012, 08:22 PM
@Joie - wow that's a really good streak. Hope it holds :)

Joie
08-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Now 9 of 11 opened. 7 scarebs 15 k in cash and. 300 in hp
I will only open if I awake in he night. No alarms. This method worked much better last time so I'm sticking to it

asdfg12345
08-12-2012, 09:25 PM
2 out of 7 tries with rusty knife

Hobtuse
08-12-2012, 09:52 PM
at 5 scarabs now, estimating to reach perhaps 15 or slightly more scarabs.

good luck everyone.

echus14
08-12-2012, 11:03 PM
<sigh> Still stuck on 3 scarabs (did get about 9500 gold in 2 parts) after about 15 attempts (all gold except for 1 rusty knife).

On a separate note - re the super high Attack stats of the No.1 prize (I don't recall ever seeing something above the 1000-1999 level before), could this be an indication that GREE will be upgrading all the unit stats soon?

Dewsy
08-12-2012, 11:08 PM
<sigh> Still stuck on 3 scarabs (did get about 9500 gold in 2 parts) after about 15 attempts (all gold except for 1 rusty knife).

On a separate note - re the super high Attack stats of the No.1 prize (I don't recall ever seeing something above the 1000-1999 level before), could this be an indication that GREE will be upgrading all the unit stats soon?

Or they want to make the no.1 more desirable each event to encourage spending

War Eagle
08-12-2012, 11:59 PM
For the higher level players out there... What A/D numbers do you see on the box units? I thought the final tier was lvl 81.. But I just crossed from lvl 80 to lvl 81... and the A/D numbers did not change... the first unit is still the Dune Scarab 30/38. I closed and reopened the app and the numbers stayed the same. Did the tiers change? Or am I mistaken on the tier breaks?

echus14
08-13-2012, 12:07 AM
The box unit stats change with player's level? I would have thought that if you are paying real money for such a unit, it would be the same stats regardless of your level?

War Eagle
08-13-2012, 12:16 AM
The box unit stats change with player's level? I would have thought that if you are paying real money for such a unit, it would be the same stats regardless of your level?

I know with previous events... the stats/names of the event units changed depending on what tier you were at...
For example in one event I crossed tiers (from lvl 50 to lvl 51) during the event... and the stats of the prize units all went up...
I could have sworn the next tier was 81.

War Eagle
08-13-2012, 12:17 AM
Maybe they did away with these tiers when they went from the "collect 10 of a certain item" to the current auction style event. Anyone know?

tcapi
08-13-2012, 12:33 AM
I think only rewards for Epic Boss are tied to your level. Not the Auction and Collect Ten, the units A/D should be the same.

Bea
08-13-2012, 12:56 AM
Maybe they did away with these tiers when they went from the "collect 10 of a certain item" to the current auction style event. Anyone know?

I don't know if they removed the tiered prizes, but my scarab at L89 has same stats as yours. Wish I'd stayed L50 if they got rid of the tiers!

echus14
08-13-2012, 01:07 AM
Haha ... new element to the game ... how to level DOWN!

Cool Fella
08-13-2012, 09:40 AM
I was surprise that I didn't see Wildstallion at the top of the list and I thought daddy didn't want to pay for his expensive bites anymore and then I checked back a few hours ago and he is already #1. How can he go from not even being in the top #250 to #1 in a few hours?

spectra
08-13-2012, 09:49 AM
I was surprise that I didn't see Wildstallion at the top of the list and I thought daddy didn't want to pay for his expensive bites anymore and then I checked back a few hours ago and he is already #1. How can he go from not even being in the top #250 to #1 in a few hours?

WITH TONS OF GEMS...........................LOL

To the rest of those "bidding" give it up, Wildstallion will not backdown and will win it, so just be happy to stay in the top 50........................:p

Guido69
08-13-2012, 10:05 AM
I am at 5 scarabs out of 10 tries with gold

spectra
08-13-2012, 10:20 AM
I am at 5 scarabs out of 10 tries with gold

that is awesome you are getting a 50% open rate so far, keep it up and you might get to 20 :)

best of luck!!!!

Cool Fella
08-13-2012, 10:28 AM
WITH TONS OF GEMS...........................LOL

To the rest of those "bidding" give it up, Wildstallion will not backdown and will win it, so just be happy to stay in the top 50........................:p

Sprectra is right!!! Don't event try to try to compete for the #1 prize because you will be really disappointed about the money you had spent and to see wildstallion winning the prize

Aragorn
08-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Wow Guido, 5 out of 10, I am 2 scarabs, 13 sorry and 1 4k gold. I am giving up and going with rusty knives now. No expectations. Anyway well done.

spectra
08-13-2012, 11:59 AM
Sprectra is right!!! Don't event try to try to compete for the #1 prize because you will be really disappointed about the money you had spent and to see wildstallion winning the prize

no $$$H!t MAN...........4 days and 12 hours to go and he already has 121 Scarabs while 2nd place only has 72
so, pretty much those players are realisticly just bidding to stay in the top 50, they should slow down on their gem spending....lol (only time WildStallion did not win #1, was because he let his friend Tony win it)

it seem that top 50 will be abour 60 scarabs and top 250 will be the lowest at 30-35 if this rates continues..
good for Gree getting all the gems spenders, this will allow free players to keep enjoying KA for a long time (about a year in forum terms)

Joie
08-13-2012, 12:22 PM
15 try's 8 scarabs 15k cash and 50hp with 5 sorries. All middle option best opening rate I've ever had so far


Edited to update 4k cash on next try so that 11 of 16 tries that have been a successful open. Crazy. I'm sure a giant string of sorries is nearby. Lol

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-13-2012, 01:38 PM
15 try's 8 scarabs 15k cash and 50hp with 5 sorries. All middle option best opening rate I've ever had so far


Edited to update 4k cash on next try so that 11 of 16 tries that have been a successful open. Crazy. I'm sure a giant string of sorries is nearby. Lol

Currently at 4.

Your luck is the same that mine used to be. For the first five events, I easily made it up to the second to the last unit, with very little "sorry's" coming up. These last two events, everything sucked. :P

Joe Brown1
08-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Currently at 3 - plenty of sorries to go around if anyone is lacking:p

MaverickMunkey
08-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Currently at 3 - plenty of sorries to go around if anyone is lacking:p

Cheers for the offer but unfortunately I am going to have to respectfully decline!!

Joe Brown1
08-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Cheers for the offer but unfortunately I am going to have to respectfully decline!!

Really?? But it is such a good offer. I would not wish my current luck (ala Boss Event and current Box event) on anyone. Hopefully it will change soon.

BTW - anyone who attacks me, gets my luck - it is a virulent, highly contagious bad luck streak. I must have cursed gold - take it at your own peril and don't say I didn't warn you.;)

Bea
08-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Just had a good run and now on 8 😄

Funkey monkey
08-13-2012, 02:48 PM
For the higher level players out there... What A/D numbers do you see on the box units? I thought the final tier was lvl 81.. But I just crossed from lvl 80 to lvl 81... and the A/D numbers did not change... the first unit is still the Dune Scarab 30/38. I closed and reopened the app and the numbers stayed the same. Did the tiers change? Or am I mistaken on the tier breaks?

Surprised, I was thinking they were tiered also. I'm at level 32 my scarab has the same stats.

albeezy
08-13-2012, 02:56 PM
I have 0 scarabs!

MaverickMunkey
08-13-2012, 03:04 PM
Surprised, I was thinking they were tiered also. I'm at level 32 my scarab has the same stats.

It may have been in response to comments in threads about previous events where it was pointed out the unfairness of getting lower stat units in the lower levels which then become useless at higher levels (due to not being taken into battle) therefore negating the effort that was put in open boxes etc in the lower levels.

Joe Brown1
08-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Go bea! nice run:D

albeezy, you must have attacked me and gotten some of my cursed gold;)

spectra
08-13-2012, 03:21 PM
OK guys to settle this

I AM at level 140 ;) :p

and this are the stats I see

Dune Scarab 30/38
Sand Stalker 53/43
Eternal Servant 72/75
Tomb Guardian 113/137
Priest of Amun 110/250
Sand Wyrm 470/280
The Avatar of Amun 900/1350

If you see this in your game, then EVERYONE is getting the same stat units

spectra
08-13-2012, 03:23 PM
I have 0 scarabs!


Go bea! nice run:D

albeezy, you must have attacked me and gotten some of my cursed gold;)

I think he is just afraids of "bugs" and that is why is not really opening them.............:p

I will PM you two some of my luck!!!!!!!!!!!

Hapl0
08-13-2012, 03:56 PM
Main account 6 scarabs and other account 10 scarabs, all middle option. Btw i notice something weird in my account with 10 scarabs i'm in the post 250 but in my other account in the post 250 is another player Ng. Why is this so? Shouldn't all show the same? Before you said i refreshed several times in both leaderboards.

DIrishB
08-13-2012, 03:57 PM
Well got to 5 in the first day using 75% Rusty Knife option, 25% gold option. Haven't gotten a single Scarab in the past 24 hours, though have gotten about 15,000 gold so it's not a total loss. Still, looks like I'll be lucky to even get the 10 unit.

spectra
08-13-2012, 04:07 PM
Main account 6 scarabs and other account 10 scarabs, all middle option. Btw i notice something weird in my account with 10 scarabs i'm in the post 250 but in my other account in the post 250 is another player Ng. Why is this so? Shouldn't all show the same? Before you said i refreshed several times in both leaderboards.

Did you hit "refresh"? on both accounts?

Joie
08-13-2012, 04:15 PM
My lucky streak continues, I now see my name listed as 250 , never been on the board after more than an hour lol

DIrishB
08-13-2012, 04:20 PM
My lucky streak continues, I now see my name listed as 250 , never been on the board after more than an hour lol

Nice! Hope the good luck holds up for you!

spectra
08-13-2012, 04:51 PM
My lucky streak continues, I now see my name listed as 250 , never been on the board after more than an hour lol

Great job, that means you already have 10 scarabs and 2 units, SWEET

:) the name I see at bottom 250 says "lee" :)

Cheers

Joie
08-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Well mine was there for at least 45 seconds . Lol. 10 usually takes me most of an event to get, I got 15 once but that was in ot. All the other events I ended up with between 10 and 14. I know it's all a cruel trick, getting my hopes up to get to that 20 mark. I can hear the ka gods laughing at me now. I've been been way lucky with my percentage of openings thus far, it has to level out sooner or later, but I'll enjoy the ride while it lasts

Jhoemel
08-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Im stuck at 6 for 24 hours now. My good luck turned to bad luck

The_Red
08-13-2012, 05:07 PM
limping along to 10....

Joie
08-13-2012, 05:22 PM
My screen still shows me at 250, how do you take a screenshot with an ipad

The_Red
08-13-2012, 05:25 PM
My screen still shows me at 250, how do you take a screenshot with an ipad

power plus home button.

Joie
08-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Thanks red, I have the photo but when I go to the add file option my upload image link is dead is there a way I'm not seeing to get an image on here.

echus14
08-13-2012, 06:08 PM
Stuck at 6 for 12 hours. A bit of gold and one absolutely, massive 25HP :rolleyes:

GetItOn
08-13-2012, 06:34 PM
Stuck at 6 for 12 hours. A bit of gold and one absolutely, massive 25HP :rolleyes:

So jealous of your HP.

albeezy
08-13-2012, 06:49 PM
I think he is just afraids of "bugs" and that is why is not really opening them.............:p

I will PM you two some of my luck!!!!!!!!!!!
Save that luck spectra. I am just not collecting crates or scarabs. In super camping mode working on iph, weapons, and armor for next boss event. Going to try and get higher than boss 17 next time!

Hapl0
08-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Did you hit "refresh"? on both accounts?

Yes and the screen were different in both idevice.

Davidadnp
08-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Zzz why is the 2nd day I'm involved in these chest events always terrible? Day 1: 6 for 10 all 6 are scarabs.. Day 2: 7 for 13- 1 scarab, 4.5k gold and 10 honor. -.-

Talkazar
08-13-2012, 08:58 PM
Zzz why is the 2nd day I'm involved in these chest events always terrible? Day 1: 6 for 10 all 6 are scarabs.. Day 2: 7 for 13- 1 scarab, 4.5k gold and 10 honor. -.-

The box events' dirty little secret - there is about an 80% chance of getting an item if you have below 5, but around 33% for 6 or above (and it declines further from there). So the first unit is easy, and the rest can be horribly expensive.

echus14
08-13-2012, 09:01 PM
I know what you mean. I just wish they would scrap the "sorries" and put a minimum of 1000-2000 gold as a prize for boxes that always open. I mean, if you can get the stupid box open with a rusty knife, what on earth is stopping us from using the whole host of weapons most of us are armed with?

albeezy
08-13-2012, 09:05 PM
I know what you mean. I just wish they would scrap the "sorries" and put a minimum of 1000-2000 gold as a prize for boxes that always open. I mean, if you can get the stupid box open with a rusty knife, what on earth is stopping us from using the whole host of weapons most of us are armed with?
But then there is no reason to use gems!

EDIT: or one less way to spend them

echus14
08-13-2012, 09:15 PM
@albeezy
I don't think it would make any difference in the income to GREE for the event. For gem buyers, the total number of vials, scarabs, etc, will simply go up (but the actual amount of spending would likely stay stable). Actually, making it a little easier (and lot less frustrating) to reach the 5th small unit will probably entice some previously free players into buying some gems to try for the top 250 competition. Just would like to see the game play for the event being a tad more enjoyable (which does not mean less profitable for GREE).

echus14
08-13-2012, 09:18 PM
In the Top 50. Niiiice.

Enjoy the view! :)

DIrishB
08-14-2012, 12:30 AM
Got 5 Scarabs the first day, none the second. Out of 15 open attempts, half free and half gold, not a single Scarab, and a few gold prizes. Looks like I may not even make it to ten.

Jhoemel
08-14-2012, 12:38 AM
got 6 on the first 24 hours, then only 2 ever since

Bea
08-14-2012, 12:48 AM
Yup, also on 8. 4 and 4...

xm1l1tantx
08-14-2012, 01:29 AM
I miss the times when the events required you only to get 10 and everyone had a chance at getting the top creature (without having to pay), for example getting the inferno hydra.

Elisar
08-14-2012, 04:47 AM
3 days and only 3 found. I haven't seen so many "sorry"s since McCain picked Palin. If it doesn't improve I will just start ignoring the events. I have more fun I'm MW anyway, KA just seems geared to extracting money from you. I try, but I just can't get excited over it. I can't wait to check MW and see how I've done, then when I've taken care of everything I go to KA and collect, buy and upgrade, then head back to MW.

Joie
08-14-2012, 06:41 AM
I knew the dry spell was coming after my fast start, been stuck on 10 for a good while now.

Skoty422
08-14-2012, 07:03 AM
This event is looking like the rest of the events. Here's what I've been doing.

5 opens for 24 tries. 4 scarabs and one for $15k.
12 tries gold. 12 tries free.
3 opens for gold. 2 opens for free.

This is crap! That is terrible odds. Gold at 25% success and free at 17% success.
I never realized 25% was considered "medium". Lol.

Joe Brown1
08-14-2012, 07:13 AM
Stumbled my way to 5 last night. 1 today to get me to 6

The_Red
08-14-2012, 07:14 AM
poo - had been in the top 250 for a couple days... slipped out. Still at 10, but pretty happy about the progress this time through. :)

Jhoemel
08-14-2012, 07:23 AM
I have 9. Time to go bed

Hapl0
08-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Same here Red. Right now main account with 7 and other account with 11. It looks like the disparity only appear when one of my account were into the top 250; maybe the leaderboard can't show if you are between 51 to 250; anybody know if this is correct?

Joie
08-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Same here red was hanging in the top 250 with my 10 but I've gone on a bit of dry spell

Njwmrb
08-14-2012, 08:08 AM
3 days and only 3 found. I haven't seen so many "sorry"s since McCain picked Palin. If it doesn't improve I will just start ignoring the events. I have more fun I'm MW anyway, KA just seems geared to extracting money from you. I try, but I just can't get excited over it. I can't wait to check MW and see how I've done, then when I've taken care of everything I go to KA and collect, buy and upgrade, then head back to MW.

Yeah I don't participate in these events anymore, every now and then I'll click on the free option to try to get a bonus but it's not worth spending over 2k an hour to at best get 2 units that are slightly better than the units I own

Since they changed these events it went from highly unlikely for a free player to get the main prize to impossible for a free player to get the main prize

echus14
08-14-2012, 08:08 AM
@CCM
Hi. I'm sure you've read enough of these posts to know that people are becoming increasingly unhappy with how the box events are structured. Would really appreciate it if you feedback to the powers that be in GREE so that some of this unhappiness can be addressed. No one is asking the company to make less money, but really, a little consideration for having a happy event for all players cannot be a bad thing. Please DO SOMETHING. Thanks.

Cool Fella
08-14-2012, 09:51 AM
11 scarabs so far without spending any real $$$...I am surprised

Joie
08-14-2012, 11:11 AM
Just got number 12 and snuck back into the top 250

spectra
08-14-2012, 11:21 AM
Just got number 12 and snuck back into the top 250

way to go...keep it up

best of luck

Cheers

Cool Fella
08-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Just got number 12 and snuck back into the top 250

You took my place my friend!! I got stuck with 11 and now I am just getting honor points :(

Jhoemel
08-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Stll at 9. I hope i can get to 15 in this event

Joie
08-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Keep it up cool fella, best of luck to ya. I'm am having ridiculous luck thus far on this event, I stopped tracking it but I would guess about a 70% open rate. Got several 15ks, 10ks and of course some of the tiny hp rewards. This may be he one time I can make a run at 20. I sure don't expect a top 250 finish but I will be ecstatic to get to 20

Sitting at 14 right now

echus14
08-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Now at 9 - took me 36 hours to get 1 scarab!

Jhoemel
08-14-2012, 06:47 PM
Now at 11. Got the 2nd unit today :)

Hobtuse
08-14-2012, 07:05 PM
at 8 scarabs. can't say I'm pleased but I do know that's how things run nowadays.

good luck everyone! :)

DIrishB
08-14-2012, 07:08 PM
I'm having terrible luck after the first day. I've got a less than 33% open rate on gold option, and a less than 10% open rate with the free option. Of the very few that do open, I'm only getting gold or the occasional honor points. Only 1 scarab in over 35 open attempts. Not happy with this event at all. Seeing as how the best I can hope for is gold, I'm not wasting anymore on gold options.

And this is the exact reason I stopped--and will never again--spend gems on events. Spending real money on some ridiculously minuscule chance at a good unit is stupid when I can guarantee a decent unit through purchasing one through the store for those gems.

I also think Funzio has an obligation to publish the chances for opening with the gold or free options, especially since those odds diminish with each additional Scarab obtained. Considering people spend quite a bit of real money (I used to be one until the blatant dishonesty of these events became apparent), I do think we have a right to at least know the odds, and specifically, not the fuzzy and changing odds we're currently given. It's corrupt. And while no one is forcing us to play these events, you're effectively left in the dust if you don't participate.

These events are becoming increasingly frustrating, and I know I'm far from the only one. I hate to come off as *****ing or whining, but I'm just getting pissed off. I'm not expecting a top 50 or 250, or even the 25 or 20 prize. But it'd be nice to at least have a chance at the 10 or 15 prizes, something I haven't gotten through the gold or free option since my first event. Lame.

echus14
08-14-2012, 07:24 PM
@DIrishB
I know what you mean, and as you can see, I've put up a post to CCM to ask him for help to please try and resolve some of the on-going unhappiness. It really just takes some simple tweaks to the format and shouldn't have any negative impact on their revenue generation. I don't expect them to reveal exact (or even rough) figures as they will probably want to keep it "grey" in the interests of flexibility. Just make it fun for everyone (instead of frustrating for so many). Hope he will help this time round ... fingers crossed.

Davidadnp
08-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Eh today was rather lucky as far as opening boxes.. Not so lucky as far as scarabs.. 11 for 15 on gold opens 1 scarab 35 honor on 2 and the rest gold.. So disappointing.. I figured I had a chance after day 1 sleeping on 1 back of top 250 it's now the end of day 3 and I'm probably going to be 5 or 6 out of top 250 when I'm done tonight.

Jhoemel
08-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Got lucky today,i have 13 now

DIrishB
08-14-2012, 10:19 PM
I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong. I've literally gotten 1 scarab in over 48 hours, and a few gold prizes. I'm at 6 scarabs total (got 5 the first day). Apparently once you go over 5, your odds of getting a scarab are less than 5%, least in my experience. I would chalk it up to being ridiculously unlucky, but when you advertise something as being a medium chance to open with the gold option, then intentionally decrease those odds with each successive scarab obtained, well that's false advertising, plain and simple. I understand they use the events to make a profit through gem spending, but when spending gems for guaranteed opens and getting a 90% gold or honor prize award, what's the point in spending gems? The current set up just reeks of dishonesty and manipulation.

On the plus side the gold rewards seem more plentiful, which is nice, but no one is playing to get more gold, no matter that it helps offset the gold used to open the boxes. The other side of that is that it seems after you get 5 scarabs, unless you plan on spending hundreds on gems each event, you can't even get the second (10) or third (15) unit. Congrats to those who've gotten past 10, but with 3 days left and having been stuck at 6 for over two days, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to be happy I even got the 5 unit. It's incredibly discouraging.

Aragorn
08-14-2012, 11:52 PM
Hi Dirishb, you are doing better than me. I have been doing this event every hour I can manage, at 32 opens (27 odd with gold, 5 rusty), I have had 3 scarabs, 20 sorry, the balance 4k or other. I have never been so unlucky on an event. I suppose Funzio doesn't care how we feel while the 'Wildstallions' continue to throw money at these events.

EthanQ
08-15-2012, 12:24 AM
@CCM
Hi. I'm sure you've read enough of these posts to know that people are becoming increasingly unhappy with how the box events are structured. Would really appreciate it if you feedback to the powers that be in GREE so that some of this unhappiness can be addressed. No one is asking the company to make less money, but really, a little consideration for having a happy event for all players cannot be a bad thing. Please DO SOMETHING. Thanks.
Well said man!

Talkazar
08-15-2012, 12:48 AM
"A strange game. It seems the only winning move is not to play"

I'm only doing rusty knife opens this one, having learnt my lesson about both in-game and real money opens. Spending 200,000 gold (2k gold for 100 opens) for effectively 2 units (given you can get the first with the rusty knife) is a horrible deal, even more so if luck is bad and you don't get one of them. I will add that the format of this has been fiddled with a few times before being refined in this current form, so I don't see any amount of feedback helping. As it stands, unless you want to spend $$$ for the top 50 unit, (or $$ for the top 250 unit, although they have gotten progressively worse as these events progress) you are probably best advised to put your resources elsewhere.

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 01:15 AM
I cant believe this. Im in the top 250 again. When I woke up I need 4 and now i caught up

Guido69
08-15-2012, 01:32 AM
After my initial luck (5 out of 10) I am now at 6 out of 22 :(

Proprioc3ption
08-15-2012, 01:42 AM
Word of advice...stop spending money on this event as Wildestallion will dominate it like always. There's no special unit for 2nd place, you get the same as the person who places 50.

I decided no more money anymore for these events. I'm sitting on 8 Arks with only using the middle gold option. Not worth spending real cash for this.

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 01:57 AM
After my initial luck (5 out of 10) I am now at 6 out of 22 :(

That sucks.
Mine is lucky and sucky then lucky again

DIrishB
08-15-2012, 02:32 AM
Hi Dirishb, you are doing better than me. I have been doing this event every hour I can manage, at 32 opens (27 odd with gold, 5 rusty), I have had 3 scarabs, 20 sorry, the balance 4k or other. I have never been so unlucky on an event. I suppose Funzio doesn't care how we feel while the 'Wildstallions' continue to throw money at these events.

Sorry to hear that. I should point out I've tried opening approximately 50 boxes since the event started, so the more open attempts could explain it, at least partially. I just can't make sense of the odds. It's labeled a medium chance with the gold option, ie at or around 50%. I read in another thread that it was actually 45%. But in my experience the gold option has opened less than 20%, the rusty knife around 10% or less. If you claim a medium chance of opening, then the gold option should open around 50% of the time, and it simply isn't. Again, it's either false advertising or I have incredibly bad luck, but from others' posts, it seems I'm not the only one.

If there are different brackets of chance depending on the number of scarabs already obtained, I think it's only fair to label those open options accurately, and that's just not the case. It seems after the 5 units the gold option open rate drops drastically. This is compounded by the usual "stuck on 7 or 8" problem many have in most events. I just think Funzio needs to be more forthcoming about the odds since they obviously scale down in brackets, and not give people false information as to having a medium chance when after so many units that's simply not the case. It's dishonest. If the prizes were real money, based on gambling laws, they'd be breaking the law. Some people are paying real money by using gems (and some a lot of money), so I do think there's an obligation--not a legal one since there aren't cash prizes, but a moral and honest business practice stance since people are spending real cash on it. Even with the gem option, there's an unknown chance of obtaining the scarab, but it's either 33% or less since there are three options: scarab, gold, or honor points. And with the apparent increase of gold prizes, I'd be willing to bet the odds of obtaining a scarab through even the gem option is less than 33%. I'd guess at even less than 20%.

I've now gotten the Sorry on the past 7 boxes, with one gold win for 4k, and the previous 4 were Sorrys. Again, I haven't gotten a single Scarab in over 2 days, and open at least 15 per day. I've stopped using Rusty Knife and using gold "medium" option for the past day and a half with 2 gold wins and one honor win out of at least 25 open attempts. That's about a 12% open rate. Quite far from the supposed medium chance.

I guess I'd just like to see a bit more honesty concerning the odds. I'm not asking for exact percentage rates, but as consumers I think we have a right to know just how much the odds decrease, or at least estimates, and in what brackets. As consumers we do have a right to make informed decisions, but we're not being provided with accurate or complete information. We're told one thing, but it's simply not the case. I've been complaining about the "medium" label on the gold option for awhile. It's not medium by any means at a certain point, and Funzio keeping that label on that option even as the odds greatly decrease simply isn't right. Again, if the prizes were real cash, that'd be illegal, but due to the fact the prizes are digital game units they seem able to get away with this intentional mislabeling.

I really enjoy this game, but can't help feel taken advantage of as a consumer by that. It's the only reason I no longer spend gems on the events. Again, I don't mean to come off as whining, but I also refuse to sit by and keep quiet when something blatantly misleading is going on.

EiZ
08-15-2012, 02:59 AM
i have 10 scarabs with more than 60 attemps, only middle option.

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 03:19 AM
No more scarabs. I got 2 opens and got 2 2k gold

DIrishB
08-15-2012, 03:46 AM
I must just have extremely bad luck. Still at 6.

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 04:07 AM
I must just have extremely bad luck. Still at 6.

Aww. That happened to me in the last event that ended with me just getting 9

oh_crap
08-15-2012, 05:30 AM
Got 3 out of 20. All with the rusty knife.

Hobtuse
08-15-2012, 07:05 AM
Just wanted to share.

You know sometimes you get more than one shot at opening a box due to network issues (usually happens with bad connection)? You click on an option and get a 'sorry' but the options don't go away and you get to click on them once more. Usually you end up with a gem/ring/helm/elixir most of the time.

It just happened to me for my last try. The funny thing was that it gave me a stunning 10 more attempts at opening the box and all of them were sorries. They finally threw me a bone with the 11th attempt for a scarab. All happened within a single minute.

It occurred to me that I really might had to try at least 10 more attempts before I could get a scarab.

I do hope they go back to the tier units (i.e. the higher levels get better units) as I am paying 2.8k per pop.

@DIrishB, Aragorn, echus14: As for the scarcity of opens and scarabs, I can understand your frustrations but that's how the cookie crumbles nowadays. The event has in reality gotten worse for non-gem players with this being the 6th iteration of the current event format. The sooner you come to terms with it, the better it will be as in all honesty I don't think anything will change. I just take my 2-3 (maybe 4, unlikely 5) indestructible units and move on.

Good luck people!

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
My good luck turned to bad luck again and I cant get another scarabs with my 4 opens, all loots

DIrishB
08-15-2012, 07:19 AM
I can't believe it. After all my *****ing and complaining and not getting a single Scarab in 48+ hours, I now just got 3 scarabs in a row. Weird, but I can't complain by any means (hard to believe, I know). It could just be luck, or maybe the gods of chance decided to throw me a bone. I'm now at 9 scarabs, so I can most likely at least get the 10 unit.

Still think the medium chance option should be relabeled to be accurate, but I'm grateful I'm so close to 10.

Yeah, I'm the guy who's bipolar when it comes to box events. ;)

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-15-2012, 07:54 AM
I had the same thing come up, Irish. Grumbling to myself about not getting some scarabs, and got 3 out of the next 4 openings (or close enough to that) and I too am now at 9. :)

Cool Fella
08-15-2012, 09:49 AM
I can't believe it. After all my *****ing and complaining and not getting a single Scarab in 48+ hours, I now just got 3 scarabs in a row. Weird, but I can't complain by any means (hard to believe, I know). It could just be luck, or maybe the gods of chance decided to throw me a bone. I'm now at 9 scarabs, so I can most likely at least get the 10 unit.

Still think the medium chance option should be relabeled to be accurate, but I'm grateful I'm so close to 10.

Yeah, I'm the guy who's bipolar when it comes to box events. ;)

Similar situation here...The first few hours of the event I got a lot of scarabs and I even got to top 250...I am stuck at 13 and the last 48 hours have been terrible and by now I will be really lucky if I get to 20 be the end the event...

spectra
08-15-2012, 10:29 AM
DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............. 9 "sorry" in a row.........lol

Durwood
08-15-2012, 12:09 PM
I'm sick of these events, because I open a ton of them and EVERYONE on this message board ALWAYS have WAY more than I do. I wouldn't mind if I wasn't getting the WORST amount of these on EVERY SINGLE EVENT!

Joie
08-15-2012, 12:44 PM
I have hit a wall also, been stuck on 14 for a good while now. My hopes for 20 are starting to dwindle

spectra
08-15-2012, 01:07 PM
DOUBLE DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............. make it now 12 "sorry" in a row.........lol

Joe Brown1
08-15-2012, 01:09 PM
I've now made it to 10 - yea!:D Holding out fope for 15 in this event

DIrishB
08-15-2012, 02:01 PM
I've now made it to 10 - yea!:D Holding out fope for 15 in this event

I made it to 10 just now also. Went 48 hours without a single Scarab, then got 4 out of 7 open attempts with gold. I'll try for 15, but I'm just glad I got the 10 unit.

BadNews
08-15-2012, 02:09 PM
Wildstallion again. What are huuuuuuuuuuuuuge gem player.

he got 598 box opened, but only get 182 scarabs.
so open rate for gem player is 182/598 = 30%

BadNews
08-15-2012, 02:11 PM
top 10 on the leaderboard are high level players except the diablo, level 47. :-)

spectra
08-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Wildstallion again. What are huuuuuuuuuuuuuge gem player.

he got 598 box opened, but only get 182 scarabs.
so open rate for gem player is 182/598 = 30%


DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............598 boxes opens is a ball park figure of about $1,600 REAL FRICKING CASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

598 * 40 (using 20 for resent and 20 to open) = 23,920 GEMS / 1,500 (# of gems per mountains) = 15.946 * $99.99 each mountain = $1,600 (rounding up)


DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! WildStallion, players like you, make possible to thousands of free/little spenders to enjoy the game

Cheers

BadNews
08-15-2012, 02:37 PM
598 boxes are not easy. Maybe some energy refill too.
How many boxes do you guys have?

Dexter Morgan
08-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Thanks wild stallion for keeping the game going. I had 6 sorrys in a row so I gave up. Oh well

Chups
08-15-2012, 03:10 PM
Been getting a lot of Gold instead of Scarabs which I don't mind. I need to level up my breeding den....more than getting a lowly "Sand Stalker". I have 7 Scarabs all Gold options.

spectra
08-15-2012, 03:26 PM
598 boxes are not easy. Maybe some energy refill too.
How many boxes do you guys have?

I currently have 108 boxes :)...mainly for decoration purposes, because after 12 "sorry" in a row I manage to open 1, at this rate I will need to do OT for the rest of the year to open (if luck) the 108 I still have

Funkey monkey
08-15-2012, 03:50 PM
I've noticed several have posted complaints then they come and state their luck has changed. My last 34 gold option attempts has yielded one scarab. That was one expensive scarab. I feel like a lab monkey pushing the button but nothing is coming out.

Alright, I'm ready for my luck to change.

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-15-2012, 04:50 PM
I got my tenth today. 6 attempts after have yielded about 100 HP and 12k gold, with several apologies in between. Hoping against hope Lady Luck send me more luck, so I can beat my last event and make it to 15. If so, I'm going to try out some OT and get to 20. :)

Jhoemel
08-15-2012, 04:54 PM
My dry spell continues today, still no scarabs

Hapl0
08-15-2012, 05:11 PM
Lol FM, what you said was funny. By my side, main account 10 scarabs and other account 14 scarabs.

Ahenobarbus
08-15-2012, 05:25 PM
Just about gathered 10. The luck that served me so well during the elixir event has flown completely :)

Joie
08-15-2012, 05:52 PM
Still stuck on 14, been about a 24 hour dry spell

Joie
08-15-2012, 06:41 PM
I should post more got 15, so anything past this is gravy. I would LOVE to make it to 20 one time but I'm not placing any bets on it. GOOD LUCK TO THE REST OF YOU

echus14
08-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Sorry for the noob question, but I understand you can continue to try for the box units in OT, but I assume that this does NOT extend to qualifying for the Top 250 and above units. Is this correct?

GetItOn
08-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Sorry for the noob question, but I understand you can continue to try for the box units in OT, but I assume that this does NOT extend to qualifying for the Top 250 and above units. Is this correct?

Yep. It just gives you some extra time to hit the 5/10/15/20/25 item units.

echus14
08-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Thanks GIO.

John Snow
08-15-2012, 09:07 PM
I just wanted the world to see that I was once in the TOP 50!

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/koctavio/c04dbb77.png

asdfg12345
08-15-2012, 10:19 PM
Been stuck on 6 all day :( got bunch of cash from opens though so I still broke even

Samantha Turtle
08-15-2012, 10:41 PM
Well, 2 out of 3 opened for Scarabs, in the top 50 for a little while. Hoping I can get to the 15 unit.



Jesus... Mine only kills the occasional lizard. Truth be told if he went up against a rabbit, it'd probably kick his ass.

My old cat used to bring in rabbits he's killed.. but the funniest or worst were the following:

-Dead mouldy possum.. found it when he called to me and I got up to walk towards his noise... guess how I found out about it... yeach
-Live bat with one wing damaged... thought it was a mouse and went to pick it up and it took off into my face... needless to say I screamed
-Brown Snake... non aussies... they kill you and they are very very aggressive.. luckly all three of my cats had it cornered and half beaten to death before husband could kill it with a spade. Not one bite on my cats!
-George... oh good old clearly brain damaged George... he was so weird... he always brought me clumps of grass, would carry on like it was a mouse.. his paw on it and all.
-The neighbours wifes knickers... off the line I hope.

echus14
08-15-2012, 10:50 PM
@Samantha Turtle
You sure those are normal domestic cats you have there? Not baby tigers or something :)

Edit - maybe we should have one of these cats as the unit for the next naming event. Obviously, Beast, A400/D500 :D

Proprioc3ption
08-16-2012, 02:02 AM
Well, I've only used the middle gold option this time and my assumptions are confirmed. I've only received 10 scarabs this time around and my third go in these events. Every hour I've attempted with less success than in past events.

Sooner or later people need to realize that thy set this up for people to spend up big. Don't spend up and they will be forced to make it gamer friendly. Simple really!

Jhoemel
08-16-2012, 03:15 AM
Finally got to 15

Bea
08-16-2012, 03:45 AM
Finally got to 15

Me too! Feels good after finishing on 9 a couple of times 😄

Jhoemel
08-16-2012, 04:11 AM
Me too! Feels good after finishing on 9 a couple of times ��

Wow you also finished at 9 last time? me too

Durwood
08-16-2012, 06:39 AM
Ironically....I have finished with 9 on almost every single event such as this.

I really like this game, but the BS odds are getting really old. The 9's on the Events, the fact that my chances of winning go WAY DOWN when I am trying to get the last PVP in the Tournament rounds and the fact that I lose FAR MORE "Low Casualty Rate" items than medium or high is making this game very difficult to completely embrace.

I was stupid and bought gems for the beat the knight event. NEVER AGAIN. I will not be ruled by stupid algorithms that are meant for only one thing - separating me from my REAL money.

Too bad they don't try evening out the odds. I understand giving the big spenders the outrageous items - but sooner or later, I'm just going to get crushed by all those who DIDN'T get 9 on all these events. Then, the game gets deleted.

BTW - I have been stuck on 9 scarabs for quite some time now. Ironically. Again.

Joe Brown1
08-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Me too! Feels good after finishing on 9 a couple of times ��

I have finished with 9 a couple times in regulation but always made it past 10 in OT. Also made 15 couple times and 20 twice in OT (Inferno Elemental 122/78 and Avenging Spirit 143/107).

Finally had a good run - went from 7 yesterday morning to 13 now.:D Holding out hope for at least 15 in regulation.

The_Red
08-16-2012, 06:54 AM
slumming it at lucky number 13.

Joe Brown1
08-16-2012, 06:58 AM
My old cat used to bring in rabbits he's killed.. but the funniest or worst were the following:
. . .
-The neighbours wifes knickers... off the line I hope.

Gotta get that male cat neutered Sam;)

Jhoemel
08-16-2012, 07:05 AM
I have 15 now and i cant see myself getting 20 so im switching to free option now and all sorries

Skoty422
08-16-2012, 07:47 AM
7 opens out of 37 tries

16 gold tries. 21 free tries

Received in the 7 opens: 4 scarabs, $15k, $4k, $10k

Durwood
08-16-2012, 08:43 AM
What in the hell am I doing wrong? I made it to 9 rather quickly and have had 16 consecutive NOTHINGS since then.
Why can't I ever get 10? I am using the GOLD/Medium option EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Durwood
08-16-2012, 08:44 AM
I have 15 now and i cant see myself getting 20 so im switching to free option now and all sorries

Have you done this without GEMS? If so, I HATE this game.

Coog
08-16-2012, 08:45 AM
I've gone with the rusty knife from the start and have gotten 7 beatles this far. That's about the same as when I try with the gold option in these events. Though, I haven't managed to open a box in over a day now so maybe I've lost the flow or something.

spectra
08-16-2012, 09:05 AM
What in the hell am I doing wrong? I made it to 9 rather quickly and have had 16 consecutive NOTHINGS since then.
Why can't I ever get 10? I am using the GOLD/Medium option EVERY SINGLE TIME.


I've gone with the rusty knife from the start and have gotten 7 beatles this far. That's about the same as when I try with the gold option in these events. Though, I haven't managed to open a box in over a day now so maybe I've lost the flow or something.

try mixing the opens with free options and the medium options, that seems to work in "helping" breaking the "sorry" streak and opening a few more

example: I open a box, then if I get 2 sorry in a row with gold option, then I used free in the next, even if I get a "sorry" chances are the next will open
again does not work always (yesterday I had 12 "sorry" in a row) but you never know for sure

MaverickMunkey
08-16-2012, 09:49 AM
9 Scarabs in the first 30 attempts and 2 in the last 40 attempts - I really don't think I will make it to 15.

Why don't they make the first 4 units easier to get for free players and they can still have the gem income for the top 250, top 50 and top 1 prize?

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Have you done this without GEMS? If so, I HATE this game.

I made it to 12 last night, almost all gold options, some free, but no gems.

echus14
08-16-2012, 11:12 AM
It's almost as if they think they can frustrate players into buying gems ... More likely, in the end if this approach is applied to other elements of the game, it will just frustrate players into leaving the game. I must admit the thought has increasingly been crossing my mind as friends have been encouraging me to join them on other games.

Joie
08-16-2012, 11:17 AM
I'm at 15 all cash options no gems, I'm a free player. Got to 14 pretty fast but it's been a struggle since then

spectra
08-16-2012, 11:31 AM
I find it very "unusual" to say a word that alot of players make it to the "magic" number of 14, 19, 23/24 and then once you get there, you "seem" to be frozen in time, 1 day no new scarab, 2 days, same situation, and goes on for about 3 days before "time" starts moving again (if lucky)

could it be, that GREEd thinks that putting players so close to the next unit, then not getting more parts will make players use GEMS to get that next scarab to achieve the unit
Some will try a couple of gems perhaps to see the units becomes theirs, others will use gems until they get the units but it seem that most will just get frustrated and just ignore the rest of the event

Hmmmmmm!!!!!!

spectra
08-16-2012, 03:39 PM
DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This thread has been too quite today.........................................

I take it that everyone still stuck in the same place........................WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

Joie
08-16-2012, 06:29 PM
LOL I know I am, had my lightning bolt to 14 stuck on 14 for about a day finally got 15 and has been a steady stream of sorries ever since. No worries though, that 15 unit was a good one so it's all good

Hobtuse
08-16-2012, 08:31 PM
still stuck at 13.

DIrishB
08-16-2012, 10:32 PM
I've noticed several have posted complaints then they come and state their luck has changed. My last 34 gold option attempts has yielded one scarab. That was one expensive scarab. I feel like a lab monkey pushing the button but nothing is coming out.

Alright, I'm ready for my luck to change.

You may feel like a lab monkey, but at least you're funky.

I'm now at 14 scarabs. Feel like a complete douche for my little tirade after going 2 days and at least 35 opens (90% of which were gold option) without a single Scarab, then getting another 8 in the next two days. Hoping I can get the 15 unit (only need 1 more) before the event ends tomorrow.

echus14
08-16-2012, 11:12 PM
@DIrishB
I don't think you should feel like a complete douche.
The event does need tweaking to make it more enjoyable, without losing revenue capability for GREE.
Like I have suggested before, by all means limit the number of scarabs, etc, to encourage people to use gems for more chances to open the box (ie, reset the timer) but let the box open everytime.
My gut feel is that the more people who get past the first 5 small units, the more people there will be who will be willing to cough up some real money for a chance to get within the top 250.

echus14
08-17-2012, 02:21 AM
<sigh> whole of yesterday only 1 scarab. Whole of today, absolutely nothing. Mainly middle option with a few rusty knives. Stuck on 14 (sound familiar?) :rolleyes:

YLL
08-17-2012, 04:40 AM
I am sitting on two scarabs - and both were due to mis-clicks(!) as I'm sitting out the current event. (I'd won two boxes from attacking and raiding a few victi... err... opponents to test their vault sizes.) Anyone want 'em? ;)

Dewsy
08-17-2012, 04:56 AM
Currently on 1 scarab.. I know the rusty knife option is meant to be low percentages.. but this is taking the biscuit! In some way its made the game more enjoyable for me not logging in every hour to open a box and getting disappointed with the inevitable outcome.

Proprioc3ption
08-17-2012, 07:18 AM
I can't believe we are all still falling for this crap. 2 and a half days and still sitting on ten. Opening every hour for 16 hours a day. Nothing but 'Gold' and 'Sorry'. What a load of crap this is.

Clearly guys there pushing us to spend cash, period! Hence you get jack all until you start spending cash. But hold on...is it worth spend $100 for a crappy 2D image that gives you a little extra points? Come on! This is getting rediculous! Wake up and realize there are better games out there where you can have more fun without wasting your money. Or, simply play without spending gems. Still, GREE are laughing at us all...all the way to the bank! Wake up people!

YLL
08-17-2012, 07:20 AM
I am sitting on two scarabs - and both were due to mis-clicks(!) as I'm sitting out the current event. (I'd won two boxes from attacking and raiding a few victi... err... opponents to test their vault sizes.) Anyone want 'em? ;)

Incidentally, and perhaps coincidentally(?), that's my best open rate and best "start" to an auction by far!

Joe Brown1
08-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Still stuck on 13. Also yesterday the breakpoint needed for top 250 only went up by 1 the entire morning - evening. It went up 2 more last night.

The_Red
08-17-2012, 08:12 AM
Got to 15, but the 160 unopened boxes I have is irritating me.

spectra
08-17-2012, 09:15 AM
Got to 15, but the 160 unopened boxes I have is irritating me.

Do not worry, I have 209 of them, I am having a garage sale tomorrow to get rid of them..........hahahahaha

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-17-2012, 09:38 AM
If it is any consolation to the people who think this event type of leader board makes it possible for so many people to jump ahead of you with the 250 unit and the 50 unit, if there are 12,000 people playing this game, only 2% will get the top 250 unit, and only 0.4% will get the top 50 prize. So the odds of coming up against all of those people very often and that they are rivals and will attack you, is very slim. :)

On that note, I have hit lucky number 13 today, on Friday. After the black cat crossed my path while I was running from the mirror I broke, almost tripping over the legs of the latter I run under.

spectra
08-17-2012, 09:44 AM
If it is any consolation to the people who think this event type of leader board makes it possible for so many people to jump ahead of you with the 250 unit and the 50 unit, if there are 12,000 people playing this game, only 2% will get the top 250 unit, and only 0.4% will get the top 50 prize. So the odds of coming up against all of those people very often and that they are rivals and will attack you, is very slim. :)

On that note, I have hit lucky number 13 today, on Friday. After the black cat crossed my path while I was running from the mirror I broke, almost tripping over the legs of the latter I run under.


Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Fella
08-17-2012, 09:52 AM
The first 12 hours of this event I probably got 10 scarabs and for the past 3 days I was able to get up to 16 and there was one day I couldn't get a single one...very strange...

Bea
08-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Omg I'm on 19!

spectra
08-17-2012, 10:20 AM
COME TO PAPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just reach #25.....ALL USING A MIX OF MEDIUM AND FREE OPTIONS (my gem count stand as always at 1,223) and trying almost 22 times every day (I get up alot during the night without setting any alarms, is a medical issue that sometimes comes handy)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/spectra69/IMG_0132.png


ON TOP OF THAT!!!!!!!!................I am in the top 250 with only 14 hours left in the event and the top 250 being at the low 22 Scarabs

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/spectra69/IMG_9866.png


In theory for me to fall out of the leaderboard, there have to be 250 players reaching 26 scarabs (I hope they do not)


I believe this is a first in this kind of event, and even if I am not the first............IT IS A HELL OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT..........last event I had to use some gems to get #25..................for this I am THERE and still will keep trying 14 more times to see if I get more...................

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............LADY LUCK NOT JUST SMILE AT ME DURING THIS EVENT SO FAR, SHE GAVE ME A HUGE FRENCH KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE TRYING TO GET THAT NEXT UNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Brown1
08-17-2012, 10:48 AM
Damn!! Nice going spectra:D

And nice going bea - go get the remaining 6 to catch up to spectra;)

Dewsy
08-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Very impressive spectra!!

Hobtuse
08-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Wow nice going Spectra :)
I think you will get the Sand Wyrm for sure!

Hoping I can get close to 20 or be close for OT..

GetItOn
08-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Wow nice going Spectra :)
I think you will get the Sand Wyrm for sure!

Hoping I can get close to 20 or be close for OT..

You can do it, Hob!!

spectra
08-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Go for it Hobtuse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just got #26

I am on a roll.......................WHICH MEAN MOST LIKELY NEXT EVENT MY LUCK WILL SUCK.....HAHAHAHA

Bea
08-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Wtg Spectra!!!

Morkeleb
08-17-2012, 01:00 PM
I'm NEVER EVER spending money on these events EVERRR again. I took advantage of the sale and got the 240 gem package. After using up 200 of them, I got exactly ONE scarab. ONE!!! (that's 9 tries, 1 timer reset) I"m trying to stay in the top 250 and thought I'd be at least a *little* closer. now I'm not so sure.

Kind of funny; yesterday I got 5 scarabs out of 8 tries with coins only. Now I get 1 out of 8 tries with gems. Totally not worth it.

Edit: good on ya Spectra. Some of my good luck must have rubbed off on you.

This past Sunday, I'd found my first--AND SECOND--4-leaf clover ever. Apparently, that "luck" stuff really IS a superstition! Who knew???

Bea
08-17-2012, 02:08 PM
This past Sunday, I'd found my first--AND SECOND--4-leaf clover ever. Apparently, that "luck" stuff really IS a superstition! Who knew???

I found 18 4-leaved clover a couple of months ago and didn't notice any change in my luck!

DIrishB
08-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Got the 15 unit, considering myself lucky and now focusing on the new Boss event.

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Got the 15 unit, considering myself lucky and now focusing on the new Boss event.

That's what I'm going for, too. Sitting at 13 for the day, but even if I have to gO into overtime I'm going to get the 15 box unit. :)

Hobtuse
08-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Go for it Hobtuse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just got #26

I am on a roll.......................WHICH MEAN MOST LIKELY NEXT EVENT MY LUCK WILL SUCK.....HAHAHAHA


You can do it, Hob!!

Thanks!! still at 17 which I consider a decent score.. would definitely do OT since the boss event is a one day event for me..

@GIO: Just a little more to the end of the event. Hang in there!!
@Spectra: You might need #27 haha.. the lower limit is now #24 with 7 hours left

OT would mean missing out on the boss event right?

echus14
08-17-2012, 05:56 PM
I would like to know the answer to that too ... Whether OT means cannot trigger the boss event. Can someone pls advise.

Heavy gem buying seems to have just started up as the gap between those in and out of the top 250 is suddenly widening. Watch out spectra, have your gems ready!

spectra
08-17-2012, 07:46 PM
Thanks!! still at 17 which I consider a decent score.. would definitely do OT since the boss event is a one day event for me..

@GIO: Just a little more to the end of the event. Hang in there!!
@Spectra: You might need #27 haha.. the lower limit is now #24 with 7 hours left

OT would mean missing out on the boss event right?


I would like to know the answer to that too ... Whether OT means cannot trigger the boss event. Can someone pls advise.

Heavy gem buying seems to have just started up as the gap between those in and out of the top 250 is suddenly widening. Watch out spectra, have your gems ready!

while in OT, if you do not exit the game, you are in a "different server" and would not trigger the boss (most likely) but as soon as you close the app and re-enter, then you will get the boss event
if it only takes you a day to do the boss, the finish your OT, first, CC boss event will last 8 days, probably the KA one too

spectra
08-17-2012, 07:57 PM
@Spectra: You might need #27 haha.. the lower limit is now #24 with 7 hours left

Ok, will do............oh, wait a minute, I already got #27 :p but probably will need #28 just to be on the safe side ;)

Funkey monkey
08-17-2012, 08:39 PM
while in OT, if you do not exit the game, you are in a "different server" and would not trigger the boss (most likely) but as soon as you close the app and re-enter, then you will get the boss event

I'm sitting on 14? It's been over 24 hours since I got a scarab using the middle option.

I've never tried OT. Can someone help me on this? I need to set my phone to never lock. Leave KA open. Do I need to keep the box timer window open or just KA app? Can I go and collect more boxes?

Joie
08-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Good luck spectra

Hobtuse
08-17-2012, 10:39 PM
Ok, will do............oh, wait a minute, I already got #27 :p but probably will need #28 just to be on the safe side ;)

LOL you are making a mockery of the odds.

You ought to be safe at #27..

I just got to #18, making OT easier unless someone calls....

Funkey monkey
08-17-2012, 10:49 PM
Can someone explain OT for me? Do I need to keep the box timer window open or just KA app? Can I go and collect more boxes?

Hobtuse
08-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Can someone explain OT for me? Do I need to keep the box timer window open or just KA app? Can I go and collect more boxes?

Basically you keep the app open all the time, as once you exit the app, the game will update from the server and you wouldn't have the event anymore.

Boxes wouldn't drop past the deadline. So you just get to keep opening the boxes after the event has ended.

Bea
08-17-2012, 11:40 PM
Hurray! #20 just now after several fails in the night. Very tired but no OT for me, yay!!!

Hobtuse
08-17-2012, 11:56 PM
Hurray! #20 just now after several fails in the night. Very tired but no OT for me, yay!!!

No OT for the Priest of Amun?

Hobtuse
08-18-2012, 12:04 AM
The boss appeared even though I haven't quit the app while doing OT.