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Sigfried
08-26-2013, 07:20 AM
It seems the odds of opening a box and finding the prize is getting harder and harder. Two games, two days, every hour and no obelisk. I remember when I could easily get 15, sometimes 20 open over the course of the event. I'll be very lucky to make 10. Last event, one of my games never even got 5 after days of opening them.

Yes, I use the game cash to open them. I learned a long time ago that using gems on a box event was the same as tossing my hard earned cash in the toilet and flushing. Sure, gems will always open them, but I seldom got the prize I was looking for and spending real cash to get less game cash than I make in an hour just angers me. Or getting a stone - or 75 merit points or an ally any of the other useless prizes these boxes contain.

Person
08-26-2013, 08:12 AM
I never got 15 for free, got this one to 8 so far.

person123
08-26-2013, 09:05 AM
I have opened far over 25 boxes now and only gotten 6.

Hersh
08-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Box events are the worst. I shudder to think how many gems are used to be in the top 50

Person
08-26-2013, 09:33 AM
I shudder to think what Starfires salary must be lol

anchlovi
08-26-2013, 09:46 AM
Never got more than 8. I even tried to use gems once and got 2k of gold, totaly worth it

Sigfried
08-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Yea, I got one. That probably exceeds the daily quota Gree allows me on the 2 games...

Darth Randy
08-26-2013, 10:24 AM
Our guild will probably make it 1/2 way through 10/10 on the Soul Sucker quest but ill be surprised if we make it to 8/10 on this stupid box event. Talk about zero motivation for casual players to use gems. Gree is tweaking these things all of the time and I suspect the next one will be better.

Johan -
08-26-2013, 12:57 PM
I agree! These box events are really disappointing! Before finding 10 with gold opening was within range, but since the previous box event this is out the picture! Before I gladly tried every hour, but it looks like that it is a waste of time these present days!
Starfire? 721 ancient obelisks. Well I hope the price is worth the money for him :)

Person
08-26-2013, 01:09 PM
These events are only for high end gemmers. All other events are for casual players to spend some cash here and there

Murderer of Bunnies
08-26-2013, 01:54 PM
I refuse to even waste gold on this event, I tried it once spent 3K gold to win 200 ugh ridiculous. I sutter to think about wasting gems to win 200 gold

Sigfried
08-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Tying this into a guild quest makes it extremely frustrating, as by the 3rd day people get so disgusted with the open rate, let alone the chance of getting the obelisk, that people stop doing the quest. Now we have 1/2 of the guild no longer doing the quest. So those of us who wanted to complete the guild quest are screwed.

Murderer of Bunnies
08-26-2013, 02:29 PM
What are the odds that just when you though the odds couldnt get any worse they did in fact get worse

Capitalsfanatic
08-26-2013, 03:36 PM
I figure about a $2,000.00 investment, at a very minimum, for 700+ obelisks. Factoring in the number of obelisks won at 20 gems apiece, the number of boxes with no obelisk inside at 20 gems each, and the number of clock resets, also at 20 gems apiece. To rich for my blood.

Sgt Maj
08-26-2013, 04:23 PM
Normally I would put my low success rate on this to bad luck, but given so many people seem to be complaining about, maybe they are getting harder.

Rocco69
08-26-2013, 06:05 PM
I just try for gold every time im on and see that i can. Every so often i actually get a unit and figure its better than what i could buy for gold anyway so why not. But yeah im on often and only 11 of the things so far seems way low, not going to fall for pounding gems on this one

Zenobia
08-26-2013, 06:39 PM
I tried a gem open. My "prize"? 75 honor. An hour later, shaking of that bad luck, I thought I'd try the gem option once more. My "prize"? 75 honor. Rest of the event? NO MORE GEMS FROM ME.

If Gree wants us to spend gems, here is a novel idea: let us actually get something worthwhile for them. THEN I'll spend them. But the steadily downhill odds on both gold an gem options in these box events has only served to convince me to not spend a single gem on boxes ever again unless they reverse course. I don't understand why on Earth they think giving us crap for our gems would make us want to spend more of them, which I would think is their goal? ???

Cola3
08-26-2013, 09:39 PM
Spent gems myself but only got Honors and 1000 gold.....so I resumed doing the middle option.

Eunuchorn
08-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Or make box events based on how many of the boxes you actually collect, rather than waste 25 gems for 75 honor/2000 gold. I had 300 boxes as of this morning, but if I needed 1000 to be in top 50, let me tell you I'd spend some gems on energy refill.

Person
08-26-2013, 11:32 PM
Just got my 11th free obelisk, this is turning into my best box event ever

KingKeith
08-27-2013, 09:44 AM
It took me over 26 hours to get from 8 obelisk to 9. Tried gold and gems. They should take out the stup!d box events all together. Either that or have better odds of getting something....

KM KAge
08-27-2013, 09:48 AM
It took me over 26 hours to get from 8 obelisk to 9. Tried gold and gems. They should take out the stup!d box events all together. Either that or have better odds of getting something....
Why drop these events, as you just stated, "Tried gold and gems".

KingKeith
08-27-2013, 11:07 AM
I guess you're right............... :(

Vile Lynn
08-27-2013, 11:20 AM
I'm on par... I've got 8 but 10 would be nice! Doesn't seem like the rate has dropped.
All middle option of course! (unless I mistap, so far so good this time)

Spazzer
08-27-2013, 12:46 PM
They will never get rid of these stupid box events as long as people foolishly spend a ridiculous amount of money just opening boxes. Blows my mind...

Snake1
08-27-2013, 12:52 PM
The odds went down dramatically today. I have opened 10 with out anything today. I am not sure if it is because I have not updated due to the horror stories.

King Ben
08-28-2013, 06:14 AM
Drop rate is indeed bad, only 8 thus far. Not planning to use gem at all !!!

Alexius
08-28-2013, 07:56 AM
I've only gotten 18 out of roughly 70 opens. No gems spent this time.

The crazy thing is that a fair chance should be around 50/50 not 25%

mmalkove
08-28-2013, 08:35 AM
I only have 11, LOL, My top 50 guild with 50 members won't even finish 8/10 on the guild portion. That's with everyone using the gold option every hour and a few who used gems. This event is a joke, I won't even waste any more xp to collect the boxes to open.

phopjon
08-28-2013, 09:32 AM
Every time one of these events pops up I have a fun ten minutes where I try to estimate how much the leader has spent in actual $$ to get to #1. I know, a smart person would just make a spreadsheet and calculate it automatically, but where's the fun in that. I'm going for movie montage stuff here.

This time around, I don't see how it could be done for less than $3,000, and that's assuming insane luck. Probably double that.