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#1 ChroniclerC

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

Event post

Of note: Eko Particles can only be earned by playing Expeditions that are at the correct level range for your character. The level ranges for each Expedition are as follows:

  • Level 6-12: Fragment Zero
  • Level 10-19: Outpost M-13
  • Level 17-27: Infestation
  • Level 25-31: Rage Logic
  • Level 29-33: Space Madness
  • Level 31-41: Deep Space Exploration
  • Level 39-49: Gauntlet
  • Level 50: Any Veteran Expedition or Vault of the Archon
 
Okay, so Vault is counting as an Expedition for the purposes of the event.  What about OMNIcore-1?
Also, side-question; Does the lockbox at the end of Vault pull from the VotA loot table in addition to the Expedition loot table, or just the Expedition loot table?  I spent a (freebie) key fishing for one of the i85 gadgets and just got an Expedition pet I already had. (Soulbound, of course.   :(  Please unbind the Expedition Pets/Mounts.)
 
 

And remember, you can always trade anything you get from a Space Chase Case with your friends, or buy/sell them at the auction house.

 
Thank you for not making things Soulbound.  Even though I hate RNG boxes with a passion, this is a step up.  I would still rather be able to just directly buy the exact items I want, though.
 
 

But that’s not all! Space Chase Cases now also have a chance to drop rare NPC décor for Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker, as well as a Dog of War mount and Lonely Lost Larva pet, along with gold, Service Tokens, and various flasks. But you can also get the décor, mount, and pet (and music tracks mentioned above) directly from the Expeditions in the form of new mini-cases that have a chance to drop at the end of Expeditions.

 
When you say "the Decor", do you just mean the Artemis/Dorian NPC decor, the Space Cadet NPC decor, the ship parts decor, the ship replica decor, or some combination of the above?  There's a lot of decor in the event post.
Additionally, will the mini-cases only drop during the duration of the event, or are they a permanent addition?  Also, how rare is "rare"?  One-in-twenty or one-in-twenty-hundred?

Edited by ChroniclerC, 08 June 2016 - 11:27 AM.

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#2 Makillda

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:36 AM

Do the mini-cases require a key to open?


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#3 CRB_Caydiem

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:25 PM

Here you go!

  • OMNICore-1 does not count for Space Chase, which is why we specified Vault of the Archon. OMNICore-1 is a solo experience and we wanted to focus on the 1-5 scaling experiences.
    • The lockbox is an Expedition lockbox at the end of VotA, since you asked. :)
  • "The decor" mentioned in the Space Chase Mini-Case refers to the Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker NPC decor.
  • Mini-Cases only drop when the event is active.
  • Mini-Cases do not require a key to open!
  • I don't have the loot table math in front of me, so I can't give you specifics on the drop rate, but "rare" is accurate.


#4 beattlebilly

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:38 PM

 

Here you go!

  • OMNICore-1 does not count for Space Chase, which is why we specified Vault of the Archon. OMNICore-1 is a solo experience and we wanted to focus on the 1-5 scaling experiences.
    • The lockbox is an Expedition lockbox at the end of VotA, since you asked. :)
  • "The decor" mentioned in the Space Chase Mini-Case refers to the Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker NPC decor.
  • Mini-Cases only drop when the event is active.
  • Mini-Cases do not require a key to open!
  • I don't have the loot table math in front of me, so I can't give you specifics on the drop rate, but "rare" is accurate.

 

OMG Thank you :D


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#5 EsperXIV

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:47 PM

I'm pretty mixed about this event. It's great to see that you've added a few new items, and I love that people have a chance to get stuff from mini-cases. However...

 

"Space Chase Cases now also have a chance to drop rare NPC décor for Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker, as well as a Dog of War mount and Lonely Lost Larva pet, along with gold, Service Tokens, and various flasks. "

 

Are you telling us that filler rewards have now been added to cash shop-purchased Space Cases? That seems like a big step back from last time.


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#6 beattlebilly

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:04 PM

I'm pretty mixed about this event. It's great to see that you've added a few new items, and I love that people have a chance to get stuff from mini-cases. However...

 

"Space Chase Cases now also have a chance to drop rare NPC décor for Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker, as well as a Dog of War mount and Lonely Lost Larva pet, along with gold, Service Tokens, and various flasks. "

 

Are you telling us that filler rewards have now been added to cash shop-purchased Space Cases? That seems like a big step back from last time.

:)  Don't mean this to seem confrontational :)  How do you mean it's a step back?

I could be wrong, but I think it means that you'll get a chance at the NPC Decor or the mount or the pet, and you will also get gold, service tokens, and random flasks to go with them, not in place of them.


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#7 Ekzentric Lohner

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:12 PM

:)  Don't mean this to seem confrontational :)  How do you mean it's a step back?
I could be wrong, but I think it means that you'll get a chance at the NPC Decor or the mount or the pet, and you will also get gold, service tokens, and random flasks to go with them, not in place of them.


I certainly hope so. They did learn from their mistake with the first Boss Hunter event and removed the filler in the second one, so I'm hopeful that this is good+filler and not good/filler.

#8 EsperXIV

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:13 PM

:)  Don't mean this to seem confrontational :)  How do you mean it's a step back?

I could be wrong, but I think it means that you'll get a chance at the NPC Decor or the mount or the pet, and you will also get gold, service tokens, and random flasks to go with them, not in place of them.

 

I would bet real money that these aren't 'in addition to' but 'in place of'. This totally seems to me like they are pulling a Madame Fay and padding the Space Chase cases with filler drops. :unsure:

 

If it just means we get extra goodies alongside the meat, then awesome. But that seems optimistic to me. :o



#9 Makillda

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:37 PM

 

Here you go!

  • OMNICore-1 does not count for Space Chase, which is why we specified Vault of the Archon. OMNICore-1 is a solo experience and we wanted to focus on the 1-5 scaling experiences.
    • The lockbox is an Expedition lockbox at the end of VotA, since you asked. :)
  • "The decor" mentioned in the Space Chase Mini-Case refers to the Artemis Zin and Dorian Walker NPC decor.
  • Mini-Cases only drop when the event is active.
  • Mini-Cases do not require a key to open!
  • I don't have the loot table math in front of me, so I can't give you specifics on the drop rate, but "rare" is accurate.

 

This is win. We can finally acquire the stuff by playing. Well done, Carbine.


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#10 Cantatus

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

This is win. We can finally acquire the stuff by playing. Well done, Carbine.

 

Yep, fantastic change for sure.  Even if the chance of getting something really good from these boxes is minimal, it encourages people to actually play expeditions rather than just play the gamble box game with the store.  Glad to see Carbine took our feedback and listened to it. :)


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#11 ChroniclerC

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:07 PM

Thank you, Caydiem! ^_^
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#12 Ekzentric Lohner

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:11 PM

Where are Artemis's glasses? She looks odd without them...

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#13 Pappy

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:24 PM

Hey all! Just wanted to chime in here. Glad to hear that you are excited about the changes that we made to the event. All of them were based 100% on your feedback.

 

Looking forward to chasing some space with all of you! 

 

Pappy



#14 Roda

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:35 PM

*Clutches heart*

*Slips out of chair*

 

The..

 

Perfection

 

ok its still rng and i'm biased against rng but good golly gosh ty for not making us buy rng.


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#15 BigDamnHeroes

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:27 PM

Hey all! Just wanted to chime in here. Glad to hear that you are excited about the changes that we made to the event. All of them were based 100% on your feedback.
 
Looking forward to chasing some space with all of you! 
 
Pappy


Any plans to address the feedback regarding the Cashgrab-iversary?
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