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#1 Scooter

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

For every day you log into the game between now and launch (during pre-order weekends as well as Open Beta), you will receive THREE (3) Boom Boxes (rewards for testing) at launch. These boxes contain a random assortment of possible goodies, including XP buffs, unique runes, weapons, housing items, unique costumes, mounts, and more!

There is no limit to the number of boxes you can earn between now and launch, but you have to log in each day of the beta if you want to be counted!

We'll have more details on the website in the near future about what the specific items you can earn are; until then just keep logging in to earn more Boom Boxes!

(Side note: "Days" are defined by midnight UTC, in case you want to keep track.)

UPDATE: As requested, here's a bit of a teaser of some of the unique items which can only be gained through the reward boxes (these are actually known as Boom Boxes in-game). Boom Boxes will be used for a variety of rewards throughout the game's lifespan, logging in during pre-order is only the first way we've talked about how to earn them.

The Entertainer Mount Customization Set:

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Savage Warpig Mount Variant:
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Luminous Equivar Mount Variant:
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Raidin' Costume Set:
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#2 Scrapper

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:31 PM

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Please tell me this is not some sneaky corporate speak way to gain player acceptance for microtransaction-style lockboxes in the game down the road ...


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#3 Blimington

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

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I think it's just a way to encourage people to play through the beta (there are still bugs etc) and put some time into it in hopes they'll be invested for launch and beyond; which seems harmless to me. 

 

Micro-transactions at this point would be the sleaziest thing ever, lol. 


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

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@Scrapper

 

Please tell me you've got your tinfoil hat on, cause thats some conspiracy fear mongering if I've ever seen it.

 

 

But really, this is an incentive to get more people active playing/testing. This is also a great way to drum up sales. I'll probably be logging in regardless, but I'm definitely interesting in seeing what items we "might" get.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

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There better be a head in one of those boxes!! :P


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#6 Phoebus

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

Does this count for people who have not pre ordered yet but have been in ops for a while now?


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#7 Voison

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

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SE7EN (Movie.) Scene - "The Box". :P


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#8 Bobz

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

Awesome..Gives people more of a reason to log on and while ur on que for battlegrounds!

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#9 Lemurian

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

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Knowing how many Aurin cat lovers there are out there, I wager you're gonna have a lot of people only interested in playing with the boxes, and ignoring the nice things inside.


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#10 Lestravian

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

Nice! Combined with the Deluxe pre-order, that's a lot of cool stuff we get at launch.


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#11 JoeDragon

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Curse you for knowing my only weakness... Mystery Boxes!


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#12 Starbucket

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

Neat! Though I'm a little concerned by the whole "must log in each day" thing. I'm currently waiting for support to get back to me. I've pre-ordered, but the launcher is having troubles and I can't get into the game. This basically means that even though I've already given Carbine/NCSoft my moolas, I'm not able to earn these rewards? Some clarification (or maybe wiggle room?) would be nice!


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#13 Staplecrab

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

Well now we know what sort of thing to expect in the inevitable cash shop.


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#14 Chounji Akuma

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:14 PM

With my luck I'll get 14 princess pony mounts that are bind on pick up. Though this is awesome news - I am kind of excited now lol - It's like xmas!


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#15 Tinfix

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

This strikes me to be a bit odd, sure, incentive to get people to play the beta is good, but mounts and costumes, please tell me they're ones can already get in game normally? Unique stuff like that, and especially weapons and unique runes... smells of pay to win because you preordered. Maybe i'm just over exaggerating, or love this game so much i fear the slimey hands of NCsoft are rubbing it the wrong way :D

 

At least dont let Chua package them, they'll sneak explosives in :D


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#16 Spider Bro Jenkins

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

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With my luck I'll get 14 princess pony mounts that are bind on pick up. Though this is awesome news - I am kind of excited now lol - It's like xmas!

 

WTB princess pony mounts.


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#17 hirostar1221

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

How will this apply to those of us who are using a beta key to play and who may pre-order later? Will we still get the boxes as long as we use our game serial codes on the same account we applied beta keys?


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#18 Isotoxin

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

And the best part of all? These boxes don't even require keys to open.

 

Officially better than Team Fortress 2.


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#19 Dungeon47

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Brilliant!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:41 PM

Cool.


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