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Before we begin, let me get this straight: I don't like Treasure Hunter. It destroyed the game and our community. But let's put this aside for a second and discuss the Loot Duels promotion.

Loot Duels is actually a very clever promotion, and here's why.

Firstly, and most importantly, Loot Duels gives players choice. Not an illusion of choice that you get on Treasure Hunter every day. The five regular chests that you can choose between? We all know that behind this there's no difference whatsoever, clicking each of them would give the same result. They're hooked to the same loot table, or "fortune wheel" if you wish. The promotions with grid maps which are all reskinned variants of the same thing are also predetermined. Loot Duels is the first promotion where the player's choice really matters. You get distinct drop tables behind every chest and get to choose between them for every key.

Secondly, Loot Duels brings immense variety to Treasure Hunter. We get access to most major promotions at the same time. Having protean chest, antique chest, and the multiplier chests appear at the same time keeps things fresh and interesting.

Thirdly, Loot Duels isn't overpowered compared to other promotions. It's the prismanias and lamp-focused promotions that are the worst offenders when it comes to flooding the game with free experience. Loot Duels adds the variety of different lamps but dilutes the pool of prizes with multipliers, cosmetics, and supplies. The ratio of different prizes is something Jagex can balance on their end, and they can do it much more easily during Loot Duels than, for example, the smouldering lamp promotion which is simply ridiculous.

In closing, although I'm not a fan of Treasure Hunter, I must admit that this promotion isn't as bad as the others. It seems the monetisation team at Jagex have used their heads for once. Good job, and I hope we'll see Loot Duels again in the future.
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26-Dec-2018 12:57:14

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Blackwing said:
Before I talk about the loot duels promo, I'd just like to say that as a whole, your post makes no sense: do you, or do you not like TH? At first you say you don't, but later you praise Jagex for doing a good job with one of its promos and hope to see it again in the future. It looks like you don't actually know what you like.


No, I don't like Treasure Hunter but it's not going anywhere and this is the economic reality we have to live in. I'm not sure you understand that.

The stream of promotions is constant and many of them are harmful to integrity of the game. I might as well praise a promotion that's done right instead of criticising Treasure Hunter as a whole because that's been done thousands of times and resulted in absolutely nothing. What I'm saying is I'd prefer to see Loot Duels instead of some other ridiculous promotions. That's the point of my feedback.

I don't "lower my standards" in any way by saying that I like a small part of a larger thing I don't like overall.
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26-Dec-2018 19:00:30

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