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Dilbert2001

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Boldly Rule said:
Dilbert2001 said:
New item:

-\t10 free keys!


Different players always have different values of different prizes. However, nobody can dispute 10x free keys from 1 key is always 9x net profits. :)


Small compensation considering how diluted the purple slot is. From twitch prime offer I got proteans for my purple items. I was hoping to finish some lucky sets but it didn't happen.


We, or at least I, don't know yet. This event has yet to begin. :D

12-Sep-2018 19:21:50

Dilbert2001

Dilbert2001

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Dilbert2001 said:
Boldly Rule said:
Dilbert2001 said:
New item:

-\t10 free keys!


Different players always have different values of different prizes. However, nobody can dispute 10x free keys from 1 key is always 9x net profits. :)


Small compensation considering how diluted the purple slot is. From twitch prime offer I got proteans for my purple items. I was hoping to finish some lucky sets but it didn't happen.


We, or at least I, don't know yet. This event has yet to begin. :D


The good news is: I Got 10x TH keys on my first try. :D:D:D
The bad news is: I did not get any Shadow thingie. :(

13-Sep-2018 01:28:10

Dilbert2001

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Good to see the HoI overhaul from the Live Event Blog is showing up in this promotion... but 100 hearts just to reroll once is pretty expensive because it takes a Premier Club member over a month to get 100 hearts from daily benefits. Perhaps 50 HoI per reroll is better.

Anyway, good idea to give HoI more functions. :)

15-Sep-2018 03:10:29

Dilbert2001

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Heuristik said:
Blackwing said:


Eh? So basically what you're saying is that because you personally don't find the in-game items to be worth any real value irl, they don't have any real value irl? But the thing is, as long as someone is willing to pay for something with irl money, that something has irl monetary value. And Runescape has had RWTers since the early days, so it's pretty clear that people are willing to pay irl money for the in-game items, and thus they have irl monetary value. > )


Which turns out to be non-legit / illegal, like I said it's like you copy and re-sell Amazon Prime / Netflix / DVD / etc movies.

Amazon Prime is actually a good example:

- You pay for a monthly subscription, like Runescape membership
- If you wanted to watch a particular TV series or movie, you most likely pay for it, like a Runescape MTX
- It's not guaranteed that you enjoy the TV series / movie you just bought, and this is completely subjective, exactly like the outcome of a TH key
- Watching a popular TV series gives you a "perceived", "psychological" advantage against other people who didn't watch it, e.g. they don't know / can't talk anything about it while you do; but at the end of the day there's no real, tangible, physical benefit. Unless you want a career as movie critic :-)
- You can't make a copy of the movie you've just watched and sell them, exactly like Runescape in-game items

So Amazon Prime is gambling, right?


To some countries with antiquated laws like Australia, anything random with real money changing hands may be considered "gambling". So Monopoly the board game may be called "gambling" in Australia too. However, being "gambling" doesn't mean illegal gambling. So, all kinds of games of chance are legal there, although technically they still call them "gambling". :D

And consider TH a fun and legal way to "gamble" like rolling your Monopoly dices then. :D

17-Sep-2018 02:56:52

Dilbert2001

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"You might be thinking to yourself, why doesn't jagex just open an xp shop?"


You might be thinking to yourself why doesn't Topps just open up a Baseball Card shop... or Jagex just open a Clue Scroll Item shop?

The reason is very obvious to me as most people, ESRB and PEGI included, find randomness and surprises fun to games. :D

17-Sep-2018 17:05:01

Dilbert2001

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Heuristik said:
Dilbert2001 said:

The cosmetic "junk" can sell for decent gp if you don't want it. It is not useless.


I don't think cosmetic overrides are tradable, at least the "junk" I've got e.g. ice warrior outfit. However I don't get all the fuss. If you get something you don't like you can convert them into gp (or oddments!?) straightaway... This is what I do.


In this Crystal Capsules promtions, the cosmetics are tradeable items and go for as much as 20 mil gp.

Not all promotions are equally good in terms of values of the items. It is all up to different players with their various objectives of the game and their own assessments of the values of these items. So inevitably some players may not like some prizes on TH sometimes, but there are also some who put high value marks on other people's "junk".

19-Sep-2018 16:38:16

Dilbert2001

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Heuristik said:
Dilbert2001 said:


To some countries with antiquated laws like Australia, anything random with real money changing hands may be considered "gambling". So Monopoly the board game may be called "gambling" in Australia too. However, being "gambling" doesn't mean illegal gambling. So, all kinds of games of chance are legal there, although technically they still call them "gambling". :D

And consider TH a fun


Incidentally, this is another interesting subject. Obviously Jagex have no influence over governments legislations, they're not Google or Apple or Facebook or Microsoft or... OK, you got it :) So the day TH becomes illegal - or sort of - they'll be switching to something else. I hope they're already thinking about a Plan-B... because that day looks like it's approaching very quickly.


Good luck waiting for the day when TH becomes illegal. It may not happen at all... or at least no sign whatsoever at all. :D:D:D

I can give you pretty much the picture of the new MTX to replace TH ***IF*** there is a need. Try look at what Pearl Abyss is doing with Black Desert and you get the picture. They don't explicitly put "loot boxes" there but they use an extremely RNG based gear progression system and guess how you get a better chance to get much better progression with your gear? Of course, you pay real money. :D:D:D

19-Sep-2018 16:42:10

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