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Should've just made it 2k gems in the store....

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    No, they want people buying BLC keys.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Shadowmoon.7986Shadowmoon.7986 Member ✭✭✭

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. If people stop buying bl keys, they would stop making them.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I was bummed when I saw that was the only method to get it. Really wanted it too. Not buying keys to also achieve not getting it!

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  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have it and I find it an eyesore to use.

  • GummyBearSummoner.7941GummyBearSummoner.7941 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 26, 2020

    Just save your statues & you should be able to get it when it’s on rotation. I spent only $105 & was lucky enough to get it & the new Skyscale mount (even tho I don’t own one)

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah it sucks you can't direct buy. But statuettes are now a thing, weakly excusing themselves of the gambling aspect of boxes.

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I thought it was king ghidorah at first

  • I got it after 20 keys so guess I’m just lucky but it’s not as amazing as people think it is! It can be an eye sore it’s like bloom effect x1000 with most dyes kills me to look at it

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wanted the cape myself too but I already spent a whole day farming keys and only got 1 rare drop from them.. luckily that happend to be the mount skin which I also wanted but yeah.. i'm not going to keep doing that for the cape as well.. it was extremely tedious and boring.

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    No, they want people buying BLC keys.

    Then make the BLC keys worth buying

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  • Donutdude.9582Donutdude.9582 Member ✭✭✭

    The sooner you accept that ArenaNet have different methods for providing drops, the sooner you will have a happier gaming experience.

    It will likely appear in the statuette vendor in a few months, just like items such as the Celestial Compass.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    No, they want people buying BLC keys.

    Then make the BLC keys worth buying

    Value is subjective. Seems to me that BLC keys are worth buying to enough people for Anet to maintain the current price point.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • LONGA.1652LONGA.1652 Member ✭✭

    Well the BLC are for those who have disposible income who want to thorw some money at A-net. They already add some of pity in statuette . Still all those random junk in the chest will make people salty.

  • Even if I do understand that this is also source of generating income for them it's still annoying to change 60 keys to 0 capes.
    The drop rate is 0%.

  • I got it first try for gems i got for achievement points

  • @Volmarg.4310 said:
    Even if I do understand that this is also source of generating income for them it's still annoying to change 60 keys to 0 capes.
    The drop rate is 0%.

    Random is random. Whether you spend 60 or 6, it's still a random chance. I got it with 2 keys (I had 5 keys on me, but got it on the second one).

    Anet loves their "sucker" boxes though. Get people to gamble away hundreds of dollars for that chance at a fancy new skin. Greed always triumphs accessibility. Why let people buy it for 500 gems (the current price of a cape) in the gem store when they can make you spend thousands of gems for it in a gamble box? Don't expect it to change.

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  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If you want things to change stop buying keys.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • Hyper Cutter.9376Hyper Cutter.9376 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Volmarg.4310 said:
    Even if I do understand that this is also source of generating income for them it's still annoying to change 60 keys to 0 capes.
    The drop rate is 0%.

    Conveniently for you, 60 statuettes is what it will cost when it ends up on the statuette vendor in a couple of months.

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 29, 2020

    @LucianDK.8615 said:
    I have it and I find it an eyesore to use.

    I got this on a keyrunner and I think it looks pretty cool. However I was hoping that you could dye each of the 3 different jets that spew the fire. Instead, the 3 jets are one channel, and then they wasted the other 3 channels on tiny surfaces on the jet-spouts themselves. Wasted opportunity imo. So many cool colour(flag?) combinations possible!

    Still, dying the one jet-channel gives you quit different results, like a sickly green mist with green dyes, or smoky swirls like the Smokescale with dark dyes. I am not really much of a fashionmonger but I can see how people would want this cape, you can really mix it up with just a single colour change.

  • Asum.4960Asum.4960 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    Should've just made it 2k gems in the store....

    There are a lot of players who spend a lot more than 25 Keys (~2000 Gems) to get these items. For anyone proclaiming they got lucky and got it in less, many more are lured in with the hopes of getting lucky as well, spending a lot more than a 2000 Gem/25 € upfront price point for just a cape, which would rightfully scare a lot of people off a purchase.

    Hiding the price behind as many layers as possible (real money > gems > keys > chance/gambling) without becoming too contrived and confusing the consumer is unfortunately more profitable.

    @SpyderArachnid.5619 said:
    Anet loves their "sucker" boxes though. Get people to gamble away hundreds of dollars for that chance at a fancy new skin. Greed always triumphs accessibility. Why let people buy it for 500 gems (the current price of a cape) in the gem store when they can make you spend thousands of gems for it in a gamble box? Don't expect it to change.

    Unfortunately exploiting sunk cost fallacy and gambling addiction in general remains insanely profitable in the gaming industry.
    Unless regulation comes into play, I don't see that changing either. People at large won't ever just cease to fall for it.

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