So first of all, I bought the spooky mount pack back in Halloween. Skins were pretty neat but the Jackal felt worse then the other for some reason, think blue dyes were not working so well with it. So then this patch comes out and I see this new system. I then see a guildie who buys 10 and get like 1 special mount....I think a bit and go like "I'll try this kitten out"
Warning: You're about to see some very bad RNG
So I started out buying 2 of those licenses in hunt of the doggie jackal.... and end up with 2 unique skin Springers (no effect). That was pretty meh, getting 2 of the same type. Then I bought 2 more and got a normal Springer and a normal griffon.....okay kitten.
So here I'm like "Dang Anet should do so you at least get 1 of each class before you start getting more". I then do the thing I always do when I, luckily rarely, am in a situation like this "It can't go any worse now".
I get ANOTHER Springer and I'm now about to throw out my PC buuuut this one is the icy one though. I have now spent 20 Euro and like 230g (2400 gems) on 2 skins that I will use on main, maybe use the other 3 alts and stuff but yeah, bad RNG here with FOUR Springers. I am quite beaten by the RNG right now. There's 1 license left....I pray to the doggie god in the skies to keep those cats at bay and make my dream come true and then....out of the corner of my eye....I SEE IT
I have, so far, been fairly defending of this system but that's mainly cause people are comparing it to lootboxes which it is not. However, when I look at the amount I paid for 3 main skins and 3 alt skins it looks bad and it feels a bit bad. The only redeeming fact is that this skin is rare in a sense and that it was the one I really wanted (although I think everyone want the Cosmic Griffon). If we look totally gem-wise on this, I kinda still won the value game when looking at single price skins like the 2000 gem Warhound....but that price is nuts.
RNG is not my friend in this game for the most part, but I make due and I have a good enough income to "brush" off stuff like this easily but as a person I still feel bad when losing to RNG, opposite when I win however. I don't consider myself any form of gambling addict but I am a sucker for new stuff like this. I will not be buying anymore, both cause of this experience and since I got the one mount I wanted the most, but I will not deter others from buying them cause they are a 100 times better than black lion chests, even though RNG still is RNG.
35000 AP Reached! (7th April 2018)