Iron Born wrote: Zyz wrote:
Iron Born wrote:OTM had a fubar on this event, so many things went terribly wrong. What I want to know is how they are going fix it if at all. If I had known that the Jackpot pet truly wasn’t a jackpot pet at all then I would not have purchased any firebreath chests. I would have bought Aeon chests instead where the jackpot is actually a jackpot and not a straight up lie. Nobody who purchased Aeon chests who hit the jackpot had to do it 5 more times. I am so furious over this whole thing. I’ve been playing off and on since 2013 and this was the first time I have ever hit the jackpot, and when I finally do it turns out to be scam. Perhaps not an intentional one, but I and a plethora of others where certainly fooled and severely disappointed. So not only do we not have a jackpot pet, but people are out of x amount of money spent towards getting one. I hope OTM does something to remedy this for the “jackpot” winners of this event.
Are you saying you had no idea that you would have to get 6 eggs to get a max dragon?
I wonder if this is how players felt that spent on thousands of chests to get black and white hunter, frostguard, lanrik, etc expecting never to be able to get those fashions again only to have aeon fashion come out that's identical.
Not the same thing at all, fashion was never listed as a jackpot item. And yes, I and many others had no idea because OTM withheld that information. People that bought chests for fashion actually received fashion. People that purchased fire breath chests for a jackpot dragon did not receive one. They received something completely different than what was advertised. People that purchased fashion only had to do so once and where not deceived into having to do it 6 times.
So not true.
I have no interest in fashion, so don't know my hunter from my lanrick. To compensate I'll make a name up. Let's suppose a past event had, as its rarest fashion a glimmering ochre fettuccini fashion set. Now to the serious collector only this set will do. They are not interested in none glimmering and they are not interested in less rare colours, they have to get the glimmering ochre set.
I'm led to believe that in previous event chests, drop rates of individual fashion items with an effect, in the rarest colour had similar drop rates to jackpot prizes, hence the fact that servers only have 1 or maybe 2 of these sets around. Now, whether these rarest forms of fashion were consider jackpot items is irrelevant, only that they had rates similar to known jackpot items is relevant and so to gain any single rare fashion item would be the same as winning a jackpot prize and so could be considered to be winning the jackpot.
As a fashion collector a player would need to therefore win the jackpot 5 times at the very least in order to gain the full set of the fabled red ochre fettuccini set. However this would be considered very lucky. It could be quite conceivable that a player would hit the jackpot 15 times and still not have managed to obtain all 5 individual pieces. Also if a collector has only hit the jackpot once, they truly have something of very little use. A single pair off glimmering ochre gloves are no good to anyone, especially if all you currently are wearing is sparkling mauve gorgonzola fashion.
At least with dragons you know if you hit the jackpot once you still have a fully functioning dragon, albeit one whose stats are hardly exciting. Also, you know if you manage the jackpot 6 times, you know that gets you the best dragon.
Now, to change tack a little bit and consider mounts. Again 100% mounts may have never been explicitly stated as being a jackpot prize, but again my understanding is that drop rates of 100% mounts is similar to jackpot prizes. So, same as above, winning one of these mounts could be considered like winning the jackpot, irrespective of whether it was explicit called a jackpot. Comparing the benefits gained from a 'jackpot like' 100% mount to the battle mounts, you'll agree that, against the best battle mounts, they don't stack up. It's the cool factor of the mount that adds the draw. Now, in parallel, we've got a jackpot pet, which also doesn't quite stack up to the best 'ordinary' pets. However, because this pet can be upgraded to a far better pet, it's cool factor alone seems not enough somehow.
In summary, is this an unprecedented step by OTM in giving a jackpot prize that requires 6 'wins' in order to get maximum benefit from the prize? Absolutely not, the rarest fashion sets have required a bare minimum of 5 wins and have been around almost since the beginning.
Is a single dragon good enough to be considered a jackpot? When looking at 100% mounts objectively, then this would suggest that they are.