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OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:18 am
by Jake
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/21/168 ... disclosure

Apps offering “loot boxes” or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item to customers prior to purchase.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:21 am
by Metallica
Finally. Watch they go for android only now.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:23 am
by P1R4HN4

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:32 am
by Jake
Another interesting part is
Apps should not directly or indirectly enable gifting of in-app purchase content, features, or consumable items to others.


Isn't the ability to trade premium shop items a direct violation of this.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:01 am
by bob the mage
Looking forward to seeing OTM follow through with this, kind of curious as to what dragon egg chances are lol.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:42 am
by Mind
Jake wrote:Another interesting part is
Apps should not directly or indirectly enable gifting of in-app purchase content, features, or consumable items to others.


Isn't the ability to trade premium shop items a direct violation of this.

Didn't know this was part of the deal...
Drop rate disclosure is an uncomfortable pill to swallow, but not major in of itself.
This might require a complete overhaul or at least a tweak in the fine print... :?

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:24 am
by Zyz
We all know it's rare. Not sure why it matters if it's 1 in 1000, . 000001%, 5 to 10 quatrillion, or only on the 3rd Wed of each month if the moon is in aquarius

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:06 pm
by LVImpression
Zyz wrote:We all know it's rare. Not sure why it matters if it's 1 in 1000, . 000001%, 5 to 10 quatrillion, or only on the 3rd Wed of each month if the moon is in aquarius


Because I want to know if drop rate is rigged or random.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:16 pm
by bob the mage
Zyz wrote:We all know it's rare. Not sure why it matters if it's 1 in 1000, . 000001%, 5 to 10 quatrillion, or only on the 3rd Wed of each month if the moon is in aquarius

Same reason scratch offs are legally required to list the odds on them.
Otherwise a company can hide behind the gambling and say “there is a good chance, trust us.”
Players have no idea what they’d re buying currently.
Some transparency as to drop rates tells players what they are buying exactly.

Re: OTM must disclose item chances out of chests

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:04 pm
by Mdunc1982
bob the mage wrote:Looking forward to seeing OTM follow through with this, kind of curious as to what dragon egg chances are lol.


Idk but when ive gotten 2000 chests and no mounts or dragon eggs you have to wonder what is going on. I can spend 50 on a console or pc game and boom i got a 100% mount.