Even EverQuest II isn’t immune to the money siren’s call of lockboxes. The latest entry into the pseudo-gambling purchases came this past week with the new mercenary crates, which can be purchased for 799 Daybreak Cash (approximately $8) and contain random Inquisitor and Monk mercenaries. The most rare drop from these crates is Katastra Vilehex, who has a slim chance of appearing in both types of crates.
Many players have picked up on the fact that these mercs are “no trade” instead of “heirloom.” Daybreak said that if you don’t get the mercenary you want, you can trade it in for bonus status.[Source: Dev diary. Thanks, Kinya.]