“Warframe is free! Which means our drop system is designed to maintain a balance,” DE writes. “Our free players can earn the game’s content, and our paying players who support us with purchases usually get first dibs on the content by using Platinum (which can be traded to free players)! As far as we can tell… we are the first developers to post something quite like this – correct us if we’re wrong! Let’s hope it works out for us and we may start a trend.”
Path of Exile began revealing the drop rates for its lockboxes back in March, what it called the industry’s first transparent lockbox. Meanwhile, Blizzard has been working hard in Overwatch and Hearthstone to circumvent a relatively new Chinese law demanding transparency in gambling-like video game activities, though some of the probabilities have made their way across the ocean via translation all the same.