TERA is swapping to properly transparent lockboxes

    
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TERA is swapping to properly transparent lockboxes

With the next content update on Tuesday, April 28th, the lootboxes of TERA are getting a major refresh. Soon, all of the MMO’s lootboxes will see their contents switched, trading guaranteed items and random consumables for modular chests that are filled with items useable for any player.

These chests currently come in seven different themes, filled with either a selection of cosmetic items, seafood items, potions, or gems to name a few. These chests are stackable and can even be sold on the Trade Broker to help free up inventories. Furthermore, both the chests and the lootbox contents are transparent, granting players a look at what items are attainable in each type of box and the percent chance of getting those items.

These changes will arrive first with the upcoming new Dyeable Memorial Dress lootbox, but will eventually encompass all of TERA’s lootboxes ever offered. An advance look at what chests are coming with the lootbox and the chance of seeing items arrive is already posted on the game’s site.

Lootbox tweaks aren’t the only things coming with the update, of course. There’s skill balancing update on the way as well that will touch every class in the game, so it may be worth it for fans to read the adjustments.

source: official site 1, 2

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kjempff

Are we pretending that transparency in drop chances changes anything?
It is just a smoke screen to fake doing something about lootboxes.
Still the same psycological mechanisms, still gambling.

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Bruno Brito

I have a better idea: What about swapping to none?

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Richard de Leon III

Still doesnt fix the problem of items being completely random. If anything it makes it worse by luring people with shineys just beyond their reach. Part of me wishes we never got past the whole subscription system for mmos. The creative force from devs just went to monetization instead of game content.

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rafael12104

So, you will be able to see inside the loot box? Or is it, know the percentages of the drop possibilities? Because those are two vastly different things.

Either way, kudos to TERA. Great to see the game is still going and still improving!

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Jack Pipsam

Just wish it would have a 64-bit client.

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Utakata

…and all classes available to all races, genders and creeds. /le sigh

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Arktouros

The terminology and jargon companies and people use to describe the mechanics of lockboxes is so wild.

Not sure I exactly agree with the term “transparent” because companies simply show what you could get and what the odds you could get it are.
When I think of the term “transparent” I think of Fortnite’s lootboxes where you can see exactly what it is you’re buying. If you can’t see exactly what it is you’re going to get before you spend money, there’s nothing transparent about that.

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Utakata

I prefer they use the term “invisible”. As in non-existent. >.<