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Why on earth Do is this game a huge money sink?

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  • Why on earth Do is this game a huge money sink?

    I just want some clarification. I have opened about 2-300 chests in my entire time of playing Dota 2 and Only obtained a Unusual smeevil. I am a collector and want unusual couriers but at this point I might not ever open another chest. why cant you add a mechanic where after opening chests and getting commons/uncommons your chance becomes greater on the rarer items till you get one and than resets? Really, I have no Idea why this is such a pain in the ass. Why cant I just purchase what unusual effect and courier from the store? Instead I have to mindlessly toss money at my screen and hope I get what I want. Does valve really think this is fair? I have spent from 4-500$ on this game and I think I might be entitled to an explanation to these mechanics. Other mobas in this genre do not practice the same mechanics. They just make the item purchasable over a limited time.

    Recently a streamer opened 500 chests live, got zero unusual's?

    I think the mechanics are fucked valve.
    Last edited by Thepersiangamer; 12-23-2012, 02:14 PM.

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    love these threads

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thepersiangamer View Post
      I just want some clarification. I have opened about 2-300 chests in my entire time of playing Dota 2 and Only got a Unusual smeevil. I am a collector and want unusual couriers but at this point I might not ever open another chest. why cant you add a mechanic where after opening chests and getting commons/uncommons your chance becomes greater on the rarer items till you get one and than resets? Really, I have no Idea why this is such a pain in the ass. Why cant I just purchase what unusual effect and courier from the store? Instead I have to mindlessly toss money at my screen and hope I get what I want. Does valve really think this is fair? I have spent from 4-500$ on this game and I think I might be entitled to an explanation to these mechanics.
      Well if you want something that's rare of course it's gonna be hard to get, else it wouldn't be rare. And if they add it to the store that also decreases its value. And I have no idea why anyone would pay that much money for cosmetic items. Don't get me wrong I love my items. During diretide that was all I'd play just for the guaranteed item. But this i ridiculous.

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      • #4
        I also opened between 0-1000 chests and I'm so furious I only got 1 rare from that DireTide chest.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by vladhood View Post
          love these threads
          Want some of my popcorn too while watching?
          Originally posted by vladhood
          boy im glad all these qualified and educated game designers have come to the forums to help dota 2 grow

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          • #6
            there is an entire economy behind these collector items, you could easily buy any unusual you want for 25 to 1000 keys each, depending on its rarity, or you could gamble and try to get it off of chests, which is unadvisable

            those $500 you spent could have bought you 200 keys instead and went and bought every single sunfire courier for 20 keys each, every single diretide courier for 20 keys each, or every single non legacy original effects couriers for about the same price

            the only ones that will actually require an investment are the legacy couriers (150 keys each) the tournament unique ones (smeevil, lockjaw, the defense 2 wardog) for about the same price and the golden baby roshan for 500 keys aprox

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            • #7
              Introduce prd for opening chests )))

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              • #8
                Valve should clearly state in the treasure description that this is a gamble and not a guarantee for rare items if u open enough of them.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Roggan29 View Post
                  Valve should clearly state in the treasure description that this is a gamble and not a guarantee for rare items if u open enough of them.
                  For who is that not clear already? o.O it clearly says it has a >chance< to include one of the items it lists.

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                  • #10
                    for the op

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Roggan29 View Post
                      for the op
                      You can only take so much stupidity into account. If by "exceedingly rare" you don't realize the chance is extremely small you need some help. Even he didn't get that i'd figure you'd realize there's a super low chance after opening 200 with no rare. OP has no one but himself to blame.

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                      • #12
                        Excuse me, Did I say that I did not know there was chance involved? no. All I was saying is that maybe the chance should be increased after opening chests and gaining nothing relevant of use example getting 5-6 of the same item. Why would valve want to make such awesome looking stuff and only have a few people attain them? I know they are rare but still. I didnt ask for any ones opinion but a devs. They obviously implemented the mechanic to heroes with chance on hit ect in game why would it not make sense to do the same with other things based on chance for the game. Also the bit on the economy part. Lol this is a game, If you want to make money off of it cool, but do not penalize the community because you are just here to make money. Some people love collecting things, such as I. I am not here to sell my items, and turn a profit. I am here to collect and put these awesome items that valve has put into the game to good use. I am tired of these hording traders with inventory's full of items just for the purpose of selling for profit. Is this game about profit or about enjoying a game that is based on what the community wants. I laugh and get upset when I see people with 3-4 defense wardogs. Really? come the fuck on. I am here to enjoy the game not to trade with people.

                        Originally posted by xeno2wad View Post
                        Introduce prd for opening chests )))
                        Last edited by Thepersiangamer; 12-17-2012, 03:23 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thepersiangamer View Post
                          I have opened about 2-300 chests in my entire time of playing Dota 2
                          Rockefeller, is that you?

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                          • #14
                            OP, do you realize no one is forcing you to buy items from the store, just play the damn game, but oh wait "I want to try my "luck" and go open a chest; maybe I get something today, or tomorrow, or the next day" and there you go. It was your decision to even open one the chests in the first place, the chest never assured you that you will get a good item from the chest all the times, and it's ridiculous to think that it will give you a higher chance for opening "a load of chests" if it's not valve problem that you can't win shit.

                            Keep trying, or quit trying. I opened just one chest till this date and I play and enjoy the game as much as you might do.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jesusx View Post
                              OP, do you realize no one is forcing you to buy items from the store, just play the damn game, but oh wait "I want to try my "luck" and go open a chest; maybe I get something today, or tomorrow, or the next day" and there you go. It was your decision to even open one the chests in the first place, the chest never assured you that you will get a good item from the chest all the times, and it's ridiculous to think that it will give you a higher chance for opening "a load of chests" if it's not valve problem that you can't win shit.

                              Keep trying, or quit trying. I opened just one chest till this date and I play and enjoy the game as much as you might do.
                              again cool story bro wasn't asking for your opinion.

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