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[Suggestion] Monthy unique mounts/pets flash sales

Menegroth_SusejMenegroth_Susej
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edited November 29, 2016 in Suggestions and Feedback
I hate "lucky" boxes. Being completely honest, I find them borderline offensive. They have some very specific math behind them that tries to reward you enough so you keep buying in hopes to get the maximum prize. The same math used in casino's slot machines. Still, it's impossible to get rid of them. The money they bring talks louder than any argument I can put in the table. And while most players, developers, GMs and mods can agree with me, the people in suits that have the final say won't be so willing to dismiss something that brings so much revenue to the company. So I hope we can find a compromise with this suggestion.

Some people, me inluded, won't ever buy a "lucky" box. But we would still want to have some of the awesome mounts and pets they contain. So Nexon could make a monthly flash sale with those mounts and pets so people like me could also have them.

Here's how I'm thinking it should work:
- The flash sale would happen at a random day of the month
- It would last between 12-24 hours **(edit: increased time frame per fellow players feedback)**, so people would have to stay tunned in the social media, forums and news section and also preserve as much as possible the mount/pet rareness
- It should happen during peak time so it reaches the maximum of players possible
- The item "Mount: X/Pet: X" should be untradeable, unsellable and indestructable unless purchased with Prepaid NX, which then would be tradeable
- Pricing: 14,900 NX

And let me clarify that I'm talking about the unique mounts and pets, that can't be found in the world. Like the plush and mecha versions, Laiku Rider, Agnas Rider and so on.

Let me know what do you guys think! :)
GrizzlyUKHyulia

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  • GrizzlyUKGrizzlyUK
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    edited November 28, 2016
    Nice idea, but I think a 1-5 hours duration once a month would inevitably lead to lots of complaints from those who missed out for whatever reason. You have to remember that we all have real life to get in the way of our gaming fun! You also have to allow for all the different time zones because peak time in North America is late night/early morning across Europe. Other than that, I'd like to see Nexon provide all of us with a way to acquire familiars like the Amber Raven, Silver Laiku, Skeron etc on all of our characters, instead of only being able to acquire them on one character on our account!
    Menegroth_Susej
  • YllmathirYllmathir
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    edited November 28, 2016
    GrizzlyUK
    GrizzlyUK said:

    Nice idea, but I think a 1-5 hours duration once a month would inevitably lead to lots of complaints from those who missed out for whatever reason. You have to remember that we all have real life to get in the way of our gaming fun! You also have to allow for all the different time zones because peak time in North America is late night/early morning across Europe. Other than that, I'd like to see Nexon provide all of us with a way to acquire familiars like the Amber Raven, Silver Laiku, Skeron etc on all of our characters, instead of only being able to acquire them on one character on our account!
    Totally agree!
    I had those mounts with my priest which I barely play and all those mounts are wasted since I play mostly on my wiz which turned to be my main.
    Mounts of that type should be shared with all your account like happens in many other F2P games.
    ZephirusMenegroth_Susej
  • Menegroth_SusejMenegroth_Susej
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    edited November 28, 2016
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    GrizzlyUK said:

    Nice idea, but I think a 1-5 hours duration once a month would inevitably lead to lots of complaints from those who missed out for whatever reason. You have to remember that we all have real life to get in the way of our gaming fun! You also have to allow for all the different time zones because peak time in North America is late night/early morning across Europe. Other than that, I'd like to see Nexon provide all of us with a way to acquire familiars like the Amber Raven, Silver Laiku, Skeron etc on all of our characters, instead of only being able to acquire them on one character on our account!
    I know and I agree. The issue is that keeping those mounts as rare as possible seem to be a main point in their strategy. It makes sense in trying to make us buy piles of "lucky" boxes. Like I said, it's not easy to make the people in the suits making money to understand how we feel as gamers. What I want with this suggestion is a compromise that might at least open a window for us to acquire those mounts without having to spend hundreds with those "lucky" boxes.

    After all, some way to acquire those mounts outside boxes is better than none. And who know. If they implement this and we show them that there is a market, that there is money to be made by selling single mounts/pets, we may even get more of them on sale, account wide ones. But, one step at a time. :)
  • HyuliaHyulia
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    edited November 29, 2016
    Wah! A random monthly flash sale for mounts/pets? That sounds awesome! :D
    I'd like to think a 24-hour flash sale once a month would be really nice.
    Menegroth_SusejYllmathir
  • Menegroth_SusejMenegroth_Susej
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    edited November 29, 2016
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    Hyulia said:

    Wah! A random monthly flash sale for mounts/pets? That sounds awesome! :D
    I'd like to think a 24-hour flash sale once a month would be really nice.
    I'm starting to think I was being too conservative with the time frame of the flash sale. 24h is much better, of course, but I thought Nexon wouldn't approve it if it was too long. Well, I'll edit the post. If they like the idea and give us 24 hours, great! If not, at least a window was opened. :)
    Hyulia