Author Topic: Scratch Card Crates AREN'T worth it.  (Read 5762 times)

March 30, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
Nivendo
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So, I was doing a little number crunching. I seriously think that we should change the way the Scratch Card Crate works. With the introduction of this new patch, it's not worth it even to "double your profits" from a scratch card crate (100 cards).

For our purpose, let's say that a key is $9000 Dev.
Now, 50 Scratch Cards are currently going on the market for $8000 Dev. But, individually, they should be $5000 Dev~.
So, you've got your key for $17000 DevBucks. Now, you need a crate.
Tack on roughly $2k more.
$19000 to open a crate. Now, you have about a 1 in 2 chance to break even for 50 Scratches, maybe a 1 in 4 for 100, 1 in 8 for 200, 1 in 12 for 300. I don't know the actual stats, but that's essentially how it is.
If we take the value of the normal amount of scratchcards currently on the market, that would mean:
25 = $4000
50 = 8000
100 = 16000
200 = 32000
300 = 48000

These, minus the initial $19000...

-15000, -11000, -3000, 11000, 19000.
You're losing money even if you open 100 scratch cards, which is quite uncommon on its own. If you were to pay for the Scratch cards by themselves, the only two that would be worth anything to a person would be 200 and 300 scratch cards, saving only $1000 dev and $11000 Dev respectively, not even taking into account the platinum discount or -$5 Dev Tier. So, in truth, the only thing you are saving by opening 4x 50 Scratch cards is some time that would be spent clicking the lottery page.

EDIT: I felt that the above statement was a bit confusing, so I'll explain how I came to that conclusion. As I stated before, It is roughly $19000 Dev to open the crate with the key and crate in mind. That, minus the "normal" cost of $100 dev for a scratch card would mean that buying the scratchcards by themselves would cost only $20000 and $30000 respectively, leaving you with only a $1000/$11000 gain if, in a rare case, you did actually get 200 or 300 scratch cards out of the crate.

The only way that this could be worth it for someone is if they bought the scratch key with wallet cash directly. But, even then, an unbox of 25 scratch cards really isn't worth $3 in the end.

So, that's the way I see it. Jackool pls fix  JackFace  BibleThump
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March 30, 2015, 05:07:21 PM
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No crates are worth opening atm.
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March 30, 2015, 05:17:20 PM
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No crates are worth opening atm.

True. 22 is iffy, even.
And that's got...
  Kreygasm JackGasm Steel Reserve   JackGasm Kreygasm

EDIT: Cmon. Not one fucker rated this an "Artful."
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March 30, 2015, 05:18:27 PM
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Yeah, got 300 scratch cards and Steel Reserve just like that.
Don't think it had anything to do with you Nivendhoe
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March 30, 2015, 05:38:20 PM
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Yeah, got 300 scratch cards and Steel Reserve just like that.
Don't think it had anything to do with you Nivendhoe

Off my case, Westbanned.
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March 30, 2015, 05:56:09 PM
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Probably going to remove them then (aka stop dropping them). I am not going to increase the scratch cards.
There may or may not be new items in there and having retarded 300+ scratch cards bundles would make getting them way too easy.

It's the player's fault for setting the price of keys so high, not my fault, so whatever. Your point isn't valid. It's a player economy.
Literally, there are more keys than ever - everyone just took their keys off the market to hoard them and set them as a higher price.
Blame yourself from setting the price of keys so high for scratch crates "not being worth it". There are 100+ more keys since the update was made.

Back to buying singles.
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March 30, 2015, 06:00:57 PM
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It's the player's fault for setting the price of keys so high, not my fault, so whatever.


Woops, guess I fucked up the scratch card crates ;-;
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March 30, 2015, 06:16:44 PM
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It's the player's fault for setting the price of keys so high, not my fault, so whatever.


Woops, guess I fucked up the scratch card crates ;-;

#WestBanned

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March 30, 2015, 06:28:09 PM
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If you plan on removing it, can you change the 50 scratch card item in rare crates to 300? so at least when you dont get something good you can hope to get some decent stuff with more cards  JackFace
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March 30, 2015, 08:01:34 PM
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If you plan on removing it, can you change the 50 scratch card item in rare crates to 300? so at least when you dont get something good you can hope to get some decent stuff with more cards  JackFace

At the least, it should be 100-200. 300 seems a bit much but I'd be fine with that.
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March 30, 2015, 11:23:47 PM
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If you plan on removing it, can you change the 50 scratch card item in rare crates to 300? so at least when you dont get something good you can hope to get some decent stuff with more cards  JackFace
No. 300 Scratch Cards is 30k DevBucks, no thanks. It's staying at 50.

Scratch Cards Crates will no longer drop after next patch.
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