There are a lot of you saying things like, you knew the risks, its a gamble, "you received the exact services that were promised".
These statements are only partially true. I made my purchases believing 50/50 odds. Thinking about it afterwards I feel silly. Of course aeria would rig the boxes at some ridiculous drop rate like 5% for the item THE BOX IS NAMED AFTER!!!!!!!!!!! (AURORA LANCE BOX) - HMMM I wonder what should be in this!
The business model Aeria has going right now is just barely short of criminal.
Tell me aeria... what percentage of that money went to the developers whom I support? Who WORK ON THE GAMES, not buy some license, and lean back in leather chairs pwning their secretaries. I'm not refering to you game sages, or GM's or whatever, im refering to the corporation you all work for, those pigs in suits.
Yes I can try and sell these Crystals to purchase my lance in game. 3 days later i've sold about 50 at 40g a piece. Guess what... no one is selling aurora lances. And if they are they want to trade, for some other ridiculously difficult item to obtain through this luck based gambling bullcrap.
Im sure you all are tired of hearing me complain. Right now my character is wearing a bunch of mixmatched prime items, that don't look remotely as good as the basic outfits programmed by the developers. The only reason im trying to play right now is yes, ive spent 300 dollars on Aeria in the past 3 weeks. But frankly....
Honestly, to **** with this kind of corporation. Its one thing to have a cash shop with cool items to be purchased. I like that. A lot. And I like this game. But.... I don't think I will ever be able to respect this... I don't to call it a game company, because it doesn't make games just buys licensing for them, then proceed to figure out ways to make the customers pay more.
For those of you that are defending it, you are entitled to your opinions. Perhaps you like the feeling of being able to open a box and get an item that others spend 125 dollars trying to get and don't. Perhaps you have the money to continuously support said purchases. God knows how many more boxes I would have had to purchase in order to obtain the item I wanted.
Defend it all you want, it will not change my opinion. The business model Aeria is using is the kind of model that criminals, crooks and gangsters use. These gangsters are just wearing suits.