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Hearts and Boxes

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This past week Cryptic released a new mission called Hearts and Minds which will only be playable on Friday the 13th (whenever that appears on the calendar). Its a nice short mission with a decent storyline. The Duty Officer at the end makes a nice addition to your crew but other then that the rewards aren't the best. It isn't the greatest mission but at the same time, its meant to be quick. If you haven't played it yet or want to play it again, just keep an eye on the calendar in game to see when it appears next.

Ferengi Lock Boxes were also released this week. These come with a lot of good rewards including the Ferengi D'Kora ship. Reading over the latest dev blog from Cryptic, I have to say that the Ferengi lock boxes seem better than the Cardassian ones. The only reason is because it comes with more rewards and even crystals which you can use to trade for additional rewards. There are a lot of unique rewards which is good and that makes it a little easier to actually participate. With the Cardassian lock boxes, the rewards weren't the best.

I won't get into the whole debate about whether or not lock boxes are a scam. Everyone has their own opinion and that won't change. What I would like to know is what you think about the Ferengi lock boxes as compared to the Cardassian ones. Also if you played the Hearts and Minds mission, let me know what you thought of it.

Written by Attilio on April 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm


Nyxadrill1962 (Member) said...
April 16, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hearts and Minds was a bit of fun, I enjoyed it even if I did get gassed at the start!! I think it could have been executed much better though. And my "Clone" Boff has been on duty already and he's ok! :)

As for the lock boxes well I'll only open gold ones, opened one yesterday and got a 10000 CXP bonus and ... a lobi crystal lol

Gold ones dont drop too often for me though, only seen one!

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arinuling (Guest) said...
April 16, 2012 at 09:27 pm

i love the new mission, as for the lockboxes, did you know you can stack more than ten now?

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Brandon (Guest) said...
April 17, 2012 at 02:33 pm

The Ferengi lockboxes stack to 20. For some stupid reason, they didn't bother to update the Cardassian ones, which still only stack to 10.

The drop rate on the Gold lockboxes is reported to be 0.5%. I think the offering of crystals is a nice addition to the box, but with the crystals being untradeable and being dispensed in low numbers, they are essentially useless unless you're willing to spend a lot of money/dilithium on those keys.

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Warburton1881 (Guest) said...
April 18, 2012 at 05:39 pm

I wish I had been able to do "Hearts and Minds" with all my alts before it ended. It was an enjoyable mission and the BOFF was worth getting. The Ferenghi Lock Boxes don't excite me because I don't see any rewards they give that are worth the 100 C-Poin or 1,000,000 EC cost of opening the boxes. I feel the same way about the Lobi crystals. They give some nice rewards if you have enough of them, but there seems to be no way to get more than one without buying Master Keys, and even then you have to buy a bunch of Master Keys to get enough Lobi Crystals to buy anything.


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