If you're lucky, open a box in Apex Legends You may have a set of "heirloom" items. These are incredible cosmetic items with a chance of less than one percent drop, although you are sure to have one after 500 boxes. One player came to an end to pay $ 500 to go through 500 boxes in the hope of getting the incredible items. Now he has them, he does not feel it's worth it.
Cole is a 24 year old who says he has been gambling throughout his life. It's not strange to microtransactions in many of its forms, including turning boxes. Cole said Kotaku over private Reddit messages that are from before Apex Legends, he was playing Tour. In a job that has now been taken off Apex Legends He wrote subreddit-although lives in a cached version on Google-Cole he played Overwatch a Rocket League also.
"These games did not shoot me into horrible spending. In my many hours in both games, I've probably spent less than $ 30," he said. "I've never had a lot of luck when it comes to missing boxes and despite the need for the items inside, I knew the math behind it and I was not going to throw my money from around after the carrot on a stick. "
But Cole came to spend $ 500 onwards Apex Legends Cut boxes to find the heirloom items. The items are for Wraith, and the main Wraith is. He knew if he had opened 500 boxes, he would certainly have the heirlooms. According to the Apex Legends Frequently Asked Questions, "When a player opens the Apex Pack, there is a <1% set of Heirloom Set. Heirloom Set leaks do not remove an Apex Pack from their list … Player can not open more than 500 Apex Pack without having a Heirloom set (assuming that the player does not own all the Heirloom Sets available). "
The guarantee of getting the ultimate set was what Cole sent on spending spends.
"Once I bought my first bundle, my brain came in in a way that I did not end until I got the heirlooms," said Cole Kotaku. "The feeling of going to box to a box did not even enjoy it … As I opened crates more and more, we will move on to the next crate and turn over the new items I got in. completely if I knew there were not the heirlooms. Not even unboxing the rare mythical items have excited me. "
Cole got the heirloom items, but later he wrote on Reddit that the experience was "not worth it". He knew that, if he told people how much money they spent, they would call him "irresponsible" or "idiot." He told Kotaku it takes Reddit to do it's own fun, and warns people not to let's hide the heirloom items to go to your head. The job ends with an invitation to Roast Cole if you want, but he also says he hopes his job will "perhaps help prevent someone from doing the same thing I did." It's still something that can not believe it has done so.
"To be honest, it's probably the best way to describe how I'll feel after spending $ 500 in shock, & # 39;" he says. "I have definitely made some previously-advised purchases on different things that are not related to gaming but there is something different about spending so much at random chance in virtual items that have no real value to most of people, you know? "
Cole is not sure that cascading boxes are immoral, per se, but after this experience and reading the experiences of others, it has a more rounded picture of what the problems with turning boxes can be. In private Reddit messages, he liked them to gaming.
"Are they potentially anti-consumers and predators? Maybe gaming is generally anxious?" It's a difficult question, "he said. "Many people love gambling and many do it responsibly. It can be a fun activity when it is moderated. Free play games need to make money in some way and cascade boxes will offer On the other hand, many other games are free to thrive without adding controversial boxes. "
As before Tour player, Cole said it was an ideal way to take advantage of it Apex Similar to royale-fighting brothers-get an item shop where you can buy individual cosmetic items instead of getting rubbish boxes. But he does not see any reason for Respawn to change the way they have met the game.
"Respawn and EA would have made a lot less money from me personally if I could buy the waivers completely for saying $ 30 instead of gambling on a rotation and ended up spending $ 500 like I did, "he said. "I know that my story is not unique."