Packages of Joy

VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,075 Transcendent
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2816
Date: 4/16/2018 at 21:35
From: Estarra the Eternal
To  : Everyone
Subj: Year 500 Joy!

We are including packages of Joy! on the website to help celebrate the remarkable milestone of Year 
500. Each package of Joy! includes: one wonder gem, one iron coin (an iron coin when spun on the 
Wheel of Tzaraziko is much, much luckier than a normal coin), and five presents. You can purchase 
them directly on the website: https://www.lusternia.com/credits/

Additionally, we are release eight new Crowns of Mastery, one of the following aetherbubbles: 
Bottledowns, Cankermore, Crumkindivia, Dramube, the Facility, Mucklemarsh, Xion and Frosticia.
 
Penned by My hand on the 18th of Juliary, in the year 500 CE.

Comments

  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,075 Transcendent
    First off, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. This promo gets me many excite. But. Iron coins. They seem to be a large part of the pull, so I'm quite intrigued; what does much, much luckier mean? Because I can tell you that if I spin one and get 1000 milk there will be caps. Or if I spin one, get a really lucky fortune cookie and then spin a tongue stud. Caps. So what's so bane about these things? I need very little encouragement to spend money on this promo.
  • IanirIanir Administrator, Moderator Posts: 540 Creator
    edited April 17
    Versalean said:
    First off, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. This promo gets me many excite. But. Iron coins. They seem to be a large part of the pull, so I'm quite intrigued; what does much, much luckier mean? Because I can tell you that if I spin one and get 1000 milk there will be caps. Or if I spin one, get a really lucky fortune cookie and then spin a tongue stud. Caps. So what's so bane about these things? I need very little encouragement to spend money on this promo.
    Iron coins are basically better coins. Credits, dingbats, wonder crystals, fortune cookies (which we just changed it to), giftbag rewards (essentially what you get in presents). Though being frank, I made a change to add fortune cookies in and forgot to check the math. I'll check the math tomorrow morning after I wake up (it's 230am right now) and talk to Estarra about backdating the rewards if needed.
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  • SteingrimSteingrim Member Posts: 946 Fabled
    Ianir said:
    Versalean said:
    First off, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. This promo gets me many excite. But. Iron coins. They seem to be a large part of the pull, so I'm quite intrigued; what does much, much luckier mean? Because I can tell you that if I spin one and get 1000 milk there will be caps. Or if I spin one, get a really lucky fortune cookie and then spin a tongue stud. Caps. So what's so bane about these things? I need very little encouragement to spend money on this promo.
    ... fortune cookies (which we just changed it to), ...
    Just speaking for myself, pass. Way too much junk in fortune cookies and presents.
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  • KagatoKagato Auckland, New ZealandMember Posts: 1,250 Mythical
    edited April 17
    Seems like a pretty decent deal.  Wonder Crystal alone sells for around 100 credits on average (which you usually need to fork out US$40 for), plus the iron coin.  Presents are a bit of a gamble, especially if your present counter is low and you have 75% chance of a standard present.  I'd hope that the prize list for iron coins has been stripped of things like commodities though, it would be a bit of a kick to the groin if, like versa said, you get 500 coral.
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  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,513 Transcendent
    Kagato said:
    Seems like a pretty decent deal.  Wonder Crystal alone sells for around 100 credits on average (which you usually need to fork out US$40 for), plus the iron coin.  Presents are a bit of a gamble, especially if your present counter is low and you have 75% chance of a standard present.  I'd hope that the prize list for iron coins has been stripped of things like commodities though, it would be a bit of a kick to the groin if, like versa said, you get 500 coral.
    I mean...

    -unwrap present
    You quickly unwrap a present of 5 presents, which sprays glittering silver dust and cheerful
    confetti into the air, and excitedly pull 5 presents from within.

    You quickly unwrap a present wrapped in solstice cheer, which sprays glittering silver dust and
    cheerful confetti into the air, and grin enormously upon receiving 78 aethergoop.
    You've unwrapped a STANDARD present! Type PRESENTS to see your Gift Counter.

    You quickly unwrap a present wrapped in solstice cheer, which sprays glittering silver dust and
    cheerful confetti into the air, and grin enormously upon receiving 71 aethergoop.
    You've unwrapped a STANDARD present! Type PRESENTS to see your Gift Counter.

    You quickly unwrap a present wrapped in solstice cheer, which sprays glittering silver dust and
    cheerful confetti into the air, and grin enormously upon receiving 1432 aethergoop.
    You've unwrapped an EXCEPTIONAL present! Type PRESENTS to see your Gift Counter.

    You quickly unwrap a present wrapped in solstice cheer, which sprays glittering silver dust and
    cheerful confetti into the air, and grin enormously upon receiving 300 aethergoop.
    You've unwrapped a SUPERIOR present! Type PRESENTS to see your Gift Counter.

    You quickly unwrap a present wrapped in solstice cheer, which sprays glittering silver dust and
    cheerful confetti into the air, and excitedly pull a Lesser Rune of Poison Enhancement from within.
    You've unwrapped a SUPERIOR present! Type PRESENTS to see your Gift Counter.

    Drunken Master Kalas Malarious, Revelling Rascal says, "Your counter is pretty high."

    Malarious claps his hands together merrily.

    -presents status
    Gift Counter: 11
    Chance for Standard Present: 79%
    Chance for Superior Present: 19%
    Chance for Exceptional Present: <1%
    Chance for Ultimate Present: <1%
    **NOTE: When you receive an ULTIMATE present, your Gift Counter will be set to zero.

    You say, "Would you believe it isn't?? That was dumb luck."


  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,075 Transcendent
    edited April 17
    That's... amazing. Next person will get 100% comms.

    ETA - removed the unnecessary coarse imagery
  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,880 Transcendent
    What were the thoughts behind releasing crowns for the aetherbubbles? TBH, I can't see actually buying any of these or trying to get any of them besides maybe Xion or Cankermore.
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  • AyisdraAyisdra Member Posts: 1,026 Mythical
    Shaddus said:
    What were the thoughts behind releasing crowns for the aetherbubbles? TBH, I can't see actually buying any of these or trying to get any of them besides maybe Xion or Cankermore.
    My first thought would they become really nice things for domoths.
  • BairlochBairloch Member Posts: 118 Capable
    As someone who doesn't have any of this, it sounds very interesting.
    Fully expecting to get a pile of lumber. But the wonder gem seems worth it.
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 6,117 Transcendent
    If crowns let you (and only you) teleport to the area that they are for it would be a huge provement imo.  Bubblixes would still be loanable, so might want to buy / keep for that, but for people who are already maxed on regen, resist, and influence buffs crowns do feel awfully lacking.

    Alternatively, decent crit buff in the crown's area.  Or both!
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 6,117 Transcendent
    I decided to give a single package a try.

    The iron coin was not very exciting.  I got a pack of 5 ikons (10 credit tradein value).  Ikons are a bit silly.

    However, 4 of the 5 presents turned into an exceptional (with 50 presents, so around a 15% chance of Exceptionals).  Great Rune of Paranoia, Great Rune of Weakening, Silver Spiderweb, and 1515 goop.  The last present was just a normal at around 56 goop.

    The presents definitely saved the day.
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  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,075 Transcendent
    From what I'm seeing in this thread, and other conversations, the iron coins are utterly whack.
  • BairlochBairloch Member Posts: 118 Capable
    Xenthos said:
    I got a pack of 5 ikons (10 credit tradein value).  Ikons are a bit silly.
    Wait, you can trade in Ikons? I can't find syntax for that. I'd love to offload a few for something I would actually use...
  • EjderhaEjderha Member Posts: 177 Gifted
    Bairloch said:
    Xenthos said:
    I got a pack of 5 ikons (10 credit tradein value).  Ikons are a bit silly.
    Wait, you can trade in Ikons? I can't find syntax for that. I'd love to offload a few for something I would actually use...
    You can trade in packs of Ikons, not individual ones. It is part of the ARTIFACT TRADEIN syntax (the 'pack' is an artifact).
  • DysDys Member Posts: 558 Expert
    With two iron coins I got a doll of Gorgulu (15db) and a superior rune of psychic enhancement (300cr). Can't complain!
  • BairlochBairloch Member Posts: 118 Capable
    I got two crowns, Muud and... Icewind? I cashed them in. Yeah, my coins weren't really awesome.
    And thanks for the explainer on the Ikons, Ejderha. That makes sense.
  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,075 Transcendent
    1) Didn't realise they could be traded in, so thanks @Bairloch!
    2) 35 credit value makes no sense at all (but, at the very same time, all the sense in the world...)
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