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Updates on F2P Lockboxes and Keys

By on May 27, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 7 comments

key and lockboxes

So, one thing RIFT’s free-to-play system will have is a lockbox and key feature. Most F2P MMORPGs have lockboxes and keys of some type, and most of us tend to have fairly strong opinions on whether we enjoy them or not. Generally, those feelings tend to revolve around the contents of said lockboxes and the accessibility of the keys. We haven’t heard a whole lot about RIFT‘s lockbox system– where the boxes are being called Deeps’ Supply Crates– but now we know a little more thanks to a few forum posts Daglar made last Friday.

First off– yes, the boxes and keys will both drop randomly– and rarely– out in the world.

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)

The intent is for them to rarely drop in the world. Chests would be more common than keys. Patrons may or may not receive a number of keys per week as well. Its something we’d like to add but we are not sure if it will make it in for 2.3

They should be tradeable so you can put them up on the AH, or sell them to a merchant for a bit of coin as well.

[We] don’t plan on shoving a million of them down your throats.

Currently on the PTS, the item note for the Supply Crates reads “Full of stuff and things…” which is a nifty description, but not entirely descriptive. When asked about specific contents inside the boxes, Daglar answered that, “random equipment, weapons, runes, expendables, essences, costumes, and currencies” can be obtained. He then followed up with a note that was a little more specific. Continue reading to take a look.

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)

We are using our random item generation system for the equipment rewards that come out of these. The odds of getting a subset of these is extremely low in the world – but it should be possible.

Some folks are going to freak out when they see it, but it is possible to get Orange items out of these boxes. These orange items are /not/ in the realm of raid drop oranges.

What’s your take on RIFT‘s system for Deeps’ Supply Crates so far?

Laura Hardgrave

Laura Hardgrave

Laura is the Editor-in-Chief for Junkies Nation. When she's not writing long editorials or fighting apostrophe errors, she enjoys exploring multiple MMORPGs, getting inspiration for more long editorials, distracting big snarly things for her friends, and writing LGBT science fiction/fantasy.
  • Johnny Lowcash

    I just hope they aren’t full of Storm Runes and Tempest Mirrors!

  • George Lolas

    I like the idea of locked boxes. It adds a random chance to get something randomly. And that is awesome :>

  • Tony

    These went over pretty poorly when they were added to LOTRO, but as with most things, the furor over it died down pretty fast. I can live with them being in the game if they don’t contain anything super important. LOTRO similarly drops both keys and boxes in-game rarely — I’ve come across a few boxes playing normally.

    I could understand buying a key, but I’ll never understand buying a box. You have no idea what’s in there.