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  • Do you ever open the gem treasure chests?

    If so, what kind of items would it have to be for you to decide to pay for it?

  • #2
    Yes, I frequently open the first locked chest I find in Marcus' Village during events. When you are like 3rd level it is dirt cheap, is a quick infusion of some gold and usually gives you a couple rares which you can use for 10 minutes. Other then that, no, it is never worth it.

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    • #3
      During ANB, I will open it if there is an XP gear. Gems spent on XP booster, gems spent on XP gear is the same difference to me. I learned that others brought 50 gem Crafting crates so that they could craft xp gear early. I kick myself for not learning about that until ANB was already over.

      Outside ANB, I don't open those locked chests. I can get better gear farming TL100.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mousse View Post
        During ANB, I will open it if there is an XP gear. Gems spent on XP booster, gems spent on XP gear is the same difference to me. I learned that others brought 50 gem Crafting crates so that they could craft xp gear early. I kick myself for not learning about that until ANB was already over.

        Outside ANB, I don't open those locked chests. I can get better gear farming TL100.
        What mousse said. Early during ANB I'll look at everything and if it's a major upgrade or the price is small, I'll take it. Otherwise they are like a lot of things (Gornathan's shop e.g. or the different treasures you get on the calendar), just immediate salvage. In fact, MF would be doing us a favor by putting a "Deposit In Salvage" button on them.
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        • #5
          Any more? Never.

          Back when I first started playing and would play each story level 5 times for the for the level increase and the gems prior to going to the next story level, I would open every chest that had a higher quality than what I had. I don't recall the preview ability to see what the actual item stats were back then. Either I was oblivious to how to see the stats or they didn't have that feature. I burned off 1000s of gems opening chests. This was before I would even play my first TL. I only started doing TLs because an event required TLs for rewards. I was getting champion levels strictly from story levels and figuring out the games.

          Yeah, I know. Stupid!

          Anyways, what can you possible get from a treasure chest that you must pay to open that you can not do better by just farming TLs? Even during ANB I will not pay to open a chest. I buy a resource box and craft my desired gear frequently. Gear only last 10 characters levels at max so I say why bother paying for a chest for gear that will only be used for 10 minutes?

          I no longer even bother to see what is in them.

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          • #6
            With the update, Set and Unique gear can be found in those locked chests now. If I find a unique or set item with the stats I like, I would use gems to open them, especially since crafting a level 72 set item cost beaucoup resources.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mousse View Post
              With the update, Set and Unique gear can be found in those locked chests now. If I find a unique or set item with the stats I like, I would use gems to open them, especially since crafting a level 72 set item cost beaucoup resources.
              You've actually seen set gear?! How often would you say you find some? I knew there were sometimes Named capes, but since the CEs went bye-bye, I quit looking again (too much heartache, lol ).

              Hmmm, maybe time for more Story mode grinding...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ScabbyNuisance View Post

                You've actually seen set gear?! How often would you say you find some? I knew there were sometimes Named capes, but since the CEs went bye-bye, I quit looking again (too much heartache, lol ).

                Hmmm, maybe time for more Story mode grinding...
                Set/unique have always been possible in those chests, going back years now, before I joined. I suppose the whole level increase does make it more tempting...
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                • #9
                  I think set/unique distinction is important. I've never seen a set gear like Arcanist, Stalker etc. in chests. Uniques like Integralas, Hailstorm, or Necronomicon however come up regularly.
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