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1 month 1 day ago #47347 by Kazara
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Trion Worlds ran into a miniature kerfuffle when the company tried adding a premium $100 loot box to RIFT that would give players one of the many mounts within the game. The special holiday-themed Orphiel Mount Crate’s $99.99 price tag sent shock waves through RIFT’s community, not necessarily because it was an expensive loot box, but because of what literally just transpired regarding the Star Wars: Battlefront II case and EA getting excoriated for attempting to get kids hooked on gambling.

According to MMO Games, the new Orphiel Mount Crate was introduced on December 14th, 2017, and the backlash was so immense and so overwhelming that on December 15th, 2017, it was announced that the premium Orphiel Mount Crate loot box was being discontinued.

The news comes courtesy of a post that Trion Worlds CEO, Scott Hartsman, made on the RIFT sub-Reddit. Hartsman explains…

“For this year’s holiday season, we wanted to do something fun and special across all of our games. We created a bunch of great events, sales and all new unique items to celebrate the holidays. One just plain wasn’t great.


“You dragged us for it. We deserved that. It’s gone. And we’re sorry it happened.

Orphiel’s Mount Crate, an item created for RIFT, was an attempt to do something new and create a tradeable box that guaranteed a rare cosmetic mount, but we badly misread how people would take it and that’s completely on us.

“We removed the crate from the store late this morning, and are discussing how to handle similar content in the future. The RIFT team and Trion Worlds as a whole are always trying to do right by our players, but we don’t always get it right. This was one of those times.”

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1 month 21 hours ago #47352 by Kazara
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"Yet GTA Online sells $100 microtransactions & engineers their entire game to manipulate their sale, for nearly 5 years... "

"$100 lootbox? I'm sure Trion have no intention to generate a sale. They are probably just trying to get attention in which they completely succeed. Now everyone knows their game. I do not know their game prior to this viral publicity stunt."

"RIFT: guide on how to get rid of your last 500 customers."

"Lootboxes will only go away if we stigmatize lootbox buyers as hard as we do the devs who implement them."

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