Well, we’ve already had a thread complaining about the RNG system for the box, and another one with an alternative solution. However, those got ignored by Funcom, so I guess we’re stuck with what we have now, and any sort of help is only going to come from the players themselves. I’d like this to be more than just another venting thread. I don’t mind if you feel the need to add your voice to the group of dissatisfied, just please try to bring something constructive to the discussion as well.
Now, there seems to be a group of players who just can’t get the peculiar box to drop, while others have seen 5+ since April 1st. I’m personally in the former group, and I’m just looking for some answers.
Does anyone have any idea what the drop rate for the peculiar box is supposed to be? Is it the same drop rate from green mission bags as it is for blue chests? What types of mission bags does the box tend to drop from more often? I know it would be a ridiculous amount of work for anyone to try to work out the drop rates on their own. I’m just curious if anyone has looked into it seriously, or if anyone with a connection to the people in the know has heard anything official.
For those who can’t get it to drop, I’m interested in seeing if there’s something preventing the drop. One of the reasons I hate the RNG system is that it makes troubleshooting so much harder. I guess we’re left with throwing out random things and seeing if there’s some unifying issue that we all have.
First off, I’m not a patron. Is there any evidence to suggest that the peculiar box drops more often for patrons?
Secondly, I’ve got a few mission items permanently in my inventory. I’ve got the radio from the Halloween quest, and the pumpkin memento from the scavenger hunt event. Has anyone with those two things seen the peculiar box, and does anyone who hasn’t seen the box also have those? Maybe not those two mission items specifically, but can anyone provide insight into getting the peculiar box to drop while already having other mission items in your inventory? I’ve also got the mission items bag pinned open, maybe that’s a thing.
Thirdly, anything else anyone can come up with. Think of this as an investigation mission with very little clues and likely no answer. Should be fun.