Crown Store and Web Store Changes in Early 2019

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  1. K1000

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    Great move! Just a question @Chris concerning paying rent with COTO s. Will there be a new coto value for paying rent?
     
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    @Chris let me restate that.

    The "filter by lighting, etc" part, will that make it over to our player vendors?

    3D view would be nice as well, but filters have been being asked for for years now.
     
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    I've been playing for 9 months and NEVER had a crown drop from loot or a resource node. Never. Not even in offline mode. Does this really happen for other people?!
     
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    Also to comment the use of using a coto (which is obtained too much from real cash) has been a sore spot in the game imo. Fine is as mentioned they will drop more then it is less so but if we can get them then cool . This gives players who can't or won't spend money on the game options and it also gives options for those who spend some on conveniences to have that easily available also. I have personally never gotten one in game except an iron one from mining once and I have played since 2013. Less hours lately, but still I play everyday. I like that we are taking steps to make the store less in the limelight and more in the background but still easily available. That is a tall order. It sounds like the team has some great ideas for this. Thanks for sharing @Chris.
     
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    Yes, i got around 200 COTOs since persistence.
     
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    Have you not played offline recently? I just started up again a couple days ago and suddenly I've gotten like 20 cotos in a few hours. It's nuts. As for online though, I've found maybe a half dozen since persistence? Mostly in ore veins.
     
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    Since persistence, I've gotten like 5 or 6 COTOs.
     
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    Yes, 31 total for me since persistence--at least 2 of each type, back when there were types.
     
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    Where are you playing? This is more likely to happen from tier-5 and above areas. Also, up until the past few releases, it was a low enough chance that I didn't see one for like a year. I've only gotten 8 or 9 or so (none gold) since persistence, but my first in a long time was a few weeks ago.

    I think there is supposed to be a configured global drop limit per time unit (hour?), adjusted occasionally based on COTO prices sold from player vendors, and this just meant if you weren't constantly in the uber high areas like The Rise, your chances were abysmal... just not zero. This change means that with the same odds, you could get, say, 10 or 20, while someone in the uber areas could get 80 or 90 in the same time. (all numbers made up)
     
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    With the new focus on COTO-based store transactions, will the Make a Difference items still be as they are or handled via the COTO store? Similar for the Ep. 2 Stretch Goal items? Will progress bars for the Ep. 2 stretch goal items be added so it can be tracked in game?
     
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    We plan on keeping the "Make a difference" store but not 100% sure how yet. We might have a special page just for that since unlike the rest of the cash shop, it is kind of a positive PR message
     
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    Cool. Glad you guys are tracking that.
     
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    And how about using Crowns for Dungeon Expansion? At least tell me I won't have to click 100+ times to increase one point. :p
     
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    if you eventually want people to be able to level their gear I would rather see something like having to craft a +16 repair kit to repair a +16 item.
     
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    They should just make the maximum durability take less and then get rid of COTO repair.
     
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    Got 3 in last 2 weeks. RNG is a *****.
     
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    Just got one today.
     
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    I havenā€˜t been out hunting since the COTOs all turned gold, but before that I got them extremely rarely in online mode but frequently in offline mode.
     
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    Yes they drop. I dont gather but I loot a lot of stuff and loot one or two pretty much daily.
     
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    TL-DR: You need to purchase crowns before you purchase anything else which will be done in game. No mention of the tiers (do I buy a 60 crown item but I can only buy crowns in blocks of 50).

    Also no mention of all those duped crowns either.