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Stefanwulfe
02-01-2014, 07:36 PM
I know this was a topic of discussion way back when, but I wanna know everyones opinions now. I've been hearing of a lotta people have lottsa luck with T3 boxes & even T2's, but I only seem to have luck with T4's, but even that seems to be wearing thin lately. So figured I'd put this up for discussion once again and see what you all have to say.
Thanks...

BlaqWolf
02-01-2014, 07:42 PM
T4 always gives me blues, the odd purple, and only one OJ prior to the 1.07 loot screwup.

T3 has about the same ratio between blues and purples, but you get greens too so that muddies the pool. I've never gotten an OJ from T3, before or after the screwup.

Nashtalia
02-01-2014, 08:31 PM
i don't always hit up Lock-boxes, but when i do. it's the Epic box.....

stay curious my fellow arkhunters....

*drinks a glass of ice cold water*

ateballing
02-01-2014, 08:33 PM
I have got a few ojs from T4 but most of mine have come from T3

Valethar
02-02-2014, 12:29 AM
The only oranges I've ever gotten, not counting the one rifle I got from Warmaster a couple of days ago, have been from T3.

internaut
02-02-2014, 01:39 AM
T4 is a waste of grey cells. I used about 600,000 ark salvage running around the entire map, using all the lockboxes, and in the end ended up with one OJ that was worthwhile. The rest I sold back to the vendor to make most of my scrip back.

Danke
02-02-2014, 03:12 AM
1 mill salvage yesterday on t4s i got 1 VOT disruptor (yay my 5th one)
1 mill salvage today on t2s I got 1 shield and 1 vbi auto pistol
you decide...
btw thats 160 t2 lockboxes with 160k scrip cost attached to it... so for the money t4 is much cheaper, tho i only got one oj for the same amount of salvage I could have easily purchased a second or third or even 4th oj from the added scrip cost

I buy all the boxes. switch it up. they all give ojs when they feel like it.

*** yes i know 1 million / 8000 does not =160 but when you resell all the junk back into salvage my original 1m salvage netted me 160 boxes total

also bought 4 more t4s and 3 t3s a 5th t4 today but didnt get jek


**** yes i know i farm a lot

***** when is the next loot boost I really miss getting 400k salvage an hour :(

LOOKxATxTHISxI
02-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Stupid me. I threw down another 50 bucks in bits to see how the jackpot boxes would do. All 50 bucks worth spent on jackpot boxes and received 1 garbage oj shotgun, 1 purple mass cannon, 1 purple spanner, and all the rest blue garbage repeats with no nanos/garbage rolls. 5 of the boxes were "jackpot" winners rewarding twice the amount of repeat bolt action/disruptors/spanners.

It's borderline insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting different results but think that maybe one day I can pull something worthwhile from the sorry *** boxes. I get better drops from kenn farm sieges than I do from the lock boxes.

They need to just make a 75 key 50k scrip box with 1 guaranteed orange. I know I would wind up with more afflictors/auto pistols/bolt action repeaters but at least it would prove worthwhile.

Danke
02-02-2014, 05:50 AM
Stupid me. I threw down another 50 bucks in bits to see how the jackpot boxes would do. All 50 bucks worth spent on jackpot boxes and received 1 garbage oj shotgun, 1 purple mass cannon, 1 purple spanner, and all the rest blue garbage repeats with no nanos/garbage rolls. 5 of the boxes were "jackpot" winners rewarding twice the amount of repeat bolt action/disruptors/spanners.

It's borderline insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting different results but think that maybe one day I can pull something worthwhile from the sorry *** boxes. I get better drops from kenn farm sieges than I do from the lock boxes.

They need to just make a 75 key 50k scrip box with 1 guaranteed orange. I know I would wind up with more afflictors/auto pistols/bolt action repeaters but at least it would prove worthwhile.

ouch. did you at least buy some backpack space to hold that awesome gun?

LOOKxATxTHISxI
02-02-2014, 05:55 AM
I've got way more inventory spots than I need to the point I could use a folder system lol. One of the things I took advantage of when they had the bit sale. I loaded up then. Shame it doesn't carry over to my alt characters. Would have been nice when trying to level up

dreamcast87
02-02-2014, 06:19 AM
My first OJ weapon came from a T4 lock box. I've noticed a lots of blue and greens showing up in the T4 very few purples as well. Haven't been playing much busy with other games will jump on later to try my luck again.

Stefanwulfe
02-02-2014, 07:29 AM
1 mill salvage yesterday on t4s i got 1 VOT disruptor (yay my 5th one)
1 mill salvage today on t2s I got 1 shield and 1 vbi auto pistol
you decide...
btw thats 160 t2 lockboxes with 160k scrip cost attached to it... so for the money t4 is much cheaper, tho i only got one oj for the same amount of salvage I could have easily purchased a second or third or even 4th oj from the added scrip cost

I buy all the boxes. switch it up. they all give ojs when they feel like it.

*** yes i know 1 million / 8000 does not =160 but when you resell all the junk back into salvage my original 1m salvage netted me 160 boxes total

also bought 4 more t4s and 3 t3s a 5th t4 today but didnt get jek


**** yes i know i farm a lot

***** when is the next loot boost I really miss getting 400k salvage an hour :(

I used a million ark salvage 2 weeks ago. Opened all T4's and got 5 OJ's. Including 2 very nice Saws. Earlier this week, I used 600k ark salvage opening T3's and got 2 OJ's.

Manstan
02-02-2014, 07:45 AM
I hate opening T4 boxes. 9/10 turn out to be all blue weapons, 1/10 has a purple weapon usually grenades. 1/30 had an oj. My one and only oj.

Kruhljak
02-02-2014, 09:49 PM
In my ongoing quest to throw my resources away, I've been sliding up to 50 T4 boxes since DLC2 dropped. I'm at 46 right now.

Not counting the potential "extra fifth" items:

150 blue (81.52%)
27 purple (14.67%)
7 orange (3.80%)

gulanite value: 2,944,000 (2,804,500 if salvaging all blues/purps received)
scrip: 138,000

The OJs I got were fair to middling for an E500-E1500 array of characters. Definitely nothing great. One of the "extra" items was an OJ Hatchling Grenade (good for me as I can't blow myself up with those), all others were blues/purps, of course.

Once I hit 50 T4s, I'm going to revert to T3s for some comparison.

Sonic7870
02-03-2014, 12:59 AM
I've had good weapons from both t3 and t4 I've started to check t2 boxes but will wait for a good number of keys before I start opening those plus what I don't like gets broken into ark salvage anyway

Danke
02-03-2014, 05:50 AM
In my ongoing quest to throw my resources away, I've been sliding up to 50 T4 boxes since DLC2 dropped. I'm at 46 right now.

Not counting the potential "extra fifth" items:

150 blue (81.52%)
27 purple (14.67%)
7 orange (3.80%)

gulanite value: 2,944,000 (2,804,500 if salvaging all blues/purps received)
scrip: 138,000

The OJs I got were fair to middling for an E500-E1500 array of characters. Definitely nothing great. One of the "extra" items was an OJ Hatchling Grenade (good for me as I can't blow myself up with those), all others were blues/purps, of course.

Once I hit 50 T4s, I'm going to revert to T3s for some comparison.

what is gulanite value? 150 blue x 750 ark salvage +27 purple x 1000 ark salvage = 139,500 ark salvage and even less scrip value

I will assume this is the retail value if were to purchase the items from a vendor, or the Script amount listed on the item card. still not sure what the gulanite portion refers to though. Thats the crystal things that the hellbugs are eating to form the petrohol we use as fuel.


** ah hah 46 boxes x 64 keys (64,000 salvage) gave that number 2.9m