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Borg Queen triggered an unwanted ‘double the crew’ offer
Posted: 13 May 2017 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Was planning to purchase the 2 x Assimilated Tuvok deal when it appears in the Time Portal (probably won’t reach the 3rd and final Threshold reward of him so will need 2 more to FF).

With this deal comes 5 event packs with a 40.95% chance of at least one Legendary (on average) when opening 5 x 10 packs (I think).

Unfortunately I believe the event packs expire by the end of the event so if you don’t use them you lose them meaning I will need to open these packs within the next 72 hours.

Have just popped the ‘double your crew’ offer for claiming the Borg Queen (to make her 3/5 for the remaining event time), which means I can’t get such an offer on another Legendary for 72 hrs - past the end of the event by which time I need to have opened my packs (possibly getting a different Legendary crew I might have wanted to double up on).

I think I read a post by Nod somewhere saying this 72hr cooldown was under review so I’m just posting this to provide more evidence of a reason for it’s reduction.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 09:42 AM

Have just popped the ‘double your crew’ offer for claiming the Borg Queen (to make her 3/5 for the remaining event time), which means I can’t get such an offer on another Legendary for 72 hrs

Last week, I opened a Premium pull (which I had gotten from the Gauntlet) while my Double-Your-Queen was active. The Premium pull gave me a Legendary Behold, and the character overwrote the Queen - not only I could buy a Double-Your-Mobile-Doctor, but I lost my Double-Your-Queen (which had been active for less than 3 hours).

Don’t know if that’s expected behaviour or not, or if it will happen to you. But I saw no cooldown and I had a chance to buy the second character (while I lost the opportunity to buy a Queen).

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Posted: 13 May 2017 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Event packs stay in the portal for a few days after the event, so you should have time to wait out 72 hours and still use them.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Centurion Matt - 13 May 2017 09:48 AM
[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 09:42 AM

Have just popped the ‘double your crew’ offer for claiming the Borg Queen (to make her 3/5 for the remaining event time), which means I can’t get such an offer on another Legendary for 72 hrs

Last week, I opened a Premium pull (which I had gotten from the Gauntlet) while my Double-Your-Queen was active. The Premium pull gave me a Legendary Behold, and the character overwrote the Queen - not only I could buy a Double-Your-Mobile-Doctor, but I lost my Double-Your-Queen (which had been active for less than 3 hours).

Don’t know if that’s expected behaviour or not, or if it will happen to you. But I saw no cooldown and I had a chance to buy the second character (while I lost the opportunity to buy a Queen).

Oh, maybe they’ve already implemented an improvement since Nod posted that comment recently. If so, they should probably announce it on here to let more people know about it.

There were quite a few people asking for such a change if I can recall, and currently those people might be doing things like delaying pack purchases or timing their claim of threshold rewards unnecessarily because they’re expecting it to be on the old system still.

Thanks for the info Matt.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 09:42 AM

With this deal comes 5 event packs with a 50% chance of a Legendary (on average) when opening 5 x 10 packs (I think).

If it’s a 10% chance each time, I think that’s a 34% chance of getting one in five packs based on the notion that each pack has a 90% chance of having no legendary, meaning 5 packs have a 65.6% chance of containing no legendaries.

Edit: Whoops, checked my math and realized you have a 41% chance; I calculated the wrong number of packs.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Sleeping Dragon - 13 May 2017 09:55 AM

Event packs stay in the portal for a few days after the event, so you should have time to wait out 72 hours and still use them.

Yes, I was trying to recall how long they remain in the Time portal after the event but I wasn’t sure (it might even be a couple of days in which case I’ll be fine).

Thanks for the post.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 10:12 AM

If so, they should probably announce it on here to let more people know about it.

To be honest, I didn’t even know there was a 72 hours cooldown on that feature. But that probably only speaks to the frequency at which I drop legendaries wink

Good luck with your pulls, Blues fan :-D

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Posted: 13 May 2017 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Clone 7 - 13 May 2017 10:13 AM
[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 09:42 AM

With this deal comes 5 event packs with a 50% chance of a Legendary (on average) when opening 5 x 10 packs (I think).

If it’s a 10% chance each time, I think that’s a 34% chance of getting one in five packs based on the notion that each pack has a 90% chance of having no legendary, meaning 5 packs have a 65.6% chance of containing no legendaries.

Damn, you’re right of course, (I’ll edit my OP), thanks.

Wolfram Alpha is suggesting a 40.95% chance of at least 1 Legendary from 5 packs (I think it’s 34% chance of exactly 1 Legendary).

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Posted: 13 May 2017 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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How shocked I still am. Pop up ads? Here?

Next thing you’re gonna tell me it’s hot in Africa or something, quit playing guys.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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virus gift - 13 May 2017 12:21 PM

How shocked I still am. Pop up ads? Here?

Next thing you’re gonna tell me it’s hot in Africa or something, quit playing guys.

Catch up virus… the issues isn’t the pop up itself, but the cooldown between popups causing folks to get the ones they don’t want and not get the ones they want….

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Posted: 13 May 2017 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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virus gift - 13 May 2017 12:21 PM

How shocked I still am. Pop up ads? Here?

Next thing you’re gonna tell me it’s hot in Africa or something, quit playing guys.

If you go back and read the original post, you’ll note the complaint was not about the existence of the double-up offer, but the way that getting that offer on the 5* Borg Queen made it impossible for him to get the same offer on 5* One.

That’s not only a frustration for players, but also something DB wants to consider, since they’d obviously like to sell this player a 5* One.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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I guess you are also figuring that you will not be in top 1000.
If you end up in top 1000, you have plenty of time to decide when to claim your rewards.

Keep in mind next event. Is it assimilated La Forge as the legendary?? And a Queen in threshold.

Edit: yep La Forge

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Posted: 14 May 2017 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 10:12 AM
Centurion Matt - 13 May 2017 09:48 AM
[NDQ] A Blues fan - 13 May 2017 09:42 AM

Have just popped the ‘double your crew’ offer for claiming the Borg Queen (to make her 3/5 for the remaining event time), which means I can’t get such an offer on another Legendary for 72 hrs

Last week, I opened a Premium pull (which I had gotten from the Gauntlet) while my Double-Your-Queen was active. The Premium pull gave me a Legendary Behold, and the character overwrote the Queen - not only I could buy a Double-Your-Mobile-Doctor, but I lost my Double-Your-Queen (which had been active for less than 3 hours).

Don’t know if that’s expected behaviour or not, or if it will happen to you. But I saw no cooldown and I had a chance to buy the second character (while I lost the opportunity to buy a Queen).

Oh, maybe they’ve already implemented an improvement since Nod posted that comment recently. If so, they should probably announce it on here to let more people know about it.

There were quite a few people asking for such a change if I can recall, and currently those people might be doing things like delaying pack purchases or timing their claim of threshold rewards unnecessarily because they’re expecting it to be on the old system still.

Thanks for the info Matt.

Quoting my earlier post to follow up on it.

I went ahead and bought the 2 x Assimilated Tuvok deal and got 3 Legendary crew in the 5 event packs:
1/5 One (as the guaranteed event crew in the pack)
1/5 One (as the guaranteed event crew in the pack)
1/5 Mirror Spock (from a behold)

I didn’t receive a single ‘Double the crew’ offer for any of them, most likely due to the Borg Queen offer that had popped within the last 72 hrs :(

The Queen one wasn’t active any more (it had expired after the 12hrs). Perhaps if I’d opened these packs whilst it was still active it might have replaced the Queen offer like it did for you Matt.

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Posted: 14 May 2017 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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another related annoying thing I’ve noticed is that if you get a 2nd 1/5* to make it a 2/5* and you’ve already lvled your char to past lvl 50 (like I had with borg queen), the price is still the same even though you get less useful stuff

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