Those who opened the boxes not only keep their shards/leapstones that they bought, they also receive the compensation (outside of the gold refund), receive an extra week of the toad shop, and lastly had more opportunities for the toad tokens to trade in.
I am unsure of how this decision was more fair than moving the locked random boxes to universal storage and allowing people to take them out on whichever character they wanted, OR allowing the toad shop to stay as is, in fairness to all, holding the loss for the week and altering it to character bound on the next weekly reset.
There is also the matter of people potentially spending real money on gold to buy the chests under the assumption that they are roster bound. There is the potential that they simply would not have spent money knowing that this would be the outcome, or if they were character bound in the first place.
I am unsure how the decision to be “more fair” resulted in this discrepancy. Two clear solutions that resulted in people not losing out were presented, and ignored. The chosen solution was on the greedier side for sure. A celebration of the game for sure.
I suggested it already right here: “I am unsure of how this decision was more fair than moving the locked random boxes to universal storage and allowing people to take them out on whichever character they wanted, OR allowing the toad shop to stay as is, in fairness to all, holding the loss for the week and altering it to character bound on the next weekly reset.”
The best is to leave it roster bound until maint and then change it to character bound during maint.
The second best is to move all boxes to universal storage during maint.
At the end of the day, they can’t repair the harm they’ve caused by changing it from roster bound no matter what they do. I mean, leaving it roster bound for the whole event would work but they are not going to do that.
People sold 500k to millions worth of tradable mats at firesale prices to prepare for the market following this event on weds after roxx confirmed it & nothing was said about being roster bound by 5pm pst.
would have been easy… just ffs let these first weeks boxes as they were - for anyone. change them in week 2.
easy - fair.
they made a miskate - community would be kinda happy - happy 1st annniversary - now we have some unfair advantages for some players and the playerbase is pissed
Because everyone else who have a lot of gold will be able to take advantage of the bug with every character for this week since they will be incentivized to do it now that everyone knows about the bug.
But if they refund the gold and make everything bound to character no one will be able to take advantage, and people with low gold will be able to be at the same level of people with a lot of gold.
So, this solution is indeed the fairest one since no one will be able to take advantage of AGS mistake and everyone will get their gold refunded + a compensation.
If you can’t comprehend it then RIP.
People who play 3 characters out of his 6 alts exist.