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  • The addition of the Black Friday Box is terrible and shameful.


    Making black boxes purchasable for real life money with chances to get certain items is an absolutely awful thing to do. This stimulates a gambling addiction in young children, with actual money. Regular casinos are atleast just with virtual items and not real life money. This is an incredible horrible thing to do and whoever came up with this should feel ashamed by exploiting children this way. I hope Google/Apple will take action against this as it is against their guidelines, especially so for games with a large <13 audience. Some of the rarer items obtainable out of the box probably cost 50+ dollar on average to obtain, which is ridiculous in it's own self. I know you can get those boxes from coupons but the chances are so slim that it's completely neglible.

    I'd like a statement from Ubisoft with the reasoning for adding these to the game, as right now this feels like one of the worst cases of corporate greed I've seen in a videogame.
    LURD

  • #2
    Heard a ytber used 5k cashbacks and no black boxes lmao
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    • #3
      I even opened 10k and got 0 black boxes fvk mi life
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      • #4
        it's just a bonus item for your purchases - I think it'd be fine if the black box contained way less and way less cool-looking items instead of what we have currently - this new update seems to be a cash grab, thanks to all the nifty items we got...
        oh, and the gem coupons should be removed, as they drop gem value faster & way too many people buy them in hopes of getting a black box, while the chances are ridiculously low
        ​​​​​​Black Friday is just all about buying items - they couldn't really make something black-friday-themed that didn't whirl around using money.
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        • Crunchyy
          Crunchyy commented
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          It may be a "bonus" item but its still obtained with money, which technically makes it "purchased"

      • #5
        This for sure doesn't classify as gambling as it's just a bonus thing you get with your purchase of gems, You can buy the items with world locks if you want. If it was gambling getting it from the box would be the only way to obtain the item(s). but that isn't the case you can trade for it. Black Friday is a celebration of spending money so with your logic this whole celebration is a cash grab.
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        • Gideonpogi23
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          No what he's concern is making people especially kids buy the IAP for those Black box and to gamble

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        Originally posted by Appson View Post
        This for sure doesn't classify as gambling as it's just a bonus thing you get with your purchase of gems, You can buy the items with world locks if you want. If it was gambling getting it from the box would be the only way to obtain the item(s). but that isn't the case you can trade for it. Black Friday is a celebration of spending money so with your logic this whole celebration is a cash grab.
        Decreasing prices of packs/gems during black friday was fine. The big difference here is that the black box is the item people buy the gems for instead of buying the gems with a bonus box. Only by buying gems you have the chance to obtain the rarest items of the box and turn a profit.
        LURD

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        • #7
          So it was fine when you could gamble by buying gems and using them to buy Valentine's Packs, but now that the gambling comes *directly* with your purchase, it's gone too far?

          This game has been about gambling since 2013. Don't delude yourself into thinking otherwise.
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          • Crunchyy
            Crunchyy commented
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            Its fine if its just using virtual currency, but irl currency is too far yeah.

            Also, they didnt disclose the odds of getting an item from the boxes, which is against playstore's rules

        • #8
          As RandomGrowtopiaChicken said; the boxes are bonus from gem packs. And for the childs; i think growtopia added a limit for the childrens who uses their parent's credit card to buy packs. Nothing wrong here.

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          • #9
            If you seriously hate the idea, then all you have to do is not buy it. It's an individual choice of someone, not really your problem.. It's not like the items are untradeable. If you want a specific item you can just purchase it from a player, you just don't get to open the Black Friday Box. In case you didn't realise, the point of this game to Ubisoft is to make money and this whole game is a 'cash grab', which is okay because we need players who spend money to run the servers and pay the ubistaff salaries. I don't know why people don't realise that Ubisoft's job is to make money from the players.

            Furthermore, I just want to say that Growtopia itself is a gambling game. There is always risk that your stuff will drop in price and you will lose World Locks. I don't think that's bad because life itself is a gamble, nothing is of 100% certainty.
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            • JimIzPro
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              well said sir

          • #10
            offtopic but I got 2 blackboxes from less than 230

            was i lucky

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            • #11
              why this is a huge deal? game just trying to make money and maybe we can get better updates and servers from this

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              • Komando
                Komando commented
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                black fridays whole purpose was to earn the game money lol

              • Vale0203
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                lmao "better updates and servers" more like better cash grabs and more lootboxes

              • Komando
                Komando commented
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                tbh i dont even care about the updates right now there is enough content for me but yall want the updates though i seen the threads when wing week was launched if you dont want a wing week 2 then let them earn some cash

            • #12
              Originally posted by Komando View Post
              why this is a huge deal? game just trying to make money and maybe we can get better updates and servers from this
              Most of young ppl think that adults work for free and games need no money for servers, workers, offices, electricity and who knows what else. They also forget that if there is no money to run this game, this game will shut down servers. In kids world, money doesn't play big part of anything. Later they will learn that money runs the world and nothing is free. But meanwhile, we can't blame them. It is not kids job to stress about the money issues.

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              • #13
                Such a Black Friday sale for Ubisoft.
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                • #14
                  dont see why so many people were crying over bling wings while so many are now in support of the black boxes. Black boxes are probably more p2w than bling wings.

                  argument that Ubisoft needs to make money is stupid. Every company needs to make money, but that doesn’t mean players have to support blatant pay to win features. I’ve been in many gaming communities and this is the first time I see so many people in support of p2w.
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                  • Noobified
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                    ☝☝☝ this one

                • #15
                  And the fact that they made Black Boxes untradable and hard to obtain from Cashback Coupons was super obviously on purpose. This game is turning to a p2w and they think they're slick. It's kinda upsetting tbh...

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