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    This game may be violating truth in advertising laws

    All I got is old nerfed dupes off the special event souls that are now constantly shilled with popups.

    Even 1 star characters from the new collection would have complied with truth in advertising laws.

    Laws in the US require ads to be both truthful and 'not misleading' - please go look it up.

    Walmart, McDonald's and Amazon have all lost lawsuits over ads that were technically true but misleading to customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikInVegas View Post
    All I got is old nerfed dupes off the special event souls that are now constantly shilled with popups.

    Even 1 star characters from the new collection would have complied with truth in advertising laws.

    Laws in the US require ads to be both truthful and 'not misleading' - please go look it up.

    Walmart, McDonald's and Amazon have all lost lawsuits over ads that were technically true but misleading to customers.
    What do you consider not true or misleading ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy1974 View Post
    What do you consider not true or misleading ?
    They're advertising "Christmas Souls" but what most people get is not Christmas Souls.

    Say you buy a box that says PlayStation. You get it home and it contains a brick instead.

    That's clearly fraud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikInVegas View Post
    They're advertising "Christmas Souls" but what most people get is not Christmas Souls.

    Say you buy a box that says PlayStation. You get it home and it contains a brick instead.

    That's clearly fraud.
    Did you mean they're advertising Christmas Souls yet you didn't get any Christmas Character by opening them? If that's the case, I don't think they GUARANTEE that Christmas Souls WILL get you a Christmas Character....

    Quoting from the ads: "Christmas souls guarantee 3 to 5 star characters of any class with an increased chance of Christmas Character"

    I opened 3 of them today and all I've got are 2 green soldiers and a harpy, yet someone in this forum have got some of the new characters from the Christmas souls. It's all about luck.

    If you're not happy with your luck and the randomness of the RNG, then save your money and ironites. Don't bother to buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikInVegas View Post
    All I got is old nerfed dupes off the special event souls that are now constantly shilled with popups.

    Even 1 star characters from the new collection would have complied with truth in advertising laws.

    Laws in the US require ads to be both truthful and 'not misleading' - please go look it up.

    Walmart, McDonald's and Amazon have all lost lawsuits over ads that were technically true but misleading to customers.
    The ads are truthful and not at all misleading, providing you have basic reading and comprehension skills. You should also make an effort to learn what a "shill" actually is, rather than picking words out of your butt.

    In case anyone else doesn't yet understand it: Souls in this game are a lottery, a gamble, and the odds are bad. You have a chance to get what you want, but the best characters are the lowest probability - it is entirely possible you could never get what you want from an infinite number of souls. Do not buy souls unless you are happy gambling your ironite/badges/money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    You should also make an effort to learn what a "shill" actually is, rather than picking words out of your butt.

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/shill
    "verb (used with object)
    4. to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle:
    He was hired to shill a new TV show."
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    So you buy a lottery ticket where you can win 10000000 dollars and you don't and then you want to make a lawsuit because you did nit win the lottery?
    It said increased chance, not guaranteed win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Souls in this game are a lottery, a gamble, and the odds are bad. You have a chance to get what you want, but the best characters are the lowest probability - it is entirely possible you could never get what you want from an infinite number of souls. Do not buy souls unless you are happy gambling your ironite/badges/money.
    Exactly, that's what is probability is all about. It's all about luck and the chances are against you in this game. but lexileon announced that they want to implement an option on grinding toward specific characters. that would be much appreciated, but this option will also need big investments in time/resources.
    It's not supposed to be easy to get all great characters, but they should really tweak the legendary souls so that you only get characters you doesn't have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Browno View Post
    So you buy a lottery ticket where you can win 10000000 dollars and you don't and then you want to make a lawsuit because you did nit win the lottery?
    It said increased chance, not guaranteed win.
    The lottery was advertised as a trip to Mars - instead I won a trip to Vegas, where I already live.

    I'm not making the lawsuit. I'm stating facts. Valve was just ordered to pay $3M AUD for misleading statements. Not false. Simply misleading. Valve is already involved in lawsuits about random drop type games in several US states.

    By being greedy the management of this game has ensured that people who spend money have a worse experience than people who don't.

    That yields the immediate result that people spend less money and the longer term result that somebody that had a bad experience will almost certainly sue, possibly as a class action. It won't be me but I can see it coming a mile away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slauki View Post
    It's not supposed to be easy to get all great characters, but they should really tweak the legendary souls so that you only get characters you doesn't have.
    Agreed! Of the three legendary souls I've opened, two were dupes that I've had since the first month this game was released!
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