Yikes. I predicted that somehow Archproxy wouldn’t be in Event chests at all, and thats what people would be mad about this week.
Looking at the text of it all I have to note that nothing explicitly states that if the new mythic is in event chests, it wouldn’t be exclusive to those also. It is simply heavily implied. The only explicit promise made on the support site game guides would be that it would be available in event chests on the week it was released if said release coincided with an exclusive period.
The only explicit promise made by the New Mythic Troop news page is that it would be the exclusive mythic in Glory, Gem, Guild, and VIP chests for one week only.
Actually, scratch that, this whole time every mythic has this entire time been stating it was exclusive to these chests types. This carries a fundamentally different meaning than stating it is exclusive in these chest types, as in “this is the only mythic you can get in these chests this week” versus what is stated here “these chests are the only place you can get this mythic for this week”. When you say “x is exclusive to y” it means that no other groups that y implicitly belongs to can contain x, not that no other groups that x belongs to can be in y. If you say “The Big Mac is exclusive to McDonalds.” that doesn’t mean the Big Mac is the only hamburger you can find at McDonalds, it means that other restaurants don’t have a Big Mac. The way it is stated in game doesn’t even make an explicit promise that you can’t pull other mythics from those chests! That part, however, is widely understood and clarified in the game guides, including this bit (and the several others that have been posted):
If we accept this interpretation of the text, it was explicitly (if accidentally) promised that the Event Chest would not contain the mythic at all by the in-game text (where most people would look).
Regardless of interpretations, I can make two statements of fact here:
- The contents of chests remains hidden, so it is impossible to tell what can be pulled without being told by someone (who can then just be incorrect)
- The contents of chests did not meet many players’ expectations
Let me clarify that I don’t think anyone is upset that this mythic is the only mythic in event keys for the first five days of this week. This is, after all, the first time such an overlap has happened. The problem is that from a player perspective, it is impossible to tell in-game which mythics were in chests before spending keys which also coincided with a never before seen exclusivity period and kingdom event overlap. That is going off all combined public sources across forums and help articles on websites (which heavily implied both would be in chests during this period) when a simple button press, in game, should always unequivoically tell you whether something is or isn’t. This is, to my knowledge, the first time a kingdom’s mythic table has been (intentionally, not counting the times where the chance was just 0% oopsie) restricted, and nowhere does it say that it would be in even vague terms. Something with a normally 0.11% drop rate already not being in chests during a period when the average expectation is that it would be (if at a reduced rate due to another thing now being on the same table) needs more than a day-late passing mentioned in an unrelated campaign thread.
And… even if you decided that this was how it was going to be beforehand, you have a responsibility that this is communicated unequivoically. Even myself, as someone playing for over 5 years and been present during every drop debacle, failed to predict that this is how drops would be handled, since it took an extra step to conditionally modify event key drop tables for this period (something that is not normally done during a mythic exclusive) and there was not one word about it ahead of time. This also leads me believe this was not, in fact, a “bug” but rather a misguided attempt at making things meet player expectations while not only failing to communicate this but failing spectacularly at meeting expectations.
Please understand that any discussion here is not about what should or shouldn’t be in chests during this unprecedented overlap, but the fact that what is or isn’t in chest is not something that can be gleaned by using every combined resources available when said information should be readily available in-game. Given the information that was available prior to the post made by Kafka, there was nothing to suggest that Arachnean Weaver wouldn’t be available in event chests during the first four days of this week. Though this is, again, simply an implied promise, you should give greater care to conveying this information.
Why isn’t the information of what is and isn’t in chests available in-game yet?