Continuing and highlighting a side discussion from another thread: No Heart of Rage Support Group - #34 by sls
What are the drop rates for the Vault?
Since vault keys can be purchased with real money, the rates need to be public as per the agreements with Google, Apple, Amazon, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.
Here’s Google Play Store’s policy: Payments - Play Console Help
Apps and games offering mechanisms to receive randomized virtual items from a purchase including, but not limited to, “loot boxes” must clearly disclose the odds of receiving those items in advance of, and in close and timely proximity to, that purchase.
Currently in game, you can buy vault keys and use that to start a vault battle and get random rewards (a loot box).
April 1 edit:
Proof the game sells vault keys, aka loot boxes. This is fine to do, but drop rates must be disclosed.
Jun 15 edit:
The list of drops isn’t correct either. It is missing Heart of Rage, Sun, and Emperor. This screenshot is taken from the Vault help article https://gemsofwar.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001122356-The-Vault-and-Vault-Events
As it has been nearly 3 months since I posted this, and last month @Saltypatra said on stream that although she raised this issue with the devs they currently do not intend on publishing the drop rates, I finally submitted a policy violation to Google. In case anyone else wants to do the same and just copy/paste what I wrote, here you go:
As per Google Play’s Monetization and Ad → Payment policy, specifically #6, loot boxes must disclose the odds of receiving items.
Vault keys are sold for real world currency. This triggers a roll for getting items in game (ie, loot box). The issue is that drop rates are not posted.
Attached photos are:
-vault keys for sale
-vault itself. The ? button on the top links to a help article on gnomes https://gemsofwar.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000074455-Gnomes-and-Gnome-Rewards which further links to an article on Vaults
The Vault help article lists some items that can be dropped, but not the likelihood of the drop. Also, some drop items are missing from the list. For example, Vaults can also drop Heart of Rage, Sun, and Emperor.
3 months ago I posted this issue to the devs with no response. Vault drop rates; violating policy with app stores on all platforms Last month on stream they said they do not intend to publicize the drop rates.