SWTOR Developers went on the forums to discuss the inclusion of the Platinum Packs inside Hypercrates with shipment 7.
Hypercrate Platinum Packs! | 05.12.2015, 06:11 PM
I wanted to take a moment and talk about a new and exciting feature we have recently added to our Hypercrates – Platinum Packs!
What is the Platinum Pack?
The Platinum Pack is a new pack found in addition to the 24 Packs already received within a Hypercrate – think of these as bonus packs! Each Platinum Pack contains a random Super Rare or better item from the pack contents. So for the Deep Core Pack, this could include the Armored Coastal Varactyl, a piece of the Dark Legionnaire’s Armor Set, or the Throne of Enlightenment!
So now that we know what this new pack is, let’s take a moment to discuss it some. The Platinum Pack is currently a test feature, and as such, it has not been determined if the Packs will exist past Shipment 7. While we feel it brings additional value to the Hypercrate purchasing experience, we also want to ensure this is something everyone finds value in and enjoys. Our continuation of these packs will be entirely up to you!
As we continue moving into the Mid Rim Packs, we will be tightening down on the contents of the Platinum Pack to only includeselect Super Rare or better items. This means that while the pack will have less items in it, the items should be more desirable. This update is being made based on the feedback we have already received from the Deep Core Platinum Pack, so we want to thank you for that!
We hope you enjoy this addition to the Hypercrate experience, and look forward to your feedback!
Hypercrate Platinum Packs! | 05.13.2015, 02:30 PM
Here are some answers to some of the more common questions we have seen come up.
Are Platinum Packs going to change the drop rate of the packs themselves?
No, Pack drop rates will remain untouched. The Platinum Pack is simply an additional bonus pack with a more select set of items associated with it.
Is content within the Platinum Pack exclusive to the Platinum Pack?
No. All items obtained from a Platinum Pack can be obtained from the regular pack of the same name. The Platinum Pack simply gives an additional (and better) opportunity to obtain one of the more desirable items from the Pack.
What is the Bind rule for Platinum Packs?
Platinum Packs are Bind On Pickup. It is our goal to keep Platinum Packs as a bonus to the Hypercrate experience, and not a replacement of our existing packs. However, the contents of the Platinum Packs retain their normal bind rules.
Thank you for the feedback thus far!