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My Veteran Packs are broken

#1Vercinget0rixPosted 3/1/2012 12:06:38 PM
Out of the last 20 or so Veteran Packs, I've had 2 gold items (both characters I already have) and no silver items. In almost every pack, every single item has had a blue border. It's been doing this since yesterday. Before that, I was getting at least an uncommon (silver) in every pack.

Has this happened to anyone else? Surely this is beyond bad luck.
#2infinitexxPosted 3/1/2012 12:08:22 PM
Once you have all of the silvers aside from Locust and Turian (which seem to be treated as Golds for rarity purposes) you stop getting them.
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#3SkytheWiz1Posted 3/1/2012 12:10:06 PM
It took me 34 veteran packs to get my first gold. I have a level 6 vanguard (I've never touched my vanguard - it's gotten that far from the silvers that I've gotten) and most of my guns - except sniper rifles - were maxed when I got my first gold.

I feel your pain.
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#4Vercinget0rix(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2012 12:16:43 PM

From: infinitexx | #002
Once you have all of the silvers aside from Locust and Turian (which seem to be treated as Golds for rarity purposes) you stop getting them.


Ah, that probably explains it. For some reason that never crossed my mind. I'm pretty sure I do have all the silver items actually (apart from the Locust, but as you said...).

From: SkytheWiz1 | #003
It took me 34 veteran packs to get my first gold. I have a level 6 vanguard (I've never touched my vanguard - it's gotten that far from the silvers that I've gotten) and most of my guns - except sniper rifles - were maxed when I got my first gold.

I feel your pain.


Sorry, I've been pretty luck with the golds actually. :p Looks like I'm not getting much because I already have everything.
#5xirishxPosted 3/1/2012 12:41:12 PM
Wait...I thought the Veteran Packs always include "at least one uncommon." I took this to mean you'll always get at least one Gold or Silver card. If you weren't getting either, what were you getting?

or are things like Armor/Weapon equipment (the items that last one full match) counted as "uncommons?"
#6icecoldkilla78Posted 3/1/2012 12:54:21 PM

I used to get a Gold every 3 veteran packs... Not anymore tho ... 

#7infinitexxPosted 3/1/2012 12:55:51 PM
xirishx posted...
Wait...I thought the Veteran Packs always include "at least one uncommon." I took this to mean you'll always get at least one Gold or Silver card. If you weren't getting either, what were you getting?

or are things like Armor/Weapon equipment (the items that last one full match) counted as "uncommons?"


Where there are no Silvers left in the pool (other than the aforementioned two) they are replaced with +12.5k xp human commons.
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#8Irvine TomoePosted 3/1/2012 12:58:58 PM
The way it works is thus: A veteran pack is guaranteed an uncommon. There are three classes: Common, uncommon, and rare. Each of the items, or at least 3 of them, anyway, (I've never seen more than 3 uncommons in a pack) does a check to see what tier it will be. However, the 5th is and always will be an uncommon . . . except if there are no uncommons left. I'm sure the coding is something like this:

Item 5: Rolls to see if its uncommon or rare
If uncommon, it checks to see if there are any uncommons left
If so, it will randomly pick one of the uncommons
If not, it will give a common

In other words, just because an uncommon is guaranteed doesn't mean you default to rare if you have all the uncommons. A rare is a different class of item entirely. Its because of this fact that if I were still playing the demo, I would be considering opening Recruit packs instead of Veteran, because I unlocked every single uncommon, so I get maybe 1 rare per 15 packs now.

Uncommons are:
Every gun mod
Phalanx Pistol
Predator Pistol
Maelstrom SMG
Shuriken SMG
Avenger Assault Rifle
Mattock Assault Rifle
Katana Shotgun
Scimitar Shotgun
Mantis Sniper
Viper Sniper

Once every mod is level V, and every one of these guns is X, you will suddenly stop getting good items in vet packs. Its very dramatic actually; I opened 10 veteran packs at once, got an item on the first three, the third gave me my last gun mod, and proceeded to get NOTHING on the later 7.
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#9slayer456Posted 3/1/2012 1:00:14 PM
I'm like 90% cure it's on a daily cooldown. Every night the last 2 weeks after work I get home, shower, eat dinner then play the demo. The first vet pack always gets me a gold, then nothing for the rest of the night. Next day, same thing. I either have the oddest luck, or there's some sort of internal clock that checks to see when you last unlocked a gold card.
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#10mvgc3Posted 3/1/2012 1:06:06 PM
You just have weird luck, I think. I've gotten golds in the middle of a session, and the other night I got two golds in a row.
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