Goblin Game Tickets — StationCash Tickets to Win

Written by Feldon on . Posted in StationCash

From EverQuest2.com:

Purchase your tickets to play a new mini-game feature for a variety of prizes! When you use your Goblin Games ticket, a mysterious Gigglegibber will appear and offer you a choice of one of three mini-games: Goblin Grub, Decoration Duplication, or Statue Streak. Pick your game and play for a chance at one of many great prizes, including a new currency – Gigglegibber Gold – that can be used to purchase some items in the Marketplace as well! If you don’t succeed in your mini-game quest the first time around, fear not! The ticket will remain in your inventory until you win a prize.

Above is one of the exclusive prizes, the Pridewing Lion (New), available only in the Goblin Games prize crates.

Tickets are 100SC or $1. A list of items that can be won can be found here.

Another item previously only available to extremely lucky Legends of Norrath players is a Gear Unattuner.

The Gigglegibber Gear Gimlet presents an opportunity previously unseen in Norrath! With this item, you can unattune one previously attuned item. The item must be unequipped for the Gigglegibber Gear Gimlet to work. These items are one of the random loot prizes from the new Goblin Games or are available for purchase using Gigglegibber Gold only.

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Comments (19)

  • Vortix

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    Forget SC direct purchases, now new and improved with SC gambling! Involved are new prizes and a new currency to bolster your gambling ways, Gigglegibber Gold! In other news, Wands of Obliteration are making a comeback at the price of 300 GG! Spend away to get yours today!

    Too bad, because that mount looks awesome.

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  • Beefeater

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    As silly as this all is, I want a flying lion.

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  • Malade

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    I thought anytime there was gambling the odds of winning had to be published.

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  • Anaogi

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    @Malade

    That’s the thing–the ticket isn’t expended until you win something.
    And by the way, I tried it out last night, as a test, because I just know a guildie will ask about it. These aren’t difficult games. You’re going to win something. Maybe not what you’re after, but after enough tries…well, let’s just say this is a clever trick, from a stand point of getting folks to part with SC.

    Whether this is a good thing overall is left as an individual exercise to determine, though I doubt anyone out there should have questions where I fall on that issue.

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  • camelotcrusade

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    Why did have to be a flying lion? I want it to too. Damn!

    Well, we can hope they will release another version at some point for regular ole SC. They love to recycle. :)

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  • Rocky

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    I should point out, that everyone gets 3 free tickets via /claim

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  • Vortix

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    I only got 3 free tickets on one of my accounts, the other two only got 1.

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  • Avianna

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    Originally posted by camelotcrusade:
    Why did have to be a flying lion? I want it to too. Damn!

    Well, we can hope they will release another version at some point for regular ole SC. They love to recycle.

    What about just putting it IN GAME! Hello are we so numb to SC now that that is all we ask for? Why does every cool thing in the game have to come thru SC now? Oh yeah because players are ASKING for it that way! I remember a Norrath without a marketplace and it was a wonderful place where the devs could occasionally be found in game and you could ask for a GM at anytime in lvl chat and get a response. And new items added to the game went…….Wait for it……..wait for it…… INTO THE GAME!

    Just my 2c now there are lots of players out there that say well that is just the way it is so we should get used to it…. Well it is your ‘getting used to it” that allows it to grow and continue and expand. The only reason there is a thriving marketplace is because people use it. Want the stuff in game instead of coming out your wallet? Stop using SC and demand that SC Items be added in game rather than thru Smed bucks. Where is our backbone people? We are warriors in game, why do you let SOE push you around and take your hard earned cash just because they can?

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  • Benj

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    @Vortix

    “At the beginning of each month, all Free and Silver Members will receive one ticket to play the Goblin Games. Gold Members will receive three tickets to the Goblin Games.”

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  • Kaufman

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    @Avianna

    Not every cool thing in the game has come through SC – Qeynos Reborn, Ethereal Weapons, SOEmote (arguable) :)
    Sony is running a business and has realized, wisely so, that they can make a lot more money from micro transactions that complement the core game instead of someone paying $15 a month to play 1,000 hours. Why limit the money you can make with 1 fee when a customer might be willing to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars a month? This feeds the teams and will absolutely allow them to add more stuff to the core game that is not SC. Not many people care about a flying lion – if you do, buy it, if you don’t, no worries. There are plenty of mounts in the game that are cool too. You said it “the only reason there is a thriving marketplace is because people use it” – exactly. When there is a demand, you will get more supply to meet that demand and create more revenue channels. Despite people telling you they would never pay extra for this or that, the truth is, they likely will. You being mad at people or saying they are pushed around is akin to someone yelling about how Apple is pushing you around for charging you for a song when you can listen to the radio for free – I am not mad at them, I want more items, options, and choices – bring it on. I will decide what I want to spend my money on. Here is my position – I work 60-80 hours a week as a corporate executive, filled with stress, meetings, deadlines – when I make a few hours here and there to relax and play the game I like the fact that I can spend some of my real life money to buy something cool or even frivolous and don’t have to necessarily spend hours questing for it just so everyone can have it. There is content in the core game for that which I enjoy too. The giant world and content they have created is worth the subscription and expansion prices – adding outfits, and pretty houses, and funky mounts is all just icing that you can enjoy if you like and it all supports the machine that is Sony.

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  • Dark

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    @ Kaufman

    If you compare the population before the Marketplace was introduced (RoK) to the population now, I would wager Sony lost money on the deal and right now is pushing the Marketplace hard to try to make that up.

    Things like this kill games, look at Runescape, they’re full on in the F2P action and they just about destroyed their games population in the process. LOTRO is one of the few games that has done this conversion correctly and in my experience the only one that actually gained players in the process.

    The only chance something like this has of being popular among the populace is if the game launches with it instead of it being forced over an already existing model. Not everyone has heaps of money to throw into SoEs “Pay To Win” machine.

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  • Kaufman

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    Dark – good point on the mid-game conversion – that is tough. Everyone saw Zynga raking in $1mm a day on Farmville on Facebook and realized they were morons for only charging $15 a month to someone that is *willing* to pay 10x more for personalization. Sony is not pushing marketplace “hard” they are advertising through their channels and no doubt making a great ROI. They aren’t going to advertise EQ2 to you, because you are an EQ2 player – so they market the upsell items which is the best area to market to. Pay to win is for CityVille players, not EQ2 – unless you consider cute mounts and tracking scrolls to be paying to “win”. My 2 cents

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  • Lath

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    as long as ou pay for get ingame reward it’s pay to win

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  • Ragefighter

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    How is buying a set of appearance armor or a mount with no stats Pay to win?

    Pay to WIN = your paying to become more powerful. you get a free flying mount, jumper, and glider just from doing a few quests in game and you also get a far more powerful mount from running heroic/raid zones.

    the armor has no use what so ever other than making you look different.

    The only thing that can be seen as paying for power is those health and mana potions that can only be used when not grouped. I dont even count the xp potions as power since everyone pretty much has enough potions to get to lvl 130. =p

    If anything the EQ2 marketplace (while i agree I liked the game more without it) is balanced well and not P2W. I mean look at even EQ1 and Vanguard , they have full sets of usable armor in their market’s that scales to your lvl when ‘used’. same as the ingame drops(in eq1, atleast while lvling up, its Defiant gear).
    I just hope that never comes to EQ2 since the day you can buy a set of heroic gear is the day lots of groups die.

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  • G

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    That’s the thing–the ticket isn’t expended until you win something.

    Fixed:

    That’s the thing–the ticket isn’t expended until you select a reward.

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  • camelotcrusade

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    It’s too bad you can’t buy a pridewing lion for goblin tokens. I see a lot of rewards on that page – and when you hover over the chest I always get – but no lion is there.

    Does anybody know if it comes out of a different kind of chest? If I hadn’t read this article I wouldn’t have known it even existed. Nothing in-game gives you a whiff of it!

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  • Common Sense

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    I got 15,000 plat on me. It’s been since TSO that new mounts were frequently acquired through merchant vendors for a hefty price. I would like that to return please.

    Also the look of the lion is a lot better looking then the ones that came out in launch. Love the facial features of it.

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  • Sagitto

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    IMHO I really dont care for the big bulky mounts. They do look great and SOE spent plenty of time on them. Yes I was all excited about flying mounts but after hunting on them I prefer the flying wings. Trying to find items on the ground can be an issue due the mount being in the way. The wings seems simple to make. I would love a pair of wings with lava dripping off of them or wings of a peacock (for the ladies ). I would even enjoy a creative idea of just a particle effect that spreads out from the feet. All my characters are lvl 92 crafters just so they can fly at lvl 20. Just my 2 cents and by the way the lion does look kewl, I wouldnt use it.

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  • griffonlady

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    I’m kind of worried.. The winged lion is NOT on the list of possible rewards when I examine the Mysterious crate…. I’ve used about 50 tickets and I’m seriously wondering if it’s a different type of crate or removed from the loot table or something. Some one said it’s hidden loot, but in this trolling age i dunno if they are BSing or not. Any one know?

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