So, one thing RIFT’s free-to-play system will have is a lockbox and key feature. Most F2P MMORPGs have lockboxes and keys of some type, and most of us tend to have fairly strong opinions on whether we enjoy them or not. Generally, those feelings tend to revolve around the contents of said lockboxes and the accessibility of the keys. We haven’t heard a whole lot about RIFT‘s lockbox system– where the boxes are being called Deeps’ Supply Crates– but now we know a little more thanks to a few forum posts Daglar made last Friday.
First off– yes, the boxes and keys will both drop randomly– and rarely– out in the world.
Originally posted by Daglar (Source)
The intent is for them to rarely drop in the world. Chests would be more common than keys. Patrons may or may not receive a number of keys per week as well. Its something we’d like to add but we are not sure if it will make it in for 2.3
They should be tradeable so you can put them up on the AH, or sell them to a merchant for a bit of coin as well.
[We] don’t plan on shoving a million of them down your throats.
Currently on the PTS, the item note for the Supply Crates reads “Full of stuff and things…” which is a nifty description, but not entirely descriptive. When asked about specific contents inside the boxes, Daglar answered that, “random equipment, weapons, runes, expendables, essences, costumes, and currencies” can be obtained. He then followed up with a note that was a little more specific. Continue reading to take a look.