Grade 11 Treasure Hunting Lockboxes that have special currencies (OPS, WZ, FP, etc) other than Tech Fragments are not granting those currencies upon opening. I have checked multiple times now, and can confirm I do not receive any of the currency (also, the weekly X gained does not show an increase, but I also can confirm just based on how many I have before opening that the number did not increase).
I'm also really hoping this is the direction they're taking. It's really hard not to feel disrespected as a paying customer when there is no communication from the dev side. But despite being battered and neglected for years, they still have a loyal player base that wants nothing more than the game to thrive. I hope they recognise that.
If you are on Starforge I will give you and your wife a guild for free, no strings, so you can use the Guild Bank as Trixxie has stated.
Might take a little time for the guild join cooldown but its a solution.
Just shoot me a message if you need it. The community has got your back especially because we know how long it takes for solutions or fixes to these sorts of problems to get addressed.
Sure we can get into mismanagement of resources and the politics of trying to appease different parties. Those both surely exist as problems, mistakes are always made in these areas.
But as you said a lot of their point of view was simply unknown because of very poor communication & what we did get felt extremely dishonest.
Its not gonna wash all the problems away, and of course they burned a lot of their player base waiting this long to even give a glimpse of this sort of feedback, but I am a firm believer of better late then never.
If Eric can get his team to engage like this vs. the past communications, and then hopefully starts working with the passionate player base...it might not move mountains but it will definitely lead to a more profitable & satisfying experience for both parties.
They would be able to actually have positive discourse & the community would feel respected for a change. I'm not gonna say all is forgiven, but this is a good first step towards earning player trust & respect.
Lets hope they continue to take more steps in this direction.