After much feedback about the difficulty of getting hold of Rebirth cards, we’ve decided to make them more accessible by standardizing their distribution. Rebirth Cards are versions of original cards aimed at replacing the originals in new players’ collections and in the packs:
-They have the same stats.
-They have improved graphics.
-They have the same level of rareness as their original version and are available in all the Shop’s packs apart from New Blood ones.
As of today, you can get hold of a Rebirth card in the Shop's packs as a replacement to its original which will no longer be distributed.
“Ah but you have to pay to get hold of these cards!”
Don’t worry, next week you’ll have the chance to get hold of them in a Leader Wars or Coliseum event without spending a dime.
“OK, but there’s an entrance free for Leader Wars, isn’t there?”
Yes, there is an entrance fee but in Clintz only, which means you can keep your credits for New Blood packs and promotions. And some people manage to get hold of tickets
Here are the broad outlines of the new way to get hold of Rebirth cards:
- an Rb announcement in the shop's packs
- the original version will cease to be distributed
- a feature event the following week for a catch-up session
This will make Rebirth cards more accessible and will breathe new life into your collection. It will also increase the value of the original cards.
“So will the original versions now be Collector cards?”
No, existing original versions do not have Collector status as there is a Rebirth version of them with identical stats in the packs.
Finally, please contact our Customer Support Team if you've bought (and not won) a Rebirth card.
You'll be reimbursed to the Market value of the Rebirth card.
We appreciate your interest in Urban Rivals.
EDIT: After some discussion, we have decided to change the refund policy to include those who won RB cards.
If you won an RB card: Please contact support, and include a screenshot of your card history showing that you won the card. Your compensation will be based on the price of the card prior to Rebirth 2.0 announcement, as follows:
syd noze rb : 200k
ashley rb : 90K
baby q rb : 120K
Wardog Rb : 250k
Nanook Rb : 500k
vermyn N Rb : 350K
Striker Rb : 380k
If you have purchased an RB card: Please contact support, and include a screenshot of your market history showing the price you paid for the card.
We appreciate all of your suggestions and feedback in regards to this matter, and thank you for your patience. For a thorough explanation as to why we feel the RB 2.0 initiative was necessary and will be a big benefit to the game, please see the following thread: http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/community/forum/?mode=viewsubject&forum_page=0&id_subject=2550671&subject_page=last#answers
Thank you and happy gaming to you all.
edited by ghelas wednesday 20/05/2015, 11:35
... Here's another interesting topic to discuss... Anyone knows / cares to speculate why Striker Rb dropped 1/2 in price 1 day before the Rebirth 2.0 announcement? Or why Ashley Rb dropped by 2/3 2 days before announcent? Or why Nanook Rb dropped 2/3 5 days before announcement?
^ All that according to weekly Graphics tab of respective characters. I mean, high cost cards don't just drop like that without a reason, do they? That mysterious (to me at least) sudden drop affected the offered refunds for the won cards amounts a lot. It's like some people got to know beforehands about the future drop. Were there some kind of a hint, teaser released?
I read the terms and conditions for this before.
The best T&C is iTunes by far
" You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons."
How the hell do you manufacture or produce nuclear weapons with iTunes?
They got what they wanted, but still trying to take more, with all that "trading" vs buying/selling question, still counting their loss, even after being reimbursed (how is that possible!??!), and waving the possibility of leaving the game and taking all their money with them...again.
@Daxose: all of this was never about community, so of course none of this will come back to it.
@ COLOSSAL-TCA: You are absolutely right, everything possible has been said. I know I said 2 or 3 times that I wa done, and came back again (you can throw that at me...), but all this...is just unbelievable...
@batdut5: 100% with you!!
@ theKFCguy: that's a good question, sir! lol
But I do believe it is time to leave all this...best of luck for all of us, let us learn from all of this.
@ghelas (post 26: "The risk in buying cards should come from market fluctuations, not decisions made by the staff. We were in a situation where some players, especially those who played hard and won many Rbs over the last few months, were in danger of losing as much as 80%+ of their total collection value."
I really can't tell if you're being serious about this. RB's, like EVERY CARD IN THIS GAME, are an investment. People use clintz to buy them, doing so at their own risk, not knowing whether they're going to increase or decrease in value. To suddenly reimburse people for making a bad mistake is laughably bad, as you're quite literally handing them what they want with little to no effort or repercussions while also saturating the market with new clintz (because as we all know, more clintz in circulation depreciates the value of the cards on the market). Doing this will have a longterm negative impact on this game, as now everyone knows that if there is ANY update they dislike, they can do sh't like this and get what they want.
I also don't buy the fact that there were "some players who lost as much as 80% of their collection" (I could buy the fact that maybe 2 people did). If people weren't obsessed with their own greed, they'd be proud that they managed to acquire something few people had/were able to do something few people could at the time, and not the prize of the actual reward involved. GGUR, this one update shall doom us all.