Fractured Space: Not Such a “Gold Rush Weekend”

The Fractured Space weekend event running between July 28 and July 31 is a huge bust. It sounds like a great deal, it really does. As per usual, if you play six games in a day you are rewarded with a gold drop pod. The weekend deal is that when you open these gold drop pods you are guaranteed a crew member. Unfortunately, you don’t have to open too many crewpods to start getting the feeling that the system is rigged.Fractured Space

I thought I would bust my balls and get 6 plays in a day so I could get the daily reward of a gold drop pod. Might as well, it is the Gold Rush Weekend after all. What happened next shattered my faith in the system.

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Ernest freaking Grimur. That’s what happened. Twice.

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Good old Ernest is already in my crew library, so I felt a little screwed. Then I opened my second gold drop pod right after, and there was Ernest, staring at me with his cold, dead, shark eyes. I was going to flip. You mean I played for a couple hours so I could get this stupid guy twice in a row?

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It is pretty obvious that their drop pod “random” selection machine is 100% rigged. Why else would I get sooooooo many frozen rewards when I use a drop pod. It is totally ridiculous. I played one game so I could get a drop pod today. I needed a screenshot of winning the frozen pod, and had 100% certainty that I was going to get it. What happens? Frozen drop pod!

These developers have made a killer game. It’s cool. It’s sexy. It has sweet ships. This Gold Rush Weekend, however, is none of these things.

Save yourself the headache, and just play the game like a normal human. Don’t try to stretch and get some rewards this weekend. Unless you have a fetish for Ernest Grimur. If that is the case, have a randy weekend.

This Fractured Space article was submitted by @HamFiddler who plays Fractured Space over on Twitch. Stop by and tell him why Ernest Grimur is a great character!

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5 responses

  1. CaptClue says:

    I watched some pleb twitch Fractured Space the other day. I gotta say, if the game is built around getting worked over as much as this guy did I’m not sure I could handle it.

  2. enricofairme says:

    Ernest ‘ Grimur ‘ Cline

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