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  1. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Been meaning to update with Series 14 cards and here it is. I'd prefer trades if possible and located in the states (and would rather keep within the states too thanks!) Want List: Have List Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 Series 11 Series 12 Series 13 Series 14 Thanks for taking a look!
  2. Not sure if you just forgot but the male Grima and Robin artwork shown are the same as the two cards the Twitter showed last Friday. Also pretty sure they are SRs not Rs based on their borders from the Twitter picture. (Could be wrong since they stopped giving numbers and rarity but pretty sure they are SRs.)
  3. Looking for somewhere to buy Cipher singles for a good price.

    Gotta agree that the Cipher Buying/Selling Thread here is pretty trustworthy especially with the point system. It's also honestly the best place to find cards reliably for decent prices (and probably the cheapest prices too) I'd say I have some spare cards for sale but I don't know the cards' names and only know their numbers so don't really know what you are looking for. I'd say give the thread a shot at least?
  4. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Updated with Set 13! +1 ChibiToastExplosion Also I'm looking to trade first for my wants (in regards to SR cards) and then will sell after. Thanks! Want List: Have List Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 Series 11 Series 12 Series 13 Thanks for taking a look!
  5. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    +1 NerdyOatmeal +1 Gigz +1 Tenniel Want List: Have List Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 Series 11 Series 12 Thanks for taking a look!
  6. How do I get my friend to stop playing FE:H

    This shall be my last response and sorry for it being so late but apologies that I'm simplifying all gacha models under Heroes but from all gacha games I've played so far and have seen...none have a secondary model (so it wasn't just a single example being generalized it was multiple but I will admit that probably didn't come across). Should also note, I don't consider loot boxes in video games the same as gacha app games...I view those as loot box models not gacha models. Because I know based on friends' experiences (that they have told me about) loot box goodies in video games can be resold back in some cases which then can be used to purchase other goodies available in those loot boxes (primarily looking at Overwatch). But to me, that business model is completely different from a gacha model since most (notice here I'm not saying all since apparently THAT was the issue) don't have that option or secondary market. (Apologies but when I first started playing gacha and experienced gacha, I literally thought that meant "no secondary market" was a part of that definition and to be honest that's still how I view it but people will have their own interpretation which will trigger conflicts in opinions.) Also the secondary market that TCGs have IS part of the business model. You can't just ignore it and say it isn't part of the model. Hopefully we can agree that both TCGs and gacha games' primary goal is to make money? Well in TCG companies have to plan around the secondary market in their business model. The secondary market even existing will cause some potential buyers to wait and NOT buy the gambling aspect of the model which will lower direct profits for the TCG companies. For most gacha games, do companies need to do this? From what I've seen, no they don't. Now most gacha games have free currency which TCGs obviously (hopefully this is obvious) do not have. Trying to say that this counts as a trade-off for not having a secondary market...isn't a true comparison because even with the free currency you are not guaranteed to get the item you want...whereas the secondary market there is that guarantee. You are right both have gambling at its core but that doesn't mean that's the ONLY thing about them. I love how this argument has sorta gone all over the place because it seemed to start with "why should gacha games be legislated and not trading cards?" well...I tried to explain why because the gambling aspect isn't the ONLY thing within each model. But now the argument became "both TCG and gacha apps are gambling at their core" If we really wanted to, we could start simplifying almost everything. I like to ski. While skiing I could have a terrible accident and potentially die. Well crap I guess that's gambling at its core since I'm taking a risk with my life so let's outlaw skiing! When we start to just make something simplified instead of looking at all its working parts...yeah it starts to look similar to something else...but you can't just tear away what makes it different and say "look they are similar! So if you outlaw one, you HAVE to outlaw the other!" Again this will be my last response and I'm expecting some comeback which I'll read but just step away since it won't get any of us anywhere. Clearly we have different view points on the matter and all of us will defend out view till the end of time (thus going nowhere). I used my logic to explain how TCGs were different from SOME gacha games (I specifically mentioned Heroes in my original post and didn't even mention "gacha" once but then someone else brought it up and I went off of their post.) This is my view and I'm sure others have similar views to it. That is all. I hope everyone has a good day and try not to let any gambling addiction drag you down (whatever it may be).
  7. How do I get my friend to stop playing FE:H

    So with trading cards you can completely avoid the "gambling" aspect but with a gacha model you cannot. THAT was what I was getting at...but again, if you cannot understand that logic I can't say much of anything else to convince or change your mind.
  8. How do I get my friend to stop playing FE:H

    Oh trust me I didn't really want to but she knows my PayPal since she buys Cipher cards from me (sort of ironic?) and she kept sending money as I pulled (and kept failing). It became one of those sunken costs things where we kept going...I wish we didn't go so far (essentially we would split the costs for the $40 orb pack, every time I bought one). But it is what it is. I apologized to her but she said to not worry because she just wanted to help me since we both really like Leo as a character. I actually plan on giving her some Cipher cards as compensation so I don't feel as bad. Also, she spends faaaaaaar more than $300 on getting units. She borderline whales but she just wants a full catalog in Heroes with the occasional unit that she will pull additional for +10. Also don't know how to double quote? Because I never really interact in the forums. But @Baruch: Ironically, most of my sales ARE lower tier cards since I sell them for so cheap and give discounts when people buy a bunch of cards. Also, if I HAD pulled Summer Leo it wouldn't have been THAT happy of a moment...would have been more like "ugh finally...." I personally get more of a rush NOT spending any money and getting a unit I wanted early on (pulled Micaiah with only 4 orbs and was flipping out while I've spent around $100 trying for normal Takumi and when he finally came home, with free orbs, I was more like "finally..." instead of the excitement I had with Micaiah).
  9. How do I get my friend to stop playing FE:H

    I rarely ever comment on actual discussions but the thought that trading card games and FE Heroes are the same concept of gambling isn't really...accurate. As mentioned before, one is a physical good that can be resold while one is a digital good that cannot. Yes, if you ONLY buy booster packs you run the risk of NEVER getting a specific card just like in Heroes where you run the risk of NEVER pulling a specific character. BUT unlike Heroes there is the option to buy a specific card for a specific amount of money. Again as mentioned before, what if Heroes allowed trading? Would that then make it the same? Simply put, would then become equivalent to a trading card game because you could then get a specific unit for a specific amount (not necessarily money but it's a finite resource unlike just gambling with orbs). Yet again; however, that won't happen with the issue of people simply abusing the system and creating new accounts and rerolling for a specific unit only to trade to their main account. Here is an example since I play both Heroes AND collect Fire Emblem Cipher cards: In Cipher, I collect all the cards in each set and all their variations (or + cards). Some + cards are INCREDIBLY expensive compared to others. I've spent around $60 for a single card (I try to have limits). While that might be "omg so expensive" to some people, I at least was able to directly obtain the card I wanted for a set price without any "gambling" involved. I paid a "premium” to ensure I got the specific item I wanted. The other argument "well when you keep buying booster packs you then get a bunch of extras"? Well I personally buy a bunch of booster boxes since I want full collections, so yes, I have a bunch of extras that aren't worth much but guess what happens to those extras? I've been able to sell them. In fact, my collection for Cipher cards is self-sustaining. For the past year, I haven't had to spend any "extra" money to purchase cards. All my purchases for specific singles AND booster boxes have come out of the money I've made on selling my extra cards. Who buys my cards? The people who only want specific cards without "gambling" on booster boxes. All of these points...are unavailable in Heroes. There are no chances for guarantees in Heroes. There are no chances to sell your extras in Heroes. On the flip side, I really wanted Summer Leo in Heroes. I saved up around 120 orbs and didn’t pull him (wasn’t surprised that’s not too many orbs). Well, I had recently sold a bunch of Cipher cards AND had some gift cards so figured “I have the funds” and ended up buying some orbs. Well spent around $80 initially and still…no Leo. Again wasn’t too surprised but a little bummed. Ended up talking to an online friend and jokingly said I was taking donations for Leo. She ended up sending me some money, which actually triggered me to buy some additional orbs on my own. In total with the $80 I spent previously and all the money she gave to me as well, we spent over $300…did I get Summer Leo? No…I pulled: 2 Vanguard Ikes, 4 Mia, 1 Gunnthra, and 1 Summer Corrin. Now out of all those extras what can I do with them? Can I sell them like my spare Cipher cards? Nope like I said, I can’t. I can’t do anything with them other than using them for skill inheritance which doesn’t help increase my chances of getting the unit I wanted, completely unlike Cipher. So comparing the two, I was able to spend at most $60 to get a specific card I wanted in Cipher while spending over $300 and NOT getting the ONE unit I wanted in Heroes. Which one is more gambling? Heroes hands down. If this doesn’t explain why trading card games are NOT the same type of gambling Heroes is…then I don’t know what would explain it better. *I apologize for the wall of text but really wanted to include the examples. Also, sorry if this isn’t necessarily wanted nor cared for but it just bothers me that people are trying to compare the two as if they are the same since they really aren't.
  10. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Some REALLY old +s: +1 Mallow +1 ChibiToastExplosion +1 Marcuz +1 Bitprodigy +1 Vespinae Finally getting my series 11 stuff updated! Want List: Have List Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 Series 11 I also have a bunch of HN/N cards available from all series especially from series 11. Let me know if you are looking for anyone in particular and I can see what I have. Thanks for taking a look!
  11. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Finally getting my set 10 stuff up! Want List: Have List Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10 Thanks for taking a look!
  12. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Finally got my set 9 boxes in! Want List: Have List Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Thanks for taking a look!
  13. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    +2 Aquantis +1 ChibiToastExplosion - very friendly and good packaging! +1 Zero +1 Gonzak +1 TheBlackKnightRules Updated post after some trades/sales. Also last before set 9 release. Want List: Have List Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Thanks for taking a look!
  14. Cipher Trading/Selling Thread

    Have some +s I forgot! +2 Sokloeum +1 Gulcasa766 +1 Dylan Corona +1 Becker +1 Slyfox152spaz +1 Alto Want List: Have List: Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Thanks for taking a look!
  15. Hello!

    Sound like my friend and the new Zelda game! He still doesn't have it because he had to use most of his paycheck money on rent! Ugh the woes of money problems! I guess you will have to just look at the pretty pictures online until you can order some cards for yourself! XD (I personally am getting 6 boxes so trust me when I say I understand the pain well ><) I just can't wait to see who the third and final signed card for the Awakening half of the set! I'm thinking it will be Fem!Robin but who knows XD