I saw rudy’s video on this and noticed the pattern on my third booster box. The first and second box i opened probably had the same pattern but i wasn’t paying attention. It kinda sucks but if pack sellers wanted to rip you off they could’ve always just weighed the packs anyway right? I would think packs bought from places like target or walmart would still be safe.
I didn’t open a booster box, but now that I think about it, this makes sense. I bought 9 boosters of Sun & Moon and the store I bought from probably takes their loose packs straight from a box. I got one holo, one GX and one Rainbow Rare. Good pull in every 3 packs… It’s not a definitive proof as I didn’t take them from a box myself, but the pattern is there.
Man, I had this sinking feeling that Sun/Moon booster boxes were getting a little bit TOO predictable based on everything i’d seen so far…and it seems like that hunch was correct (mentioned this in another thread).
This was a very good set to decide to only buy singles this time around…but I really feel for those who have and will be getting screwed buying loose packs from malicious sellers…this is unacceptable by TCPI. Unbelievable.
I’m sure they didn’t decide to allow the boxes to be mappable. Just overlooked some part of the packaging process that random-ifies the boosters. Granted in this day and age it surprising they could overlook such an obvious issue. But mistakes happen. I bet once TCPI catches wind of it they will adjust the packaging process to fix the issue (at least one would hope).
It baffles me how it’s such a simple algorithm too. Like, with Dark Explorers you had to at least find the point in which the pack art pattern changed, and then open a fair few packs before you could start to gain an idea of what was where for the rest of the case. It still took at least half a box to figure out. SuMo boxes have hits literally every 3 packs.
Tin foil hat Rudy (from alpha investments) is guessing that it could be a hype thing. That they did it so forums, youtube and social media all around will be abuzz about it and creating free advertising and more sales. Interesting theory and maybe it is the case.
Not saying it couldn’t be possible but I think there are better, more positive, and more sensational ways of getting free publicity. Just pull the old willy wonka golden ticket stunt and you’d have people going crazy.