- Member Since: August 26, 2013
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- Member Since: November 2, 2006
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I really hope they DO NOT change the packaging. I'm sorry you are running into scalping/stealing issues, but I think those are isolated cases. My family bought fairly few packs and managed to get all twenty discs. The duplicates we have are actually useful, especially in co-op modes.
The main reason I don't want the packaging changed is because with the current system it is possible to easily feel the shape of the discs...takes all of two or three seconds per pack and doesn't damage/open the pack or discs in any way. This is VERY important if you want to minimize the number of packs you buy. You can tell if the discs are round or hexed, which lets you increase your odds of getting whichever ones you are missing by not buying packs without them. For example, the last two discs we needed were both round...so I felt the packs and only bought one that contained two round discs. We then opened it up and got both of our missing discs!
Also, if you really want to take a little extra time you can sometimes feel the lenticular ridges on rare discs through the packaging. That's tricky though and can be hit-or-miss. Plus it takes a while...not something you can do super-fast like the shape test.
Of course, everything I just said is only applicable if they insist on keeping things blind purchase. In a perfect world, we'd just walk into a shop, plunk down 50 bucks, and get a full set of discs. In a more perfect world, the discs wouldn't exist at all.