I disagree with this.The webshop and the keys, in particular, were created as a way to bring fresh money into the game instead of recycling the existing ped that already belong to MA anyway. It's MA's bread and butter, just look at the revenue explosion on the financial reports since the webshop launch. Sure, many people withdraw the ped and deposit them again through the keys but they pay the withdrawal fees and then lose some while cycling all that universal ammo, so it's still perfect.
But people demanded a way to get keys in game and MA promised it, and here's their way out. But if they hurt their webshop revenues but making this bps common, they'll risk going out literally.
Not to mention the crash of the rings' value and the following loss of trust. How invest in something if it can get devalued overnight? What's next, crafted land area deeds?
Can confirm maybe ?
could just have a drop cooldown of several weeks or months (i know a BP with 1+year CD).
I theorize that it was added pre-mayhem patch with x number of multipliers needed to get a drop (planned by MA so that it doesn't start dropping right away).
Unfortunately for us, it was discovered before Mayhem and MA couldn't have people grinding low level BPs all Mayhem looking for keys to pair with the box drops... Thus they hotfixed it to either not drop or they 10x'd the number of multipliers needed before it'll drop again.
You should see it start dropping again after Mayhem closes, so that everyone can grind it before the next Mayhem begins.
It must drop in bursts initially, until MA can asses the impact. There are many factors at play, with striking a balance between a certain income drop from webshop which to be though compensated by an increased turnover ingame. On the other hand, this will protect quite a few players from lots of shady shortcuts and deals of which EU was never in short supply. Pending their analysis, could very well be that strongbox keys to become next wired wires bp or next F105/6 bp. We'll see. For the given time, it makes no sense to try to probe the droprate other than pick whatever comes. Give it a few good months of patience (1-2 mayhems?) until a trend will stabilize on their end before drawing conclusions.Can confirm maybe ?