Lootie Introductory Guide

What is Lootie?

Lootie is a streetwear mystery box platform. Every mystery box contains awesome streetwear that you can win by unboxing the case of your choice – each mystery box contains items that are up to several times the value of the box itself. Mystery boxes are known to be a great way to hit big prizes, but there are some aspects of Lootie that makes it stand out from the crowd:

  • Most Lootie cases feature branded streetwear instead of general products.
  • Lootie enables the creation of custom cases and risk-free earnings.
  • Lootie games are 100% cryptographically provably fair.
  • Lootie products come with a StockX authentication tag, verifying that the products are genuine and from their original brands.
  • Lootie enables players to open more than one (up to five!) mystery boxes in a single game round.
  • On Lootie, rewards and free cash are often given out to players.
  • You can exchange Lootie items you own for items of a much higher value (up to 20x!) through the upgrade game mode available on the site.

These are just a few of the things that make Lootie an outstanding mystery box platform. For those of you that are new to mystery boxes, this may not be immediately obvious, but each item that you see on the Lootie website has a real life analogue in Lootie’s warehouse. This also means that all items you win and all items that are stored in your inventory can be withdrawn to your home address! You will physically receive the product for you to show off on the street. Now that you’ve read an overview of what Lootie is all about, let’s get into how you can get started with unboxing the coolest merchandise.

Getting started on Lootie

To get started with unboxing cases on Lootie, you need to sign up for an account. Make sure you are above the age of 18 and that gambling is legal in your jurisdiction before you do this.

Click on the “Sign Up” button (as shown in the image above). This is where you can create your Lootie account. Choose your username, enter your email address, and pick a secure password. Make sure that you control the email address that you enter, because you’ll need it in case you ever forget your password. This is important, since your Lootie account will be used to store real money and real items!

The next step is to deposit funds into your account. You can do this by clicking on the yellow plus icon in the top right corner of your web browser, as depicted in the picture on the left.

Lootie accepts a myriad of popular payment methods, including debit/credit cards, cryptocurrencies, and Steam items. Select your chosen deposit method and amount, and then fund your account. After the funds appear in your account, you’re ready to start unboxing! Get ready to win some dope merch.

Your first unboxing

Redirect to the “cases” section of the website. What you’ll see is Lootie’s glorious collection of official cases. All of the cases you see are from reputable brands, and products you receive are verified using multi-point checks.

It’s time to choose a box. Scroll through Lootie’s selection and pick a box that suits your fancy. Ensure that the price of the box is less than your total balance, otherwise you won’t be able to unbox it. Once you’ve decided which box you want to choose, click on the price of the box and you’ll be directed to the game page.

Over here, you can select the number of cases you want to unbox in the round (anywhere between one and five cases). Click “Unbox” to begin the game! The game spinner will spin and randomly select one of the items shown. The item the spinner indicator stops on is the item that you will receive!

Scroll down the page to view all of the items available in that particular case. You can hover your mouse over each item to see the chances of it being chosen, and you can click on the item to view its full description, pricing, and more.

Your first unboxing on Lootie really is that easy. The item you win will automatically be added to your account, and you can view it in your inventory later on – it’ll be safely waiting for you to withdraw it to your house at any time.

Upgrading your items

The items you own can be upgraded using a built-in game mode on Lootie! Simply navigate to the upgrade menu to get started. The page you see is where you can select parameters for your 

game. The box on the left is where you select the items you want to upgrade. The box on the right is where you select items from the site’s inventory that you want to receive in exchange for your items. You can choose items from the site’s inventory yourself, or you can select a multiplier from the selection bar on the bottom. This will automatically assign a mysterious box reward for you that will match the value of your items multiplied by your chosen multiplier.

The window on the left depicts a player exchanging their Yeezy shoes for a Gucci bag. The value of the Gucci bag is 83% more than the shoes, so the multiplier is shown to be “1.83x”. The odds of winning (51.91%) are also displayed on the left. To upgrade, simply click the “Upgrade Skin” button and behold.

If you win the game, congratulations! The item(s) chosen from your inventory will be removed, and the prizes you won will be added to your inventory as depicted below. You can choose to upgrade them again for something even better, sell them to buy mystery boxes for sale, or simply withdraw them to your address.

Redeeming your items

After you are done unboxing and upgrading, it’s time to receive your items in real life. This can be done in a few easy steps. From your inventory, click on the orange “Withdraw” button and you’ll be directed to the withdrawal wizard. All you have to do is enter your home address, select the items that you want to withdraw, and click “Confirm Withdrawal”. After that, your streetwear will be shipped to your doorstep for you to enjoy in real life.

Additionally, if you want to exchange the items in your inventory for something else but you don’t want to risk the upgrade game, you can sell the items back to the site for Lootie money. You can then use the money to unbox more cases until you get an item you prefer. Once that happens, you can withdraw via the usual withdrawal process highlighted above.

Fairness 

A question that’s always on everyone’s mind is: “how do I know that the website I’m playing on is actually fair?” Fair can, in fact, refer to multiple things depending on who you’re asking. In this context, fairness is about whether the unboxing odds that Lootie gives you are true or not. No matter how trusted a website is, you should never take their word for anything – as Reagan said, “trust, but verify”. This is why all Lootie games are cryptographically provably fair.

Every game on Lootie has a “Provably Fair” button which directs you to the provably fair section of your account. Over here, you can see information about your current game, your previous game, and all of the other games on your account (accessible through their bet IDs).

You can view your client seed, your hashed server seed, and older server seeds too. This information can be used in conjunction with Lootie’s open-source verifier to authenticate the fairness of any game you choose to verify. Let’s examine how exactly a game on Lootie can be verified.

In the verifier linked above, simply paste in your client seed and server seed as constants.

Click the run button in Repl.it, and the program will generate a random integer between 0 and 100 based on a fixed algorithm. This algorithm is known beforehand by all users, is the same for all games, and cannot be affected/changed by Lootie.

In this example, the number generated by this unique client/server seed pair is 99.96. We can use this number to find out which item we’re supposed to get. Remember, at the bottom of each unboxing, you can see a list of items in the box as well as which random number causes them to be chosen as your prize. In the “Supreme Camo” box (which costs $109.83), we received the Louis Vuitton x Supreme Danube bag (worth $4,100).

 Hover your mouse over the prize you received to view the odds of getting it. The random number you generated from your client/seed pair should fall within the range displayed. Over here, we can see that to receive this particular prize, the number generated must be between 99.91 and 100. The number we generated was 99.96, which falls between the given range: thus, the game has successfully been verified. The same concept applies to upgrades and other boxes as well.

To view a more detailed guide on how the provably fair system works on Lootie, click on this link: [link to provably fair article here].

Creating customized mystery boxes

Another neat feature that Lootie has is the ability to create custom cases. These are useful if you want to unbox items from a certain pool, but you can’t find your preferred selection in Lootie’s official cases. You can share your custom case with friends so they can unbox it too. If your case becomes popular, it’ll be featured in Lootie’s “Top 100 Cases” section, where even more people will get to see it. Best of all, you can set your own affiliate commission for your custom case: this means that every time someone unboxes your created case, you’ll get Lootie money deposited right into your account. To learn about Lootie’s custom case creation process in greater detail, click on this link:  [link to custom case article here].

In conclusion…

We here at Lootie are excited to be the ones to usher in a new era of mystery box gaming. We’re hyped to bring all of these cool, new features to a player base that is craving something fresh. We’re also proud of the values that Lootie and our partners consistently uphold – transparency, openness and trust. There’s no amount of money in the world that can buy those things.

See you on Lootie soon! We know you’re going to have a lot of fun winning great streetwear prizes at prices that nobody is going to believe when you tell them. After all, we do have the best cheap mystery boxes around. Show us what you won by tweeting at us (https://twitter.com/LootieCom)! If you have any suggestions for us, send us an email at [email protected]. Thanks for becoming a part of the Lootie family.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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