Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Ardorj, Dec 20, 2015.
Looking forward to it. Hope I can make it this time.
Just like last year, (speaking about 2016) this has been a great Entropia/Arkadia year for me. I've made some fine progress, even though I am I think one of the slowest players out there in the Universe.
So, what is it all that I've done, completed and gained in 2017?
First of all the Mêlée all the Way! on Arkadia: great fun, good times and I'm looking forward to repeating that with the coming MatW!
I've unlocked Treatment in the beginning of 2017, and Avoidance near the end!
I've looted an unlimited Dominax Original Boiga Adjusted.
Make my Museum of Mêlée look awesome, and continue to improve it. You can visited at Sanctuary Cove, first building on the left when looking from the TP, second floor.
After leaving Supremacy Reign I started looking for another society and found that with the NBK Rangers.
Doing a sochunt with the NBK on Cyrene.
Flying to Calypso and doing all kinds of missions there, such as cleaning a swamp and many Hunting Stage 1's.
First time I've organized an Mêlée all the Way! on a different planet then Arkadia. Getting of HOF and Uber for the first time since running MatW! on Calypso.
I've started to focus a bit more on MindForce hunting. Great fun! And also buying a Cryogenic Attack Nanochip VII to give my a goal to aim for.
Max-out my beloved, favorite and pride & joy GYRO Combat FAP-60 Smuggler, and getting it to Tier III.
I've spend this year a total of 48314,66 PED, that's an increase of roughly 147% compared to 2016. Of those PEDs 46139,40 (95,50%) was the weapon-decay and ammonution used. 1733,09 (3,59%) was my total defense cost, almost one percent more. 293,19 (0,61%) was the cost of everything else, that means flying with the DragonFly when I'd been killed or jumping with the TP-chips. Also the cost of the Aakas and Sal'diresh Keys are in here. It's still ~25 PEDs less then 2016. 148,98 (0,31%) is left for my Chikara InvestaFoe ES300 scanner-decay.
From all those PEDs spend I got back 89,20%, or 43098,71, a loss of 5215,95 PED. This overall year-return is less then previously, and less also then the 'promised' 90%. For now, I can't quite say what can be the cause of the low, albeit not in the least bad, result. I'm happy with the result I have. Entropia, to me, isn't about making money, it's about having a good time and getting better each and every time. And in that I've succeeded immensly!
All that hunting (for some that might be their monthly budget, for others a lifetime) went, among others, into finishing the following missions on Arkadia:
Stage 1: IFN Defense Bot, Magurg Male, Dehera Sentinel, Magurg Female
Stage 2: Kadra, Oratan, Oweko
Stage 3: Bokol, Rakta, Feran, Ubo
Stage 4: Nusul, Yarrijak
Stage 5: none
Stage 6: Halix, Hadraada
And the mission completed on other planets (read Calypso):
Stage 1: RipperSnapper, Gokibusagi, Combibo, Kerberos, Allophyl/Estophyl, Drone, Snarg, Prancer, Atrax, Cornundacauda, Eviscerator, Berycled, Feffoid
Stage 2: Snarg, Combibo, Prancer
Stage 3: Snarg, Daikiba/Shinkiba, Puny Creatures
Stage 4: Snarg
I've made two graphs to show how it went from hunt to hunt.
Here you can see for each hunt # on the x-axis (first hunt of 2017 is #1, it's not the same as the numbers in this blog, because I've started end of 2015) how much the total return % is for 2017 on the y-axis. The view can be a bit misleading, because there's a huge range in hunting costs. With the cheapest I've only spend 4,97 PEDs (Hunting Wombana with Herman ARK-0 (L) during SAGE IV). While the most expense has been a hunt of 1112,85 PEDs (Hunting 250 Otorugi with Castorian Combat Mace Mk. II + Melee Trauma Amplifier VI & Khorum Ice Dagger + Melee Trauma Amplifier I and Arsonistic Chip I (L), with only one global to show for it).
This graph shows the accumulated (som of) the hunting costs on the x-axis versus the accumulated return on the y-axis. Can you guess where that 1k hunt is? It looks likeI've been in the positive right at the beginning, and that is correct this year! 21,47 PEDs in the plus after the third hunt!
And I want to close this small summary with a top 5 of the best and worst mobs for me in 2017. This is heavily flawed, because all of these I've only hunted once or twice.
Worst mobs---Best mobs---Smuggler49,35%Second Entity237,45%Atrox49,53%Ambulimax229,34%Eviscerator50,01%Feffox166,99%Tripudion55,34%Maffoid155,69%Magurg Male65,48%RipperSnapper148,37%So, where I to remove all the mobs that I've hunted four times or less, then the top 5s look completely different:
Worst mobs---Best mobs---Kadra65,99%Berycled117,81%Dehera Defender76,00%Dromia091,71%Feran76,35%Nusul091,58%Prancer79,01%Oratan091,21%Rakta80,78%Allophyl090,66%And now there's only one thing left for me to say, and that is: ....
Best wishes to all of you and happy HOFfing in 2018!!
I've done quite a lot of different hunts lately, at least when compared to my 'normal' hunting activities, if there's even something like that to talk about with my hunting style. Let me first take a look at my goals:
30. Buy tables for my Apartment (9 of 10).
33. Attend more Teamhunts/ Sochunts/ Events (4 of 10).
34. Max out Shagadi Disintegration (58.3 of 66.0).
35. Finish Dromia Stage 5. (8.2k of 10.0k).
36. Collect Arkoins (18.0k of 50.0k).
To say it with a bit more words: I've done a little sochunt on the first day of the new year. We've hunted Yukaas ... autch, it takes all I got to even stay alive when one thinks I've a tasty bite! Loot was absent, so we went to the Togolossies where we got a few globals. It was fun, as sochunts are meant to be.
Before that, also on 1st of January, I went on a small Oro hunt in search of Christmas Strongboxes. I wanted to loot a quality dividable by 5, so that I could open them myself with keys bought from the Webshop. Of course, I ended with too little (or much), and then some days later I returned. Soon I needed only one more, but then they stopped dropping for me all together. I kept on hunting, hoping that one would drop with every hunt. I switched to the high maturities, hours later, yet still no more Boxes. I got two nice globals on the big Oroos and I ended with a nice profit that hunt, so not all's so bad. Except that I stayed up way too late ... I didn't hunt the big ones with the same weapons as the small ones, of course. Yet I've noted in the table below only the weapons used in the beginning. The two hunts after that were on big Oro, and therefor the weapons used are different.
After hunting enough Oroos to have a nice little stack of Strongboxes (35?), I got the keys and opened them. One had an amp, the others weren't much of interest. Some of the pills might come in handy one day, I don't know.
Because maxing-out my Shagadi Sword is still a couple of levels away of my current level, I've set some goalpost for myself. With every new level in Swordsman (Dmg), I will go on 'Celebration Hunts'. These are hunts on big mobs that I normally don't hunt (much), and enough to complete one or two Stages that give a reward that contributes to the Swordsman (Dmg). One Bokol/ Nusul hunt I was thinking "Why haven't I gained a new level yet? How much longer will it take?" and when I got a look I saw this:
lol - 100.00% progress! Needless to say the next hunt was a first of the Celebration Hunts, and for level 44 Swordsman (Dmg) I've chosen the Oweko. Oh dear ... they are not nice to me. I'm now 1/3rd into the mission, and all I've got is one half broken gun. It also took me a while to find out how to hunt them, without something like this happening:
I believe I've found a way not to be beaten senseless by them. Now on to find a way to make a hunt profitable .... Enough talking for now, let's see how the hunts went.
Aak.FirAakas Fire DaggerCas.CM3Castorian Combat Mace Mk. IIICom.NC.4LCombustive Attack Nanochip IV (L)Cry.NC.1LCryogenic Attack Nanochip I (L)Elec.NC.3LElectric Attack Nanochip III (L)Elec.NC.4LElectric Attack Nanochip IV (L)Elec.NC.5LElectric Attack Nanochip V (L)Gen.Ice.ELMGenesis Icerage E.L.M Edition (L)Lac.NC.1LLacerating Attack Nanochip I (L)+MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier I+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier VI+NPKA1LNeoPsion Kinetic Amplifier I (L)Hunts #526 - #539:
#Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes526.70 OroElec.NC.4L & Cry.NC.1L019,04017,91094,07%3x Christmas Strongbox527.21 KP* YukaGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Com.NC.4L+NPKA1L193,14125,52064,99%Global (78, 70) ; NBK Teamhunt on Arkadia528.43 KP* TogolossiGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Com.NC.4L+NPKA1L225,7221,04093,05%Global (58, 90, 82, 166) ; Combat Mask Portugal (M) ; NBK Teamhunt on Arkadia ; 3600 First Aid529.204 Bokol & 283 NusulGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Elec.NC.4L+NPKA1L733,99669,04091,15%Global (52) ; 260 Bioregenesis ; Level 22 Electro Kinetic (Hit)530.792 OroElec.NC.4L & Cry.NC.1L304,09324,46106,70%Global (10, 44) ; 12x Christmas Strongbox ; 2800 Electrokinesis ; Level 28 Electro Kinetic (Dmg) ; [System]: Your GYRO Combat FAP-60 Smuggler has reached tier 3.3 & 3.4531.86 OroElec.NC.5L+NPKA1L & Elec.NC.4L070,06046,53066,41%2x Christmas Strongbox ; Level 23 Electro Kinetic (Hit) ; 160 Avoidance532.87 OroElec.NC.5L+NPKA1L & Elec.NC.4L072,37054,22074,92%4x Christmas Strongbox533.108 Bokol & 138 NusulGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Elec.NC.4L+NPKA1L391,55286,29073,10%Max. 168 HP534.175 Bokol & 226 NusulGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Elec.NC.4L+NPKA1L621,87516,62083,08%Level 44 Swordsman (Dmg) ; 6900 Longblades ; 4000 Martial Arts535.153 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1451,53281,92062,44%---536.425 DromiaElec.NC.3L & Lac.NC.1L068,48055,42080,93%1600 Concentration ; 3000 Electrokinesis537.119 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1367,01300,07081,76%---538.125 OtorugiCas.CM3+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1620,80531,58085,63%Global (58)539.128 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1349,06279,31080,02%Piron PBP-37 (L)
AARGHHH!!! When will the next profitable hunt be?! That's 9 so far with less then 90% return!
I doubt that anyone has noticed, so I'll point it out. The thing is that I've used two weapons that I've never used before: Aakas Fire Dagger and Castorian Combat Mace Mk. III. Both aren't maxed-out, but the first I'm using as a finisher so that's oke and it might give me a bit more Knifefighting skills, so that's all right. The second I've used on the Otorugi just to see how that would go. I think that at this moment the Mk. II is still the better option for me, the Mk. III now lacks in speed.
And in closing, this has to be shown too:
Results since tracking:
Mêlée all the Way!: 90,6%
Mindforce without Remorse!: 6,5%
Total decay: 86623,47 PED
Total loot: 78820,90 PED
This update is for only ten hunts, but I still have a lot to talk about.
To start with: I've finished the last Stage of the Dromia missions! I got Melee Combat as a reward and that went from 5203 to 5250, and subsequently my Swordman (Dmg) went from 44.1586 to 44.1825. It's not much, but every little bit helps. Dromia is one of the few mobs on Ark that ends at Stage 5, I think that's because it's considered to be a small mob. All the other mobs that have no (repeatable) Stage 6 are Arkadian Hornet, Carabok, Gallard and Monura (all these are single maturity mobs as well). I've ended this mission-chain with 86%. Not good, but I guess it could have been worse. They never were my favorite mob, and in the end I only did them to rush to the skill reward. I don't think I'll go hunting Dromia ever again, even If, or when, the A-team deceides to give us a new Dromia Stage 6. It's been fun while it lasted.
When the end of the Dromia Stage 5 was in sight I got an item to tier 10 for the first time!
It broke not long after that, and besides I don't use enhancers on small(er) weapons any more and hardly ever on the big weapons.
Second: I'm now going for the Jori Stage 4. I want to complete most, if not all, of the hunting missions on Arkadia. I've made a little random-mission-generator in my Excell sheet, with the first five mobs that would be in line (Jori, Feran, Ostelok, Oro, IFN Defense) and the Jori popped up. This doesn't mean that I'm going for the Jori all the way, when Stage 4 is completed I'll run the generator again to see wich mob pops up then.
Third: I've finished Oweko Stage 3! I did this as a celebration when I reached the milestone of Swordsman (Dmg) lvl 44, and they would give me a skill reward to push that on even further. .... except, it didn't. My Combat Reflexes went from 4444 to 4528, and Swordsman (Dmg) stayed at 44.2543. It was good though, just not what I expected it to be.
Now, the Oweko ended at only 78%. I've re-read my Mêlée all the Way! threads, to see if there's some lessons to be learned in there for the next edition (= this coming weekend!). I've always said that Oweko is an attractive mob for me. Can't explain it, but they just look super cool and even now it feels like I've really archieved something. Completed a real challenge. I wish the loot could have been better of course, I've only looted to pistols and both not even at full TT, yet still, I do kinda like them.
Enough talking for now, let's see how my goals are progressing!
30. Completed! Buy tables for my Apartment (10 of 10).
33. Attend more Teamhunts/ Sochunts/ Events (4 of 10).
34. Max out Shagadi Disintegration (58.8 of 66.0).
35. Completed! Finish Dromia Stage 5. (10.0k of 10.0k).
36. Collect Arkoins (18.0k of 50.0k).
37. New! Organize my Apartment and make a thread about the museum (0 of 2). My end goal for my appartment is to turn it into a Mêlée Museum. It's now stuffed so full with swords, tables, dagger, cuddly toys and other things that I can't add anything else. So I need to organize it. See what goes where. And when It looks good, then I'll make a thread about the museum, so that you can all visit it. (It's already at public access; Sanctuary Cove 7.1)
38. New! Finish Jori Stage 4. (0.5k of 4.8k).
Aak.FirAakas Fire DaggerCom.NC.2LCombustive Attack Nanochip II (L)Com.NC.4LCombustive Attack Nanochip IV (L)Elec.NC.3LElectric Attack Nanochip III (L)Elec.NC.4LElectric Attack Nanochip IV (L)Elec.NC.5LElectric Attack Nanochip V (L)Gen.Ice.ELMGenesis Icerage E.L.M Edition (L)Lac.NC.1LLacerating Attack Nanochip I (L)+MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier I+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier VI+NPKA1LNeoPsion Kinetic Amplifier I (L)Hunts #540 - #550:
#Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes540.400 DromiaElec.NC.3L & Lac.NC.1L066,63058,52087,83%---541.150 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1400,09311,90077,96%260 Avoidance542.600 DromiaElec.NC.3L & Lac.NC.1L098,88082,28083,21%---543.200 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1535,20406,10075,88%---544.775 DromiaElec.NC.4L & Lac.NC.1L125,93105,34083,65%Level 29 Electro Kinetic (Dmg) ; Level 23 Cryogenic (Dmg) ; 1600 Cryogenics ; Level 24 Electro Kinetic (Hit) ; 2000 Power Catalyst ; Dromia Stage 5 Finished545.202 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1515,71425,14082,44%Teamhunt with Bal at the end of the hunt546.350 JoriElec.NC.5L+NPKA1L & Com.NC.2L160,66132,73082,62%---547.148 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1398,55279,60070,15%---548.100 Oratan ProspectorCom.NC.4L+NPKA1L & Com.NC.2L066,95048,68072,71%Oratan Payback Day 1 of 30 ; 2000 Diagnosis549.100 OwekoGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA1260,25256,05098,39%Scott & Barlow BP-16 (L) ; Oweko Stage 3 Finished ; Level 48 Swordsman (Hit)550.100 Oratan ProspectorCom.NC.4L+NPKA1L & Com.NC.2L055,60051,59092,79%Oratan Payback Day 2 of 30
RED! I'm seeing Red!
That's 2.6k spend this update, without a single global or profit hunt. Or to put it in even worse words: the last hunt with >100% result was almost 5.7k PED ago, and the last global (58 PED) happened over 3.0k ago, or over 3k mobs killed.
But, the end with a good note. It's been a while, but I'm doing the IFN Missions again. Only two so far, and they give Longblades as a reward this Stage!
I've bought a Leoi Shock Dagger yesterday, making my collection of Aakas swords and shortblades complete. And I've also bought a set of 6A plates again, that I've sold years ago and might be arguably the one sale that I regret the most. 6A plates are good against bots with 11 Penetration and 12 Burn protection.
And remember, the Mêlée all the Way is coming to Arkadia this weekend! 9th to 11th February, starting friday at 18:30 MA-time with "Heavy Melee". See for more info the MatW!-thread here.
Results since tracking:
Mêlée all the Way!: 90,3%
Mindforce without Remorse!: 7,0%
Total decay: 89307,92 PED
Total loot: 80978,83 PED
This post is mostly about the numbers in the hunting-table form the Mêlée all the Way. You can read in the thread there how that went and my thoughts about it. One thing that I don't think I've mentioned there: during the Huon hunts on friday I completed Stage 2 and got 13,9281 Longblades as a reward. I didn't check how much my Swordsman (Dmg) went up because of that, but I can say that now I'm at roughly level 44.5.
I've done one hunt that was bigger then most others. That was a Bokol/ Nusul hunt and I got four globals from that and ended with a very nice profit too. All the notes from that are a bit too much to put in the hunting-table, so I list it here.
In pictures it looks like this:
And the notes form the first Mêlée all the Way hunt is rather big too, so that goes here as well:
Lately I've also been thinking that I want too many things (in EU) done at the same time, and as a consequence can't focus on anything.
I want to max-out the Shagadi Sword. I want to finish the Nusul missions. I want to get a Smuggler Coat. I want to visit Crystal Palace. I want to max-out my Cryogenic Attack Nanochip VII. I want to have the best Mêlée Museum in EU. I want to finish the Oro missions. I want to get more skills in Clubs, and eventually become better in clubbing then in sword fighting. I want to finish the missions from any Underground mob. I want to have a good MatW on Calypso or Cyrene. I want to finish the Zadul missions. I want to visit places I've never been to, like Toulan and RockTropia. I want to do my first solo Huon-hunt. I want to finish all the Arkadian hunting-missions. I want an solo Über. I want .... I want it all.
33. Attend more Teamhunts/ Sochunts/ Events (5 of 10).
34. Max out Shagadi Disintegration (59.4 of 66.0).
36. Collect Arkoins (18.0k of 50.0k).
37. Organize my Apartment and make a thread about the museum (0 of 2).
38. Finish Jori Stage 4. (0.9k of 4.8k).
Aak.FirAakas Fire DaggerCas.CB.13MECastorian Combat EnBlade-13 Mentor EditionCas.CM2Castorian Combat Mace Mk. IICom.NC.2LCombustive Attack Nanochip II (L)Com.NC.4LCombustive Attack Nanochip IV (L)Gen.Ice.ELMGenesis Icerage E.L.M Edition (L)Kat.D.SGAKatsuichi Determination, SGA EditionLeoi.ShoLeoi Shock DaggerLoka.EleLokabhu Electrifier SwordMan.KTLMAKO FAL-TT (L)Ozp.SB.1Ozpyn RSB S1X1Rep.BA.1RepEdge Battle Axe 1x0Rep.BA.2RepEdge Battle Axe 2x0.Sha.DisShagadi Disintegration Sword+MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier I+MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier IV+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier VI+NPKA1LNeoPsion Kinetic Amplifier I (L)Hunts #551 - #572:
#Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes551.143 Bokol & 205 NusulGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA10509,080562,49110,49%Global (75) ; Scott & Barlow LR-25 (L) ; 1600 Analysis552.175 JoriCom.NC.4L+NPKA1L & Com.NC.2L0079,560073,05091,82%3000 Pyrokinesis553.54 HuonCas.CM2+MTA60221,560243,46109,88%See note above554.26 HuonCas.CM2+MTA60082,820070,67085,33%MatW!-18 A #02555.341 KP Mutated Beladoth & 141 KP Mutated OtorugiCas.CM2+MTA60229,360184,12080,28%MatW!-18 A #03 ; Level 35 One Handed Clubber (Hit) ; Global (75, 63)556.649 KP WombanaAak.Fir+MTA10053,610033,03061,61%MatW!-18 A #04557.738 KP NaviAak.Fir+MTA10139,140125,84090,44%MatW!-18 A #05558.92 KP* Nusul and 38 KP* MadanaMan.KTL0035,940025,31084,76%MatW!-18 A #06559.243 KP* OroRep.BA.2 & Rep.BA.10018,630015,79084,76%MatW!-18 A #07560.640 KP Mutated Hadraada & 40 KP Mutated Nusul & 180 KP Mutated ZadulCas.CB.13ME+MTA6 & Kat.D.SGA+MTA40165,560193,27116,74%Global (65) ; Combat Mask Italy (F)561.206 KP* KianaKat.D.SGA+MTA40118,210097,98082,89%MatW!-18 A #08 ; Global (54)562.138 KP* TeladonCas.CB.13ME+MTA60203,100148,78073,25%MatW!-18 A #09 ; Global (76, 77)563.65 KP* ScoriaCas.CB.13ME+MTA60119,900073,29061,13%MatW!-18 A #10564.1909 KP Oratan MinerCas.CB.13ME+MTA60225,620150,98066,92%MatW!-18 A #11 ; Global (88)565.253 KP* HuonCas.CB.13ME+MTA60329,730235,66071,47%MatW!-18 A #12 ; Global (164) ; Combat Mask Belarus (F)566.908 KP* NusulLoka.Ele+MTA1 & Leoi.Sho0176,360141,48080,22%MatW!-18 A #13567.304 ZadulLeoi.Sho & Ozp.SB.10137,080117,98086,07%MatW!-18 A #14 ; Global (22)568.589 KP* KadraSha.Dis+MTA60413,400345,14083,49%MatW!-18 A #15 ; 3600 Evade ; Global (51, 52) ; Piron PLP-27 (L)569.824 KP* OtorugiSha.Dis+MTA60553,270469,19084,80%MatW!-18 A #16 ; Global (138, 70, 50, 57) ; Combat Mask Israel (M)570.2140 KP Mutated Hadraada & 90 KP Mutated Nusul & 882 KP Mutated ZadulSha.Dis+MTA60352,230241,65068,61%MatW!-18 A #17571.304 Bokol & 394 NusulGen.Ice.ELM+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA11077,821359,52126,14%See note above.572.250 JoriCom.NC.4L+NPKA1L & Com.NC.2L0111,620082,42073,84%---
That very large Bokol/ Nusul hunt got me thinking "what is the average and deviation of my hunts?" It turns out that on average I spend 165,20 PED with a standard deviation of 167,71 PED! Not really a suprise of course, but my hunting-costs are not normally distributed.
I think I've said all that I wanted to now.
Results since tracking:
Mêlée all the Way!: 90,6%
Mindforce without Remorse!: 6,8%
Total decay: 94661,52 PED
Total loot: 85969,93 PED
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