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Ardorjies (Mêlée) Hunting Blog

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  1. Ardorj

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    I have a confession to make.
    I've taken a different path last week. It's something that I've been thinking about for a long time already. As those of you who follow my hunting blog might know, I have a Cryogenic Attack Nanochip 7. I tag with it and sometimes I hunt with it. I also use half (maybe?) of all the weapons that I loot. That includes pistols and rifles, BLP and Laser.
    I've learned something from those hunt. First of all, hunting with BLP weapons is fun too! I'm no fan of Laser, that is just not my type. So, yeah, about that question I'm in Camp BLP. Second is, hunting with rifles is faster then it is with mêlée. And when working on a mission like 12.000 Tiarak (S5), killing n mobs in an hour or 1,2n mobs is a huge different after a week. Lastly, hunting with a good tagging weapon is so much more convidient. And unfortuatly, the Cryo 7 doesn't have the range, it goes to just the inner circly of the radar, wich is also the argo range of Korwils, for example.

    So on monday I flew to Caly to buy this Camo Arms Jungle Stalker.
    Why then such an old weapon that is maxed only at level 100, where I'm clearly not at? For a start, I wanted an unlimited weapon. I don't mind hunting with (L), for a change, but for the important things I want the full reliability that I can use it at all times. That's why I also bought two lasers, a scope and an amp for it, all unlimited. Secondly, now that I've taken the path of the tagging with a BLP Rifle, I want it to have more meaning then just that, a tagging weapon. I want it to do damage to the mobs before it gets to me. I wanted a rifle that is comparable to what I'm using now, the
    Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4 and the Songkra Corrosive Dagger, among a few others. And at my level, there is no SIB alternative. And last, but not least, I see this as an investment. I could have gone for a little SIB BLP Rifle, only to trade it when I get a few levels higher and so on. Yet now I got myself a cool thing that will stay with me for years.

    And I got a long way ahead of me still.
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    So what else?
    Before getting the Camo Arms I finished Navi S5! I went to the big ones at Dead End this time, and I could have used a good tagger there heheh.
    Stage 5 Navi.jpg
    Then I first flew to the Moon to bring the GMC Gammas up to the same stage as the others. Gotten some nice globals, and the rewards isn't to bad either.
    GMC 03 Gamma 009.jpg GMC 03 Gamma 010.jpg GMC 03 Gamma 011.jpg GMC 03 Gamma 012.jpg GMC 03 Gamma 013.jpg GMC 03 Gamma 014.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-08-25 18-51-1.jpg

    Now I'm finally getting to work on those Madanaas too. First hunt done, but I didn't had all my armour with me and so I made do with what I had. No armour is no good, Gremlin is too big ... go for 4/7 part Gremlin!
    Madana 006.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-08-26 18-44-7.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-08-26 19-37-10.jpg

    Goals:
    50. Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (63 of 65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (0 of 10.000).
    66. Get to level 50 Knifefighter (Hit) (49.47 of 50.00).
    67. Finish Madana Stage 3 (791 of 1.200).

    Hunting weapons:
    AMS.20LArMatrix SB-20 (L)
    AMS.40LArMatrix SB-40 (L)
    Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Cas.KnBLCastorian EnKnuckles-B (L)
    +Be8Bullseye 8
    +FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
    +Long4Longreach 4
    +MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
    +MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier 4
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1325 - #1331:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1325.633 KP NaviCas.CM4+MTA602160196091%Navi Stage 5 Finished ; Max. 194 HP
    1326.80 GMC 03 GammaCas.CM4+MTA606930461067%82 Strenght
    1327.215 GMC 03 GammaCas.CM4+MTA619641900097%Global (127, 179, 132, 80, 81)
    1328.100 GMC 03 GammaCas.CM4+MTA609070704078%Global (123)
    1329.80 PlumatergusCas.KnBL00300020065%Plumatergus Rank 1 & 2
    1330.100 GMC 03 GammaCamo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be810340663064%GMC Gamma Culling Stage 3 Finished ; 3600 Ranged Damage Assessment ; 1600 Scourging ; 3800 BLP Weaponry Technology ; 1800 Avoidance
    1331.316 MadanaAMS.40L+MTA4 & AMS.20L+MTA106850684100%Global (70) ; Piron PLP-17 (L)
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 85,4%
    Mindforce : 7,8%
    Ranged : 6,8%
    Total decay: 365k PED
    Total loot: 334k PED
    Result: 91,69%
    Ardorj :stig::bookworm::arghh::battleroar::cowboy::walkingdead::dead:
     
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    I'm writing this while Entropia is down for VU 17.3.0
    After today we will know if our decisions in the past were the right ones or not. I for one, can't wait to see what is in that 1.3GB update, and what the differences are between Caly's Codex and Arks. If any, that is.

    In a short period of time I finished not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4 more IFN missions.
    The first of those was Madana Stage 3.
    Stage 3 Madana.jpg Madana 007.jpg

    Badgers, the second, I did in one evening. I only needed the last quarter of Stage 1, so that wasn't too much of an effort. I continued a short bit into S2 as well.
    Stage 1 Badger_710R.jpg Badger_710R 002.jpg Badger_710R 003.jpg

    Next on the list were the Teladons. But not before a small Tiarak hunt. Ahh yes ... the Tiaraks. First I confuse them with the Zaduls, and now I started killing some to get the Stage 5 started.
    As for the Teladons, the first of two hunts was a good profit and the second an almost break even. I got some very nice globals, with good items in them too.
    Stage 2 Teladon.jpg Teladon 009.jpg Teladon 010.jpg Teladon 011.jpg

    After finishing Stage 2 Teladon I returned to the Tiaraks again for the rest of the evening.
    When I lay in bed I started thinking. Is Tiarak the best choose at this moment, with the new version and Codex just a few days ago? This was sunday evening. Yesterday I compared, once more I might add, the rewards for each mob at the current and next stage. And now that I've changed my gameplay to include BLP Sniper a whole lot more, suddenly the reward for Feran Stage 5 with Rifle is a whole lot more interesting. So I started shooting those, first with a Piron PBR-27 (L), later with my Cryogenic Attack Nanochip 7 to add just a little more speed. I went to bed last night with 700 more to go on the count. Woke up in the middle in the night, and couldn't get back to sleep. And the result is here!
    Stage 4 Feran.jpg
    I started Feran S4 with ~ 550 / 4800 kills. Within a mad 24 hours I ended it with 4800. I got so many globals that I became the #1 Monthly player on Tracker too lol. These 5 are some of the better ones.
    2020-08-31 -- Feran Alpha 29 PED .jpg 2020-08-31 -- Feran Old Alpha 24 PED .jpg 2020-08-31 -- Feran Prowler 19 PED .jpg 2020-09-01 -- Feran Prowler 10 PED .jpg 2020-09-01 -- Feran Prowler 38 PED .jpg
    I'm not sure why Ferans are so under appreciated? Their hides seem to sell for ~120% markup, they give good results (2 out of 4 hunts a positive), and they fly rather slow so it's too difficult to pick them off and shoot down at least 50% of their health.

    Goals:
    50. Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (64 of 65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (0 of 10.000).
    66. Get to level 50 Knifefighter (Hit) (49.77 of 50.00).
    67. Completed! Finish Madana Stage 3 (1.200).
    68. New! Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000). I've waited a long time to finish these, because the moment Codex was announed on Calypso, I wanted to finish the Caraboks with the Codex rewards too. Now they'll be among one of the first missions I'll complete with Codex on Arkadia.

    Hunting weapons:
    AMS.20LArMatrix SB-20 (L)
    AMS.40LArMatrix SB-40 (L)
    Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Cry.NC.7Cryogenic Attack Nanochip 7
    Pir.BR27LPiron PBR-27 (L)
    Ozp.SB.1Ozpyn RSB S1X1
    +Be1LBullseye 1 (L)
    +Be2LBullseye 2 (L)
    +Be8Bullseye 8
    +FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
    +Hs3LHeadshot III (L)
    +Long4Longreach 4
    +MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
    +MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier 4
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1332 - #1342:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1332.159 MadanaAMS.40L+MTA4 & AMS.20L+MTA103510291083%Global (51)
    1333.250 MadanaAMS.40L+MTA4 & AMS.20L+MTA105390494092%Global (53) ; Madana Stage 3 Finished
    1334.4097 KP Badger_710RCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be815961313082%Global (95, 57) ; [System]: Your Songkra Corrosive Dagger has reached tier 1.5 ; Level 18 Robot Looter ; 3800 Weapons Handling ; Level 41 Ranged BLP ; Badger_710R Stage 1 Finished
    1335.89 TeladonCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be807130834117%Global (140, 58, 138, 60) ; NeoPsion 50-B Mindforce Implant (L) ; 2x Bullseye V (L) ; 3400 Marksmanship ; Level 37 BLP Sniper (Hit)
    1336.400 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L & Ozp.SB.102110177084%3800 Rifle
    1337.150 TeladonCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be811961169098%Global (226, 86, 58) ; 3x Bullseye V (L) ; Piron PBR-52 (L) ; 2000 Butchering ; 3400 Combat Sense ; Teladon Stage 2 Finished
    1338.350 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L & Ozp.SB.101870182098%Global (12, 10)
    1339.1297 FeranPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L08650822095%Global (10, 11, 16, 12, 13, 14, 10, 14, 11) ; Headshot III (L) ; Max. 195 HP ; 4000 Rifle ; Level 38 BLP Sniper (Hit)
    1340.544 FeranCry.NC.7 & Pir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L03670357097%Global (13, 29)
    1341.1700 FeranCry.NC.7 & Pir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L11461173102%Global (11, 19, 14, 15, 22, 20, 16, 11, 24, 14, 15, 14, 24, 12, 11, 15, 16) ; Headshot III (L) ; Piron PLR-7 (L) ; Level 49 Cryogenic (Dmg) ; 4200 Power Catalyst ; 5700 Cryogenics ; Level 42 Cryogenic (Hit)
    1342.700 FeranCry.NC.7 & Pir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L04700530113%Global (15, 11, 17, 14, 10, 38, 11, 11) ; Bullseye II (L) ; Feran Stage 4 Finished
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 84,6%
    Mindforce : 7,9%
    Ranged : 7,5%
    Total decay: 372k PED
    Total loot: 342k PED
    Result: 91,78%

    Just for referce, these are my hunting pro-standings pre-17.3.0, might be cool to see how far and in wich proffessions I've progressed a year from now.
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    Ardorj :eek::bag::writing::battleroar::speechless::stig::grumpy:
     
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    This is the Tiarak Update.
    I've hunted Tiaraks and nothing more. The difference is in the weapons that I've used and the outcome of the hunts. I did them all on Sanctuary Cove, except one on Event Area #3. I didn't like it that I ran too often into an Alpha or higher, that's nice for S6 with the killpoints, but not yet at S5 when I have to kill 12.000 of them.

    First three with the leftovers ArMatrix knives. But results on them were low, as I expected with those kind of markups.
    Then I did 3 or 4 with Piron PBR-27 (L) that I looted myself from Navi, including the attachments that I use on them. The 4th of this hunt got mixed-up with the next hunt, because I forgot to write down the loot that I got om them, and carried it with me for the next hunt as well. I normally check the loot-tab before I set out on a hunt, but of course I don't when I do excually carry the loot from the previous hunt. :bucktooth:

    The hunt where I mixed the 4th PBR-27 hunt with was with a dozen limited mêlée weapons that I found in my storage. I'm cleaning that out from all the weapons that I used to collect. This was the result when I dumped them all broken in the TT.
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    And ... I got a HOF! But was so shocked at what was happening, that I couldn't take a picture in time. Luckely, it happened again! :drowning:
    Tier 3 Sword of Prudence (L).jpg
    A tier HOF lol! :roflmao:
    And it happened a total of six times that hunt rofl.
    Tier 3 Defensive Slicer (L).jpg Tier 3 Demra Slicer (L).jpg Tier 3 Functional Slicer (L).jpg Tier 3 Sword of Wisdom (L).jpg Tier 3 Traditional Slicer (L).jpg

    Another thing to note about this hunt, is that I made a good profit on it even though it doesn't show on paper. The way I calculate the cost of the hunt is this: unlimited gear @ 100% decay. limited gear that I looted @ 100%. limited gear that I paid for @ markup. And here's the interesting thing: I paid the markup when I was collecting mêlée weapons, yet now is junk in Storage that I'm using. Obviously, I can't pay the markup twice, so even though I'm calculating the cost with markup, it isn't the markup that I paid this hunt.
    I know, it's confusing, even for me when I'm writing about it now. The end result is that I've "converted" items that were collecting dust in storage into shrapnel, oil, hides and other loot.

    On the last hunt I got another nice suprise!
    Tiarak 004.jpg
    That's a fat young Tiarak! I'm now the weekly #1 Tiarak hunter in most globals, total global value and highest global lol.
    Others that weren't too bad either are:
    Tiarak 003.jpg 2020-09-03 -- Tiarak Young 24 PED .jpg 2020-09-03 -- Tiarak Young 26 PED .jpg 2020-09-03 -- Tiarak Young 28 PED .jpg 2020-09-04 -- Tiarak Old 26 PED .jpg 2020-09-04 -- Tiarak Young 30 PED .jpg 2020-09-05 -- Tiarak Young 20 PED .jpg

    Goals:
    50. Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (64 of 65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (0 of 10.000).
    66. Get to level 50 Knifefighter (Hit) (49.94 of 50.00).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).

    Hunting weapons:
    AMS.10LArMatrix SB-10 (L)
    AMS.20LArMatrix SB-20 (L)
    AMS.40LArMatrix SB-40 (L)
    Pir.BR27LPiron PBR-27 (L)
    +Be1LBullseye 1 (L)
    +Be2LBullseye 2 (L)
    +Hs3LHeadshot III (L)
    +MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
    Hunts #1343 - #1351:

    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1343.900 TiarakAMS.20L+MTA104710397084%Global (15) ; 6000 Melee Damage Assessment
    1344.500 TiarakAMS.20L+MTA102620231088%4200 Light Melee Weapons
    1345.250 TiarakAMS.40L+MTA4 & AMS.10L02060173084%---
    1346.900 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L04940470095%Global (66, 11, 15)
    1347.875 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L04950515104%Global (26, 11, 24, 13, 10, 11, 10) ; Electric Attack Nanochip 1 (L) ; 4000 BLP Weaponry Technology
    1348.1150 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L06390607095%Global (17, 11, 28, 10, 11) ; Level 36 Animal Looter ; Level 42 Ranged BLP (Dmg)
    1349.1800 TiarakDifferent Mêlée Weapons & Pir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L11170877078%Global (12, 10, 13, 11, 16, 30, 12) ; 3800 Ranged Damage Assessment
    1350.900 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L05150476092%Global (16, 26, 16, 15, 15, 12) ; Piron PBR-7 (L) ; Level 39 BLP Sniper (Hit)
    1351.975 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L05570703126%Global (11, 20, 174, 19, 14, 11) ; Bullseye II (L) ; 4200 Rifle
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 84,1%
    Mindforce : 7,8%
    Ranged : 8,1%
    Total decay: 377k PED
    Total loot: 346k PED
    Result: 91,80%

    Oh, yeah, we know by now that the is no Codex on Ark yet. o_O
    Still working on the loot comparison per weapon by the way.
    Ardorj :meh::spiderman::borg::battleroar::joyful::watching::cautious:
     
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    Tiarak Stage 5 is done!
    Stage 5 Tiarak.jpg

    On the first hunt of this update I got to another nice milestone. Yes, that's another personal goal completed!
    Level 50 Knifefighter (Hit).jpg
    On yet another I had a funny global. The Bullseye II (L) broke on the second shot and prompt I globalled on that very mob with a fresh Bullseye II (L). Here it is with another global.
    2020-09-06 -- Tiarak Young 20 PED .jpg 2020-09-06 -- Tiarak Young 23 PED .jpg

    After I got the reward for Stage 5 I flew to Next Island and Toulan to pick up the Iron-style missions before they will be gone. I stayed for some hunts on Toulan.
    TabTab is cute and easy to kill. Qaffaz is also easy to kill, yet there's also a wave spawn of these critters and then they can quickly overrun you. Duhol and Jeef are a little bit tougher.
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    Goals:
    50. Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (64 of 65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (0 of 10.000).
    66. Completed! Get to level 50 Knifefighter (Hit) (50.00).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. New! Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (23.97 of 30.00). I wasn't sure what to go for this time. So many options to be frank; up my BLP Sniper (Hit); more Dodge or Evade; better in Paramedic to get closer to unlocking Medical Therapy. It all seems so far away at this point, and yeah gaining 6 levels Mutant Looter isn't easy either, considering too how few Mutants I do hunt.

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    Cry.NC.7Cryogenic Attack Nanochip 7
    Hilq.KB1.LHilqa Knife B-100 (L)
    Khor.IceKhorum Ice Dagger
    Man.B1LMANTA Bite 1 (L)
    Ozp.SB.1Ozpyn RSB S1X1
    Pir.BR27LPiron PBR-27 (L)
    SB.S25LScott & Barlow SB-25 (L)
    Sha.S30LShayeb S30 (L)
    Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
    +Be1LBullseye 1 (L)
    +Be2LBullseye 2 (L)
    +Hs3LHeadshot III (L)
    +MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1352 - #1362:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1352.825 TiarakMan.B1L & Ozp.SB.104660388083%Global (14, 10) ; Level 50 Knifefighter (Hit)
    1353.375 TiarakSB.S25L & Ozp.SB.101930203105%Global (13, 13)
    1354.650 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L03650353097%Global (12, 23, 17, 10) ; Electric Attack Nanochip 1 (L) ; Bullseye II (L)
    1355.350 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L02020217107%Global (11, 11, 20) ; Bullseye II (L)
    1356.225 TiarakPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L01300107083%---
    1357.575 TiarakCry.NC.7 & Ozp.SB.103210328102%Global (16, 15, 11, 11, 15) ; Tiarak Stage 5 Finished ; 4500 Athletics
    1358.100 Qaffaz & 267 TabTabOzp.SB.1 & Hilq.KB1.L00680059087%Heran Armor Helmet (M,L) ; Qaffaz Stage 1 Finished
    1359.100 Duhol & 36 Jeef ZajerSon.Cor+MTA6 & Aak.Fir03560386108%Global (50, 63) ; Shayeb S30 (L), Creature Control Capsule - Duhol Provider ; 2x Bedaya Armor Harness (F,L) ; Haris Armor Arm Guards (F,L) ; Sada Armor Arm Guards (F,L) ; Duhol Stage 1 Finished
    1360.200 Qaffaz & 633 TabTabKhor.Ice+MTA1 & Sha.S30L01410118083%---
    1361.40 Qaffaz & 100 TabTabKhor.Ice+MTA1 & Sha.S30L00280019083%TabTab Stage 1 Finished
    1362.220 QaffazSon.Cor+MTA6 & Khor.Ice+MTA103360306091%Hilqa Knife M2 (L) ; Shayeb S10 (L) ; 5x Heran Armor Helmet (F,L) ; 3x Heran Armor Helmet (M,L) ; Heran Armor Harness (F,L) ; Heran Armor Harness (ML)
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,8%
    Ranged : 8,3%
    Total decay: 380k PED
    Total loot: 349k PED
    Result: 91,8%

    Now I'm back on Ark already. Staying here for a day or two for trading and then I'm flying with a gross of (L) weapons and a large box full of UA to Next Island. Completing many missions there (I hope) and completing my personal goal #65 (I hope).
    I'm not sure yet what I'm going to hunt there. I have a list of all the mobs on all planets, but haven't looked closely what could be fun and what not. For now I think that I will try every mob (that's in my range) to see how well it goes and how much I like it.
    Ardorj :laugh::chicken::troll::battleroar::beaver::blackeye::lurking:
     
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    At this very moment of writing, I am flying through Space in my snail-speed Sleipnir.

    I did one more hunt on Toulan before I took a warp on the Normandie home to Ark. That hunt was the start of 100 Thawr, but I couldn't finish it in time.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-08 21-19-15.jpg

    I got back on Arkadia to trade and better prepare myself for my stay on Next Island. I did a couple of Ostelok hunts, nothing special there and one small global.
    2020-09-10 -- Ostelok Stalker 25 PED .jpg

    Yestereve I flew back to Toulan again, first to finish a TabTab daily and get some more Qaffaz killed.
    Then I tried two location where to hunt the Qaffaz. First at Citadel, second near the wavespawn. The second location I found the best. Even though, I'm not a big fan of getting overwhelmed by mobs either. On Toulan it seems to me like it's either that or keep on running till you find the next one. It had also happened to me that first one spawns on me, and while I was still busy with the first, three more join the party. I also got my first Qaffaz global the 2nd of these hunts.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-10 21-8-3.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-11 8-41-46.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-11 9-24-49.jpg Qaffaz 001.jpg Stage 2 Qaffaz.jpg

    I thought that 100 Jeef Qaher wouldn't be too difficult, it's only a L5 to L19 mob, and now I got my armour sets with me too. Well, I could killed a few times
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    Lastly I went to complete the Thawrs. I met John Black Knight there and he asked me to heal him on the big boss. I missed the screenshot, because there's a lovely shutdown button right above my Prnt Scrn button. It was only something like a 53p global tho.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-11 17-17-16.jpg Stage 1 Thawr.jpg

    Goals:
    50. Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (64 of 65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (0 of 10.000).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.05 of 30.00).

    It must be said, flying goes faster when you got something to do. 7,5 AU left.

    Hunting weapons:

    AML.15LArMatrix LB-15 (L)
    AML.25LArMatrix LB-25 (L)
    AML.35LArMatrix LB-35 (L)
    Cas.PEnB6LCastorian Pioneer EnBlade-6 E.L.M Edition (L)
    Hilq.KB1.LHilqa Knife B-100 (L)
    Jam.WoLJamjoom Wipeout (L)
    Khor.IceKhorum Ice Dagger
    Sha.S30LShayeb S30 (L)
    Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
    +MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1363 - #1372:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1363.65 ThawrSon.Cor+MTA6 & Khor.Ice+MTA103180248078%Jamjoom Wipeout (L) ; Creature Control Capsule - Thawr Old ; Bedaya Armor Harness (F,L)
    1364.5138 KP OstelokDifferent Weapons00490041083%---
    1365.8870 KP OstelokJam.WoL02000187093%Global (25) ; 4200 BLP Weaponry Technology
    1366.3953 KP OstelokDifferent Mêlée Weapons00870067077%---
    1367.55 Qaffaz & 200 TabTabCas.PEnB6L & Sha.S30L00390029074%Heran Armor Helmet (M,L)
    1368.85 QaffazCas.PEnB6L & Hilq.KB1.L00450033074%Heran Armor Helmet (M,L)
    1369.200 QaffazAML.25L & Cas.PEnB6L02310291126%Global (58) ; 3x Shayeb S10 (L) ; 2x Hilqa Knife M2 (L) ; Heran Armor Harness (F,L) ; 3x Heran Armor Helmet (M,L) ; Heran Armor Helmet (F,L) ; Qaffaz Stage 2 Finished
    1370.25 Jeef QaherAML.25L00930075081%Hilqa Knife M3 (L) ; Level 24 Mutant Looter
    1371.75 Jeef QaherAML.35L & AML.15L02730200073%Jeef Qaher Stage 1 Finished
    1372.35 ThawrAML.35L & AML.15L01850173094%Creature Control Capsule - Thawr Old ; Thawr Stage 1 Finished
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,8%
    Ranged : 8,3%
    Total decay: 381k PED
    Total loot: 350k PED
    Result: 91,8%

    Changed the waypoint in Space from the SS to the planet. And still got 3,5 AU to fly.
    Yeah! I made the update in time!
    [EDIT] I landed savely on Next Island not 3 minutes later - yippy-heah! haven't smelled any pie-rat!
    Ardorj :lurking::coldfeet::jimlad::battleroar::astronaut::pompus::alien:
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2020
  6. Ardorj

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    First blogpost from the beaches of Next Island. The scenery is astounishing, I love some the views you get, like this:
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-13 9-9-55.jpg
    There is also one thing however that gets me on my nerves. The outposts that has discovered anti-gravity, while stile remaining the appearance of "something" down below. You can't see it, but you can't leave the insivible cage either. I had to use the TP-chip more times then is acceptable.

    I've started running the beginner's missions apart from enjoying the scenery. They are good for the most part, I haven't completed any one yet though. I keep going on the side tracks or going back to one of the other mission chains.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-11 22-4-19.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-12 14-58-57.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-12 20-26-24.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-12 21-22-55.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-12 21-34-59.jpg

    As for the mobs, I haven't seen much more then the Papoop and Boars and I've been killed by a Drake. I'm not much impressed with Next Island copying one kind of critter and simply naming it with another colour. Papoo Yellow, Brown, Grey and Red. They're all monkeys, look the same and are about the same hight. One could make the same argument for Arkadia with, for example the cats: Halix, Madana, Kiana and Korwil. But there are two key differces. First, the skins of the Arkadian mobs are very different and second, they are different in how strong these are too.
    (It would be cool tho if the Ark-Team would give the Mutated mobs something unique too, to make them really distinct from the "normal" mobs. A horn, a longer tail, a different shade of skin colour, you name it.)

    After the first days of really exploring the map and running the missions I started to focus on the Iron-like missions. I've completed S2 of all four Papoos, and for two out of three Boars.
    This weekend I want to go down to Ancient Greek or hunt a kind of Drake. Or both if I can?
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    Oh last I forgot. I got my first couple of globals on Next Island too of course! Global Pics!
    2020-09-11 -- Village Boar Mature 17 PED .jpg 2020-09-13 -- Village Boar Young 11 PED .jpg 2020-09-14 -- Grey Papoo Old 32 PED .jpg 2020-09-16 -- Red Papoo Provider 11 PED .jpg 2020-09-16 -- Red Papoo Provider 14 PED .jpg

    Goals:
    50. Completed! Max out Songkra Corrosive Dagger (65).
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (1.895 of 10.000).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.08 of 30.00).
    70. New! Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26). I didn't quite knew where to aim for next time. The Jungle Stalker is still a bit far way lol. I've now maxed-out of the unlimited mêlée weapons that I own. This Kinetic chip is looted by yours truly long ago from an Aurli.

    Hunting weapons:
    AML.10LArMatrix LB-10 (L)
    AML.15LArMatrix LB-15 (L)
    AML.35LArMatrix LB-35 (L)
    Cas.PEnB6LCastorian Pioneer EnBlade-6 E.L.M Edition (L)
    Sha.S10LShayeb S10 (L)
    Sha.S30LShayeb S30 (L)
    I'm not using amps at the moment because I want to get rid of all the excess limited (mêlée) weapons that I have. And this way my PED-Card stays quite the same for a long time too. But damn, those ArMatrix weapons are nearly unbreakable and loot is still shit with them. Or is it this planet?

    Hunts #1363 - #1372:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1373.Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons00710073103%Global (17) ; Village Boar Stage 1 Finished
    1374.Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons00430031072%Helen's Super Epic Hunting Adventure Finished ; Red Papoo Stage 1 Finished
    1375.1731 KP* ScreecherAML.35L & AML.15L02110163077%---
    1376.Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons02770215078%Yellow Papoo Stage 1 Finished
    1377.Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons01090092084%Grey Papoo Stage 1 Finished ; Brown Papoo Stage 1 Finished ; Mountain Boar Stage 1 Finished
    1378.3388 KP Yellow PapooSha.S30L & Sha.S10L00180019106%Papoo Guardian Mob Pill ; Yellow Papoo Stage 2 Finished
    1379.1964 KP Brown PapooSha.S30L & Sha.S10L00280024084%---
    1380.2688 KP Brown PapooCas.PEnB6L & Sha.S30L00390028072%Brown Papoo Stage 2 Finished
    1381.5095 KP Village BoarAML.15L & Cas.PEnB6L02090176084%Global (11) ; Max. 196 HP ; Village Boar Stage 2 Finished
    1382.4890 KP Grey PapooCas.PEnB6L01050124118%Global (32) ; Grey Papoo Stage 2 Finished
    1383.2111 KP Wild BoarAML.35L & AML.15L03420377110%Village Boar Stage 1 Finished ; Level 36 Evader
    1384.6967 KP Red PapooAML.10L & Cas.PEnB6L02030183090%Red Papoo Stage 2 Finished
    1385.8416 KP Red PapooAML.10L & Cas.PEnB6L02410221092%Global (11, 14) ; Red Papoo Stage 3 Finished
    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,8%
    Ranged : 8,4%
    Total decay: 383k PED
    Total loot: 352k PED
    Result: 91,8%
    Ardorj :pompus::rage::blackeye::battleroar::coldfeet::artist::bawling:
     

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