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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!
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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.
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    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 #1373 - #1385:
    #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%Wild 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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    I admit, I have mixed feelings about Next Island (and by extend Ancient Greece). I didn't had high expectations about this planets, and while at some point it does better there are also some issues that start to drive me nuts.

    Let's go over them case by case (or hunt by hunt).
    First one, I started hunting Sharks off the coast of Crystal Cove. What they did good, in my opinion is that they made the water very shallow. This gives the Sharks the appearance to swim on the water, or just below the surface and that makes for much easier hunting.
    I also scored a very nice global that first hunt, so I'm happy with them. It was a short lived moment of positive results, only the follow up Mountain Boars were a positive likewise.
    Shark 001.jpg Shark 002.jpg Shark 003.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-20 20-27-25.jpg

    After those I did four small hunts, in terms of time, on Storm Drakes. Entropedia has their damage listed as 100% Electric, but this is wrong. First I thought I would do fine with my Thunderbird (50 Electric protection), but I was still getting send to the revival with all my subatomic particles. So, I thought I need to add some more electric protection with my 6B plates (+12), but it didn't had the result I was hoping for. I then tested all my plates for decay:
    6A = none
    5D = very little
    5B = a bit
    6D = yes
    Viceroy = little
    Yeah, my notes aren't any more specific, it's bad, I know. But at the very least we can draw a few conclusions. 1) Storm Drakes do no Penetration & Burn. 2) Storm Drakes do 1 to 3 of Stab, Cut & Impact. 3) They do indeed also a lot of Electric.
    For me Thunderbird + 5B feels like the best option. I can get a damage reflected by a young, yet on Guardians I can get hit for 40-50 at a time.

    I also got two other pleasanties during these four small Storm Drake hunts.
    Tier 10 Genesis Blizzard (L).jpg
    Yeah! Another tier HOF rofl. :roflmao:
    In fact, I got tier HOFs for the Genesis Blizzard (L) from 7 to 10 (I missed the first).
    Tier 8 Genesis Blizzard (L).jpg Tier 9 Genesis Blizzard (L).jpg Tier 10-b Genesis Blizzard (L).jpg
    And the one you see in the bigger picture above also gave me my first Storm Drake global. A little one, but still funny.
    Storm Drake 001.jpg

    And a later hunt I got to this milestone:
    Level 40 BLP Sniper (Hit).jpg

    And with a better global that hunt too. And yet another of these small hunts more I finished S1.
    Storm Drake 002.jpg Stage 1 Storm Drake.jpg

    All combined, these four Storm Drake hunts were a disaster though with a 72% return.
    And one more thing that I want to add about these kind of mob: I didn't like hunting them. At all. Often they end up right above me and I have to walk back a few meters before I can get them in front of me. Because otherwise I just can't hit them or I'm in a continuous pirouette that makes me nausiating.
    And way too often they drop a fresh one on top of me too. When hunting Korwils I have the same problem, but then I can get into my Dragonfly and land a short distance away. Here the landscape is different, it's more like massive rocks blocking my way where as there are hills where the Korwils live.
    And of course, the layout of the land also makes it impossible to tag about half of them from afar. Way to go. :muted:

    Then I went back to the Sharks to complete S2, and got some nice globals along the way too.
    Shark 004.jpg Shark 005.jpg Shark 006.jpg Shark 007.jpg Shark 008.jpg Stage 2 Shark.jpg

    I died a few times when hunting the Sharks and one time I revived somewhere near Paradise Landing near an NPC who had some more of the beginner's missions for me. I did them after the Sharks, I had to hunt 250 of each kind of Papoo and the reward was very great: 1 full point of Agility!
    I didn't even knew Next Island has a mission for Agility too. It's called the Simian Problem by the way. As far as I know now only Calypso and Next Island has them. Now, to be honest, I think that the reward is too high for what you have to do here on NI. On the other hand, on Caly I think that you have to do too much again to get the Agility. 10.000 Bone Samples is near impossible to loot in any decent amount of time, in my opinion, since that's somewhere around 75.000 Punies killed.
    I wish Arkadia would get something similar. The work one needs to do should be somewhere in between those of NI and Caly. Say, a (chain of) mission(s) that can be resonably done in a week. Perhaps a mission to do n amounts of damage on any critter with 50 HP or less. Or maybe a combined mission of hunting, mining and crafting? I don't know. And while we're at it, can it be a Stanima reward, please?! :whistling:

    Another rant I want to make is about NI's killpoints. It's just not logic, there are mobs out there where young, adult and old all give 10 points ; provider and guardian give 11 or 12 points ; dominant maybe 13? Storm Drakes are a good example of this. Just make it a kill 100 of this mission, not such a stupid killpoint mission when a maturity that is something like twice as hard only gives 1 or 2 more points.
    Well, this will be fixed soon of course when Codex comes to Next Island as well, but I just wanted to have it said.

    Goals:
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (6.746 of 10.000).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.20 of 30.00).
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26).

    Hunting weapons:
    AML.15LArMatrix LB-15 (L)
    AML.30LArMatrix LB-30 (L)
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Gen.Bli.LGenesis Blizzard (L)
    Gen.Ice.ELMGenesis Icerage E.L.M Edition (L)
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    I've also looked at the returns per weapons that I promised, for a bit.
    It seems to me that there isn't much to say about it. I get good and bad results from them all. Doesn't really matter if I amp a weapon or not, if it's (L) or unL, if it's mêlée, ranged or mindforce, if it's maxed-out or an old-skool no-SIB L100 weapon.
    Still, I do want to make a more detailed analysis in the future.

    Hunts #1386 - #1395:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1386.2003 KP SharkCas.CM4+MTA607821003128%Global (247, 86, 69) ; Shark Stage 1 Finished
    1387.4884 KP Mountain BoarAML.30L & AML.15L05670592104%Global (27, 25, 27, 28) ; Mountain Boar Stage 2 Finished
    1388.248 KP Storm DrakeGen.Bli.L+MTA604720249053%---
    1389.150 KP Storm DrakeGen.Bli.L+MTA602760232084%Global (79)
    1390.351 KP Storm DrakeCas.CM4+MTA605710511089%Global (198) ; Level 40 BLP Sniper (Hit)
    1391.251 KP Storm DrakeCas.CM4+MTA603760231061%Storm Drake Stage 1 Finished
    1392.1992 KP SharkGen.Ice.ELM+MTA607950713090%Global (76, 107)
    1393.2005 KP SharkGen.Ice.ELM+MTA607970843106%Global (63, 93, 100) ; Shark Stage 2 Finished
    1394.Many differentDifferent Weapons00630061097%---
    1395.Many differentDifferent Weapons01520132087%The Simian Problem Finished


    I've also traveled to Ancient Greek during one of my wanderings of Next Island.
    I'm impressed by the scenery, but that's about it. I wanted to do a good sized hunt on the Gorgons, but I can't be bothered to go crafting with materials that I first have to craft from another blueprint.
    ah well, the money I spend on AGS is a failed investment anyhow, so not going to spend much time and PEDs on it any more.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-18 21-30-30.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-18 21-36-31.jpg

    I also found a museum somewhere on Next Island. It has items, pets (like the L.A.R.A. with loot collection buff), holograms of the different fractions from the 1st wave settlers, statues of some of the mobs and other things.
    I think this is a cool concept (hint A-Team!)
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-18 21-17-49.jpg

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,7%
    Ranged : 8,4%
    Total decay: 388k PED
    Total loot: 356k PED
    Result: 91,8%
    Ardorj :eek::depressed::wideyed::battleroar::cyclops::cat::borg:
     
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    This update starts with me doing two more runs for Next Island starters missions. I've been to most teleporters now, I think. Even one that is stupidly placed high on top of a mountain, with no way of getting there, except flying or using the TP itself. I've discoverd two LAs and enjoyed some of the scenery in the northwest (as nice as the starters area in the southeast in my opinion). I've even taken on the miner's mission with the free NI tools.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-22 11-44-28.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-22 21-21-12.jpg

    I've seen a lot of spots of Wild & Mountain Boars along the way. (They seem to be everywhere.) I thought to finish the current mission of Wild Boars quickly and then move on to something else. But I was wrong. The place I went to was mixed with the Mountain Boars. I only noticed it way late in the hunt, because NI is imcompetent enough not to make them at least a bit different. Or they just don't care.
    I got a good global too, when I did find a good spot of Wild Boars.
    Wild Boar 001.jpg Stage 2 Wild Boar.jpg

    For the NEO mission I had to kill a Storm Drake Prowler at the end. A socmate, NewEra helped me with this mission and healing me on the Storm Drake. First an Alpha to see how that goes. It went good!
    Storm Drake 003.jpg

    The last mob to hunt on Next Island for me were the Great White Sharks. Ofcourse, in outer appearance a copy-paste job of the other Sharks.
    What annoyed me immensely was that far too often one got stuck somewhere. At one hunt I even sort of rage quitted, because one Shark just wouldn't come lose. Yet two more spawned to bite my in the arse and sended me to revival. I jumped back in the water, only now I got stuck myself. T-out (60 seconds go by so slow like that). Jump back in, 2-3 more shots at the Shark that still couldn't move a millimeter before those other two smelled my blood again.
    I got a few nice globals on them, but still the loot was terrible.
    Great White Shark 001.jpg Great White Shark 002.jpg Great White Shark 003.jpg Stage 1 Great White Shark.jpg
    Failed planet!

    Saturday late in the evening I came back to Arkadia! And the Badger's greeted me with more bad loot, hell yeah!
    At least now I'm at a planet that I like lol.
    Badger_710R 004.jpg Badger_710R 005.jpg Badger_710R 006.jpg

    Because we still have no idea when Codex comes to Arkadia, I've decided on a different approach. I pick one mob at random, hunt them for 3-5 times and then I switch to something else. I will have made some progress in the current missions that way, if nothing else.

    Goals:
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    65. Completed! Visit Next Island & Ancient Greece and spend 10.000 PED (10.000).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.24 of 30.00).
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26).
    71. New! Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000). I might have to visit Monria too. I've heard good things about this place, and the horns of Zagidol (spelling?) will be great to have as well.

    Hunting weapons:
    AML.15LArMatrix LB-15 (L)
    AML.25LArMatrix LB-25 (L)
    AML.30LArMatrix LB-30 (L)
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Cas.PEnB6LCastorian Pioneer EnBlade-6 E.L.M Edition (L)
    Gen.Cor.LGenesis Corroder (L)
    Gen.Ice.ELMGenesis Icerage E.L.M Edition (L)
    Gen.Ici.LGenesis Icicle (L)
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1396 - #1406:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1396.Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons00860079092%---
    1397.Many differentAML.30L & AML.15L00550044079%---
    1398.1470 KP Wild BoarAML.30L & AML.15L03260348107%Global (80)
    1399.2027 KP Wild BoarAML.25L & Cas.PEnB6L03450336097%Wild Boar Stage 2 Finished
    1400.31 KP Storm DrakeGCas.CM4+MTA600600150251%Global (131) ; Healed by NewEra ; New Elysian Order Training Finished
    1401.752 KP Great White SharkGen.Ice.ELM+MTA606400519081%Global (115)
    1402.1211 KP Great White SharkGen.Ice.ELM+MTA610820800074%Global (73, 132) ; Great White Shark Stage 1 Finished ; 2000 Medicine
    1403.1043 KP Great White SharkCas.CM4+MTA608670572066%---
    1404.1353 KP Badger_710RGen.Ice.ELM+MTA605200457088%Global (54)
    1405.1633 KP Badger_710RGen.Cor.L+MTA6 & Gen.Ici.L06170382062%2800 Diagnosis
    1406.3262 KP Badger_710RCas.CM4+MTA611941125094%Global (153, 99)
    And lastly, my results of the weapon conparising is here at last!
    I've removed all weapons for this if I did only 1-3 hunts with it. Then I compared in four different ways.

    #ReturnStd. Dv.# of weapons
    Mêlée91,960,3343
    Ranged92,930,2808
    MindForce92,770,4233
    First table: the difference between the three main types. Mêlée is obvious on the losing end here, and I think it has to do with the increase of armour and healing decay that is only partly given back in the loot. Ranged and MindForce are almost the same to each other, and show a lot of overlap with their standard deviations. Wich is further proof that using any kind of range (rifle or mindforce) is better, because of the decrease in defense costs.

    #ReturnStd. Dv.# of weapons
    Amped (all)91,910,3848
    No Amp (all)93,390,3036
    Amped (same weapons)90,820,5606
    No Amp (same weapons)95,100,2706
    Second table: the difference between amping a weapon and not. Curious to see that not using an amp gives me better results by ~1,5%. For the second part I only compared those weapons of wich I've done hunts both with and without amps. So as to remove any small weapons that I wouldn't amp any way ; and other weapons that I've used a couple of hunts with in the same setup. Here the difference is even more profound with ~5%.
    I don't have an explanation ready yet. Most of these amps are unlimited, so it isn't the markup that I'm paying that makes it worse of. Amping makes a weapon do more dmg/sec, wich has always been considered a good thing.
    You know what, I'm asking MindArk about this. Stay tuned.

    #ReturnStd. Dv.# of weapons
    SIB (L)091,390,3055
    unL Maxed091,450,3927
    L100 old102,010,5902
    Third table: the difference between limited weapons that (had) SIB, unlimited weapons that I've (almost) maxed-out and old unlimited weapons with no SIB that are maxed at level 100. The first two are very close together, just as Ranged and MindForce are in the first table. Going with unlimited old skool weapons are better with more then 10%!
    And the stangest part of all is what those weapon setups are: 1) Castorian Combat EnBlade-13 Mentor Edition + Trauma 6 ; 2) Katsuichi Determination, SGA Edition + Trauma 6. While both mêlée and amping has pulled the shortest straw in the other two tables, here it is king.
    This might be explained because there is one hunt in there with >480%. When I remove that hunt it drops to 90,95%. But then, I did get that good of a result with the Combat EnBlade-13 ME and not with any other weapon. So, just maybe using those kind of weapons isn't all that bad if you care to take the risk? I mean, I did had quite bad results with these two babies as well, and the Katsuichi SGA is at an average return of 81,7%. Still, 1 in 5 hunt was a positive return ... I've only recorded 5 hunts with it.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,7%
    Ranged : 8,4%
    Total decay: 394k PED
    Total loot: 361k PED
    Result: 91,7%
    Ardorj :bawling::punch::chicken::battleroar::drowning::droid::writing:
     
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    I think I have a lot to unpack today.
    Let's start with my reply from support. I asked them the following questions:

    - Is it true and expected to have worse results when using an amped weapon?
    - Do your data show the same kind of results for me?
    - What is the benefit of using an amplifier, if not a better overall return?

    1. I never stated in my Support Case that I'm "so displeased" with EU. I added a link to this blog, in wich I talk about my issues with Next Island. But that is a Planet Partner's handling of the job, not MA. (Unless the fault of the invisible outpost lies 100% with MA and not NI). Eventhough, I still love MA and Ark and Caly and Toulan too.

    2. Accepted and understandable that they can't discuss all the in-world balance. Still, I would have been more satisfied with them at the very least answerings one of the above mentionted questions that I asked them.

    3. They replied quickly, I must grant them that. I failed to mention that in my feedback to them, so MA-support if you read it, know this too! :thumbsup:


    Stage 2 Badger_710R.jpg
    I did one more Badger hunt, completing Stage 2. I did the last 1k killpoints on the bigger Badgers, apart from the MK10s I can handle them pretty well I think. The result was horrible, unfortuatly.

    Speaking of terrible results. The next four hunts were Aakas-key runs. I did keys #1, #2 and #3. Two out of four hunts had a return of less then 70%. One profit, thanks to a Dehera global. I've also completed Ubo Stage 4.
    2020-10-01 -- Aakas Defender 29 PED a.jpg Dehera Sentinel 006.jpg Stage 4 Ubo.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-29 22-27-28.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-09-30 21-27-52.jpg

    And now: sunshine! :cool:
    Bokols are smiling on me. I end this update with three positive hunts in a row!
    The last hunt was a "team-hunt' with a socmate where we both hunted our own mobs. He, Eddy, went for Zaduls, Osteloks and Tiaraks and I stayed with the Bokols. Also, I've used an ArMatrix rifle for the first time. I've been critical about ArMatrix mêlée, yet I must admit that this rifle is great.
    2020-10-01 -- Bokol Young 22 PED b.jpg 6300 Clubs.jpg Bokol 016.jpg Bokol 017.jpg Bokol 018.jpg Bokol 019.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-02 10-45-46.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-02 20-5-26.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-02 20-45-37.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-02 21-8-42.jpg

    Goals:
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.27 of 30.00).
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26).
    71. Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000).

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    AMB.30LArMatrix BC-30 (L)
    Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    +Be8Bullseye 8
    +FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
    +Long4Longreach 4
    +MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier 4
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1407 - #1414:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1407.1005 KP Badger_710RCas.CM4+MTA602590138053%Badger_710R Stage 2 Finished
    1408.A) 4 Dehera Sentinel & 4 Magurg Female ; B) 352 Rakta & 112 Ubo & 239 YarrijakA) Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 ; B) Different Mêlée Weapons01180071060%5100 Dexterity
    1409.A) 7 Dehera Sentinel & 7 Magurg Female ; B) 616 Rakta & 196 Ubo & 419 YarrijakA) Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 ; B) Different Mêlée Weapons02100225107%Global (84) ; Arkace Sideboard
    1410.A) 3 Dehera Sentinel & 3 Magurg Female & 48 Dehera Defender; B) 192 Rakta & 354 Ubo & 296 YarrijakA) Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 ; B) Different Mêlée Weapons02580162063%Ubo Stage 4 Finished
    1411.A) 3 Dehera Sentinel & 3 Magurg Female & 96 Dehera Defender ; B) 219 Rakta & 549 Ubo & 261 YarrijakA) Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 ; B) Different Mêlée Weapons03830344090%Global (29) ; 7500 Longblades
    1412.600 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA408360868104%Global (22, 31, 47) ; 2x Melee Trauma Amplifier 2 (L) ; 6300 Clubs
    1413.400 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir+MTA405520629114%Global (96) ; Melee Trauma Amplifier 2 (L)
    1414.725 BokolAMB.30L+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 & Aak.Fir+MTA409920997101%Global (31, 50, 42)
    Hunting Bokols goes faster then I thought it would. I'm now already over 10% into Stage 5, so just maybe I can complete this too before Codex comes. And when we get a timely announcement of say 3 weeks to a month. Because otherwise, I will switch to yet another mob in a few more hunts.

    As for the question of "to amp, or not to amp?", I'm thinking about doing a small experiment for that. But right now, I have more pressing goals to attent to. Such as getting a good progress in all the current stages.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Mindforce : 7,6%
    Ranged : 8,5%
    Total decay: 397k PED
    Total loot: 365k PED
    Result: 91,7%
    Ardorj :barefoot::beaver::snaphappy::battleroar::singing::laugh::cow:
     
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    The good returns continued for more hunts.
    I don't know why, it's not like I've done anything different then before. And also, just as quickly as it came, it disappeared again. But I liked it, while it lasted. This wave, if you want to call it. I've also missed one hunt, because I closed the sheet before saving it. It was the first of the Mutated Madana hunts, so in fact it's more like positive Kiana hunts, two bad MuMa's, one more great hunt. And then it dropped once again.

    Kiana, that was fantastic. Got lots of good globals and good returns.
    Kiana 005.jpg Kiana 006.jpg Kiana 007.jpg Kiana 008.jpg Kiana 009.jpg Kiana 010.jpg Kiana 011.jpg Kiana 012.jpg Kiana 013.jpg Kiana 014.jpg Kiana 015.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-03 21-35-15.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-03 21-45-56.jpg Stage 3 Kiana.jpg

    Mutated Madana ... wow! :wtf:
    Mutated Madana 007.jpg
    This has now become my new #1 HOF of 878 PEDs! The four HOFs that are bigger then the failed 571 Snablesnot from 2008 are all from 2020. And then there are 8 more on the highest globals on Tracker, making 2020 already, in Entropia, the best year for me. And likewise, my expectations of getting a solo Über is no longer at the bare minimum.

    The other globals, most came from this same hunt, were quite good as well.
    Mutated Madana 004.jpg Mutated Madana 005.jpg Mutated Madana 006.jpg Mutated Madana 008.jpg Mutated Madana 009.jpg Mutated Madana 010.jpg Stage 1 Mutated Madana.jpg

    Last mob I'm on right now is the IFN Defense Bots. I've finished S3 and will do so for S4 later this weekend. They are a stringly to give a global right now, but they had one and it was good.
    IFN Defense Bot 002.jpg Stage 3 IFN Defense Bot.jpg

    Goals:

    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.34 of 30.00).
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26).
    71. Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000).

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    AMB.30LArMatrix BC-30 (L)
    Cas.CB.13MECastorian Combat EnBlade-13 Mentor Edition
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Pir.BR27LPiron PBR-27 (L)
    Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
    +Be1LBullseye I (L)
    +Be2LBullseye II (L)
    +Be8Bullseye 8
    +Hs3LHeadshot III (L)
    +Long4Longreach 4
    +MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier 4
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1415 - #1424:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1415.275 BokolAMB.30L+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 & Aak.Fir+MTA403560338095%Global (21, 22)
    1416.325 KianaCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA612101660137%Global (86, 137, 164, 76, 72) ; 4500 BLP Weaponry Technology ; 4500 Skinning
    1417.275 KianaCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA610291183115%Global (213, 62, 151, 70) ; Level 52 One Handed Clubber (Hit)
    1418.100 KianaCas.CB.13ME & Son.Cor+MTA604340481111%Global (62, 57) ; Piron PLR-27 (L) ; Kiana Stage 3 Finished
    1419.1773 KP Mutated MadanaCas.CM4+MTA606170495080%Global (106) ; Max. 197 HP
    1420.4196 KP Mutated MadanaCas.CM4+MTA614682215151%HOF (878) ; Global (87, 96, 52, 71) ; Piron PLP-47 (L) ; Mutated Madana Stage 1 Finished
    1421.4415 KP Mutated MadanaCas.CM4+MTA615511174076%Global (72) ; Level 34 Paramedic
    1422.08183 KP IFN Defense BotPir.BR27L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L06040421070%Level 41 BLP Sniper (Hit) ; Level 19 Robot Looter
    1423.11613 KP IFN Defense BotSon.Cor+MTA6 & Aak.Fir08030630078%Piron PLP-12 (L) ; IFN Defense Bot Stage 3 Finished
    1424.15574 KP IFN Defense BotSon.Cor+MTA6 & Aak.Fir10841030095%Global (95) ; Canis Shin Guards (M) ; Level 52 Knifefighter (Dmg) ; 6000 Shortblades
    There's troubling and scary days, weeks and months ahead of us folks.
    Let's, at the very least, try to create a positive fibe in the Entropia Universe. Cheers all.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 84,0%
    Ranged : 8,5%
    Mindforce : 7,4%
    Total decay: 407k PED
    Total loot: 374k PED
    Result: 92,1%
    Ardorj :borg::barefoot::woot::battleroar::roflmao::shifty::cold:
     
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    Things are looking good now, with lots of positive returns happening lately.
    If only I knew what could trigger them o_O

    First a big IFN Bot hunt, where I managed to finish Stage 4 as well.
    Stage 4 IFN Defense Bot.jpg

    After that I went back to the Bokol. A small change in my hunting style (again!) I now do 3-5 hunts on a random mob, and then 3 hunts on Bokol. Thereby I hope to finish their Stage 5 before Codex comes. And if now, then all is fine too.
    However, this cycle got spoiled after the second Bokol hunt. One night I couldn't sleep, and so I found myself hunting small Osteloks with kitchen knives. After the 3rd Bokol I flew to the Moon for two Oompa/ Warhound hunts. Finishing Stage 4 Oompa, otherwise pretty daft runs. Got back again for a 2nd Ostelok hunt. And then I did three Bokol hunts, in a row this time.
    Stage 4 Oompa.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-14 9-33-33.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-14 11-13-55.jpg

    Also, I'm not that much into the knowledge of the BLP Rifles and all the different weapons available. I've bought two Piron PBP-32 (L), thinking that I would get two rifles. But no, these are the pistol (Piron BLP Pistol). Ah well, at least it gave me BLP skills. Another two hunts were with a Piron PLR-27 (L), knowing full well that this is laser (Piron Laser Rifle). I looted it myself and since it didn't sell on Auction I thought I might as well use it. And hey, at least it gave me Rifle skills lol. I used a Kinetic Attack Nanochip 7 (L) as a tagger on the last Bokol hunt. Finally getting to work a little bit harder now on maxing out the Kinetic 10 (L).
    2020-10-15 -- Bokol Young 30 PED c.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-12 9-22-36.jpg Bokol 020.jpg Bokol 021.jpg Bokol 022.jpg Bokol 023.jpg Bokol 024.jpg

    Talking about my personal ...
    Goals:
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1). - On hold till Codex comes, then Stage 6 Wombana will be high on my priority list.
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000). - Same goes for the Caraboks, I might do them as soon as Codex is here on Ark.
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.52 of 30.00). - Slowly going up.
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (21 of 26). - Same, going slow at the moment.
    71. Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000). - This has yet a very low priority. I expect that we have Codex around new years eve. If not, I might go to Monria in January or February.

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Pir.BP32LPiron PBP-32 (L)
    Pir.LR27LPiron PLR-27 (L)
    Isi.SB1LIsis LSB 1 (L)
    Isi.SB4LIsis LSB 4 (L)
    Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
    +Be1LBullseye I (L)
    +Be2LBullseye II (L)
    +Hs1LHeadshot I (L)
    +Hs3LHeadshot III (L)
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6


    Hunts #1425 - #1435:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1425.13975 KP IFN Defense BotSon.Cor+MTA6 & Aak.Fir09970756076%Canis Shin Guards (M), Piron PLP-12 (L) ; [System]: Your Songkra Corrosive Dagger has reached tier 1.8 ; IFN Defense Bot Stage 4 Finished
    1426.475 BokolPir.BP32L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L06510609094%Global (60) ; 2600 Aim ; Level 38 BLP Pistoleer (Hit)
    1427.525 BokolPir.BP32L+(Hs3L+Be1L)+Be2L07280764105%Global (69) ; Longreach III (L) ; Bullseye IV (L) ; 3600 Handgun
    1428.4235 KP OstelokIsi.SB4L & Isi.SB1L00400041102%---
    1429.200 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA602630272104%---
    1430.215 Oompa & 125 WarhoundCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA604640350075%Level 37 Animal Looter
    1431.411 Oompa & 247 WarhoundCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA608850698079%Oompa Culling Stage 4 Finished
    1432.2101 KP OstelokIsi.SB4L & Isi.SB1L00220017076%---
    1433.450 BokolPir.LR27L+(Hs1L+Be2L) & Son.Cor06270646103%Global (57) ; Rejoined NBK Rangers ; 800 Zoology ; 3600 Laser Weaponry Technology
    1434.400 BokolPir.LR27L+(Hs1L+Be2L) & Son.Cor05630411073%Level 40 Laser Sniper (Hit)
    1435.650 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir09120963106%Global (54, 66, 30) ; Piron PLR-22 (L) ; Scott & Barlow LR-10 (L) ; Melee Trauma Amplifier 2 (L) ; Level 44 Electro Kinetic (Dmg)
    Yes, I'm back in NBK Rangers. This is the middle soc for players with a moderate amount of skills (50-200k). NBK has been my soc now for over 3 years, and it's the best I've joined yet. :cool:
    I have now joined as a colonel! If you like to join the NBK Family (Army of Natural Born Killers - a top 50 soc), give me a note, hook me up ingame, find another NBK colonel or general, or you can visit thenbk.org

    And now I'm curious what the next round of 3-5 hunts on a random mob will bring me. I haven't rolled the dice yet wich 3 options I have.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,9%
    Ranged : 8,8%
    Mindforce : 7,4%
    Total decay: 413k PED
    Total loot: 380k PED
    Result: 92,0% - hey! That's no fun, despite all the good runs this is dropped my 0,1% point from the last update.
    Ardorj :smilie::jimlad::coldfeet::battleroar::cow::coffee::wink:
     
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    I had these three options: a) Yuka, b) Mutated Hadraada, c) Bokol.
    Yuka is hard to hunt, but have a good reward at the end. Currently that's Intelligence + Athletics for me. But I don't see myself completing it soon, so best to leave that for Codex. Going on yet more Bokol hunts between two other Bokols feels rather lame. So that leaves Mutated Hadraada / Nusul / Zadul. Yet there current and next rewards aren't that exciting (for me).

    I did a total of five of these Mutated hunts. I finished M. Nusul S1 in the first hunt.
    I tried to tag M. Zadul more then the other two on the fourth hunt, so as to progress faster in S2.
    Stage 1 Mutated Nusul.jpg
    The best global came in the second hunt. A 100p M. Zadul, wich brings me to this point: their global rate (and value) seems rather off to me. All hunts costed me well over 1k, with the exception of one. Average cost is ~1230 PED. Yet I only got 1 or 2 globals each hunt. And not the normal 50p sized either, but rather something like a 32p I got one time.
    Mutated Zadul 004.jpg 2020-10-16 -- Mutated Hadraada Young 30 PED a.jpg 2020-10-18 -- Mutated Nusul Young 48 PED a.jpg 2020-10-21 -- Bokol Young 41 PED c.jpg Mutated Hadraada 003.jpg

    Their level is in the lower range (L6 for M. Nusul being the lowest), so that might explain why they don't global for 50 PED and higher much, but they also don't seem to drop mini's in a good quantity. Or items for that matter, I got three of the puny whips in the last hunts (and none whip before that), a small fap and a piece of armour.
    PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-16 22-48-44.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-17 22-58-30.jpg

    I've progressed far enough with the M. Zadul S2 that I can finish that one in two more hunts. M. Hadraada isn't far behind that. So there's that at least to look forward to.

    After my stay at Khorum Coast I went back to the Bokols. Two short hunts, or one big one, or both. The second is 2-3 times larger then the other two lol.
    They made all the woes good again with two solid profit hunts.
    And hell yeah, I got a new rank in Xenobiology! I unlocked this skill together with Butchering in march on Aurli. Butchering is now somewhere over 2k, yet Xenobiology stands at ... see for yourself ...
    110 Xenobiology.jpg

    Goals:

    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.57 of 30.00).
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (22 of 26).
    71. Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000).

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
    +Be8Bullseye 8
    +Long4Longreach 4
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1436 - #1443:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1436.2718 KP Mutated Hadraada & 2692 KP Mutated Nusul & 2436 KP Mutated ZadulCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor12961063082%Global (30) ; Bullseye IV (L) ; Mutated Nusul Stage 1 Finished ; Level 51 Knifefighter (Hit)
    1437.2375 KP Mutated Hadraada & 2146 KP Mutated Nusul & 2416 KP Mutated ZadulCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor11251158103%Global (100) ; GYRO FAP-14 (L) ; Level 35 Electro Kinetic (Hit)
    1438.2979 KP Mutated Hadraada & 2467 KP Mutated Nusul & 3188 KP Mutated ZadulCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor14311230086%Global (48) ; Canis Foot Guards (M) ; Zadul Plush Toy
    1439.1717 KP Mutated Hadraada & 1401 KP Mutated Nusul & 2872 KP Mutated ZadulCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor09780922094%Global (32)
    1440.2134 KP Mutated Hadraada & 2363 KP Mutated Nusul & 2420 KP Mutated ZadulCamo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8 & Aak.Fir13431108083%Global (34, 60) ; 3x Dominax Original Garter, Adjusted (L) ; 3800 Markmanship ; 1600 Treatment ; 4000 Ranged Damage Assessment
    1441.325 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir04380483110%Global (137) ; Longreach III (L) ; Bullseye IV (L) ; 3600 Handgun
    1442.900 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir12051341111%Global (80, 58, 41) ; Melee Trauma Amplifier 2 (L)
    1443.375 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir05070420083%110 Xenobiology
    Like next time, haven't rolled the dice yet for what mobs to hunt. Let's see how it roll in the next week.
    I'm also mining a little bit more lately. Maybe I make a separate mining blog soon, dunno about that yet.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,8%
    Ranged : 8,8%
    Mindforce : 7,4%
    Total decay: 421k PED
    Total loot: 388k PED
    Result: 92,0%
    Ardorj :depressed::bag::chicken::battleroar::blackalien::vomit::android:
     
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    This is a smaller update, with nothing much to say except "omg! What is going on with my returns right now?!" :eek:

    This time my choses where 1) Magurg Male, 2) Sicarius Commander and 3) Yuka.
    I didn't want to go for Yuka for the same reason as last time. I didn't want to go to the Moon very much either. Magurgs I could finish, and although the reward for the currect mission isn't so great, the reward for the next one will be. So a few days later I got it.
    Stage 2 Magurg Male.jpg
    Magurgs are quite fun to hunt. I love the way they look and their attack animations. Stalkers are still a bit out of my league, but that might change soon. I now die maybe once every two Stalkers.
    I'm also quite impressed with their loot. I got a ton of good globals, but then I seem to be on top of a wave anyhow lately.
    Magurg Male 003.jpg Magurg Male 004.jpg Magurg Male 005.jpg Magurg Male 006.jpg Magurg Male 007.jpg Magurg Male 008.jpg Magurg Male 009.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-22 21-37-30.jpg PRINT SCREEN 2020-10-23 8-43-11.jpg

    Before the three Magurg hunts I did a mining run on the island where I've hunted Bokols before. I killed a few Bokols and Ferans, so I guess that was another hunt.
    After I finished S2 Magurg M. I went for a little bit of Ostelok hunting, because it was already getting late and I didn't want to go for a little 50 kill Bokol hunt. The next night I couldn't sleep any more after 4 O'clock and turned on the PC and EU and went for another Ostelok hunt. Small weapons, good enough progress into S5.

    Now I've done two out of the next three Bokol hunts. Both profitable hunts, can't wait to see what the third one brings me.
    Bokol 028.jpg Bokol 029.jpg 2020-10-25 -- Bokol Young 34 PED a.jpg 2020-10-25 -- Bokol Mature 32 PED c.jpg

    I'm making good progress into the last of the IFN missions, but not in my ...

    Goals:
    62. Prove my worth to the Smugglers, Part I (0 of 1).
    68. Finish Carabok Stage 5 (3.750 of 10.000).
    69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (24.59 of 30.00). <-- only one with a tiny increase of 0.02 levels :redface:
    70. Max out Kinetic Attack Nanochip 10 (L) (22 of 26).
    71. Visit Monria and spend 10.000 PED. (0 of 10.000).

    Hunting weapons:
    Aak.FirAakas Fire Dagger
    Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
    Herm.A0LHerman ARK-0 (L)
    Isi.SB1LIsis LSB 1 (L)
    +Be2LBullseye II (L)
    +Hs1LHeadshot I (L)
    +MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6
    Hunts #1436 - #1443:
    #Creature(s)HuntinggearCostsResults%Notes
    1444.90 KP* Many differentDifferent Mêlée Weapons00370034091%---
    1445.73 Magurg MaleCas.CM4+MTA605630557099%Global (52,99)
    1446.125 Magurg MaleCas.CM4+MTA608880864097%Global (51, 102, 108)
    1447.75 Magurg MaleCas.CM4+MTA605440602111%Global (94, 91) ; Piron PBR-32 (L) ; Piron PBP-37 (L) ; Magurg Male Stage 2 Finished
    1448.1403 KP OstelokHerm.A0L+(Hs1L+Be2L)+Be2L & Isi.SB1L00140016115%---
    1449.6997 KP OstelokHerm.A0L+(Hs1L+Be2L)+Be2L & Isi.SB1L00730072099%---
    1450.850 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir11391143100%Global (34, 55, 32) ; Piron PLR-22 (L) ; 2400 Butchering
    1451.850 BokolCas.CM4+MTA6 & Aak.Fir11571174101%Global (64)
    I also want to say that I rather like this new approach I'm having to finishing whatever IFN mission. a) 3x hunts on mob A. b) 3-5x hunts on mob X, Y or Z. c) repeat.

    Halloween Mayhem will also come (?) today or in a few days. I don't think I'm going to attend it, but I know that I'm not immune to changing my habits either. Some friends keep saying that I should try it. Others, however warn me that I'll be at the low end of my skill level.

    Results since tracking:
    Mêlée : 83,8%
    Ranged : 8,8%
    Mindforce : 7,4%
    Total decay: 426k PED
    Total loot: 392k PED
    Result: 92,1%
    Ardorj :p:woot::singing::battleroar::barefoot::thumbsup::greyalien:
     
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