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Watch This IFN NEEDS YOU

Discussion in 'Missions' started by Dylan | Arkadia, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Michael

    Michael Member

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    First off a big gz to T79x and vproto !

    I find it amazing that for such a long mission chain with a good part of it on a 20hr restart that you both finished within 9 hrs of each other. That is commitment ! It will be interesting to see how fast others reach lieutenant rank . Long time for me :(
    I hope you get your ship's soon :biggrin2:

    ps: What base are you assigned to if you don't mind me asking :)
     
  2. vproto

    vproto New User

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    I am at Repulse.
     
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  3. Sniqs

    Sniqs Active Member

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    To clear this up a little: the differences would be much larger if not for breaks in the mission chain. Stage IX was only introduced with patch 2015.6.0 early November while the fastest were already done with Stage VIII and had to wait for the next stage. That gave everyone else some time to catch up. In other words, many people started Stage IX at the same time regardless of the difference there was before. That said, I'm still amazed at the speed that you guys are going. I'm doing one every day and I'm a week behind you even though I started Stage IX as soon as it was available. You must be doing one every 20 hours all the time.
     
  4. Dan59

    Dan59 Active Member

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    Discovery...
    Something is bugged either with IFN missions or with Smuggler warehouse missions.
    IFN Private have 400 HP.
    IFN Corporal have 800 HP.
    IFN colonel have 3000 HP.
    IFN missions don't give HP so or is bug or IFN soldiers from Warehouse did missions on some other planet with more generous rewards.
    Or Smuggler missions are buged as Warehouse soldiers ( probably not IFN soldiers but Aliens) do not drop loot for HP they have.
     
  5. vproto

    vproto New User

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    Actually, the wait period seems to be 19 hours and 55 min. If you are logged out and log back in 5 min or less before the 20th hour, you can get the mission. Must be a 5 min "grace" period.
     
  6. MaxHecWalker

    MaxHecWalker Active Member

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    So the fastest someone could get a dropship cert is 285.8 days, and doing the mission at the same time (er daily so every 24hrs) would take 343 days. Anyways I was MIA from EU since August so still only Sgt and on thieves now.
    But will dropships will still be available after the A-Team initially releases them. Or still available to those of us who started dailys before dropship-release (or perhaps signed up for IFN before 2015) are grandfathered to be eligible to get one.
    Hopefully an Official can comment on this? [​IMG]


    PS. I'd grind dailys for one of those all black IFN Tanks we see at Resolute FB instead... ;) :p
     
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  7. vproto

    vproto New User

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    Well, now I am captain of my fabulous dropship .... certificate. Somehow, it is not as exciting as I imagined it would be.

    Moving on.

    60 days of Enforcers to go and we are out of oratan prospector maturities. I wonder what happens then.
     
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  8. Morgoth

    Morgoth Member

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    I love this mission chain and the idea behind it that is rpg driven, my biggest issue is doing the mission.

    I am on stage 4 at the moment, and everytime I show up to do my mission there is almost no thieves spawned and I have to clear the whole spawn before I start seeing a decent amount to knock down for my mission. I know this isn't on arkadia staff in anyway, but I also notice several green dots on my radar near the boarder picking off thieves. I call it cherry picking, everyone has they're own term, but it really screws up the spawn and forces people that only want to play a few hours a day on the weekend to grind down the whole bunch.

    It would be nice if the mission had a 24 hour time limit or something like that simply because it would cut down on players unwilling to cycle the mobs in the area till the mission is done, because most cherry pickers do the mission 2 days to 1 day in mission or more.
     
  9. DaughterOfAnarchy

    DaughterOfAnarchy Active Member

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    For people with limited time, not willing to either spend tons of time "cherry picking" or killing tons of mobs to force respawn, there's the option to get to the secret smuggler camp instance, where you find exactly 100 mobs of your needed maturity (cost to enter instance is in arkoins and identical in value with the mission reward in UA).
     
  10. Morgoth

    Morgoth Member

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    ya done that once, wasn't as much fun, and I like the diversity. To me it's like trail mix, everything in the proper portion is nice, but then you get those bastards that steal all the peanut m&m's out, and it's meh ;P

    Guess not many others are having issues with this so it's not a big deal.
     
  11. vproto

    vproto New User

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    I feel your pain. When everyone kills their fair share of all maturities, then everyone benefits. I understand though if you only have enough ammo for 100 kills and unlimited time and patience, you will do what you need to do.
    I can say that the higher the maturity, the less this is a problem.
    I also agree that the instance is not very satisfying for the cost. I have not done it for several months.
     
  12. wournos

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    I disagree with the time limit for those who cherry pick. We cherry pick for different reasons, mine being that it is such a loss economically to kill more than I have to. Then again, I stopped the IFN mission until further notice because of the loss.
     
  13. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    Can you list the Stage and rank from each stage.
    Stage I - Lance Corporal
    Stage II - Corporal
    Stage III - Sergeant
    Stage IV - Staff Sergeant etc etc

    And which stage gives the Dropship certificate
     
  14. Sniqs

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    You can find what you need in this thread: http://arkadiaforum.com/threads/oratan-prospector.11545/ Unfortunately the initial post hasn't been updated in a while but the rest of the info is in posts 169-171. You get the Dropship Certificate once you finish mission IX (i.e. when you get promoted to Lieutenant).
     
  15. vproto

    vproto New User

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    Here are the rather interesting results of the Bravado reward for the steps of the Oratan Payback mission XII:
    OratanPaybackXII_Reward.png
    Reward started about 1.8, peaked around iteration 30 at 2.06, then declined steadily to 1.84.
    It was a little disappointing when the trend started back down.

    Mission XIII appears to have a reward of Melee Combat starting at about 3.9 or so.
    It will be interesting to see if it follows the same curve.
     
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  16. Haruto Rat

    Haruto Rat Active Member

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    The reward for Oratan Payback III (bandits) is now ~0.11 PED Rifle.
     
  17. Sniqs

    Sniqs Active Member

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    @vproto
    Can you post what the requirements are for Mission XIII? Still Slashers but higher maturity?
     
  18. vproto

    vproto New User

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    Oratan Payback Mission XIII
    Kill 100 Oratan Slasher Menace, Rogue, Villian, Fiend or Enforcer.
    Repeat every 20 hours for 60 days.
     
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  19. Sniqs

    Sniqs Active Member

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    Thanks!
     
  20. Dan59

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    Is counter on XIII fixed or it restart every few days?
     

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