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What's the point?

Discussion in 'Treasure Hunting' started by slither, May 29, 2012.

  1. slither

    slither Active Member

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    So far treasure hunting just appears to be another way to mine different ores.

    Is there's anything else to it than just digging up stackables to be used in crafting?
     
  2. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Banned

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    I'm afraid that's pretty much it. Also has non stackables like weapons and armours but apart from that no change to existing gameplay.
     
  3. nirfu

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    Information is key! Don't base your oppinion on just one source of information.

    The point is that you know can find UL items while mining. The point is that we get another part of the treasure hunt that the whole Arkadia planet idea evolves around. The point is that we will be part of the story line. The point is with this new feature we take another step towards a planet that isn't the same as al the others, this is not just a Calypso copy anymore, it is Arkadia!

    Hopefully this new stackable resources will be used to craft items that later helps us reach the underground area, that is said to be HUGE!
     
  4. Futurama

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    So, you were really expecting anything better? (at least from the start, might change for better in the future).
     
  5. slither

    slither Active Member

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    I never saw this in the update notes, I guess u have to read every post ever made by the boss if you're going to understand what's going on.
     
  6. Three

    Three Active Member

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    This has prob. been answered already, but does anyone know if you can amplify, TH?
     
  7. TimUnleashed

    TimUnleashed Forum Official Pro Users

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    I don't reckon you'd have to read everything to know these things, but I think that if you do you should be rewarded with more knowledge.

    In this case, I don't think reading the VU notes should be much of a stretch for most players.

    Also, here's the press release which might shed some light on things.

    While we're at it, here's the latest video, well worth watching.

    [video=youtube;0wX5MifYV3s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wX5MifYV3s&feature=g-all-c[/video]

    Finally, if you DO want to read every post by the boss, there's a really handy button for it on the "PLAYER ESSENTIALS" box on the right side of the home page of the forum, under the heading "Developer Posts". You can even read all Cyrus' posts there too!

    Hope that helps mate!
     
  8. Kimmi

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    But are there any new game play features?
     
  9. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    It prints money. happy? :)
     
  10. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    Yes you can
     
  11. XeroX

    XeroX Active Member Pro Users

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    I really like the addition of ul item finds to treasure hunting. It gets the spirit across much better than just materials. I am just afraid they'll be about as rare as OOTOs. lol I think some more gameplay mechanics involved than just drop probe -> digg it up wouldd've been nice. However this forum is not really the right place for complaints about that as the Arkadia Studios don't have the ability to implement them.
     
  12. AdeW

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    The way I look at it is the download I'm doing at the moment is 700Mb, just for Arkadia - that's way more than just few ores & some new UL gear....

    ...I see it as there's Mb's and Mb's more fun coming our way!!
     
  13. nirfu

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    Once again, read the VU notes!

    Each item needs textures, models, animations, etc. New places and houses also ned textures and models. So 700MB is exactly what u should expect of a big update like this.
     
  14. Futurama

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    Haven't seen any info on someone actually looting anything. Not yet available? Uber rare?
     
  15. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    what would be cool is if you activated a mission train when you discovered a certain item while treasure hunting.
     
  16. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    I think you should be able to loot item from Treasure hunting when you get a sooto, so yeah I think it should be pretty rare, especially in the current sooto rate :p
    I think some people thought they will find items easily in treasure hunting, but I think people should think this way that it is like hunting a mob costs you 1.5 ped each, you don't get unlimited item in every hunting run right? Arkadia team stats that you stand a chance to loot unlimited item from treasure hunting, not means you will loot one right after the release of treasure hunting, come on it is UNLIMITED Item so it must be rare for sure. So more patience people. :p
     
  17. Wistrel

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    Well I'd have given the odds of TH being nothing more than more expensive mining (which is exactly what everyone really wanted and has been requested frequently for years) at around 95% probability. Obviously will have to wait and see on the feed back as to if this is really the case.... but I can't have been the only one watching the promo vid anxiously awaiting something cool looking for the treasure hunting section at the end, only to think "Oh... it really IS just mining".

    Still, I read the interview about the update with DD and was very pleased to see how much emphasis was being placed on the ability to do ALL THREE types of mining at once thus maximising expenditure in the minimum possible time. If there's one thing I've been reading over the last 8 years about PE, is how excessively long it takes to blow through ones ped.

    Wistrel
     
  18. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    Lol, well personally i like being able to spend peds faster on mining without having to use an amp. Treasure hunting is basically a free unlimited amp in my opinion. Even though most treasures will be tt stuff for the next few months.
     
  19. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Let's hope that the chance of finding the new UL items is not as low as finding a smuggler item. People have cycled hundreds of thousands of peds and never found a smuggler item. That's a bit different than saying "you don't get an unlimited item in every hunting run"....
     
  20. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    Off course nobody knows for sure, but i guess the changes will be about the same (extremely low). If it was common it wouldn't be treasure and prices of the items would drop to tt-value because supply is too high.

    Anothing thing not a lot of people seem to notice yet is that the markup of treasures will soon be close to non-existant, because there isn't anything useful to craft with treasures.
     

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