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    This is interesting. So, the more shots you deal to a mob, the more variation the loot has. Then, it's better to use the lowest possible dmg gun with high DPP to kill a mob? since more variation of loot means more chance to get uncommon/rares?
    More variaton in loot does not mean higher chance to get unc/rare. It just means you get less shrap and more other stuff (hopefully with more MU than 1 % - otherwise there's no point hunting for optimal loot). Also, if you overkill way over normal cost (200 %), you will only get shrapnel, nothing else.

    Yes, low damage high DPS is better, because every kill will be a bit cheaper. Less peds cycled to get a multiplier/rare item. Shortblades/handguns are good. BUT, it depends if the mob does a LOT of damage. If it does, and it's a slow mob, a rifle could make the killing cheaper (saves healing/armor decay cost).

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    Thanks for the advice. I set aside buying new UL weapons/amps before due to insane MUs they have, but I can consider A101 in the near future.

    Seeing bad/good mobs might be hard since I cannot find a clear indicator when a mob is going bad or good (and I'm a sucker for completing missions ). Do you perhaps have any advice on how to at least recognize if the loots from certain are going bad or good? Also different mobs makes it harder for me to stack items.
    My suggestion is, at your level, if you cannot kill a mob in 10 shot wearing no armor, then you shouldn't be hunting that mob. Find a mob that you can kill in 5 - 10 shot with your current weapon.

    The a101 is highly recommended.

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    #1. Hunt what everybody else is hunting.

    I have spent a lot of time and money hunting mobs that very few people hunt and almost always was in the red. For example, back in 2008, I used to hunt Atrax for hours and hours daily, nobody else was hunting them, I was pretty much the only one there. And more recently, I have been hunting Island Gorillas on Secret Island, which no one really hunts either, only occasionally have I seen someone else at the spawns.

    But whenever I have gone and hunted the hot new mob or gone and hunted Longtooth Adolescents at the start of Migration, I have been lucky and come out of most runs with a profit.

    Moral of the story is, if you never see anyone hunting those mobs, there's most likely a reason, and that means you probably shouldn't either.

    #2. Take more risk when the game is very busy and lots of players are on.

    Even though MA has worked to eliminate the loot waves, they still exist, but they are shorter and smaller. But when there's a lot of activity, they are occuring more often and are a little bigger. Take advantage of that.

    Loot 2.0 was supposed to fix all that but from my experience, the above is still applicable today.

    #3. Register to events on Land areas, that quite often may mean the difference between being in the black at the end of the run or being in the red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legends View Post
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    #1. Hunt what everybody else is hunting.

    I have spent a lot of time and money hunting mobs that very few people hunt and almost always was in the red. For example, back in 2008, I used to hunt Atrax for hours and hours daily, nobody else was hunting them, I was pretty much the only one there. And more recently, I have been hunting Island Gorillas on Secret Island, which no one really hunts either, only occasionally have I seen someone else at the spawns.

    But whenever I have gone and hunted the hot new mob or gone and hunted Longtooth Adolescents at the start of Migration, I have been lucky and come out of most runs with a profit.

    Moral of the story is, if you never see anyone hunting those mobs, there's most likely a reason, and that means you probably shouldn't either.

    #2. Take more risk when the game is very busy and lots of players are on.

    Even though MA has worked to eliminate the loot waves, they still exist, but they are shorter and smaller. But when there's a lot of activity, they are occuring more often and are a little bigger. Take advantage of that.

    Loot 2.0 was supposed to fix all that but from my experience, the above is still applicable today.

    #3. Register to events on Land areas, that quite often may mean the difference between being in the black at the end of the run or being in the red.
    There are also opinions against what you said at #1. The loots you receive correlates also to how many people in the area and how often the mobs are killed within a time. (For better or for worse? No idea)

    Unfortunately, a lv 9 laser sniper might not profit a lot from land area events, mostly because those events also include mobs that are a lot higher than my level (and what my budget allows). Couple it with hunting tax, then my return would be even redder

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihazbackup View Post
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    There are also opinions against what you said at #1. The loots you receive correlates also to how many people in the area and how often the mobs are killed within a time. (For better or for worse? No idea)

    Unfortunately, a lv 9 laser sniper might not profit a lot from land area events, mostly because those events also include mobs that are a lot higher than my level (and what my budget allows). Couple it with hunting tax, then my return would be even redder
    I can only encourage you to find what works for you, like I found what works for me.

    As far as events go, there are some that a player of your level can participate in if you look for them. There's a free event coming up on Monria next week-end with lots of prizes and lots of fun for everyone. Check out the official thread here:

    https://www.monria.com/forum/threads...une-15th.5265/

    You could win a prize just for guessing the number of globals during the event. There's no need to register, you just show up.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
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    You Just need to know when to Hunt [...]

    By far one of the worst advice ever in this game.
    People made hundreds of thousands of PED going for ECO, pre loot 2.0 going the eco way.
    Loot 2.0 is different but the same principles apply. Plus, getting more skills now influences the loot return long term. It's not easy to prepare for the long term, but, if you like the game, you should form some principles. At this stage finding a niche is probably the best bet. Find some MU to farm. Find an activity you can do for extensive periods of time with minimal losses.
    Another decent advice, use http://www.entropialife.com when you evaluate someone's hunting advice. It doesn't tell everything but it can be an important factor to evaluate one's 'expertise' because you might end up following a hunting advice from a professional sweater.

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    If you are in to missions and just want low level hp mob to hit for a while there are missions for Arkadian Hornet (10 Hp), Carabok (10 HP), Oratan Propector (10 HP), Rakta (10 HP), Yarrijak (10 HP), Monura Male (12 HP), Monura Female (13 HP), Gallard (15 HP), Ostelok (20 HP), A small series of small missions for several low hp mobs on Calypso if you haven't done those yet, Maffoid, Sabakuma, Snablesnot, Robots, Puny, Merp, Rippersnapper... On Monria there's several repeatable missions, on Cyrene there's very small critters in the maze that you can do daily - do enough mazes and you get a special pet that you can buy with certificates the maze gives you, Next Island and Secret Island have a bunch of missions too, and Rocktropia has several missions with mobs as small as 2-5 HP, so you can actually get more mobs killed than you can on puny for same amount of peds... and then there's stuff like the zombies which have their own missions and some zombie hp levels are very low if you know where to look. Toulan also has several missions that are repeatable... Lots of choices out there at your level.

    If you decide to do the maze:


    Also, uh, remember to GO TO THE DOCKS DAILY BEFORE YOU HIT THE NPCS NEXT TO THE MAZE... because there's at least one extra mission you get if you hit the dock npc first, so you get an extra daily certificate so the wolpertinger pet takes a few less days to obtain.

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