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Tilli

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Dude please, come to calypso from arkadia or go to NI, those mobs dont drop antthing to sell and just drains that 5-7% all the time, enslaved gorgon has very good armor and plates, warlocks can drop predator, ambust, outputs, shadow L, etc araneatrox, outputs tier comps, good armor and weapons, and mayhem has boxes and tokens please hunt em, its bad for you, broods are maybe good also for mutated aurli boes

Some mobs are worse than others, dont do those, always go for best items, i mean why hunt for mid lvl stuff when you can go for best stuff, those missions are useless
 

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Dude please, come to calypso from arkadia or go to NI, those mobs dont drop antthing to sell and just drains that 5-7% all the time, enslaved gorgon has very good armor and plates, warlocks can drop predator, ambust, outputs, shadow L, etc araneatrox, outputs tier comps, good armor and weapons, and mayhem has boxes and tokens please hunt em, its bad for you, broods are maybe good also for mutated aurli boes

Some mobs are worse than others, dont do those, always go for best items, i mean why hunt for mid lvl stuff when you can go for best stuff, those missions are useless
he refuses to hunt mayhem .. i feel Ard dose not like markup :p
 

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5% (or whatever the tax rate is) of your tt return is within the uncertainty for how much you've cycled (and in addition to the looter levels you have gained). The effect of tax has been described by MA and others here have tested and confirmed it is a flat cut off your tt return %, so yes it does reduce your TT %, even if your specific data doesn't show that is the case. You could simply have hit some larger multipliers when on taxed land that you haven't yet when hunting on untaxed.

In the end, the decision is up to you, but if you decide to hunt on taxed lands, the taxed rate of your return is going to the land owner/deed owners.
Dude please, come to calypso from arkadia or go to NI, those mobs dont drop antthing to sell and just drains that 5-7% all the time, enslaved gorgon has very good armor and plates, warlocks can drop predator, ambust, outputs, shadow L, etc araneatrox, outputs tier comps, good armor and weapons, and mayhem has boxes and tokens please hunt em, its bad for you, broods are maybe good also for mutated aurli boes

Some mobs are worse than others, dont do those, always go for best items, i mean why hunt for mid lvl stuff when you can go for best stuff, those missions are useless
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he refuses to hunt mayhem .. i feel Ard dose not like markup :p

I hear you guys.
Thanks for the explanation about the tax rates. I hadn't considered that my sample size could have been too low. So, I'm making a promise to myself to stay clear of taxed areas as much as possible.
I've been to Next Island one or two times, and I was impressed by what there is and the commitment of the developers. I'll try to find a flight there soon(ish).

And yes, it's true that I don't do Mayhem. I tried it before, but it never hit me. I find it either boring or frustration. I think that I'm still playing with the mindset that I had some 15 years ago, wich is play as an escape from reality and to hell with the consequences. And yet, I don't know how much of that I want to do different deep down. In the end, I log on to the Entropia Universe to have fun. To meet other people, to hunt and feel the rush of the globals. Making it big was never a goal, even though I do dream about it often enough, just like dreaming about winning the lotery.
I don't know how to react. I want to find a balance between paying for entertainment and keeping the expences low. I think it's something like paying a ticket for a live concert. I have an overflowing bucketlist of what I want to see live, but I also have a non-binding rule not to go to more then one concert or festival each month. And thus I have to make desicions where to go to. And I do make mistakes in going for one or the other too sometimes. I've also paid a high price, 4.250 PED!, for a festival in another country, before even one band was announced. And now that the names are dropping, I can say confidently that it's going to be worth it all!

The past month, it's been longer then I wished it would be, I've been hunting Huons nine out of ten hunts.
One time during an event where I got the first global and stayed at first place for a long time, only to drop down to third place in the end. I'm still happy with the 25 PED prize.
And eventually I made it!

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Goals:
69. Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (29.93 of 30.00).
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
82. Get a promotion in the IFN (Day 36 of 45).
84. Finish The Apprentice Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 600).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).

Huntring Weapons:
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Mod.VX300LModec VXT 300 (L)
Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6

Hunts #2094 to #2108
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2094.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
75​
64​
85%
Oratan Payback V Day 34 of 45
2095.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
1881​
1944​
103%
Global (98, 59, 142, 81, 72, 75, 58) ; GYRO FAP-30 (L)
2096.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
900​
859​
95%
Global (83, 124, 51) ; Huon Rank 11
2097.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
59​
50​
85%
Oratan Payback V Day 35 of 45
2098.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
490​
419​
86%
Global (84)
2099.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
1229​
964​
78%
Global (82)
2100.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
1024​
831​
81%
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2101.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
1592​
1489​
94%
Global (79, 87, 70, 77) ; Huon Rank 12
2102.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
1455​
1339​
92%
Global (103, 59, 73)
2103.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
976​
1060​
109%
Global (101)
2104.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
737​
677​
92%
Global (85, 68, 74) ; Level 63 One Handed Clubber (Dmg)
2105.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
1799​
1615​
90%
Global (79, 75, 78, 51, 52) ; *FREE* HUON HSL : 3rd place = 25PED prize ; Huon Rank 13 ; Level 64 One Handed Clubber (Hit)
2106.HuonCas.CM4+MTA6
910​
901​
99%
Global (148, 110) ; Finished Huon Stage 4 ; 4500 Alertness ; 94 Strenght
2107.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
73​
63​
86%
Oratan Payback V Day 36 of 45
2108.TogolossiCas.CM4+MTA6
835​
830​
99%
Global (57, 68, 75) ; S & B Ardenner 42 (L) ; Piron PBP-42 (L) ; Togolossi Rank 1 & 2

I hunted the Togolossi, those are in the taxed underground, before I read the comments here. I would take less then 15 hunts for me to complete the IFN mission ... if I still want that. For now, I'm a bit undeceided. At least I'll go for the IFN promotion. These Oratan Prospectors are pretty low to hunt, as can be seen above.
Also good to note: my final return on Huon is 99,79%. Markup in the loot not included. Togolossi on the other hand is looking at a sad 85,44% return. So yeah, that figure might nudge me in going for a lift off.

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 860k PED
Total loot: 797k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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I'll have to admit that I made a mistake.
I still went for a hunt on a taxed land area, against better judgement. I wanted to see if I could also finish the Togolossi IFN Mission before the clock stops running. The first run went good, with a small profit. The second however was horrible. It's a lesson learned, I'll promise!

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Not everything from the Togolossi was bad though. I got to Codex Rank 5 and took Analysis as the reward. That helped me over the Level 30 Mutant Looter and unlocking Reaper!
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With or without Reaper unlocked, I got a nice global on an Oratan Prospector one mob after the last one for the Daily went down.
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Then I went for the Riptors, because I can't just leave Arkadia yet without a promotion in the IFN first.
I choosed Riptors because I'm only at Stage 2 on them, so it would be quite easy to do. Not like 1.000 or so Yuka. The missions that I have open now all suffer from a) mobs that are only on taxed land, b) big mobs at Stage 3 or higher that would cost me more then what I have, c) a and b combined.
Maybe I'll try Kiana next though, as the last and final IFN mission to aim for.

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Last night I hitched a ride to Calypso. We from Laid Back formed a team and went into the Mayhem instance, cat. 5. It was fun for one hour and then most went other ways or had stuff to do in real life. I went for a second run in cat 2 with GW, one of our newest members. And ... the result of that one is similar to the last Togo hunt.

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Goals:
69. Completed! Get to level 30 Mutant Looter (30.00).
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
82. Get a promotion in the IFN (Day 41 of 45).
84. Finish The Apprentice Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 600).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. New! Get to level 30 Robot Looter (24.06 of 30.00). From unlocking Reaper straight on to the last to unlock the skill from the Robots as well.

Huntring Weapons:
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Mod.VX300LModec VXT 300 (L)
Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6

Hunts #2109 to #2120
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2109.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
68​
47​
69%
Oratan Payback V Day 37 of 45 ; Level 52 Laser Sniper (Hit)
2110.TogolossiCas.CM4+MTA6
1382​
1404​
102%
Global (53, 51, 165, 165) ; Bullseye IV (L) ; Piron PBP-42 (L) ; Togolossi Rank 3 & 4
2111.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
66​
78​
118%
Global (24) ; Oratan Payback V Day 38 of 45
2112.TogolossiCas.CM4+MTA6
1617​
1007​
62%
Longreach II (L) ; Scott & Barlow BP-30 (L) ; Congratulations, you have acquired a new skill; Reaping ; Togolossi Rank 5
2113.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
60​
53​
89%
Oratan Payback V Day 39 of 45
2114.RiptorCas.CM4+MTA6
83​
97​
117%
Global (63)
2115.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
55​
43​
78%
Oratan Payback V Day 40 of 45 ; 10 Reaping
2116.RiptorCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
364​
527​
145%
Global (88, 93) ; Scott & Barlow LP-16 (L) ; Riptor Rank 4
2117.RiptorCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
200​
117​
89%
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2118.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
71​
74​
104%
Global (10) ; Oratan Payback V Day 41 of 45 ; 20 Reaping
2119.Mayhem AraneatroxCas.CM4+MTA6
406​
384​
95%
Laid Back Teamhunt
2120.Mayhem AraneatroxCas.CM4+MTA6
374​
241​
64%
Teamhunt with GW s3wa90

I had no intention of going to Calypso before yestereve, but now that I'm here I better make the most out of it. Eventhough I don't quite know what to do here yet.
I also looked at the networth of my Entropia account. It's now down to 94.5% from the initial count on one march of this year.

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 865k PED
Total loot: 801k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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I've spend a couple more days on Calypso. Hunting Drones (with the wrong type of armour, because I only brought one set) and Snablesnots (along with a dozen or so other mobs). After that I went for the Traeskeron mission. I could have done them in one go, if I went to the right spot the first time. But I flew all the way to the marshland where a lot of Atrax hunt them and me. The loot was quite good both times.

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Then I flew back to Arkadia in my slow Sleipnir. Good thing that I didn't had anything else to do, because it took me all evening lol.
Some days later when I logged back on I finished the Riptor Stage 2. I'm happy with the overall results on them. They're fun to hunt and I might have hunted them more if I wasn't chaching the mobs with good skill rewards so much.
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And now I'm doing all I can to get a promotion within the IFN. Just one more day left!
Saturday, after the Daily Oratans, I went to hunt Kamaldon. They won't let me get off easy lol. I had to use my Camo Arms Jungle Stalker to tag the smaller ones on a few occasions. The loot was good at first, getting an ESI and a good global. But then they were out of goodies and the result is a bit low.
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Goals:
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
82. Get a promotion in the IFN (Day 44 of 45).
84. Completed! Finish The Apprentice Traeskeron Fighter (600).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. Get to level 30 Robot Looter (24.77 of 30.00).
87. New! Finish The Capable Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 3.000). One down, on to the next Traeskeron fight!

Huntring Weapons:
Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Herm.A0LHerman ARK-0 (L)
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Mod.VX300LModec VXT 300 (L)
Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
+Be8Bullseye 8
+FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
+Long4Longreach 4
+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6

Hunts #2121 to #2129
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2121.DroneCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
223​
219​
98%
Global (18) ; Isis LBC 1 (L) ; Drone Rank 9
2122.SnablesnotKin.NC.2L & Herm.A0L
58​
52​
88%
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2123.TraeskeronCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
157​
149​
95%
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2124.TraeskeronSon.Cor+MTA6
71​
70​
99%
Finished “The apprentice Traeskeron fighter”
2125.RiptorCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
316​
294​
93%
Halix Rank 1 & 2 ; Riptor Rank 4 ; Finished Riptor Stage 2 ; 94 Agility
2126.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
69​
59​
86%
Oratan Payback V Day 42 of 45
2127.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
75​
64​
85%
Oratan Payback V Day 43 of 45 ; Oratan Rank 13
2128.Oratan ProspectorMod.VX300L & Kin.NC.2L
68​
67​
99%
Oratan Payback V Day 44 of 45 ; 40 Reaping
2129.KamaldonCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8
1793​
1500​
84%
Global (214) ; Empty Skill Implant (L) ; Headshot IV (L) ; Kamaldon Rank 2 & 3

Damn, this is kinda sad, but this is one of the few updates without a single positive hunt.
I'll get the promotion in the IFN soon (or maybe I already have, but not counting it in this update). When that is all set and gone I'll got to another planet. Most likely candidate is Next Island, but my plans are subject to change.

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 868k PED
Total loot: 803k PED
Result: 92,6%
 

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Just checked one guys stream, and he said he sold some item for 500k+ and said he was only like 1k ped profit from all deposits, from 7yr, so watch out, maybe just put 10$ month ingame and stop there, or mine for profit and only play those moneys.
 

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It may come as no suprise that I got my IFN promotion in the first hunt of this update.
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After that I went for Kiana on a good run thanks to a nice global.
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I still did not want to stay on Arkadia for too long, so doing Kiana Stage 4 of 4800 kills is out of the question. Yet, with the Christmas time and all, I also could not get a flight off planet. So, I stayed and continued with the Oratan Dailies.
After Togolossi there were more mobs on my list to finish their respective IFN missions. These are Kiana, Kadra, Mutated Otorugi, Sicarius, Beladoth, Mutated Beladoth, Teladon, Kamaldon and Yuka. Prior to getting the IFN promotion I already scrapped those from taxed lands from the list, along with Yuka because those just cost to much to take down. Leaving just three, of wich I hunted two shortly before for one hunt. That just left Beladoth, and so I hunted them as well and it turned out to be another good hunt.
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And now, three days ago, after the third day of the Oratan Payback 2xIII, I took a warp to not Next Island.
Funny story: I found a warp leaving in 5 minutes to Next Island where I said I wanted to go to. But I could not get ready in time, so the pilot first flew with another costumer and then picked me up. And when we warped I read: "The ship has docked on Calypso Space Station." Oops, the pilot brought me to a different planet. It's all good though, I hadn't really made up my mind if I wanted to go to a) Next Island, b) Calypso, or c) Cyrene.
No hard feelings and thanks again for the save warp! You know who you are and you can read here further how good (or bad or neutral) the mistake will be lol.

So, arriving on Calypso I joined a sochunt on Mayhem FFA Cat. 5, after organising Storage.
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Next up was a couple of Daily hunts. Defender, Daikiba and a mistake hunt on Gradivore. Why a mistake?
1) They're only found on taxed LAs, so I sinned on X-mas Day.
2) I took with me a large collection of weapons to Calypso. I found this nice Scott & Barlow LP-16 (L), but ~35 dps is lacking at least 15 dps. And besides, when it comes to ranged hunting I either want to use a something BLP (wich this isn't, L is for Laser) or a rifle (wich this also isn't, P is for Pistol).
3) I put on Gnome, that does not have a single point of protection against Gradivore. I ment to put on Goblin. Small difference of 9 Acid lol.
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And now I'm on a mission to kill millions of punies.

Goals:
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
82. Completed! Get a promotion in the IFN (Day 45).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. Get to level 30 Robot Looter (24.82 of 30.00).
87. Finish The Capable Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 3.000).
88. New! Finish "I've got a bone to pick!" (2.929 of 10.000). This could be my single most time consuming personal goal with a little reward. Now, 100 Agility points are better the stronger one becomes, but as of now I want to loot them all myself and it's going so sloOoOOoOoOoOOoow.

Huntring Weapons:
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Cry.NC.3LCryogenic Attack Nanochip 3 (L)
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Lac.NC.1LLacerating Attack Nanochip 1 (L)
SB.LP16LScott & Barlow LP-16 (L)
Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
+Be4LBullseye 4 (L)
+MTA6Melee Trauma Amplifier 6

Hunts #2130 to #2141
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2130.Oratan ProspectorCry.NC.3L & Kin.NC.2L
98​
97​
99%
Global (11) ; Melee Trauma Amplifier 1 (L) ; Oratan Payback V Day 45 of 45 ; Promotion to Warrant Officer C2
2131.KianaCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
647​
836​
129%
Global (58, 175) ; Kiana Rank 1 to 3 ; 2200 Treatment
2132.Oratan ProspectorCry.NC.3L & Kin.NC.2L
83​
76​
91%
Oratan Payback VI Day 1 of 60
2133.Oratan ProspectorCry.NC.3L & Kin.NC.2L
116​
117​
100%Oratan Payback VI Day 2 of 60 ; 60 Reaping
2134.BeladothCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
608​
622​
102%
Global (74, 155) ; Piron PLP-37 (L) ; Beladoth Rank 1
2135.Oratan ProspectorCry.NC.3L & Kin.NC.2L
104​
88​
84%
Oratan Payback VI Day 3 of 60
2136.Mayhem AraneatroxCas.CM4+MTA6
187​
166​
89%
Laid Back Teamhunt ; Merry Creatures Rank 7
2137.DefenderCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
541​
480​
89%
Cryogenic Attack Nanochip 2 (L) ; Pixie Face Guard (M) ; Defender Rank 2
2138.DaikibaCry.NC.3L & Lac.NC.1L
20​
11​
56%
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2139.​
GradivoreSB.LP16L+Be4L
96​
57​
60%
Gradivore Rank 4 ; 66 Stanima ; Max. 226 HP
2140.Calypso PunyLac.NC.1L
75​
69​
92%
Global (6)
2141.Calypso PunyLac.NC.1L
89​
85​
92%
Global (5, 5) ; Sollomate Rubio (L) ; Snablesnot Rank 11 ; Chirpy Rank 6 ; 67 Stanima

This time I only spend 10 days on Arkadia, that must be a new record lol!
Every time I open Storage I get a warning that I'm hoarding too many items. Everything I loot I keep. But now, with the mission to kill a Calypso Puny for every drop of rain that's falling today, for me to find those 10.000 bones, I have the opportunity to do something about it. First off: level 1 Mindforce chips. Two down, two more to go. Later: hunderds of Modec VXT 100 (L) looted from Yogs.
And in the mean time I keep looting more items. Thanks MA!

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 870k PED
Total loot: 806k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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Happy new year everyone! May you be sparkled with shining loot and happiness in 2023!

A new update already, for the last hunts of 2022.
First I alternated between Calypso Puny and Merry Snarg (wich aren't all that much by themselves either). The Merry Snargs drop a lot of small weapons and bring out the fireworks for tiny loot lol.
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Then I went for two Daily hunts on Molisk and Fungoid. Loot was quite good, but I had another mission to hunt the Traeskeron. This time I knew where to find them. When I arrived another hunter had just started the waves, but he quickly left. At the second to last stage another one arrived and together we brought down the Matriarch (he way more then me).
I had the 3.000 KP done for over 95% when the Matriarch was killed so I flew to the swamp to kill the last remaining. Lucky the Atraxes didn't smell me this time.
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I used another of my never diminishing store of weapons on the Traeskerons, a Piron PBP-42 (L). I assumed it would be better then the Scott & Barlow LR-25 (L) that I used previously on the Merry Snargs, Molisks and Fungoids, but I was wrong. The difference isn't that great, .... yet when I look it up on EntropiaWiki it's 48.0 dmg/sec for the Scott & Barlow vs. 65.9 dmg/sec for the Piron. I'll have to check this ingame.

Whatever weapon really is the best, I used the Piron on the next hunt for some Legionnaire hunting. The loot wasn't that much here.
Next I finished the Jul Snarg on the last day of the year, followed by the last hunt of the year on Troopers. That one was much better.
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I'm testing different types of robots now. I have never been a good robotic hunter, starting as a purely mêlée hunter who didn't even had a tagger. I do have a set of 6A plates for protection, wich does wonders on the Troopers and Legionnaires and such. But apart from that I don't know what robot mob is good to hunt and what isn't.
I'm going to test Warriors too. I know Eviscerators from way back, they're quite nice too although I'll need a big weapon to go against their high regeneration. Maybe I can try Vanguards too? Of Steel Birds I have no idea where to find them, but they must be around somewhere? I'll leave the Second Entities alone on New Treasure Island, even though they're one of the coolest mobs in the universe in my opinion. Miner Bots can stay on NTI as well. I very much dislike Harbingers. Droka a good too I think and I've never seen a Drone Coordinator outside a Robot Event. And lastly, a Big Bulk might me yet too big for me, although it might be fun to try them one day too. Oh, and before I forget, there's also the Attackers in the lootable PvP zone at Akmuul. I'll leave them be for the most part too.

Goals:
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. Get to level 30 Robot Looter (24.95 of 30.00).
87. Completed! Finish The Capable Traeskeron Fighter (3.000).
88. Finish "I've got a bone to pick!" (3.039 of 10.000).
89. New! Finish The Expert Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 6.000). Boom, going right to the next stage of the Traeskeron hunting!

Huntring Weapons:
Cry.NC.1LCryogenic Attack Nanochip 1 (L)
Cry.NC.3LCryogenic Attack Nanochip 3 (L)
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Lac.NC.1LLacerating Attack Nanochip 1 (L)
Pir.BP42LPiron PBP-42 (L)
SB.LP16LScott & Barlow LP-16 (L)
SB.LR25LScott & Barlow LR-25 (L)
+Be4LBullseye 4 (L)
+Be6LBullseye 6 (L)
+FRC.BeaFi/Ra/Co Beast

Hunts #2142 to #2152
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2142.Calypso PunyLac.NC.1L
167​
162​
97%
Sollomate Rubio (L) ; Omegaton B101 (L) ; Caudatergus Rank 9
2143.Merry SnargSB.LP16L+Be4L & Cry.NC.1L
145​
109​
75%
Global (5) ; 3x Sollomate Rubio (L) ; Omegaton B101 (L) ; 3x Skildek Lancehead (L) ; 2x Sollomate Azuro (L)
2144.Calypso PunyCry.NC.1L
33​
29​
90%
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2145.Calypso PunyCry.NC.1L
116​
93​
80%
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2146.Merry SnargSB.LR25L+Be4L & Kin.NC.2L
236​
224​
95%
Global (6, 5, 9, 9, 7, 8) ; 3x Skildek Lancehead (L) ; 9x Sollomate Rubio (L) ; EWE EP-2 Proton (L) ; 2x Omegaton B101 (L) ; 4x Sollomate Azuro (L) ; Isis LLP 1 (L) ; Snarg Rank 5
2147.MoliskSB.LR25L+Be4L & Kin.NC.2L
62​
60​
97%
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2148.FungoidSB.LR25L+Be4L & Kin.NC.2L
126​
122​
97%
Electric Attack Nanochip 6 (L) ; Fungoid Rank 5
2149.TraeskeronPir.BP42L+FRC.Bea+Be6L & Kin.NC.2L
475​
481​
101%
Hedoc SK-20 (L) ; Finished “The capable Traeskeron fighter” ; Traeskeron Rank 10 ; 4000 Diagnosis
2150.LegionnairePir.BP42L+FRC.Bea+Be6L & Kin.NC.2L
974​
784​
81%
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2151.​
Merry SnargSB.LR25L+Be4L & Kin.NC.2L
70​
90​
129%
Global (10, 7, 9) ; Isis LLP 1 (L) ; Isis LLC 1 (L) ; Finished “Jul Snarg Hunt”
2152.TrooperSB.LR25L+Be4L
411​
402​
98%
Trooper Rank 5

Oh my, this must be a very rare occasion where I hadn't touched a single mêlée weapon! I'm doomed!

...

Or maybe it's a good sign for 2023? Stay tuned and best wishes again!

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 873k PED
Total loot: 808k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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I might be a bit on the late side, but here's my
2022 Summary

It's been an interesting year, with the IFN Missions still not ending (did they in the new year, now did they?), my first view of Monria, not despositing (and still doing quite well), and also losing so many PEDs lol.

A few of the highlights are:
- I'm now a good Smuggler and own the complete set of clothings.
- I found one of Monria's Lost Chapters.
- Unlocking Reaping at the end of November!
- I got a promotion in the IFN to Warrant Officer C2.
- I looted from Scoria a Gravis GLR-27.
- I now have 225 HP and counting.

I've cycled through 141.843,70 PED the past year, wich is more or less 100k less then the year 2021. Of those PEDs 138.138,26 (97.39%) was the decay from weapons, ammo, enhancers and amplifiers. My defense bill for armour and faps was 3.386,90 PED (2.39%), wich is a good 2% down from 2021. A small 0.22%, yet double from the year before (318,54) was the cost of everything else, from pills to the use of TP-chips to the decay of my scanner.
I got back 129.496,51 PED, or a return of 91.30% TT-in vs. TT-out. This is down from what I had in 2021. All in all it's a loss of 123.47,19 PED done in 318 hunts, wich is slightly more then the number of hunts done in 2021.
The smallest hunt I did in 2022 was 1,71 PED for a Gibnib Daily with over 1 PED in profit!
The biggest hunt had 5 globals, 400 PED loss, and a cost of 2.716,55 PED on the lovely Scoria.

I've completed the following missions on Arkadia:
Stage 3: Magurg Male ; Scoria
Stage 4: Warhound ; Monura Female ; Monura Male ; Madana ; Huon
Stage 5: Jori ; Arkadian Hornet
Stage 6: Wombana ; Defense Bots ; Feran

On Arkadia I got to the following Codex ranks (in steps of 5, in order of getting there for each rank):
Rank 5: Madana ; Ubo ; Monura ; Feran ; Yarrijak ; Hadraada ; Scoria ; Huon ; Togolossi
Rank 10: Wombana ; Aakas Dig ; Arkadian Hornet ; Monura ; Madana ; Oratan ; Hadraada ; Huon
Rank 15: Jori ; Arkadian Hornet ; Aakas Dig ; Feran ; Zadul
Rank 20: Defense Bots ; Jori
Rank 25: Defense Bots

And on Calypso the Codex ranks are:
Rank 5: Atrax ; Igni ; Bristlehog ; Snablesnot ; Gibnib ; Chirpy ; Boorum ; Harbinger ; Repesilex ; Foul ; Mourner ; Cornundacauda ; Cornundos ; Fungoid ; Trooper
Rank 10: Snablesnot ; Sabakuma ; Molisk ; Traeskeron
Rank 15: Berycled

On Monria it looks some what monotonous:
Rank 5: Shoggoth ; Yog
Rank 10: Shoggoth ; Yog
Rank 15: Shoggoth ; Yog
Rank 20: Shoggoth ; Yog
Rank 25: Shoggoth ; Yog
Rank 26 (Repeat): Shoggoth

And so it may look for Cyrene as well:
Rank 5: Merfolken ; Empis Wasp
Rank 10: Empis Wasp ; Merfolken
Rank 15: Merfolken

I made one graph to visualize how it went from bad to worse lol.
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This graph shows the accumulated hunting costs on the x-axis versus the accumulated return on the y-axis. It's a bumpy road down alright.

We all love a top this-or-that-list, so here's my top 5 best and top 5 worst mobs of the year. I hunted all mobs in this list at least 4 times in 2022.
Five good mobsReturn %Five bad mobsReturn %
Fungoid125,0Scoria81,9
Riptor109,0Merfolken85,7
Feffoid101,7Togolossi86,4
Aakas Key099,1Feran88,3
Shoggoth098,5Traeskeron91,8

I'm a little bit suprised by the mobs on this list. Fungoid is there because of big global of 67 PED on a Daily hunt. But seeing Aakas Keys up there too, that's not something I would have expected. It's good to see Riptors there right behind on second place too, meaning that not all Arkadian mobs are evil, or maybe I had just been lucky those hunts.
Scoria and Togolossi are my favorites on the bad side. I would have thought I did better on Feran, Merfolken and especially Traeskeron though. They leave behind other mobs with arguably worse reputations such as Huons, IFN Defense Bots and Wombana.
Oh, and there's one line I omitted: the hunting of Many Different with a return of 111,6% lol. These are all hunts on Calypso near a TP hunting small mobs for the most part. These took place around Eos, Fort Fury, Fort Pandora (sochunt), Fort Victoria and Omegaton West Habit. Maybe I was just lucky on the globals those hunts, but they did came out as positive 3/5 hunts!

I've also looked at wich months are good and wich are bad, and to compare it with the year before.
I'm not seeing any trend yet or wich month is better or worse without a doubt. Could be fun to track this over say 5 years to see what it's like then. (I can look 4 years back already, but I don't want to do that).
MonthReturn 2021Return 2022
January92,0%83,7%
February95,0%93,2%
March93,5%91,2%
April89,6%90,6%
May97,7%93,1%
June97,4%92,5%
July88,6%94,5%
Augustus93,5%89,4%
September105,4%88,1%
October92,4%95,2%
November93,1%89,6%
December89,6%93,9%

I started the year on Arkadia, but that was also a period of less activity, the reasons of wich you can read back in my early post of the year. January only saw 9 hunts.
In March I went to Calypso for a short week, after wich I flew to Monria where I stayed for a day or two and then I came back to Calypso again. A short week there before I got to Monria once again where now I stayed for close to two months till late April.
In May I was back on Calypso for three weeks and then I flew to Cyrene where I stayed till the end of June.
In July I was once again on Calypso, till right at the end of that month when I flew to Monria for two weeks.
August saw me back on Calypso for about two weeks till I got back to where I started. Only at the beginning of December did I leave Arkadia again, for a short trip to Calypso of about three days.
Around Christmas time I took my last warp to Caylpso for the year.

One thing I know for sure, 2023 won't be a dull one!
For now I'm thinking of staying here on Calypso for a good while, but I might also do some trips to other planets like I did from March to August. Or perhaps I'll test a few more hunts where I kill all kinds of mobs in one area or going from one place to another and see what happens then.

Best wishes to you all for 2023!
 
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The first month of the new year of nearing it's end, so it's due time for an update!

I didn't do much exciting hunting first, going for Calypso Puny in the first week. I knew that collecting the Bone Samples would be slow, but not that it would be going to be thát slow. In 3,5 weeks I looted about 300 pieces. So keeping this pace would mean 70 to 100 weeks or 1,5 to 2 years - eek! I always had the intention to buy a stack though, however I also had the idea to collected somewhere like 60-80% myself.
On one of my wanderings for Puny I found Prototype Drones. Fun to hunt with noob weapons.
I used the Isis LLC 2, Merry Edition (L) that I got from hunting the Merry Snargs on a couple of these hunts. It's a nice weapon to small mobs and it's cool that it has SIB all the way too.
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I had two rather difficult Daily 1 hunts. One on Tantardions, wich I was looking for in the completely wrong area, killing Drones, Primordial Longu and other mobs. Finally I found them (different hunt in the list), but it still costed me more then other Tantardion hunts. Next was a Fugabarba Daily where I again, got into an area crowded with many other mobs.

A few days later I got the Daily 2 on Drone Coordinators. It was the first time I hunted those. They're nice to hunt, I guess, but not really worth the effort to fly all the way to the other side of the Isle of Fort Victoria. On a positive note, that hunt got me to Level 25 Robot Looter!
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I had a Daily 3 open for a long time on Malcruentor, thinking that I would be strong enough to take them on the next time I would be back on Calypso. But seeing their level for a Young (L45), remembering their aggression from a long time ago, I deceided against it and took another Daily 3. That was on Aetherex. Words are failing me to describe my feelings for them.
Then I was unsure what to hunt next. I spend around an hour looking for Big Bulks, but I couldn't find them anywhere I looked. I remember them around an outpost while hunting something way smaller (Another Fugabarba Daily, maybe?).
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I went to multiple TPs with the intention to hunt this or that mob, only to arrive and think Nah, I don't want to hunt this one, really. In the end I went for Atrox, just to see how hunting them is now and why so many people like them. And this happened and now I know lol.
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One Atrox Prowler or two Atrox (Old) Apha's are max for sure lol!

Goals:
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. Get to level 30 Robot Looter (25.01 of 30.00).
88. Finish "I've got a bone to pick!" (3.361 of 10.000).
89. Finish The Expert Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 6.000).

Huntring Weapons:
Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Cry.NC.3LCryogenic Attack Nanochip 3 (L)
Herm.A0LHerman ARK-0 (L)
Isi.LC2.MELIsis LLC 2, Merry Edition (L)
Kin.NC.2LKinetic Attack Nanochip 2 (L)
Pir.BP42LPiron PBP-42 (L)
SB.LR25LScott & Barlow LR-25 (L)
Son.CorSongkra Corrosive Dagger
+Be4LBullseye 4 (L)
+Be6LBullseye 6 (L)
+Be7LBullseye 7 (L)
+FRC.BeaFi/Ra/Co Beast
+FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
+Hs4LHeadshot IV (L)

Hunts #2153 to #2165
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2153.Calypso PunyHerm.A0L
57​
52​
91%
Caudatergus Rank 10
2154.Calypso PunyIsi.LC2.MEL
117​
106​
91%
Omegaton B101 (L) ; EWE EP-2 Proton (L) ; Sollomate Azuro (L)
2155.Calypso PunyIsi.LC2.MEL
69​
60​
87%
CDF Scout Arm Guards (M) ; Finished “Hamill's Worry” & “Crash 'n' Smash” & “Iron Will” & “Iron Road” & “Way of the Lens” “Cherry Picking”; Daikiba Rank 20 ; Tripudion Rank 3
2156.Calypso PunyIsi.LC2.MEL
38​
34​
89%
Level 52 Ranged Laser (Dmg)
2157.Many DifferentSB.LR25L+Be4L & Kin.NC.2L
257​
312​
122%
Global (60) ; Armax Rank 7
2158.TantardionPir.BP42L+FRC.Bea+Be6L
178​
149​
84%
Tantillion Rank 4
2159.Calypso PunyHerm.A0L
34​
31​
92%
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2160.FugabarbaCry.NC.3L & Herm.A0L
168​
128​
76%
Diripi Rank 1 & 2 ; Fugabarba Rank 3 ; Combibo Rank 5 ; Cornundacauda Rank 6 ; 104 Intelligence ; Level 45 Electro Kinetic (Hit)
2161.Drone CoordinatorPir.BP42L+FRC.Bea+Be6L
546​
442​
81%
Drone Rank 10 ; Drone Coordinator Rank 1 ; Warrior Rank 8 ; Level 25 Robot Looter
2162.​
AetherexCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Hs4L+Be7L)+Be7L
212​
152​
72%
Aetherex Rank 3
2163.AtroxCas.CM4+MTA6 & Son.Cor+MTA6
832​
926​
111%
Global (75, 80, 203) ; Atrox Rank 6
2164.Calypso PunyHerm.A0L
107​
99​
93%
4x Sollomate Rubio (L) ; Caudatergus Rank 11
2165.Calypso PunyKin.NC.2L
8​
8​
89%
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And in closing, the amazing rewards for two Codexes - Daikiba is the first on Calypso that I got at Rank 20!
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Results since tracking:
Total decay: 876k PED
Total loot: 811k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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This will be a small update.
Starting small too, with a Puny hunt and then RipperSnapper daily that I did at the wave north of Port Atlantis.

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Then I went to see what the new Daily 3 would be like. Vanguards it was and so to the Vanguards I went! It took me the whole of the evening to destroy 40 of them and dying an equal amount of times rofl. Not just the Vanguards themselves make it hard, but also the other types of robots protecting them: Troopers and Legionnaires.
The loot was quite good and I scored one good global as well.

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The last - and bing thing - to write about this update is the #bosshunting (link to thread by Bonnie). We started late last saturday evening (I did a Puny hunt before that, of wich I lost the data that I will explain later). First we gathered at Athena Spaceport, where the crowd was getting bigger by the minute untill we got on a warp to Arkadia -for free from Normandie.
The other pictures from this event I'll post in a later post, because it might be too much to do it all here.

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When all landed on Arkadia we got to the Underground and destroyed the Smugglers like flies being swatted en masse.
Sometime during the chaos my videocard said skrew this, I can't handle 100 avatars and 100 Smugglers at once, so I got the first CTD of the evening. When I logged back in I turned the graphics down to save mode, but it didn't help much.
Next stop was RockTropia, first time I got on that planet so I was rewarded with 100 "archievements", such as firering a rifle 100 times! The we hunted The Thing and the big Kongs. I never saw much else of that planet lol. I also got such a great CTD there that I had to restart my computer - and losing the Puny hunt on the sheet that I did before the bosshunting.
Late, at a time when I often go to sleep on a saturday evening when I got nothing to do on a sunday, we got back on Calypso. First we were greeted by Mutated Chirpy and later they spawned Mulcibers and then one of the biggest Vangaurds - Vortex the Purifier and Quark the Disruptor. But then I got another of the more violent CTDs, restarted my computer and got stuck in the netherworld between alive-dying-reviving with a Hogglo Diablo dancing on my falling body while still getting the heals from the MindArk officials.

The bosshunting was great fun for sure! The return for the three planets (I list them seperately) is 86.4%, wich isn't too bad if you ask me. Thanks for organizing it, thanks for the free warps and thanks to too MindArk for the free and powerfull heals.
Next time I have a better computer to run it, I hope.

Goals:
81. Max-out Castorian Xeno-Dagger Stinger (L) (57 of 62).
85. Finish The Order of the Elder Gods (1 of 4).
86. Get to level 30 Robot Looter (25.10 of 30.00).
88. Finish "I've got a bone to pick!" (3.175 of 10.000). - this is less?!?>? I don't know what went wrong.
89. Finish The Expert Traeskeron Fighter (0 of 6.000).

Huntring Weapons:
Camo.AJSCamo Arms Jungle Stalker
Cas.CM4Castorian Combat Mace Mk. 4
Herm.LTLHerman LAW-TT (L)
Leoi.ShoLeoi Shock Dagger
+Be8Bullseye 8
+FRC.DanFi/Ra/Co Dante
+Long4Longreach 4
+MTA1Melee Trauma Amplifier 1
+MTA4Melee Trauma Amplifier 4

Hunts #2166 to #2171
#Creature(s)Hunting gearCostsResults%Notes
2166.Calypso PunyHerm.LTL
39​
43​
111%
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2167.RipperSnapperLeoi.Sho+MTA1
185​
151​
81%
Isis BL200 (L) ; Calypsocod Rank 1 ; RipperSnapper Rank 4 to 6 ; 68 Stamina
2168.VanguardCas.CM4+MTA6 & Camo.AJS+FRC.Dan+(Long4+Be8)+Be8
848​
1060​
125%
Global (381) ; Vanguard Rank 1 to 5 ; Trooper Rank 6 ; Legionnaire Rank 6 ; 5700 Inflict Melee Damage
2169.SmugglerCas.CM4+MTA6
164​
128​
78%
#Bosshunting ; Max. 226 HP
2170.King KongCas.CM4+MTA6
79​
46​
58%
#Bosshunting
2171.Many DifferentCas.CM4+MTA6
139​
157​
113%
#Bosshunting ; Chirpy Rank 7 & 8

I had a busy week and only did a few runs yesterday. But those hunts will be for the next update.

Results since tracking:
Total decay: 877k PED
Total loot: 813k PED
Result: 92,6%
 
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