Honestly... I still think this was/is a bug; as much as I try to think of reason - a good reason that is - I can't find any.
Its hard to image how this could be a bug... Might as well get IMK2 and MMs from "Something out of ordinary" finds... Or receive furniture in crafting instead of gems...
could very well be one of the things that's suppossed to be special about Next Island to draw some more participants in to it instead of letting them stay over on calypso.Its interesting though.. if it IS on purpose and not a bug.. Next Island is potentially destroying the newbie economy of Plant Calypso.. maybe its not a mistake, maybe it is very on purpose.
Its interesting though.. if it IS on purpose and not a bug.. Next Island is potentially destroying the newbie economy of Plant Calypso.. maybe its not a mistake, maybe it is very on purpose.
It seems pretty clear to me that this is a bug.
When an ingredient is included in a BP, it needs to be classified as ore, enmatter, animal, tailoring or robot to determine the type of residue that can be obtained from it (and consequently the types of residue that can be used to increase the crafted TT).
So my theory is that sweat has been classified as enmatter because of it's inclusion in new BPs - but someone forgot to make it unmineable.
On the other hand....This maybe the "Big Event" culminating the end of the bot event and everyone just had the ultimate stake thru the heart...Except it was inserted in a pre determined path traditionally used by MA not vampire hunters.
Breaking the extractor and taking so long, it is not cost effective in terms of decay (directly from TT values). Furthermore an average miner cannot retrieve any claims which is even slightly bigger without running out of time.
With that being the case, I expect lots of sweat finds not to be extracted. Can you sweat in the other planets? If not, or if there ain't much sweaters there, expect people to buy in Calypso and sell there.
FWIW I opened a support case saying I got sweat from mining.. is this a bug? The initial response was confusion along with a response like 'huh? you were able to sweat a claim rod?'. So now I REALLY think this is unintended. I clarified that no, I actually found a claim of sweat, and sent a screenshot showing the resource deed and me digging up sweat.. I'll see what the next response is.
Lol might as well drop the claim deed on the ground next to the rod
Ok but relay wait and see whats going to happen out of this. Finally we see that there is a possibility of new uses for sweat, lets hope this gos far and revives the sweat market that will revive the trading market and boost us all back into the heydays of 10 - 13 ped / 1k sweat and nice competitive trading of hundreds of traders.
I guess this is the end of the free 2 play model. It is too late to fix it, by now there must be several millions of sweat bottles in storage. I don't see a happy ending for this .
They should have closed the servers as soon as the first person reported the issue.
I can understand how this upsets.
Unfortunately, I don't have any answers right now. Going to have to consult with MindArk about this before any proper reply about this can be given.