Thank you. I think you are the first person that has the same philosophy as I do. When I started(2007) my goal was to hunt eomons without a healer. I got there (just young) I spent a bunch to get there but got there and it did nothing for me. At one time I was in the top 100 all-time, got nothing for that either . Now I hunt small mobs and have not had to depo for a while and I have more fun than ever.I don't know what all of you guys are doing but I can definitely say you are doing it wrong.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
If something isn't working for you try something different, maybe try a different weapon & mob combination.
Second point is only deposit what you can afford to lose, this is just a game after all.
I'm only level 28 laser (hit) and 22 laser (dmg) 100 health and 46 agility. I hunt mobs with no armor and a gun that cost under 50 ped, since loot 2.0 I'm very happy with my returns averaging about 110% with markup 8 out of 10 runs.
I started playing back in 2006 ish and went on a very long break because I thought the game was against me, I used to count every ped and try to profit, I came back last year and started playing for fun rather than profit and guess what, it's a lot more fun.
This can be a fun game or a game to try make money, I prefer the former and it is the fun that I enjoyed when I first started.