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    Loot now (present) versus years past

    So I am a firm believer that what made this game EXCITING and WORTH playing was the fact you could loot some pretty neat shit. When I started in 2004.. the sky was the limit when it came to hunting. For those in disbelief, have a peek at the HOF section from 2004-2010.

    I am curious to the old timers and any of those that remember.. if loot was EXACTLY back then when you started, a perfect replica of what we’ve had now for the past 2-3 years, would you have invested and stuck around? Maybe I’m stuck living in purgatory nostalgia, but man am I disappointed in what loot has evolved into.

    I see these threads about returns, loss, profit, frustrations. I could care less about returns/profit/loss.. this is entertainment and money is just money. Make EU great again god dammit.

    Curious what others think!

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    entropia is very dynamic ... thing is, mindark seems quite slomo or even static

    btw one can still loot nice stuffs, but nowadays it's more often my GF than me...

    but why not, i ask you? she kinda deserves it too!
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    Yes I get it.. things do still drop.. at the pace of Zimbabwe’s space program.

    You didn’t answer the question:p

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    Nvm..... wrong thread
    Last edited by livius; 01-16-2020 at 19:16.
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    Only shrapnel, items are extinct for casual/normal/medium players. You would loot atleast a few armor parts on a regular hunt, maybe some MF chips. It's like, maybe you will loot an item on 10k cycled now.... lol, but probably not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killahbee View Post
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    Only shrapnel, items are extinct for casual/normal/medium players. You would loot atleast a few armor parts on a regular hunt, maybe some MF chips. It's like, maybe you will loot an item on 10k cycled now.... lol, but probably not
    Well, we did ask for that to stop so that we could have a craft based economy.... except.. we don't have that.

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    But no one is answering the question haha! I truly want to know your answers!

    If MA say to me today.. Mad, loot forever = this BS.. get outta the past.. I’d literally just go buy a boat and fuck around all day. I think because they won’t, they claim it’s all possible to be looted, and I’m just ignorant and addictive compulsive, I ignore the obvious

    I needed a good laugh. Here’s the initial question:

    if loot was EXACTLY back then when you started, a perfect replica of what we’ve had now for the past 2-3 years, would you have invested and stuck around?

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    Probably much better now than it use to be! (although the markup is far far lower now)

    https://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/f...-TT-returns-90

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    If loot & returns would be like when i've started, in july 2014, then i would return and invest again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmartigan View Post
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    ... if loot was EXACTLY back then when you started, a perfect replica of what we’ve had now for the past 2-3 years, would you have invested and stuck around?
    Curious what others think!
    I'm not sure it was the drops back then that kept me around compared to today, but the mus on stuff were higher and fluctuated higher than now. Obviously I started as a noob, so I was getting pixie parts, fap-5 and so on. Getting those in loot as a noob today probably wouldn't help much as the mu would drop to barely above tt.

    A bit later, being able to loot an occassional esi while still at noobish level WAS good. NOT getting that in loot now would make it more likely for me not to stick around.

    Frankly, I don't know what a noob is supposed to do now. I went from sweating to swunting and then to hunting, so the 'invest' part of your question is a time investment in my case.

    It may sound strange to use the expression 'trickle down economics' here, but I believed players higher than me didn't want to waste time doing noob stuff, but needed noob produce and were prepared to pay mu for it. Whether it's sweat or force nexus or whatever, the market doesn't provide the 'climb' that it used to. I think that is more of a problem than loot drops as such...

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