Hello, I’m a new player, jumped straight into omega and joined a nullcorp and decided from the very start I would do exploring because I really loved the idea of it. After about 1 month got my hacking/archeology skills V, all others IV ,thanks to the starter pack and the 14days skillpoints bonuses ,and upgraded to Astero.
I have read pages and guides on exploring ,mini hacking game (which becomes click spam with lvl V skills)watched youtube videos ,all that for a while then went out exploring daily for a few hours at a time.
Now the thing is, everywhere I look in these guides/official info, it says the red hacks are the hardest an the most valuable cans to hack. Also that Crystal Quarry IV sites are some of the most valuable relic sites in null.
In a bit over 2 months of daily exploring, I have found that either your loot system is completely broken or it’s simply the other way around and confirmed this with several other explorers/people I met in local and talked with. It’s not that some items devaluated and some red hack cans might contain items that are now worthless, unless carbon used to be a most valuable thing.
Over 80% of my red hacked cans in these two months,contained either pieces of carbon/ 1 unit of spacial atunement or plain EMPTY,sometimes stuff up to like 1m isk(relic sites). It’s common for me to find level III relic sites with both ruin cans EMPTY or carbon pieces inside.
Also there were just ONE crystal quarry site that I found with an orange can of 60m loot. One site out of about 30+ , despite being told they are the most valuable and hardest to hack. Most of them fall below 20m and that’s a good site, usually between 5-15mil , I’ve become used to find both cans with red hacks PLAIN EMPTY or carbon.
It’s common to find level 1 DATA SITES worth more than level III-IV relic sites in loot. DATA sites red hacks actually contain stuff, not just carbon/empty. I do all the data sites, even level I.
Also I saw there is a clear constant here. Level 1-2 relic/data sites often are worth double or triple than level 3-4 sites. Also 90% of the weight in loot is found in green/orange hacks not reds.
Now you might say I am new I am an idiot troll who doesn’t know a thing but that’s my pristine observations in 2 months of daily exploring, please don’t tell me the loot RNG can be that consistently bad just for me.
There is a clearly something broken in the loot tables of your game and you just leave it like that, simply do not care about your paying customers who do other than pvp ?
Broken loot tables, I’m talking about finding 80% of the red hacks (hardest ones says on your official wiki) , to be PLAIN EMPTY or pieces of carbon or stuff worth about 20-50k just thrown in there . Not that the items devalued over time, unless as I’ve said, carbon used to be worth 20m a piece or something.
The only sites I’ve found to be consistent are the few covert ops I’ve ran into, they are never empty cans, at least you got that right .
Hope someone sane in the programming department takes a look at their code. IF red can hacks are most of the time empty, at least make them the easiest or something.