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twit brent
The Scope
Posted - 2005.11.14 11:54:00 - [1]

Edited by: twit brent on 14/11/2005 11:59:18

I have been hunting down in querious and catch for well over a year. Most belt rats i find are arround 1-1.5 mill with the rare 3-6 mill dark blood spawn. I have had 1 officer worth 9 mill. The officer gave me very nice loot and i usually find some ok mods off the dark bloods. Not to long ago i was in empire in my assault frig waiting for a skill to finish so i could fit some new modules on my ship. I still had half an hour to go so i decided to try out a local rougue drone 3/10 complex. The complex was very easy and finished in no time. From the loot I received a shadow serpentis webby (in amarr space). Not long after i flew into a 1/10 complex killed the boss in the first minute and got myself a 55% thermal hardener. This loot I got out of a 1/10 complex and rogue drone are better than some of the 5 mill faction BS loot i have received from NPCing in 0.0 . In 0.0 faction BS are not very common but i found in some empire systems that you can easily get 2.5 mill battleships in 4/10 complexes.

I have spent most of my eve life patrolling the belts and im not about to change, but i am annoyed about how easy it is to get faction loot in empire for no risk at all. In 1 year of NPCing i am still killing the exact same NPC's with little difference in loot drops. Im out in 0.0 where i am 20 jumps from empire where i have to keep a constant lookout for pirates, killing BS spawns that drop worse loot than a 1/10 complex, that can be done by a noob frigate. I also spend half my time watching gates and protecting my region when empire people dont have to worry at all.

I live out in lawless space where a BS worth over 1.5 mill is rare and people get 2.5 mill spawns on demand in empire. IF ccp want more people to come out to 0.0 they might want to make the spawns better, with better loot than in empire.

Posted - 2005.11.14 11:58:00 - [2]

i have to agree with everything said above, why should people go out to 0.0 wheres its more risky when they could sit in empire in a fridgit and get better stuff.


Posted - 2005.11.14 12:04:00 - [3]

The funny part is there are no such complexes in 0.0 . You have to go in groups what lowers your profit and adds a lot waiting for <person who is always late> time too.

James Lyrus
Lyrus Associates
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2005.11.14 12:05:00 - [4]

I _have_ seen faction loot dropping in complexes. But not very often. I've had a much better success rate in farming rats in even a 'poor' 0.0 (0.0 to -0.1). The general loot/bounties and isk/hour is IMO notably better.
Complexes have some nice drops, some of the time. They're also extensively farmed, and quite widely separated. I've done several 'assault frigate tests' that mean I've gone looking for a complex to play in, and have travelled quite a long way to find one that hasn't been done yet.
Where as if you get a decent set of chains going, you can kill BS after BS after BS and rake it in.

Snake Jankins
German Cyberdome Corp
Cult of War
Posted - 2005.11.14 12:25:00 - [5]

Edited by: Snake Jankins on 14/11/2005 12:31:31
In Curse, these rare domination spawns in belts usually drop crap !

Usually some faction ammo and nothing else. One time I got a domination kinetic passive hardener that's worth almost nothing. So after killing maybe a thousand BS, ok maybe less, I got about 10 dominations with almost worthless loot and a few officers (3x hakim) with nice loot and a bunch of haulers.

I don't complain about the loot I get in 0.0, but if the average income with easy complexes is higher, then it's a bit absurd. Cool

Posted - 2005.11.14 12:32:00 - [6]

youre better off playing in low sec NPCIng the cruisers tend to drop better loot than BS (simply because the ISK is less rewardsa re higher rule 1 of CCPs balancing resolution)

So if u want those pirate implatns try low sec ratting over 0.0 unless u want the higher ISK but less chance of good loot.


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