Edited by: Rogaru on 19/05/2008 05:46:05
Originally by: Mr. Orange
Originally by: Joe Starbreaker
Can't you cargo-scan the can beforehand to see what's in it?
This was once possible but CCP deemed it to be an exploit and fixed it.
1. It was possible to scan the cans - and it would show lots of items. But when you hacked the can - it would only give you a few of the items. It was a BUG (not an exploit) - so CCP fixed it.
This lead to number 2.
2. Your skill in no way shape or form affects what you actually find in the can. This has been confirmed by a dev post about 18 months ago (dont have the link on me). There is NO need for Hacking/Archelogy in the game to level 5 at all (except to reduce the amount of attempts to open a can).
The reason people THOUGHT that skills affects loot is because of point 1 - they saw lots of items in a can, but only got a few. It was just a bug.
Edit: I've got hacking 4 - and I've currently got 17 runs of Esoteric Ship Data Interface blueprints I'm trying to sell