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Dejana Morgana
Posted - 2008.05.18 18:28:00 - [1]
 

i always thought the level of hacking just increased the chance to find whats in the can per cycle (a.k.a you use less time per can) but the legends never dry out about how people havent found any ship interfaces untill they had hacking 5, etc.

still there's nothing such indicated in the skill...

any data to back this up or is it simply not true?

thanks.

FT Diomedes
Gallente
Factio Paucorum
Posted - 2008.05.18 18:59:00 - [2]
 

It just changes the chance to find something if it is in the can.

Couv Ilion
Caldari
D R C
Posted - 2008.05.18 19:58:00 - [3]
 

allegedly it also effects what level cans you can open. I've heard that having a 4 in hacking/arch/salv allows you to open any can requiring the skill.

I personally have 4's in those 3 skills and haven't ever found anything I couldn't open. I've definitely failed 15+ times in a row on a can beforeRolling Eyes, but eventually it opened

Space Wanderer
Posted - 2008.05.18 22:41:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Dejana Morgana
but the legends never dry out about how people havent found any ship interfaces untill they had hacking 5, etc.



This specific legend is certainly false. I found a reasonable amount of ship interfaces, and still have hacking at 4.

Joe Starbreaker
M. Corp
Posted - 2008.05.19 00:17:00 - [5]
 

Can't you cargo-scan the can beforehand to see what's in it?

Mr. Orange
Gallente
Band of Freelancers
Posted - 2008.05.19 00:39:00 - [6]
 

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.


Rogaru
Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.19 05:45:00 - [7]
 

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.




Two things:

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 Twisted Evil


 

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