And yet another thread has dissolved into someone spouting a superior attitude and waving around 'big' concepts and words, only to have the superiority pointed out as false. Another thread where the OP was about one thing, which got answered, whereupon forum zombies rose from the dead to whine and name call..
Why? Why? Why, Delilah?
True, FDev may aswell just remove all G5 materials from HGEs except for Core Dynamic Composites and Imperial Shielding and have us use the material trader.
Having stuff that is rarer than other stuff is not exactly new.... In Skyrim there is a lot more tundra cotton than nirnroot. And you can't trade trundra cotton for nirnroot!
Hey FDev! Wake Up! Listen to the music! While I can't speak for everyone (as I'm sure some wit will point out) many pilots I've talked with are tired of searching for these Grade 5 Manufactured Mats. First, finding a system in Outbreak is difficult, then once you find one, the chance of finding a HGE from the Faction in Outbreak is nigh impossible!!!
Are you TRYING to get rid of pilots? Tired of all these people finding bugs and other boring things that cause you to actually work? Hey, no customers? No Bugs!
Some may say pouring salt here is not advantageous. However this has been a problem since the HGE NERF. Just ask Down To Earth Astronomy.
I currently need 5 Biotech Conductors. Only obtainable from Missions. Not finding these missions, I need to farm 35 Military Supercapacitors or 35 Pharmaceutical Isolators (or 1295 Conductive Components... LOL). Not finding those I need to farm 210 Imperial Shieldings. That's 70 Imperial Shieldings (each white square provides 3 items), and assuming 3 finds per HGE that's over 23 HGEs I will need to find to trade up. If I'm very luck I'll find 5 Shieldings to pick up (ooh 25 Imperial Shieldings! Only 185 to go!)
Is this really the kind of GRIND you want us to go through? REALLY? I can only assume you want your player count to drop because otherwise you would fix this. But NOOOOOOOO!
More than a few pilots have quit (per statements on Reddit) because of the Engineering Grind. I'm sure you underpay someone to monitor these forums, and they have to tippy-toe around making unpopular suggestions like "Hey, people are leaving the game because we aren't providing access to the mats they need" (How dare you make a suggestion! YOU'RE FIRED!)
Unfortunately for you I WON'T QUIT! I'll just keep complaining until you make the game worth playing for Pilots who aren't Triple Elite with every ship Engineered to the max.
How to fix it? BRING BACK THE NERF. You make us exit and restart every loop at Dav's Hope, so why not do the same for Grade 5s? At least the ones that are near impossible to find. (you can do that ya know... via programming) OR add more Mil SuperCaps and Pharm Isolators to each HGE. Maybe 10 (Times 3 = 30 each HGE) white squares per HGE? SOMETHING!
Back to the search... this will take days and days to complete. Yay.
Try your local Haz RES, go for the Deadly / Elite Anaconda pirates... Also taking elite rated carry missions can spawn up to 4 each, some / all of which may be of the correct rank to drop G5 mats.I would like to know in which haz res is this and which ship that give this? does the rank of the ship matters?
Making arbitrary claims about what is relevant to the OP is a 'nope'.
Anywhere where you find Anacondas, T10s have a chance of dropping G5s (except Biotech Conductors). I'm not sure the rank matters. You are pretty much guaranteed 3 condas every time the pirate attack scenario occurs at an installation.I would like to know in which haz res is this and which ship that give this? does the rank of the ship matters?
After a while you'll even figure out good places to look for "tundra" cotton. But it's a moot comparison. ED generates procedurally, Skyrim is hand-designed, which makes the whole experience more consistent.Having stuff that is rarer than other stuff is not exactly new.... In Skyrim there is a lot more tundra cotton than nirnroot. And you can't trade trundra cotton for nirnroot!
Making false claims about what the OP is saying is the 'nope'.
If you want to create your own thread with your own topic go ahead. In this thread the OP is quite clear what the topic is.
Your sidetracking topic isn't bad or unworthy of discussion, just not on topic to this thread. Don't expect everybody to drop discussion of an OP in favor of your own topic. Post your own thread.
Edit - Clarification - Two different topics:
OP Topic - grinding for engineering mats sucks and a nerf should be put in place.
Delilah Topic - G5 mats drop rate is unbalanced
a rebalancing of those drop rates are one solution should be obvious.
What is being discussed here is the imbalance of USS drops which make particular collections exceedingly difficult.
I've been following in your comments throughout this thread and I am seriously impressed by your ability to make snarky remarks, pick on people for a particular choice of wording and even throw insults, all without actually saying anything meaningful or carrying the conversation forward.You are free to split hairs. I won't be joining you.