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Chasing the Dragon

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MaverickScot
Unidentified Flying Saucer
#1 - 2015-05-12 23:43:48 UTC
Hi,

I started doing exploration recently and I need to check out with you guys if the following is right.

The mission was chasing the dragon which escalated. After being bounced around various places and passing through 0.4 system on four occasions and completing the final Escalation in a point 0.4 system, I was rewarded for two and a half hours work with:-

From the third Mission of the escalation - Arch Angel Phased Plasma S x1000 and a Domination Copper Tag

And from the final boss - Domination Fusion S x1000 and a Domination Copper Tag

Given risk verse reward this does not seem right.

What do you think?

Mav.
Paranoid Loyd
#2 - 2015-05-12 23:50:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Random is Random, unfortunately the loot fairy was not kind to you.

As R is R, you can't really complain until you have a proper sample set. What size is the proper sample set? Too many for you to run before you go insane. Blink

Roll with the punches and keep at it, you can't win if you don't play.

"There is only one authority in this game, and that my friend is violence. The supreme authority upon which all other authority is derived." ISD Max Trix

Fix the Prospect!

Traejun DiSanctis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#3 - 2015-05-13 07:03:56 UTC
It is not unusual to get nothing but faction and ammo and a shite tag from high- or low-sec sites. This remains true even when they escalate.

As the post above says, random is random.

In my experience, the lower the security status, the higher the rating of the site... the better loot you'll get. When the sites in null escalate, I'm pretty much only guaranteed Overseer Effects. The 10/10's give my Tier 23, which routinely sell for 125M ISK. More often than not, I get an armour hardener (Serpentis).

The odds of getting that 1B ISK mod is abysmally low.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2015-05-13 07:37:26 UTC
MaverickScot wrote:
Hi,

I started doing exploration recently and I need to check out with you guys if the following is right.

The mission was chasing the dragon which escalated. After being bounced around various places and passing through 0.4 system on four occasions and completing the final Escalation in a point 0.4 system, I was rewarded for two and a half hours work with:-

From the third Mission of the escalation - Arch Angel Phased Plasma S x1000 and a Domination Copper Tag

And from the final boss - Domination Fusion S x1000 and a Domination Copper Tag

Given risk verse reward this does not seem right.

What do you think?

Mav.

Yeah, I agree, definitely doesn't seem right.

It may be Random but the actual baseline parameters are set by CCP.

My advice is to continue doing Exploration. Hope for the best and expect the worse.



DMC
MaverickScot
Unidentified Flying Saucer
#5 - 2015-05-13 20:50:25 UTC
Thanks guys.

I knew about the random being random but I thought if you had an escalation you might have got better.

will continue to explore and pray to the loot gods for success.

Fly safe,
Mav.
Traejun DiSanctis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-05-14 05:33:05 UTC
MaverickScot wrote:
Thanks guys.

I knew about the random being random but I thought if you had an escalation you might have got better.

will continue to explore and pray to the loot gods for success.

Fly safe,
Mav.


Get out of Low-sec. Payouts in the 7/10+ sites you escalate to in null-sec are WAY better. There is most certainly some randomness, and there are times where I'm getting the overseer effects and ammo, but that's far less often than in 6/10 and below sites.