Feran IFN stage 1 – done

That was that, the IFN stage 1 – kill 75 feran. It wasn’t difficult at all, except for figuring out what firearms to use. I had a total of 56 remaining to kill and I split them into short sessions to gather basic info on kill cost. I used Piron PBP-0 (L) and a Piron PBP-2 (L).

Piron PBP-0 (L): Handgun. Required between 15 to 20 shots. Average damaged was between 2 and 3. It burns 84 BLP shells per shot. It has a range of 35.2 meters. It consumed 14532  shells on 10 feran. The total kill cost reached 0.16732 PED.
Piron PBP-2 (L): Handgun. Required between 14 and 19 shots. Average damage was around 4. It burns 116 BLP shells per shot. It has a range of 33 meters. It consumed 16124 shells on 10 feran. The total kill cost reached 0.16724 PED.

WTF?! I’ll admit I just looked at the total overall cost yesterday and it dropped from roughly 0.20 PED to 0.178 PED. I didn’t look at it this closely. So basically the guns are very very similar. I drew one conclusion though and that is some firearms have a low ammo rate and high weapon decay rate, and others are the total opposite. The way I go about things I’d prefer high ammo rate and low weapon decay rate. Why? Cause the gun/rifle will last longer and it’s fairly easy to stock up on shrapnel while killing caraboks, gallard and other small creatures. I do need to look into Piron PBR-0 (L) too. There have been occasions where a feran got out of range and I lost the upper hand for a brief moment. A rifle has better range, and this one has a range of 65 meters.

Well, I figured that I can use my stockpile of firearms on arkadia hornet and feran in between carabok/gallard/halix/ostelok hunting. Loot return on feran is currently quite bad so I will not go on long hunting sessions. Oh, there is this saying in Entropia:

“Just because you can hunt something doesn’t mean you should”.

There is another good saying that goes…

“Every PEC counts”.

So true, so true. So right now I’m swunting gallard. I’ve had two drops of hair gel and stuff. …and I just noticed that I didn’t empty my backpack after the feran run. Please! Someone slap me senseless! I need to sort this before I continue. In the meantime… Scenery photo.

wournos grassland feran

Feran circling in the sky

First Ostelok hunting session

Today I hunted Ostelok for the first time. I’ve grown tired of carabok and gallard because I set the (oh-so-boring) goal of swunting ALL of the 5 mission stages. That’s 16,000 animals… each! Monura Fe/Male is not on my to-do list any time soon due to the fact I no-lifed my hunting last time. Halix … I finished Stage 3 the other day and needed a break. Ostelok (young) are almost as weak as caraboks so they seemed like a good target. The difference between the ostelok missions and the other animals listed is that the IFN doesn’t count actual kills. They are after killpoints, and each maturity give different amount of points; the greater maturity the better. Since I hadn’t killed ostelok before I went for the young ones to get a kill cost estimate, as well as loot estimate. But I need more data before I can make a decent conclusion. I used a Piron PBR-0 (L) as a tagger and my trusted S.I Psy-Blade as main weapon.

The session went well though. I collected 1020 points, which equals 102 kills. The return was just below breaking even. I can live with that.

The other reason I chose to change targets was because I stumbled upon a buyer of shrapnel. I sold material worth 202 PED when converted. That was cause for “celebration”. Not only did I manage a sale (which seems rare for me) but my pack-rat skills paid off! There’s been so many times I’ve felt this need to sell everything to the trade terminal even though I wasn’t in need of the actual money. I felt I was in need of a sale. Not a good enough reason to miss out on MU.
but then a few hours later I messed up the numbers during another sale and lost money. Not smart! I was beating myself up about it even though we’re talking PECs. So now I have fine tuned my spread sheet to remind me that my minimum MU will be 101%. It equals the value of the converted material and selling for less is idiotic! I really need to keep a better eye on my numbers in the future.

My goal for tomorrow is to continue, and hopefully finish, the Stage 1 ostelok mission. …and keep fighting the urge to go on a carabok kill spree without extracting sweat.