I had a dream…

The dream I had was to reach Brawler (Hit) 20 before the end of December. That goal will not be met. The progress is so painfully slow it hurts. I did become a Brawler (Hit) 17 though. Always something. I’m still slugging away at my Ostelok mission killing youngs and matures now. The difference is 1 killpoint- 10 vs 11. The old ones are not worth it, in my opinion. According to sources they give the same amount of points (11) as matures but have greater health. Why waste decay for the same amount of points?!
I think next in line are providers, with 14 points … I think!

What I do like about the Ostelok missions are the skill rewards. Most of them anyway. I could do without Aim since I don’t use fire arms. Anatomy, Courage x2, Perception and Bravado are all very welcome. Also, the trophy head and a figurine definitely won’t hurt either. Just wish I had an actual home to put them in. Currently I sleep at various Command Posts. Courageous Firebase Academy is the current one. Snow all around. I could use a parka!

Anyway! The current average kill cost of Ostelok (young & mature) is 8.3 PEC. I believe the young has a kill cost of 7.8 PEC. That was the last number I remember before I threw matures into the mix. I really should keep the data separated, but that would mean hunting one (1) maturity at a time. I really can’t be arsed! I get enough ‘cherry-picking’ as it is.
I am half-way through stage 3 – 10,000 points to go. The remainder should cost me 83.55 PED on average in decay and ammo.

…maybe that can be my side-goal – finish stage 3 before December. A bit more tangible.

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.