July 2016 conclusion

July is over. These are the results.

Animals/Mobs killed:  Arkadia Hornet, Carabok, Gallard, Monura Male
Weapons used: Piron PBP-0 (L), S.I Psy-Blade
Total kills:  1960
Ammo used: 161112
Ammo cost:  16.11
Repairs:  73.82
Decay:  81.70
Loot:  62.59
Global (PED):  0
Sweat collected: 16765
Sweat sold: 10000
Income:  362.40
Expenses:  334.06
Funds at end: 364.03
Loot return %:  63.99

An absolutely crappy month. Loot has never been as bad as this month. It seems Lootius has favoured the Migration participants on Calypso. Migration should be over within 1-2 months though.

Notes
Expenses refers to anything but repairs.
Income refers to anything but selling sweat.
Loot includes globals.

Chain of events

Feran

Attacked by a Feran

Sometimes I wonder if there’s a reason for things that happen or if everything are just coincidences. Take yesterday for example. Having finished my ostelok mission I was looking through storage with stuff to find things to sell. I picket some hand guns, polished them and started advertising them along with shrapnel. 20 PED worth of shrapnel sold – not the guns. While advertising I was checking the auction for things to sell but couldn’t quite commit to anything. I looked at the list of orders for the first time since forever and something on that list caught my eye. A crafted item that I can actually make. I’m a shitty crafter but I can make Item X. Gathering mats is a different matter. Material Y is not something I find on my regular low mobs. I was pondering buying cheap, craft Item X and sell for maximum order MU.

BUT… I have no records of making this item, so I don’t know what success rate I have. Looking at some other stuff I have made in the past I had a total success rate of 20%. That’s shit! Then again, I’m a newbie with crafting.
Either way, I held off buying anything. I want to be more sure of what I’m doing first. So today, after selling some minor stuff to Arkadia’s Mr Crafter Kikki Jikki, I went on a minor mining run just for kicks. I didn’t expect anything and didn’t find much. Just some melchi water, hydrogen steam and a small rock… ignisium, I think. Here’s the interesting part… while out in the bush, so to speak (it was actually the hillside of a valley in what felt like the middle of nowhere), I noticed flying beasts in the distance. Pink hue, no feathers, sharp claws. I moved closer to them somewhat hunched down and found a spot to observe them. They are called Feran according to the local records. And I can kill them! The youngs have a reasonable low health not much greater than Halix. As I was looking through the data I came across something in the loot list. Material Y used to craft Item X… in that list of orders… So theoretically, I can now hunt for all materials, craft Item X and sell. I did NOT see that coming, at all!

Question was, how do I kill Feran?! I assumed my power fist was out of the question so I pulled out one of my (many) Piron PBR-0 (L) for range and a Piron PBP-0 (L) for closer range. But it didn’t stop me from trying out my power fist twice. It worked once, but that was it. So fire arms it is – just like Arkadia Hornet.

I killed 19 of them and it went pretty well. They hit harder than other mobs so I may have to use healing tools once or twice. Currently, the kill cost of these things are 0.20 PEC per animal. It will adjust itself over time as I keep killing. It was one of those lucky first times with profit of about 101% and around 104-105% +MU.
Their hides look pretty nice too. I wonder if it would go well on my sleipnir.

Feran hide

Feran hide

The Holidays!

Yup. The Holidays have come to Arkadia (and the rest of Entropia, for sure). Last year we were given a green holiday hat and trading cards among things. This year everyone got a new (green) holiday hat, a mug for those with apartments and/or shops, and a Christmas Bokol plushie for those who “improve the economy”. Since I only exist without much effort or home I got the hat only. But some kind soul (who I unfortunately forgot the name of) gave her plushie to me. I love plushies. I now have 1 bokol, 2 Santa Swamp Lurkers, 1 ostelok and about 3 black smuggler plushies. I think that’s it. I so need a home to put them in.
I also caught a pair of mittens on the auction. Red ones. Very cute. I also saw a matching holiday coat, but it was way too pricey for my taste, or else I’d bought it (to match the mittens). Instead, I put on the ridiculous green tree-like hat and went ostelok hunting.

dead ostelok

A dead ostelok

Unlike yesterday I had very good returns. Profit even! I found another Piron PBP-2 (L) in an ostelok carcass with a value of 2.10 PED. Add mark-up and it is worth over 3 PED. Overall it is all a loss, but they are acceptable losses. Skillwise I’m improving. Slowly. My S.I Psy-blade increased its tier to 2.3. It’s been a long time since I noticed any difference in tiers. I will upgrade it when the time comes even though I heard enhancers are a waste. Maybe in the future things will change. Who knows. Would be a shame to have all tier slots locked if there was a reason to use them. Personally, I wish for some of the arms dealers and producers to release power fists other than the basic TT version on Arkadia. There are plenty from Calypso, but that’s just that – they come from Calypso. I really do not want to import weapons from that planet. I’m not particularly fond of Calypso and would rather support Arkadian style weapons.
…and I know I’m throwing out double-standards here. The S.I Psy-blade originally comes from Cyrene. It was the most eco, low damage power fist up until mid 2014 or so. Then all TT weapons went through a change by the manufacturers to provide same type of weapons with same stats but from different makers. That meant some weapons were discontinued. They are still available but only between people. I inherited mine from a “relative”. Sometimes I wish I had inherited more.

Anyway. My ostelok stage 3 is almost over. I have roughly 400 more birds to kill. That’s an average of 3 sessions left. So far I’ve killed the equivalent of 1500 kill points, which is roughly 150 birds per session. Today I managed more than 1800 points. For stage 4 I will try higher maturities. But before that I need to do something else after stage 3. I’m going bonkers!

Happy Holidays, peeps!

July conclusion

July has ended and these are the results.

Animals/Mobs killed:  Oratan P. Thief, Carabok, Halix
Weapons used: Piron PBR-0 (L), Bukin’s Blade, Scott & Barlow SB-4 (L), S.I Psy-Blade, Herman PF-TT (L)
Total kills:  607
Ammo used: 33091
Ammo cost:  3.31
Repairs:  56.97
Decay:  119.32
Loot:  131.91
Global (PED):  24
Sweat collected: 1325
Sweat sold: 0
Income:  18.68
Expenses:  39.24
Funds at end: 221,97
Loot return %:  107.568

Not terrible (because I profited) but it could always be better! I should note that I wasn’t as active this month as I usually am.

Notes
Expenses refers to anything but repairs.
Income refers to anything but selling sweat.
Loot includes globals.

Scott & Barlow SB-4 (L) tier 5

Today I was out hunting Oratan Prospector Thieves north of Victorious Firebase. The sun was about to set so the desert wasn’t too hot. There were enough thieves to keep me busy while I worked on my shortblade skills. It’s not my main profession but it helps to raise strength, and strength allows me to carry more crap. Anyway, I tiered the blade to 5 and got another 24 hours of fame because no one had tiered that particular blade before me. That’s all. No interesting loot what-so-ever. It was a poor run to be honest.
My tiering days are now over. My blade broke and I sold the remains to the trade terminal. I got 2.58 PED back. But if I find another blade I might be able to get more tiers. That is, if no one beats me to it. It’s not on my agenda though.

Another tier – Scott & Barlow SB-4 (L)

Yup. I managed to be the first to reach tier 4 for Scott & Barlow SB-4 (L). It’s a nice limited shortblade that works well when killing Oratan Prospector Thieves. I have no reason to utilize the tiers right now. To be honest, I don’t remember exactly what they are meant for. I think it has to do with enhancers. Different enhancers adds different “boost” to a weapon. I might use some in the future.

For nice pictures have a look here: SpaceOddity.co.uk -> Gallery.

Onward to tier 5. 😀

A 12 PED Carabok global

Sweet! I was swunting some carabok today while pondering my latest hunt. I failed to take proper note of my activities and now I have 0.20 PED more than I should have. I have no idea where those come from. So while I was allowing myself to become annoyed for silly reasons (I have more money than expected) a carabok dropped a Headshot I (L) worth 8.79 PED and roughly 3.21 PED worth of shrapnel.
It’s extremely fun for two reasons. 1, Carabok rarely give globals. 2, I got a weapon related item that I have never gotten before. AND it hadn’t been recorded on the local publishing board.

I’ve put it up for sale on my list of items. The current MU is around 170%. Not bad.

It’s a scope you attach to rifles and perhaps even handguns. I have never used one because what I hunt are not dangerous enough to require long distance to avoid. Let’s hope someone wants it. I could use the money for future hunts.

June conclusion

June has ended and July has started. Time to take note of the monthly events.

Animals/Mobs killed:  Monura M/F, Oratan P. Thief, Gallard, Arkadia Hornet, Carabok, Halix
Weapons used:  S.I Psy-Blade, S.I Psy-Sword, S.I Combat Knife, Piron PBP-0 (L), Piron PBR-0 (L)
Total kills:  9947
Ammo used:  168,957
Ammo cost:  16.90
Repairs:  505.76
Decay:  518.69
Loot:  503.94
Global (PED):  12.00
Sweat collected:  5105
Sweat sold: 0
Income:  225.39
Expenses:  82.70
Funds at end:  295.54
Loot return %:  94.091

Seeing how loot return is key it was a pretty good month. It was the third best month according to my (un-published) records.

Notes
Expenses refers to anything but repairs.
Income refers to anything but selling sweat.
Loot includes globals.

Arkadia Hornets suck.

As the report states: Arkadia Hornets suck. Badly. I went on a weapon test session(s) yesterday south of Victorious Firebase to see how well I would do with a Piron PBR-0 (L). The overall outcome that day was around 55% loot return!! Added to my existing data it crawled up to 71,55%. That is by far the worst creature I have ever killed!

Average per kill
Decay (gun+ammo): 0.0425 PED
Loot: 0.0292 PED
Kills: 289

I need to test the Piron PBP-0 (L) too but I doubt it will be any better. The weapons have similar stats despite one being handgun and the other a rifle.

Aside from all this, what sucks even more is that I have to use a firearm to kill the hornets. They are airborne and can’t be swatted with a powerfist or a blade. And my neck hurts every damn time going after these. …and I’m only on Stage 2! I guess I could skip it (I have been thinking along those lines before) but I seem to becoming a “mission whore”. I want to have them all finished one day.

Halix young vs S.I Psy-Sword

Today I tested the S.I Psy-Sword further but I can already tell it is not ideal to kill Halix with. It is a slow to use longblade compared to, let’s say, the S.I Psy-Blade. The current data says it costs 0.1207 PED to kill a Halix (young) and I get an average of 0.0889 PED in loot. Really, it is not ideal at all. I should mention I use a Piron PBP-0 (L) as tagger. For every 100 Halix killed I spend 1.5 PED more on decay (with S.I Psy-blade decay lands at 0.1055 PED per kill). Current loot return arrives at a measly 74.78%. Question is, do I continue the test with the “required” 3 additional sessions or do I quit after only 2 sessions and 122 Halix killed?!

I should probably do the last 3 sessions just for consistency. Not looking forward to it.

Remember, people. Every PEC counts!