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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 53
08-24-2011, 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by Dman1701 View Post
In addition I'd like to add a tip of my own. I have noticed that when I go into a "Explore System" scenario, say an "enemy confrontation" mission where you must defeat 5 or six squadrons? If I simply minimize the communication dialog box, instead of replying to it, it does NOT activate the spawn points of what ever enemy is at hand. I am then free to farm the system, scoop up the goodies and then exit the system without ever engaging or spotting a single enemy. This has been very useful! Did that today for a couple of hours and collected all manner of rare and very rare particle traces.
I was just about to suggest this. I've been doing it since they revamped crafting the first time, and it is definitely the best way to get piles of data quickly. You can get up to 5 nodes if it's a ground mission since you have to go through a space map before beaming down. That's like ~25+ data samples each mission, all without any combat.