I'm wondering if you changed the % chance to pick up on the slavers in the last 8 mo.s or so. I bought the Advanced Orion Slavers the day you added them and still use the 'blue' slavers, but I've noticed a HUGE decrease in the amount of stuff they are picking up.
I used to have to keep my inventory window open during an stf just to discard the garbage that they picked up and averaged around 20 to 30 contraband an stf just about 4 months back maybe 6.
I looked through the release notes and don't see anything about the slavers since last August. Possible that the one's I have (altho the exact same as the newer ones labeled as very rare) are bugged?
I'm guessing they were picking up much more than intended before and got tweaked.
** EDIT ** ~ Nevermind just found out about the change to slaver contraband pick up with the change in contraband doff assignment. Thanks anyways
I just started playing a carrier for the first time (Mirror Vo'Quv) and I'm not sure why I havent played one ages ago as its now my fave ship in the game (more then my oddy pack)! The Mirror Vo'Quv is cheap (usually 350K on the exchange), HUGE hull (42K), HUGE shields (10K per side with Kling honor guard shields). Load'em up with shield-ripping tetryons and let your pets do the 'talking' lol.
I got 2 purple BoPreys and 2 Purple Orion Slavers - depends if I want dmg or goodies. I LOVE that the ship changes the name of my BoP pets to "Mirror" B'rels. Peeps freak out and keep asking me where to buy mirror pets. Seems to be random voodoo and wizardry on whether I get contraband with my Slavers, but one time I did 3 STFs and got 20 of them! Its kind of pathetic on the amount of EC and commodities tho - DEVs - u TOTALLY need to add a couple of zeros to the yeild. I fight a fleet of ships with slaver pets single handed for what . . . 300EC? Really? Considering all of the vocal KDF'ers that want more love to the faction, this seems like a small and easy thing to do.
I havent looked into it yet, but are there fleet Slaver pets to buy? If so, I wonder how they would be better?