I believe the loot drops in foundry missions have been stealth nerfed. Did a foundry mission after the 8pm (E.S.T.) this evening and only got half or less of the loot drops I normally get. Thought it might be my main character so I switched to my alt, did the same mission and guess what...half the loot drops. So my fleetmate did the same mission, finished it as I am writing this and guess what...half the loot drops.
If this affected just one character that would be one thing. But three characters from two different people? That is not just coincidence. Has anyone else noticed this? The mission we did was loot-o-matic 3000.
It sure seems that way, today I ran 102 KDF side, and it seems that the random loot drop is lower than a typical normal loot run. I usually get anywhere between 350K to a whopping 850K a run per character.
I ran 3 toons back to back, running 102 farming foundry file, the most I received after selling loot is 200K each, per run.
I am not saying it was a stealth nerf, but something is playing havoc perhaps with the loot drop. I quit farming after my third run, since it was now taking a very long time to acquire more than 200K EC per character run.
I plan on finding a new Foundry File farming mission run.
Someone else said it but I'll say it here since some seem to not be getting it.
According to someone else on the forums, loot drops in foundry content are tied to skill points/expertise. If you're not getting any more skill points/expertise, loot stops dropping. Apparently there is a cap not just on loot, but also the amount of expertise you can gain per day on a character in foundry content.
Another thing mentioned was that because of this, the 4 hour bonus skill points/expertise you can get from Q causes you to gain the max expertise faster in foundry content, thus loot stops dropping sooner.
Now this is just going by what I've seen other players say. I don't do foundry content, not even for farming, so I can't say if it is true or not. One thing to try would be to do a foundry mission without Q's 4 hour bonus expertise and then again with the bonus and see if there is a difference.
Edit: Also, pwebranflakes the community manager has already stated at least once on this subject that loot drops have NOT been changed in foundry content.
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Last edited by monkeybone13; 11-02-2013 at 06:38 PM.
Ok so did foundry mission tonight after reset. Same thing as yesterday, only half the loot drops that I usually get. Not only that, but no skill/expertise points during the second half of mission (half of what I normally get). That was with both my main and my alt characters. And I did not get the boost from Q, had no other boosts of any kind, nor was I at my cap, as I did the mission about ten minutes after reset. What's weird though is my fleetmate did the same mission with one of his characters and got full loot drops and skill/expertise. He also did not get the boost from Q and was not at his cap. Maybe the foundry just doesn't like me anymore, but something weird is going on.
Same here my drops are sad and stop after 2 maps ..
If etc farming is nerfed I will have characters to delete and I'll give up hope being able to save up for any of the lockbox ships on the exchange. Screw those select few players/fleets that basically control exchange prices like douches. I probably won't bother playing either.
Coming from a lifer since before day 1btw
As things stand, ec grinding IS unfeasible as a way to acquire lock box ships now. I used to make a reasonable 500 - 600 k on ec grinding on a common Luth grind, on each toon. It's down to around 350k now, at best.
I congratulate those that manage to somehow get a JHAS, through ec grinding now, cause forget doing much else game play, while doing it. Took three weeks as it was, to grind out for a JHDC, and the prospect of grinding out for any other ship, with a sticker price of over 100 mil ec, is ludicrous feeling to me, at this time.
If this is supposed to be a way to somehow bleed out the exchange down to 'fair' prices, unto those that are selling rare in rare ships and lobi extras, it's not working.
I'm still seeing this, but it works in a strange way. On a farming map, it seems like only the first wave drops anything, and then the first wave of the next map. It feels much more like some bug is killing the loot drops than an intentional nerf. Either way, I have no idea how anyone is supposed to accrue any amount of EC the way things are now.