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Discussion in 'TLOPO Weapons and Loot' started by Bort Greasegorb, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Bort Greasegorb

    Bort Greasegorb Wanted Pirate

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    Apparently, I heard that JFR said that the looting system is 100% the same. However, as a "loot professor", I've found a lot of key differences so far. I have picture proof of them, but I'm not including them in the initial post for the sake of readability. If you want the proof photos, just ask:
    -Loot skull chests now contain crude items. If they did before, then the chance is way higher.
    -It is possible for loot chests and loot skull chests to contain no weapon at all.
    -Multiple weapons/clothing items can be found in the same container.
    I'm not saying these should be addressed (especially the third since the more, the merrier), but there are some key differences that heavily affect loot drops.
     
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  2. Benjamin Darkbreaker

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    It is definitely not 100% the same. You were not able to get crude items in Loot Skull Chests in POTCO. Also, you were not able to get just ONE thing in a Loot Skull Chest. ( The minimum was two things) I've had a few skulls where I only get a playing card in a skull. Like, yeah.... no I put hundreds of hours into looting on Benjamin. I know my loot.
     
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  3. Benjamin Darkbreaker

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    This is what I mean, ONE thing....
     

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  4. Hector Hullgull

    Hector Hullgull Pirate Lord

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    The important thing is looting works. It will need tweaks in the future but it seems like a small problem rn since ppl seem to be getting famed and brights. I'm at lvl 10 with 2 rares, not complaining.
     
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  5. Hector Hullgull

    Hector Hullgull Pirate Lord

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    oh
     
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  6. Captain Redhorn

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    Thanks for reporting this! These are things that will be fixed eventually. The goal is to make the game as close to POTCO as possible, so it will be fixed.
     
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  7. Johnny Firehawk

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    It's good that people also recognized this too. Something was off about loot drops, glad somebody put it all together ^^^
     
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  8. Bort Greasegorb

    Bort Greasegorb Wanted Pirate

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    Glad to hear it. (although deep inside i love getting 2-3 weapons/clothing items in containers) Also, another problem with loot drops: pouches, chests and skulls found at sea give no gold, meaning a loot run will get you no money unless you sell what you get. In POTCO, I remember there was a little thing that said "Gold taken from loot: XXX" or something to the right side of the plunder GUI.
     
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  9. John Foulroberts

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    I cannot recall stating something like this.

    The system cannot be 100% the same because we had to rewrite it from scratch. If our system was exactly the same, then we somehow were privy to details we shouldn't have been privy to. Even as we speak, loot is still being developed as there are some elements of it that are not consistent with how they were in POTCO (e.g. multiple weapons and clothing items in a single container).
     
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  10. Bort Greasegorb

    Bort Greasegorb Wanted Pirate

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    Oh. Guess the guy who told me you said it lied then. Sorry if it seemed like I was blaming you.
     
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  11. John Foulroberts

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    No worries! If you're ever skeptical about something, don't be afraid to ask me to verify. I won't bite. :p
     
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  12. Stephen Teague

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    JFR is THE "loot professor"...
     
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  13. Captain Redhorn

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    How does one become a loot professor?
     
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  14. Bort Greasegorb

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    It's really just a whimsy name, but in POTCO, I always looked at loot as more than just "it's random". I looked into skill levels on weapons, what enemies drop what types of weapons, etc.

    Doesn't mean there can't be more people cracking the loot code. Plus, I thought he referred to himself as the "looting virtuoso" back then.
     
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  15. Stephen Teague

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    I wanna be one :(
     
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  16. John Foulroberts

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    Since we're on the topic, this thread started by Roke asks for feedback regarding the loot system. I provided my rundown of loot mechanics, which can be found here. I'd like some feedback if you guys don't mind - especially those who were as involved with looting as I was. Feel free to contribute your own feedback to the thread as well in case I completely missed something.
     
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  17. Captain Jordan

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    I wish it was at least 20% the same, I don't get loot anymore, I get a pouch 1/40 enemies
     
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  18. Bort Greasegorb

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    Actually, this thread is outdated now; they fixed all these problems. While I do agree that the loot may be dry, it could just be because we're remembering the double loot from the final month.
     
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  19. Captain Jordan

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    I didn't play then, like literally I have a chance of getting loot by myself about 3-5% of the time. Something is wrong with my account.
     
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  20. internetpirate

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    A loot system rewrite came out 12-26 heres a link to the release notes: https://piratesonline.co/releases/
     
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