Am I unlucky or does Loot Suck?

fdiaz78fdiaz78 Posts: 101Space Optimizr
After 30+ runs with an average time of 30 mins I have yet to see a dam blueprint for a laser weapon or better than our weak pulse laser. Last time I wasted this much time to get nothing was World of Warcraft while raiding.

Devs, I really hope story missions give you blueprints or loot is significantly reworked because spending hours upon hours shooting rocks and hunting down tons of crates just to find useless -BEEP- is not my idea of fun. If you do happen to respond to this thread please be specific and not "we are looking into it". I want to know if its going to be worth continuing playing the Alpha if this is going to be the way its going to be until beta.

Sorry for my tone but I inherently detest doing repetitive work and not having progression even on a minimal level.

Comments

  • Cain TetsuoCain Tetsuo Posts: 48Common Alpha Backer, Customer
    30 mins average? How far into the sectors are you getting?
  • ES_10374ES_10374 Posts: 13Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Pro

    30 mins average? How far into the sectors are you getting?

    Pretty much this. You should be spending 30+ minutes per sector, not per entire run.

    Blueprints are often dropped by enemies, especially the more powerful ones. Sectors 3 and 4 are generally treasure troves waiting to be plucked. Alien Gunships drop a good deal of loot and are easy to kill, as are lonely freighters (not that escorted freighters are hard to intercept, but going by your post you'd probably not like the results if you attacked one of the buffed fighters).

    Even on really, really dry runs you should be getting a handful of blueprints that help out.
  • humanevilhumanevil Posts: 98Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Optimizr
    most of my blue prints havent been that useful and the few that could be i never really get chance to craft them. i tenjd to get to sector 3 sometimes sector 4 in around 2+ hrs in total i have just over 17 hrs. maybe its because i dont take on the gunboats being i cant kill both escort fighters that protect the frieghters so i doubt ill kill the gunboats
  • ES_10374ES_10374 Posts: 13Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Pro
    humanevil said:

    most of my blue prints havent been that useful and the few that could be i never really get chance to craft them. i tenjd to get to sector 3 sometimes sector 4 in around 2+ hrs in total i have just over 17 hrs. maybe its because i dont take on the gunboats being i cant kill both escort fighters that protect the frieghters so i doubt ill kill the gunboats

    After the recent patch the fighters escorting the freighters are actually amongst the hardest hitting ships you can face, but they die easily if you have some missiles left. Drop their shields with your guns and fire five explosive missiles in quick succession and watch the fireworks. Make sure to actually target the fighters so the missiles can do their magic.

    Alien Gunshiips are a bit tougher but they don't deal that much damage and if you just circle strafe them they won't even hit you that much. Just make sure to kill or otherwise incapacitate their repair drones. Once their shields are gone, fire away with missiles if you find you're having problems taking down their hull. Then watch the fireworks.

    Oh, and always kill terran turrets whereever you can find them. They're an awesome source of nanobots, scraps and compounds and pose little danger. Don't feel bad about hitting green things, the bastards aren't going to help you unless your enemies shoot at them first.
  • ROCKFISH_AndiROCKFISH_Andi Posts: 1,086Moderator
    We'll be working a lot on the balancing, of course and yes, we'll be adding more options to get blueprints other than sheer luck in the future.
  • humanevilhumanevil Posts: 98Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Optimizr

    We'll be working a lot on the balancing, of course and yes, we'll be adding more options to get blueprints other than sheer luck in the future.

    one suggestion maybe include a blue print for doing the achievments? or maybe missions to escort frieghters ? or maybe one for 100% clearing each sector or just make the toughest ships a 100% chance to drop one ?
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