Originally Posted by Sans
Alot of you may have gotten your wish. Have any other pirates noticed that missions only give loot/db's from scavenging derilicts now? Not even a single db from a ship when it abandons or is sunk. You need to sail over and scav for any rewards.
If this is true for pirates, I hope it true for nationals as well.
Guildy was saying woes has been reduced, by about 10-20%. he had a series of missions where he got no loot at all, something like 4-5 runs. still evened out long term to around 40-50k an hour in a 4th rate. There have been some changes to those missions,but nothing drastic from what i can tell, probably to reduce the amount of money 1st and 2nd rates bring in farming those missons.
The missions are bad because they do make people ignore PVP/rvr contention. Until FLS provides incentive to get out and grind OS mobs though it wont change, if you nerf missions without providing an alternative people will just quit. additionally these people myself included will not magically go farm in pvp zones or enter pvp zones when farming. There also is not enough OS spawns to really create enough room for everyone. the 8 & 12 ship packs are pretty worthless for what they take, outside of contention.
Even if you triple or quadruple loot/cash drops inside red circles, its only going to focus people into a very narrow area, right on the pirate pvp zone edges, at certain ports where they can get the best income for zero risk.