Since the reaper came out and all the rumors on how to get a reaper to spawn in a region, I have finally got 7 of the 8 regions to level 21 or better with less than 8 rivals in each regions. Some of the regions were very easy to grind to level them up with a lot of target to do so. But about half of the regions I had to clear off all rivals and start from ground zero.
I would get so far and then run out of machines, so run all over the region looking for them. Attack hunters from rival harvesters only give a limited amounts, runners and hunters around rival tanks again, in very limited amounts. Random encounters are not very common with only a few places that you can find a machine or two. Even lured machines from other regions to level up.
But after two hours of grinding a region you get a rival spawn and if you don’t keep them in check you will get 7 long before the region slowly climbs to level 21. I know, go grind another region while waits for one to cool down…you run out of regions before 4 hours have passed.
Tried playing the game solo for a few hours, leaving for more than 4 hours and hunt the same areas, sometimes machines will respawn but most the time not. Hundreds of hours, both playing and waiting to get a region to level 21. This is not a fun way to play, but I can now spawn a reaper most anywhere.
There was a thread not long ago about grinding in the game, it was about loot. To loot machines you have to grind hours for them at times…