Yes, experiences do differ but it’s more likely that people come to forums to complain that they didn’t get one rather than coming to forums to say they got one. And that, in turn, can create an image where chances of getting something are looking worse than it actually is.
Though, what i’m most happy about is that i finally got my experimental earpiece. Also, every experimental clothing i found was the one that i already didn’t have, making me think if devs changed the experimental clothing drops as well, where you can only find what you already don’t have.
After “cleaning up” my map and shooting lots of different Rivals (and often enough getting shot up by them…) I finally got my hands on two KVM EXPs, both dropping from Lvl4 Apoc Tank Rivals…
Imho the dropping rate was somewhat meh overall. Ok, some EXP clothing from different harvesters (mostly L4 Military & FNIX) and Tanks (also L4 Mil & FNIX) down to absolutely nothing from Hunters (from L1-L4 Proto, Mil, FNIX & APOC, mostly L4 Mil & FNIX).
Even the ammo drop from Hunter Rivals was/is somewhat meh, imho that should be at least the double amount when nothing else drops…
Some other things to mention:
nearly no medpacks were dropped by any type of machine
looottts of fabric and sewing thread in boxes and backpacks where there should be more medpacks imho
I absolutely started to hate Harvesters, especially MIL & FNIX for their frickin’ neverending rocket barrage and the spawned in Hunters. The Military ones seemingly always as a pair one carrying a gas mortar and the other one a concussion rifle. #1 gasses you out and #2 shoots you through walls… + “Mommy” Harvester letting rockets rain from above… (the same applies to #2 type FNIX Hunters…)
worst thing to do: fast travelling to ANL188(?) Farela to kill a Harvester Rival… I guess I killed about 4 Harvesters, countless Hunters and finally left the scene back to the menu after a good hour, because there was not the slightest chance to loot the dead robots. I took a look outside and there were at least another 5 or 6 Harvesters waiting and a countless bunch of Hunters above and around the bunker, endlessly releasing Ticks…
To do list:
find some 5* compensators for the KVMs… (any tips ? L4 APOC Tanks ?)
P.S.: on a sidenote… I could swear I picked up a crafting recipe for a simple medpack but I can’t find it in my inventory ? Maybe it’s not really implemented by now ? Or was this just wishful thinking ?
I could swear I’ve read simple medpack when I picked it up…
We continued on to take out other 3 rivals host had and from those, i got experimental clothing, which i don’t mind. Also, in my solo game, i’ve found around 6-8 firework boxes which are effective when dealing with several machines at once.
Yes, Apo tank. Though, it doesn’t have to be a rival. It can be normal one as well.
Screenshot or it didn’t happen.
Also, from where you supposedly picked it up? From looting X machine? Inside some loot bag/box? Or laying on the ground? And what was the loc?
So some people managed to get the experimental kvm which is good. Me on the other hand didn’t get it. Guess RNG wasn’t nice to me during the event. Oddly enough though didn’t get any experimental weapons or clothing but did get a 5 crown pump action shotgun but that’s RNG for you your best friend one day and your worst enemy the next.
9:53 CST today I killed my final Rival with any chance, a Level 3 Harvester on Himfjall. I saw something pink and was excited till I saw another Kpist. This was the only EXP weapon I got during the event. I did get 3 more fireworks boxes.
I also let the game run 24/7 during the event to allow the loot to respawn and it only crashed once. So I got more ammo than I will show being used.
So did I actually try?
Here’s my Rival Levels
Himfjall island Rival Level 25. Now Level 2
Forest Region Rival Level 18. Now Level 2
Farmlands Rival Level 15. Now Level 1
Marshlands Rival Level 21. Now Level 9
Mountain Region Level 7. Now Level 1
Here’s some ammo I went through
FYI I had been gathering ammo boxes for awhile and saving .50 BMG AP.
I mostly used the EXP Kpist, EXP Pvg 90, and 5 star KVM 89.
.50 BMG AP 1127 - 48
5.56mm AP 9567 - 3273
9mm AP (SMG) 8632 - 358
Health used during the event
Advanced fak 234 - 49
Standard fak 175 - 26
Simple fak 302 - 97
Adrenaline 165 - 32
I had to go to my mules for extra heals and ammo.
I used a lot of FMJ but didn’t actually write down what I had before. Also I picked up ammo and heals along the way.
Ran a 2 hour session on Adventure, with @SR_Carni yesterday. We encountered numerous enemies in the same area, in the Mountain Region. I got tons of .50 ammo and several firework boxes, and Carni scored an Experimental Kvm, congrats
The Rivals dropped like flies before the might of our combined firepower. As soon as we dropped one Tank, it wasn’t long before another came stomping up the road like some conga line of Machines. Some 12-15 Tanks and an assortment of Harvesters and their two billion Hunter escorts laid dead before we were done.
I have here a happy/sad story about first having the most amazing good luck , followed immediately by the most phenomenally bad luck…
In the first 3 hours of play on the first day of the event, my friend and I looted THREE ex-kvm 59s, first I looted one Solo off of a level 4 harvester, then 2 hours later we each looted one off of the SAME lvl 4 tank.
I couldn’t believe my/our luck. I never have good rng luck.
Fast forward to Saturday, I log on to the game to do some more rival farming, 15 minutes in and there’s a brief power failure, shutting down my computer.
I turn my computer on, fire up the game, and am greeted with a message telling me my save file is gone. Which means everything is gone. All my 27 levels, all my gear, my character, and my 2 ex-kvm 59s. Starting the game over at zero, with no chance to farm rivals. Of course she still has hers, but she isn’t level 25 either, so although we tried to farm the few rivals she has in her game for the rest of the event we knew it was probably hopeless.
Even better moral of the story: use UPS with your PC, so when any kind of power failure happens, you won’t get data corruption or the worst, loose your entire PC (since when PSU goes sky high, it is capable of frying anything it’s connected to).
Both of our PCs are backed up by UPS and our UPSes have catched several electrical grid issues, without we loosing our unsaved work or getting software/hardware damage to our PCs.
I have 6 backups and i back up after new game update comes but before launching the game, just in case it may corrupt the game (you never know).
No promises were made. Instead, a chance to get one was given.
We know how much you wanted it, so here’s your chance to once again get your hands on the Experimental KVM59! Kill a Rival and you might just get lucky. There may even be a sparkling surprise… Starting tomorrow, 10.00 CEST, the National Day Event is Live!
Thanks for the tip, it worked and I got a 5* compensator.
Well, at least once… plus 2 more 5* magazine extensions for the KVM59 that look more like a brass catcher bag for machinguns to me !?? But definitely not like a magazine extension or some kind of an attachable ammo belt box…
Over and out… hunting for at least a 2nd 5* MG compensator