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#1 Gazdawg

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

Hey guys, I'm just curious in how the loot system works in this game, major cities some times ill go through and items will respawn and change after i leave for 30 minutes and then come back, but then there is times mainly later on in the night , like between 10 and 12 at night I seem to run through cities and there will be nothing to loot like not even empty tin cans in major loot spots, So I was just wondering if anyone knows how it all works and if its meant to working like that.........also is loot server based? as I have been in a major city and jumped servers to see if the loot is different and the loot would be the same every place would be empty..cheers

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:35 AM

Loot is generated by the server and if i recall correctly, is generated when you come within spawn range (300m or so).

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:43 AM

Jumping servers near a loot location will delete any loot nearby where you log in, I believe. This may have been changed or yada blah blah, but that used to be how server hopping for massive loot was discouraged. There also seems to be a semi-known bug where loot just doesn't spawn sometimes. Might be a bug with the initiation range or something but it's hard to tell.
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