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    Posted to on 00:02:03 - 15/08/14 (4 month ago)
    Last edited by MarketVendor on 03:09:00 - 22/08/14
  • ~BS~ EmperorGarm [1682299]EmperorGarm [1682299]
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    Posted to on 10:46:36 - 15/08/14 (4 month ago)

    MarketVendor [1845207]

    EmperorGarm if you upload all the screenshots into a zip and send me the download link I will piece it together for you and send you the final image for $100 million.

    †As... generous as this offer is, I will be politely declining. I'm looking to do this to for fun and maybe even help others out in their city finds, if that's possible. Paying that amount of money is not going to work. You see, I was thinking of making the map and doing a "Where's Waldo" kind of contest in the games section with a nice prize, something like 10-20 million. Paying you for the map... something I'll want to do multiple times for reasons other than a contest (e.g. documenting item spawning locations in a map that's being continuously updated) means that learning this myself is the way to go. Paying you means no contest and few, if any, updates.

    digitalnash [1825532]

    Emperor - try using TheGIMP or Photoshop if you have it. I would use the snipping tool, too, not screenshots. Just hit the start button on a Win PC, and type 'snipping', and use the snipping tool to grab areas of the screen instead of whole screenshots.

    Cheers for this helpful bit of info. I'm going to look into this. My workweek is such that Friday-Sunday are my busiest days, but I'll make sure to play around with this stuff to at least get a feel for it.†

    EDIT: Two new spawns, another Fiveseven and a Crow Bar. Total items on map is now at 64.
    Last edited by EmperorGarm on 10:49:59 - 15/08/14
  • ViN daphne [14757]daphne [14757]
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    Posted to on 23:43:21 - 20/08/14 (3 month ago)
    Were you able to do something with those tools? If not let me know and I'll try to help or at least take some of the work off you with the images.†
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    Posted to on 02:14:03 - 22/08/14 (3 month ago)
    I found two items the first day I tied to look and have not found a single thing since no matter how much I look. Anyone else this unlucky.
    Once upon a time, a computer programmer drowned at sea. Many were on the beach and heard him cry out, F1! F1!, but no one understood.
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    Posted to on 03:35:33 - 22/08/14 (3 month ago)
    Are you actually following the tips in this very thread? †It's highly likely that you've got a whole bunch of items waiting there to be picked up that you're just not "seeing".

     

  •   MoonLily [433130]MoonLily [433130]
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    Posted to on 06:23:41 - 22/08/14 (3 month ago)

    Butters [34298]

    EmperorGarm [1682299]



    †And as of yet, no one has mentioned items vanishing for good. All of mine are there and I check them periodically to make sure they haven't changed for some reason.


    Ched posted this interesting tidbit in another thread:

    Chedburn [1]

    Don't check hourly. You could check monthly if you wanted to - they stick around forever just waiting to be found. Checking hourly, daily or monthly makes no difference. You'll find the same amount of items.

    If that is indeed correct then it might possibly indicate that item spawns do not happen when you're searching the map itself (which is what I'd been suspecting for a while).

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    so what does trigger the (chances of) items to spawn?
    seeing that emperorgarm have more than 60 and i have only 2 after not visiting the city for more†or less†a month coz i got lazy searching even though i'm active, there must be some sort of a trigger.
    like maybe by just by clicking the city is enough to trigger the item to spawn?.

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  • ~SA~ Tonia [420210]Tonia [420210]
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    Posted to on 08:55:00 - 27/08/14 (3 month ago)
    is the map broken again?

    i haven't found a single item for 3 straight days now.
    and yes, i have 10/10 on awareness and all the education that adds to awareness.
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    Posted to on 10:01:17 - 27/08/14 (3 month ago)
    I don't want to read through 24 pages but has anyone posted a screenshot showing what these items look like because i haven't found†anything yet >.<†
    I was the G in the unit
  • CALC digitalnash [1825532]digitalnash [1825532]
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    Posted to on 05:25:15 - 29/08/14 (3 month ago)
    I also think it's broken, Tonia. I haven't seen anything appear for about a week now.
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    Posted to on 07:01:16 - 29/08/14 (3 month ago)
    I have found about 4-5 items last 2 days
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    Posted to on 13:37:25 - 31/08/14 (3 month ago)

    I've gotten 7 items in the last 28 days. That's half as many as I was getting before it broke and was brought back.

  • DonCorleone [90431]DonCorleone [90431]
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    Posted to on 12:47:34 - 01/09/14 (3 month ago)

    haven't looked in the city map for about a month and decided to try the ctrl + a trick today

    found about 10-15 items, the most notable ones an EDVD and a senet board

  • LDN Butters [34298]Butters [34298]
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    Posted to on 21:34:54 - 01/09/14 (3 month ago)

    MoonLily [433130]

    so what does trigger the (chances of) items to spawn?

    Well Ched has kindly informed us that item spawns are triggered in the same way as they were in the old city finds system:

    Ched made the original statement on how items spawn here:

    Chedburn [1]

    TIGRRRRRR [132684]

    It really suprises me that the genius coders have designed this City Search system to have items stay on the map FOREVER... Giving the lazy POS that searches once a monththe same rate of "luck" as the player that diligently searches daily.

    If it was this way, hundreds†of players would spend hours scouring the city map daily. We'd have to balance things drastically which would result in far rarer finds, and people who want to casually search the city occasionally would never find anything. At the moment, items are generated when users visit the city, so activity is still a major benefactor.

    I love the idea that the items stay on the map forever, the people that search the city often just get their items quicker.

    A great deal of logic and planning goes in to every update, things aren't the way they are based on whims.


    Blexi asked for confirmation here:


    Blexi [1458703]
    So this means the users who click more often the city get more items? (within reasonable limit of course)

    Therefore, the player who clicks on the city link once a month will find less items than the player who clicks and searches daily, right?

    Sounds pretty balanced to me :)


    And Ched confirmed it again here:

    Chedburn [1]
    Yes, it's exactly the same as the old system. Just the rates are improved, more types of items can be found, and you've got to find them on the city map.


    That pretty much wraps up the mystery of how items spawn on the map I would think...

    Last edited by Butters on 21:36:38 - 01/09/14

     

  • LoD B3AN3R [705319]B3AN3R [705319]
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    Posted to on 22:52:20 - 01/09/14 (3 month ago)

    It seems they have put a stop to the highlighting trick somehow :(

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    Posted to on 23:49:35 - 01/09/14 (3 month ago)

    They haven't. It still works. You have to read this thread carefully for the right method though.

    I think it is stupid that you have to click 'city' for items to spawn though. I usually go straight to item market via a shortcut, rather than using the city link. I would like to know whether this can still cause it to trigger, or do I have to actually click the 'city' link for them to spawn still?

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    Posted to on 00:02:00 - 02/09/14 (3 month ago)

    It used to be just going to city.php in the old system, so if it hasn't changed (as mentioned by Ched) then it's likely to still be that way in the new item spawning system as well.

     

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    Posted to on 13:15:24 - 03/09/14 (3 month ago)

    I take it they updated the map again...Anyone have the new adblock filter addy?† Just for future refrence where can i find this addy so im not bugging people evry update ; )

  • D§ Empathy [1282579]Empathy [1282579]
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    Posted to on 19:21:37 - 03/09/14 (3 month ago)

    I remember finding 8 items or so in one map instance, no levels in awareness. But it tended to be things like morphine, first aid kit, taurus, bag of tootsie rolls. Only good thing was Gold Noble Coin.

    Also I only zoomed in one out from max.

  • tof Tallmountain [592882]Tallmountain [592882]
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    Posted to on 04:59:34 - 04/09/14 (3 month ago)

    I found a Leopard coin.

    It's rather hard to see:

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/Algolei/Leopoldcoin_zps10a021f5.png[/img]