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    Posted to on 17:45:32 - 30/06/14 (3 month ago)
    This is brilliant! Great stuff! Thanks. 
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    Posted to on 11:53:26 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)

    daphne [14757]

    This is brilliant! Great stuff! Thanks. 

    Thanks. :)

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    Posted to on 12:16:19 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Great guide! Helped me find 3 items during my last sweep :) (although nothing of value :P)
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    Posted to on 13:00:44 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)
    thanks alot this was great help
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    Posted to on 13:33:14 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)
     

    bogie [148747]

    An actual city finds guide that is helpful, have a R+ for that

    Might be worth adding too that each merit upgrade on awareness adds roughly +7% to your item spawn rates, city find rates aren't quite the same some might argue as higher awareness now DOES improve what quality of items you find too.

    The pie chart might be a bit dated though, I'm yet to see any cash finds either.

    I found that post from Ched to be frustratingly vague, personally. Couldn't quite decide whether it meant +70% to item finds or ched was trying to estimate how much higher gains you would get, factoring in better quality of item, considering the preceeding statement was confirming awareness meant better items.

    Or whether he meant merits add 70% to the base rate or increase by 70% of the base rate, e.g. if the base rate is, let's say 10%, whether it would be 80% with 10/10 merits or 17%.

    Regardless, I have tentatively threw some merits on awareness because I'm trying to be optimistic about this.

    Last edited by TehButler on 13:46:22 - 01/07/14
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    Posted to on 13:45:03 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)
    R+ I would like to point out that it is possible to find more than one item on the same page.
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    Posted to on 17:53:01 - 01/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Has anyone found any stat enhancers yet?


    a screenshot would be even better haha
    Last edited by Krystal on 17:53:20 - 01/07/14
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    Posted to on 11:56:22 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)

    Krystal [644425]

    Has anyone found any stat enhancers yet?


    a screenshot would be even better haha

    Same, I would love to see one!

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    Posted to on 13:36:58 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)
    I tried blocking the background and I admit it helps to a point, but its easy to lose track of where I am in the map, etc.  So...Greasemonky/Tampermonkey and http://pastebin.com/9S1cFGQ1 to reduce the opacity of the map itself.  The items stay the same. Just adjust the opacity as light as you want it to still be able to use the city, but make those items pop.   I find around 0.1 is pretty optimal for me.
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    Posted to on 13:56:47 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)
    how the hell do you guys have the patience to scroll through the map

    searched for 5 minutes and I gave up :s
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    Posted to on 16:43:54 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)

    Thankyou! I used the CTRL+A tip and now everything else looks funny ;)

    Question: How far out can you possibly be zoomed out until the item becomes invisible to see/click (excluding 100% ofc)?

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    Posted to on 17:00:13 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)
    thanks for the help dude!
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    Posted to on 19:41:08 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Just tested, has to be at max zoom OR one below max zoom to see the items in the city page, any further out from that and its invisible(and even where it was doesn't give a popup)...You can, however, zoom all the way out to where its invisible and zoom back in and it doesn't de-spawn.   
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    Posted to on 21:37:57 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)

    silentdragon [1615297]

    I tried blocking the background and I admit it helps to a point, but its easy to lose track of where I am in the map, etc.  So...Greasemonky/Tampermonkey and http://pastebin.com/9S1cFGQ1 to reduce the opacity of the map itself.  The items stay the same. Just adjust the opacity as light as you want it to still be able to use the city, but make those items pop.   I find around 0.1 is pretty optimal for me.

    Stupidly helpful. +1.


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    Posted to on 22:41:35 - 03/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Just to add a bit of info to this thread. I hope it helps--- I have left a few items laying around the city, not picked them up, to see how long they stay around. So far it has been 4 days and they are still there.  ---nothing valuable, just a sheep plushie and a leather vest, both in the purple of the airport--- However I have noticed that every once in awhile they are not there and I have to refresh the city for them to reappear. 

    I have gone around picking up other items that appear here and there ---I don't know how many, 5-10--- so leaving the plushie and vest doesn't seem to affect other "drops".  

    Does this mean it is not really necessary to scan the city on a regular basis? Can you just let the city populate with say, 20 items, and then go pick it all up? But if items sometimes disappear and then reappear after a refresh, won't some items may not be there when going around to collect and therefore be missed?
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    Posted to on 12:29:23 - 04/07/14 (3 month ago)
    I found an item with the help of lag... As I scanned by the education center, I saw an item pop on the screen after a second or two due to lag. It was a cannabis inside the green of the education center. Green on green! I never would have seen it if It didn't lag then appear...

    So as you scan also look for "motion" or a change...

    This may also speak to items correlating to the areas they are found.. Pot on a college campus!!!! 1  lool
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    Posted to on 13:30:39 - 04/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Item can stay here for over 12 hours, tested.

    Also i was able to find 4 items in a row.

    Might add those facts.
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    Posted to on 14:30:48 - 04/07/14 (3 month ago)
    This will show what you are looking for...  not much to see even highlighted.  Going to try some of those other tricks, greasemonkey sounds promising!

    Blue Search photo BlueSearch_zps8d912a93.jpg

    Regular photo Regular_zps077b2984.jpg

    Highlighted photo highlighted_zpsaf325984.jpg

    As you can see, it is still tiny but with the little blue highlight box around it you at least have a chance.  This explains the vague reference in the newspaper to the fabled blue search...
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    Posted to on 14:36:33 - 04/07/14 (3 month ago)
    BTW, I have found smoke grenade, grenade, and opium so far if someone wants to start a new city find statistic.
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    Posted to on 14:48:02 - 04/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Grease monkey is def. worth a try.  I had been over the map 5-6 times and missed a senet pawn and cd player that showed up well with GM...  I did notice some lag as you move the map as previously said.  move the map and sit for a second before moving again to make sure no items pop..