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Guide to Looting NPCs!
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    Thread created on 17:10:38 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Looting NPCs is one of my favorite things to do with my spare energy (rather, all my energy), so I've decided to put everything I know about this topic in one spot for reference. 



    Looting is when you and a group of people attack an NPC at the same time and take them down together for a chance to loot a variety of their treasures. At the moment, the only NPCs that can be Looted are Tiny, Fernando, Jimmy, Duke, and Leslie. Additionally, Scrooge is available to be looted during the holiday season, and the Easter Bunny can also be looted during April only!!!


    Possible Loots:

    Tiny - Dumbbells, Six Can of Energy Drink, Can of Munster, Can of Red Cow, (more to come as fights happen)

    Easter Bunny - Bunny Nose, Bunny Suit, Lucky Rabbit's Foot, Frying Pan, Ski Mask, Goodie Bag, Egg Launcher

    Jimmy - Pixie Sticks, Jawbreaker, Concussion Grenade, Bread Knife ... TBC

    Fernando - Feathery Hotel Coupon, Bandit Mask (clothing), Poison Umbrella (piercing weapon) ....TBC

    Leslie- pair of Sweatpants, pair of Black Oxfords, String Vest (Clothing), Sand (Temporary), Riding Crop (Melee), Beretta Pico (Secondary), Nock Gun (Primary).

    Duke- pair of Pinstripe Trousers, Classic Fedora, Duster (Clothing), Nail Bomb (Temporary) Madball (Melee), Homemade Pocket Shotgun (Secondary), Rheinmetall MG III (Primary).

    Scrooge- Scrooge's Top Hat, Scrooge's Topcoat, Scrooge's Trousers, Scrooge's Boots, Scrooge's Gloves (clothes), Snowball (Temporary), Diamond Icicle (Melee), and Snow Cannon (Primary).


    The quality of the loot depends on the NPC's loot level at the time of defeat.
    From the moment they are out of the hospital, they stabilize at Loot Level I.


    NPCs have 5 Loot Levels.

    Level 1 to Level 2= 30 minutes
    Level 2 to Level 3= 1 hour
    Level 3 to Level 4= 2 hours
    Level 4 to Level 5= 4 hours

    From the instant they are "Okay" it can take 7.5 Hours to reach Loot Level 5.
    Level 5 holds the best chance for Looting more of the good weapons.

    Lvl 1 = 1 Looter
    Lvl 2 = 2 Looters
    Lvl 3 = 3 Looters
    Lvl 4 = 4 Looters
    Lvl 5 = 5 Looters



    Joining an NPC Loot Attack:

    When it's time, on Duke and Leslie's profile, the Loot Level will be indicated as shown, except the I will be a IV or a V:




    You will initiate the attack on them as you would on a normal player, and will be given the option to either start or join the fight.

    Don't join too early (5 min+ before IV) or you might time out. (Here is what will happen if you hit too early when the NPC is not temp'd by the group).

    Don't join too late (30sec+ after Lvl 4) or he will die swiftly. The lower their HP, the quicker they will fall.


    On the bottom of the NPC fight screen, you will see their battlestat reduction %.
    These will start at 100%, and decrease with each temp thrown.
    Additionally, the Distraction Bonus may make a difference for you in timing your hits.

    Here's a snippet of a typical NPC fight (excuse my lag).





    Distraction effect is a fairly new change to group attacking mechanics.
    To put it simply, the blue number that goes up is how many other people made a hit since your last hit.
    The higher the number, the more distracted the NPC is, thus lower chances of him hitting you back directly.
    In the image above, the only time I was hit back was when I clicked on my weapon when the distraction bonus was still at 1.
    It is also clear that in between the time it takes to load the weapon image from one hit to the other, the NPC is already super distracted. When it comes to NPCs with lower total Health, I wouldn't recommend actively waiting for distraction to go up, because it will on its own, and because you can lose your chance at getting more total hits in/looting.

    (More info on distraction can be found here and here.)

    Keep in mind that NPCs still hit back when their stats are decreased, and no matter how strong you are, you might get killed and lose. If this happens, you can still receive loot (provided you landed hits with damage within the last 5 minutes before he died); if you're quick enough, you can med out and join again.



    Some helpful tips:

    • If you're low on the battle stat side, wait for stronger players to throw temporary weapons at the NPC, or wait for distraction bonus to go up. When his effective battlestats are decreased enough, proceed to attack (see visual above).

    • It is said that the more damage hits you land overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes. The keyword here is still Chance. See this fight log: where someone gets a loot, from simply throwing a smoke grenade.

    • This means that your aim is to land as many hits as possible - use a meelee weapon when you are out of ammo and avoid wasting a hit on a reload.

    • If you stalemate and the fight is still going, you can choose to refresh and join again.

    • Keep a page open to your medical items in case you lose, med out, and join again.

    • If it says the fight is at max capacity, keep refreshing the page. Somebody will lose/stalemate, and you can join if you are quick enough.

    • Rinse and repeat this, in all of your fights, and you will eventually loot something!


    When you loot an item, you will get a notification in your events that looks like this:



    Additionally, it will be shown in the fight log after the battle is complete.





    The hardest part of Looting is keeping track of when they will reach Loot Level 4, and joining on time!

    If you're curious on when the next attacks are, you can find the exact times using this handy reference created by Kivou.
    You can also download this script made by Lugburz to see loot times directly on your sidebar.




    GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN, & HAPPY LOOTING!!!!
    Last edited by hemi on 17:04:29 - 13/09/21

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    You are majestic and Lily approved

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    Posted on 17:16:20 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    R+

    Here's an idea, contact Bug to make a live updating image to display how many minutes until loot level 4, and you can add it to your guide!

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    Posted on 17:16:50 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Much beautiful and very help.
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    Posted on 17:20:02 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    This is great for noobs like myself
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    Posted on 17:32:08 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    The more damage you make overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes.

    Is there a source for this? Never heard of it before, and just want to see clarification
    Last edited by Hcom3 on 17:32:18 - 01/10/19
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    Posted on 17:33:11 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Nice job! Thanks for the info!

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    Posted on 17:35:17 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Hcom3 [2003693]

    The more damage you make overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes.

    Is there a source for this? Never heard of it before, and just want to see clarification
    https://www.torn.com/forums.php#/p=threads&f=1&t=16095167&b=0&a=0

    - Loot is rewarded at random to those who participated in defeating the NPC. Those who put in more effort or did more damage will be more likely to receive the loot. You don't need to be in the attack at the time of defeat to receive loot.
    Last edited by Legend on 17:36:02 - 01/10/19

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    Hcom3 [2003693]

    The more damage you make overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes.

    Is there a source for this? Never heard of it before, and just want to see clarification

    Legend [1513594]

    https://www.torn.com/forums.php#/p=threads&f=1&t=16095167&b=0&a=0

    - Loot is rewarded at random to those who participated in defeating the NPC. Those who put in more effort or did more damage will be more likely to receive the loot. You don't need to be in the attack at the time of defeat to receive loot.
    awesome
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    Hcom3 [2003693]

    The more damage you make overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes.

    Is there a source for this? Never heard of it before, and just want to see clarification
    My source:

    https://www.torn.com/forums.php#/p=threads&f=1&t=16095167&b=0&a=0

    Ched writes, "Loot is rewarded at random to those who participated in defeating the NPC. Those who put in more effort or did more damage will be more likely to receive the loot."



    ---

    While the loot chance is still random, they are increased with the more "effort" or damage one makes.

    For weaker players such as myself who cannot make a whole bunch of damage in 1 attack, the effort is then required into joining as many times as we can before the fight is over and managing our weapons properly.




    Edit - Legend got it. Thnx pal.
    Last edited by hemi on 17:38:47 - 01/10/19

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    Posted on 18:31:11 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    ty for sharing info
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    Posted on 18:36:59 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Thanks for the tuto!

    I made a discord bot that gives a notification 10 minutes before Duke or Leslie reaches lvl IV. If anyone is interested, it's free ^^

    https://discord.gg/tZaYpbG
    Last edited by Kivou on 18:38:37 - 01/10/19

    FJK

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    Posted on 19:51:28 - 01/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    This makes for some good reads. fanx

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    This is one of the best threads I have seen lately on the Torn forums.

    Finally I can get some great loot!

    Thank you for sharing your wealth of information HEMI the love of my life, I hope to one day make you mine and mine alone. You will make a great mother and loving wife, I will do whatever I can to make your life the best it can be!
    Thank you lovecakes <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
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    Dequeue [2127528]

    This is one of the best threads I have seen lately on the Torn forums.

    Finally I can get some great loot!

    Thank you for sharing your wealth of information HEMI the love of my life, I hope to one day make you mine and mine alone. You will make a great mother and loving wife, I will do whatever I can to make your life the best it can be!
    Thank you lovecakes <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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    Posted on 12:53:57 - 11/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    pewpew


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    Posted on 13:46:12 - 11/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Thread is gud
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    Hcom3 [2003693]

    The more damage you make overall in the fight, the higher your chance of looting something becomes.

    Is there a source for this? Never heard of it before, and just want to see clarification

    hemi [2165616]

    My source:

    https://www.torn.com/forums.php#/p=threads&f=1&t=16095167&b=0&a=0

    Ched writes, "Loot is rewarded at random to those who participated in defeating the NPC. Those who put in more effort or did more damage will be more likely to receive the loot."



    ---

    While the loot chance is still random, they are increased with the more "effort" or damage one makes.

    For weaker players such as myself who cannot make a whole bunch of damage in 1 attack, the effort is then required into joining as many times as we can before the fight is over and managing our weapons properly.




    Edit - Legend got it. Thnx pal.
    is this the source of your picos on display?

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    Posted on 15:05:13 - 11/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Thank you Hemigidius, I now feel enlightened! :D

    For real, good guide! Thanks!

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    Posted on 20:50:55 - 11/10/19 (2 years ago)
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    Has anyone gotten the rheinmetall or the nock gun at loot level 4?
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