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Guide to Looting NPCs!
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    Posted on 07:52:11 - 06/11/20 (11 months ago)
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    Is the bot still working? I haven’t seen any loot warnings for days now...
    They have been level 5 for a while that's why, these attacking events going on mean people don't really want to waste E on the NPC fights.
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    nice
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    “This handy reference” linked stopped working
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    Posted on 01:05:59 - 10/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Question: How do you know "it's time"?

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    Question: How do you know "it's time"?
    You want to attack right before the timer says the NPC will attain loot level IV. Not too soon that you’ll timeout before the community starts the attack and not to late that you won’t be able to join.
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    Posted on 20:29:51 - 10/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    Question: How do you know "it's time"?

    timosupremo [2533131]

    You want to attack right before the timer says the NPC will attain loot level IV. Not too soon that you’ll timeout before the community starts the attack and not to late that you won’t be able to join.
    Which timer? Is this a discord-only thing, or can I find it elsewhere?

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    Posted on 20:37:56 - 10/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Go to the front page, scroll down and click on “this handy reference”
    Last edited by timosupremo on 20:41:57 - 10/02/21
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    Wollongong [12833]

    Question: How do you know "it's time"?

    timosupremo [2533131]

    You want to attack right before the timer says the NPC will attain loot level IV. Not too soon that you’ll timeout before the community starts the attack and not to late that you won’t be able to join.

    Wollongong [12833]

    Which timer? Is this a discord-only thing, or can I find it elsewhere?
    Go to the front page, scroll down and click on “this handy reference”
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    Posted on 22:11:27 - 10/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    Question: How do you know "it's time"?

    timosupremo [2533131]

    You want to attack right before the timer says the NPC will attain loot level IV. Not too soon that you’ll timeout before the community starts the attack and not to late that you won’t be able to join.

    Wollongong [12833]

    Which timer? Is this a discord-only thing, or can I find it elsewhere?

    timosupremo [2533131]

    Go to the front page, scroll down and click on “this handy reference”
    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

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    Posted on 01:50:42 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...
    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

    timosupremo [2533131]

    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.
    But... But... My character wears glasses!

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    Posted on 15:11:23 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

    timosupremo [2533131]

    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.

    Wollongong [12833]

    But... But... My character wears glasses!
    It was broken since they changed their link, but thanks to Shindig I updated it. 

    As others said, keep an eye on when they reach level 4 -
    The closer the time comes, open up the NPC's log and watch out for joiners.
    Once it starts to fill up, join and wait.

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.

    Trial and error.

    Good luck!

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    Posted on 15:47:37 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

    timosupremo [2533131]

    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.

    Wollongong [12833]

    But... But... My character wears glasses!

    hemi [2165616]

    It was broken since they changed their link, but thanks to Shindig I updated it.

    As others said, keep an eye on when they reach level 4 -
    The closer the time comes, open up the NPC's log and watch out for joiners.
    Once it starts to fill up, join and wait.

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.

    Trial and error.

    Good luck!
    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.
    What does this mean? Is this referring to lag, or are you saying people who do this will not gain access to that tool anymore?

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    Posted on 17:08:53 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

    timosupremo [2533131]

    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.

    Wollongong [12833]

    But... But... My character wears glasses!

    hemi [2165616]

    It was broken since they changed their link, but thanks to Shindig I updated it.

    As others said, keep an eye on when they reach level 4 -
    The closer the time comes, open up the NPC's log and watch out for joiners.
    Once it starts to fill up, join and wait.

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.

    Trial and error.

    Good luck!

    Wollongong [12833]

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.
    What does this mean? Is this referring to lag, or are you saying people who do this will not gain access to that tool anymore?
    there's a maximum number of people allowed in the group fight. so if you try to join too late, you won't make it in
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    Posted on 17:13:32 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    I've never successfully managed to get loot yet (at my lv, bit hard.) But u can always keep refreshing page for when ppl get knocked out (as I understand it.) 
    Last edited by DoctorCuraga on 17:15:31 - 11/02/21

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    Posted on 19:16:15 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    hemi [2165616]

    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!!!!
    It's not working.
    I did not win a thing so far.
    #FedHemi2021
    xoxo

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    Posted on 22:49:09 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    Wollongong [12833]

    How... Why... Did my eyes refuse to register that...

    timosupremo [2533131]

    It’s gotta be those 5,844 day old eyes.

    Wollongong [12833]

    But... But... My character wears glasses!

    hemi [2165616]

    It was broken since they changed their link, but thanks to Shindig I updated it.

    As others said, keep an eye on when they reach level 4 -
    The closer the time comes, open up the NPC's log and watch out for joiners.
    Once it starts to fill up, join and wait.

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.

    Trial and error.

    Good luck!

    Wollongong [12833]

    If you think joining one or two minutes before level 4 is enough, you will get locked out.
    What does this mean? Is this referring to lag, or are you saying people who do this will not gain access to that tool anymore?
    This means that only 50 people can be in a fight at a time and potentially thousands watching the next lvl 4 fights every hour. Maybe hundreds, let's say. But thousands of people will be notified on discord the closer it comes. 

    You don't want to join too early because you will time out before the hits start. So joining 8 min before the fight is fruitless.

    But 60s before the fight, people will have filled up minutes before, and it will say Maximum Capacity Reached. You'll have to refresh and hope someone loses or dies, but the fights go so fast that it's almost not even worth trying.

    If you open the logs and watch others join, it will have a number counter of people in the fight and just join before it fills up.
    Sweet spot is load the log 5 mins before hand and just stalk it, you'll see first joiner around 3-4 min mark and it will fill up by 1 min.
    If you have any more questions or anything you can always Pm me

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    Posted on 22:46:58 - 16/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    thank you for this hemi
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    r+
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