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I haven't bothered to use the 'target sight' on this weapon.
I am finding just pointing the barrel at the target instead is good enough. Yes, there has been a problem hitting the target when they come from the far right in mission #1, chapter#1, but they move in closer to the zone after a few moments and problem solved. I am not sure how much the zoom/scope will be needed in further chapters. But as we know the reality of the completed weapon in PVP may be of no use due to low mag size, slow re-load, and Supressors.  
(Edit) gear set 'headhunter' is irrelevant, perhaps 'slow time' in later chapters will help.
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There's a 'trick' to using this type of RPG, all I'm saying ;D

Looks like we're stuck with the high upgrade requirement too, which to me suggests it's a cull on our items stocks leading to the use of real cold hard cash to keep playing, ironic as to be a sniper you need stealth which GL constantly prove they do not have!
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Re: Exotic weapon event March 2021

Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:41 pm
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There's a 'trick' to using this type of RPG, all I'm saying ;D
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My Harry Potter wand must not perform the same tricks as yours does. Maybe mine is impaired by cyclones and high levels of humidity. ;)

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Looks like we're stuck with the high upgrade requirement too,
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I suspect you may be correct here. I say this because:
a. it's been a week now, and
b. there was an update snuck through just recently (in the Android version anyway) that did not adjust the number of parts required per upgrade for this event. Reference:
viewtopic.php?f=2033&t=686365&start=50#p4112214

The event still has some time to run - now it's the weekend we have to hang on until Monday. I confess that my optimism is being stretched on this one.

I'm still of two minds here. Perhaps this variation (from event to event) is the new normal? Perhaps this chronic farce has a been a big (well planned) prank and the joke is on us? Also, absence of information *in the game* is not a new thing in this space - just saying.
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...which to me suggests it's a cull on our items stocks leading to the use of real cold hard cash to keep playing, ironic as to be a sniper you need stealth which GL constantly prove they do not have!
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The repeat errors (well we think they are all errors) with exotic weapon events have been happening now across years (not months). It's now reasonable to say that errors (if they are indeed errors) are the norm not the exception. Perhaps Gameloft does not view these situations as an error. There's been more than enough time to fix this (exotic weapon event roll outs) if someone wanted to, in my opinion. This means something else is going on. I don't know what that something else is.

Point: I hear the basis for your suspicion here (not entirely sure I agree with the all facets of your extrapolations at this point in time though).

[Edit: Last upgrade milestone (prior to the commencement of Chapter 10 Mission 5) screen pic attached for the record] 
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"extrapolations" careful with the big words there Snipey  :o

GL know what they're doing with 'game economy' (i.e. GL economics = give us all yer money).

I'd love to give away the 'trick' but as we know;
1. vets would come down on me like a ton of bricks
2. reason for 1. is that let GL know anything that favours players would soon be 'fixed' :)

Oh, and no PC updates YET.
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Corporal Kiwi wrote:
Thanks Snipey,
Once again on the ball, I'm just just racking up parts and not opening any stored packs. Will wait and see what plays out, I am not going to waste any stored packs on this one.
What would be nice is if GL would state  at the start of an event what the requirements are and not just "compete the event to win the weapon".
Something along the lines of :- complete 10 weapon upgrades or fully upgrade the weapon, at least then you would know what you are signing up for. because there is a hell of  lot difference between a 99 min Pack requiremnt v 214 Pack requirement.

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Hey CK.

I agree. Would be nice to know up-front.

FYI - I started playing through - didn't want to get caught out.

Minimum number of upgrades
Based on where the milestones are (I'm now on Chapter 8), minimum number of upgrades required is 10.

Upgrade milestones
Before the commencement of Mission 1 in Chapters 2 through 10, and, before the commencement of Mission 5 Chapter 10.

Parts required per upgrade
The parts required per upgrade per level are 24/31/38/45/52. I think if this was going to be altered it would have been done by now.

Thirty hour chapter timers
Perhaps the 30 hour chapter timers make up for this and the last event was the one in error.

Spin the Wheel experience
The StW for this event (Lucky Barrage Weapon on the Jungle Ghouls template) is here:
viewtopic.php?f=2031&t=702771&p=4129464#p4129464

[Edit. End of event March 22, 2021. Adding screen pic showing wasted parts for this event - Plasma Core shortage]
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Exotic weapon event - New 3 Stage

Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:18 am
Snipey will rip me a new one for this, but search function on this forum is seriously lacking in accuracy, so can't find the last 3 stage thread... If i receive 'guidance' I'll copy/paste the post, so be kind I'm getting older and been shielding (UK for locked up at home) for over a year (so possibly gone a bit mad too)  a)

So far the weapon is pants, the region is a great pick for frustration as zoom is also pants, I'll upgrade and update (another for the team) as I can, used 2 Deputies so far and done a good few upgrades (hoping that parts carry over as in the past 3 stage events).

The Deputies reports are bugged (on PC, or at least on mine) as the reports seem impossible to access, flashes on screen and not enough time to get a cursor on the notification to see the report or you go to some other screen and the report then flashes up and dissapears, nice one GL.  And I can no longer be bothered to screenshot every minute of game time so I'm not counting but it does seem less results that previoulsy.

The sights are the first issue, terrible is possibly the simplest way to put it.

Hits are the next, hits "appear" to do either no damage at all or crit hits, I emptied 2 full mags into 1 SM on Lvl 1 with a well upgraded weapon and no loss of SM health, then 1 crit took him out - something is seriously not right here.

Weapon 'flash' & stability are pants too, so again hoping the upgrades take care of that.

Couple of minor gripes as well but lets see what goes on.
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Re: Exotic weapon event - New 3 Stage

Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 am
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Snipey will rip me a new one for this,
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My pegging kit bag is back on the mainland - so you're safe for now...  :o
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but search function on this forum is seriously lacking in accuracy, so can't find the last 3 stage thread...
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Agree - search is cr4p in these forums.

The new weapon and this three stage event probably deserve a new thread (you heard it here first).
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If i receive 'guidance' I'll copy/paste the post, so be kind I'm getting older and been shielding (UK for locked up at home) for over a year (so possibly gone a bit mad too)  a)
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Understood.
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So far the weapon is pants, the region is a great pick for frustration as zoom is also pants, I'll upgrade and update (another for the team) as I can, used 2 Deputies so far and done a good few upgrades (hoping that parts carry over as in the past 3 stage events).
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Agree - it's a little annoying having that red circle smack on top of the upper border of the physical sight frame bar. Hard to compliment the genius that came up with that (but in previous three stage events the weapon sights have changed with some upgrades - so perhaps they started with a great quality sight for Gunpoint MK3 and worked their way backwards from there).
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The Deputies reports are bugged (on PC, or at least on mine) as the reports seem impossible to access, flashes on screen and not enough time to get a cursor on the notification to see the report or you go to some other screen and the report then flashes up and dissapears, nice one GL.
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Will probably test the deputy myself later in the event (depending on circumstances).

I did notice some anomalies the last time I used the deputy. Read here:
viewtopic.php?f=2031&t=708366
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  And I can no longer be bothered to screenshot every minute of game time so I'm not counting but it does seem less results that previoulsy.
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If I had an ounce of gold from Gameloft for every screen pic...
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The sights are the first issue, terrible is possibly the simplest way to put it.

Hits are the next, hits "appear" to do either no damage at all or crit hits, I emptied 2 full mags into 1 SM on Lvl 1 with a well upgraded weapon and no loss of SM health, then 1 crit took him out - something is seriously not right here.

Weapon 'flash' & stability are pants too, so again hoping the upgrades take care of that.

Couple of minor gripes as well but lets see what goes on.

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I haven't played forward in the event much yet - all I'm doing is farming Chap 1 Miss 2 (3 drones, shoot the first one then use barrage on the next two - every 3 hours). Haven't done any weapon upgrades - so no valid comments from me on performance at this stage.

If you are going to "play through" I'd be interested to know where the milestones are and if a fully upgraded MK1 from Stage 1 is required to get into Stage 2 (given the 4/9/14/19/24 parts requirements, and previous events, I'm thinking the answer is yes.).

Be bold and get all adventurous here, start a new thread (but... make sure you get the subject name right** or I'll get that bag shipped over just incase it's needed  :o :D ).

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Re: Exotic weapon event - April 2021

Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:00 pm
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:D .  Wasn't so painful after all - I didn't even have to call my chiropractor (you also posted a cross-link - very fancy) .

On the deputy:
Ran her last night.
Yielded 66 parts**
Cores: 8
Scopes: 10
Electronics: 14
Muzzles: 12
Clips: 22
Picked up errors in the operator log - same as last time I used it
Don't care about errors in the log because the yield is still up there (see thread referenced below for logic in this regard).

[Edit:

Ran deputy again on April 10, 2021
Yielded 63 parts**
Cores: 6
Scopes: 9
Electronics: 15
Muzzles: 15
Clips: 18

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** measurement method as detailed here:
viewtopic.php?f=2031&t=708366&p=4072308#p4072308

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