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Not getting mission discovery missions

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DarthTHC
07.27.2012 , 08:16 AM | #11
Run the rank 6 Abundant lockbox mission and the 2 rank 5 Rich lockbox missions. You'll get the 340 mission discoveries.

My current crit rate is between 17% and 22% on those missions. The longest I've gone without a crit on any one mission is 17. I track only companions with 10k affection so if yours have less, you'll get less crits.

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GnatB
07.27.2012 , 11:08 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBrakkan View Post
And why the f!@# not? How else are you supposed to get them?
From any lockbox mission when it crits? If 340 missions guaranteed a 340 discovery, they'd be a tad OP. As is the purple mats they give are pretty darn nice.

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DarthBrakkan
07.28.2012 , 10:02 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by GnatB View Post
From any lockbox mission when it crits? If 340 missions guaranteed a 340 discovery, they'd be a tad OP. As is the purple mats they give are pretty darn nice.
Your right, if I understand correctly, 340 mission discovery drops shouldn't be guaranteed from a 340 mission discovery mission. But, I have ran at last count 31 of the 340 purple missions and I've gotten 2 mission discovery drops. One was a slicing mission (cool) and the other was a Dark side, I think diplomacy, drop. Thats with my comp being at 10k affection.
Apparently the only comp that I'm going to have with +anything slicing crit is my r2d2 droid that is on my artifice. It would be nice to determine your own comps based on the crating prof you choose. The only one of my character where the comps somewhat match up is my smuggler that has cybertech, scavenging and underworld trading.

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DarthBrakkan
10.30.2014 , 06:36 AM | #14
I just did a search on this and unfortunately my old thread is the only one I can find on this problem. I guess I am the only one in SWTOR that has this problem. I now have 3 chars that I spam lockboxes constantly and still only get the worthless missions of Diplomacy, Investigation, and one other I can't think of. I go to the GTN and people (the same person) are selling 10-15 Slicing/UT/TH missions at a time. Is the game programed to see what crew skills you have and give you the opposite of what you need? So everything is handled through the GTN? This problem is very, very frustrating. I have literally never a 450 slicing mission from thousands and thousands of lockboxes. Then I go to the GTN and one person has 10-15 for sale at 100k. Makes me want to @#$%^& scream.

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g_land
10.30.2014 , 07:21 AM | #15
It's called rng as to rewards, and those other people aren't necessarily selling their items and replacing with more, more likely they just didn't sell at the price the seller posted and that individual just relisted.

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psandak
10.30.2014 , 01:47 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBrakkan View Post
I just did a search on this and unfortunately my old thread is the only one I can find on this problem. I guess I am the only one in SWTOR that has this problem. I now have 3 chars that I spam lockboxes constantly and still only get the worthless missions of Diplomacy, Investigation, and one other I can't think of. I go to the GTN and people (the same person) are selling 10-15 Slicing/UT/TH missions at a time. Is the game programed to see what crew skills you have and give you the opposite of what you need? So everything is handled through the GTN? This problem is very, very frustrating. I have literally never a 450 slicing mission from thousands and thousands of lockboxes. Then I go to the GTN and one person has 10-15 for sale at 100k. Makes me want to @#$%^& scream.
If it is any consolation, in my experience, discovered missions are weighted, with Investigation, Diplomacy, and Treasure Hunting, being more common, Slicing being the rarest of the bunch, and the rest falling the middle.

That being said, you have three characters able to run a total of three grade 9 lockbox missions each (the abundant, bountiful, and rich lockbox missions can all generate discovered missions). That means in any one pass you can run 9 missions. Next question is how often do you log in to run more missions? Those people you mention probably have 10 characters running all three of those missions all the time, so they are running THIRTY missions every 45 minutes or so. Sheer volume of missions run gets them the number of discovered missions.
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DarthBrakkan
10.30.2014 , 04:28 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
If it is any consolation, in my experience, discovered missions are weighted, with Investigation, Diplomacy, and Treasure Hunting, being more common, Slicing being the rarest of the bunch, and the rest falling the middle.

That being said, you have three characters able to run a total of three grade 9 lockbox missions each (the abundant, bountiful, and rich lockbox missions can all generate discovered missions). That means in any one pass you can run 9 missions. Next question is how often do you log in to run more missions? Those people you mention probably have 10 characters running all three of those missions all the time, so they are running THIRTY missions every 45 minutes or so. Sheer volume of missions run gets them the number of discovered missions.
Since I started playing again, I run about 40 or so lockbox missions a day. Just guessing because I don't really keep track but the whole time I'm logged in (about 2 to 3 hours) 3 characters are running with 5 companions each. I understand that they are weighted and I understand why but I should be getting more of the missions I actually need (TH, Slicing, UT). I don't even mind buying them on the GTN but for what people sell them for on the GTN I can't even make a profit.

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psandak
10.30.2014 , 04:31 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBrakkan View Post
Since I started playing again, I run about 40 or so lockbox missions a day. Just guessing because I don't really keep track but the whole time I'm logged in (about 2 to 3 hours) 3 characters are running with 5 companions each. I understand that they are weighted and I understand why but I should be getting more of the missions I actually need (TH, Slicing, UT). I don't even mind buying them on the GTN but for what people sell them for on the GTN I can't even make a profit.
Why "should" you? random is random. See also "watched pot."
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Oneirophrenia
10.30.2014 , 08:02 PM | #19
Umm, just run lockbox missions if you want discovered missions. I have 3 slicers and I send all 5 of their maxed affection companions out at least 3-4 times a day. The lockbox missions I have them run are grade 9 rich/bountiful, grade 6 abundant and the 2 rich grade 5's. I get several discovered missions (340 and 450) per day and sometimes have absurdly lucky (or unlucky) streaks such as last weekend when I got 6 underworld trading 450 missions in a roll. I swear my RNG simply went bonkers that day.

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DarthBrakkan
10.30.2014 , 10:49 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Oneirophrenia View Post
Umm, just run lockbox missions if you want discovered missions. I have 3 slicers and I send all 5 of their maxed affection companions out at least 3-4 times a day. The lockbox missions I have them run are grade 9 rich/bountiful, grade 6 abundant and the 2 rich grade 5's. I get several discovered missions (340 and 450) per day and sometimes have absurdly lucky (or unlucky) streaks such as last weekend when I got 6 underworld trading 450 missions in a roll. I swear my RNG simply went bonkers that day.
Did you actually read my post? That's all i've been doing is running lockbox missions.