I honestly dont even bother with skull forts anymore. I can get an equal amount of gold from doing just one of my missions if not more, yeah its nice to get a fist full of every faction at once, but its not profitable if EVERYONE try's to get it
This is really annoying. It's like the game is coded to be hard for the sake of it, and this pig thing really "gets my goat" (so to speak). Seriously, it does irritate me.
True to form. A pig always gets hungry when an important game task arises... I just come to expect it and am pleasantly surprised when one doesn't. Due to the audio overrides in the game, you sometimes miss the initial noises when they get hungry and you can lose them that way sometimes. So im always checking them.
Sidenote: I have always believed the game has a "troll" or "make things harder" algorithm, especially with Merchant stuff.
I think pigs must have a (insert dramatic noise here) RNG component. I.e: there is a high chance they will get hungry after 8 mins but this is based on a roll that is repeated every 30 seconds after 8 mins or something like that.
I am often carrying 2 or 3 pigs solo and they all go off at random times even if they are caught at a similar time, which leads me to believe it may be the case.
Would be interesting to see if anyone has done any hard testing on it.
I think you nailed it. I started a thread about the weather last week, and one experience I had was that the weather, specifically the wind, shifted against me four times in a row when I was trying to tack to Dagger Tooth outpost. And it's not like there was a break in between and it just changed directions at the same time I did, it changed when I tacked, and back again.
So the pig thing doesn't surprise me at all, and your description of the game being a giant troll, or having a troll component, I think is right on the money.
I actually do like exploring the world, enjoying the graphics, and the occasional combat or chase, but to make the game hard for the sake of it is starting to turn my opinion here.
They do spawn randomly, just more rare because of them being a higher level quest item. I don't think that another player would actually take the time to place it on top of a barrel on a dock no where near the merchant stand.
Try around all sides of the pool and move around a bit. Often when it says a certain area you need to be in an exact spot that is right around there and one step left or right can make the difference. Play music while walking in and around the pool and you should hit it at some point.
Hmm...not sure. This past friday we played with a few disconnects here and there but we were able to rejoin each other using this method. Sometimes it delays in popping up with the join option but usually it comes through. Unless it's a bug with the new system and it's not registering him as your 'friend'? Sadly that's the extent of my knowledge.
@evasive-envy heavy grinding probably lol I been doing it 3 weeks now I would have been legend sooner had people not been mean cause I didn't have mic :(. But oh well let's show the love I think it would be nice to set up a group of legends to make this a legend community event
@chiefdoublefang Seems like eating bananas underwater results in no eating sound. I've taken to always finding nearby water to heal up and it's helped a ton. I'll even jump off my boat to heal and catch a mermaid back in a pinch