The Stream Team: Caves of Landmark’s wonders

    
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As pretty as the scenery can be topside, spelunking is where the action is since all the mobs were moved underground in Landmark. That’s not to say there aren’t amazing sites to behold underground as well; in fact, MassivelyOP’s MJ has discovered a number of player-built ruins in various caverns as she’s descended into the depths to find a few foes to face. Join us live at 7:00 p.m. for a cavern crawl and the chance of winning a week stay in Landmark for yourself or a friend!

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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zoward VikingGamer MJ Guthrie It was prime time and I suspect the reason I was having trouble was because the respawn isn’t all that fast. I was drilling all around to other caverns using the cave sounder in tier 1 but still not much to be found. I would rather have easier mobs that spawn more often with less reward than have trouble finding anything to kill at all.

So I get why it was hard to find mobs, but that won’t really matter. Having trouble finding mobs for any reason is going to drive off a certain portion of customers. Fortunately I am more interested in building.

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melissamcdon Control + Z would just undo it if you’d just placed it, or just select the entire region and then use the heal tool (green baindaid). Then replace the home however you want.  I used undo sooo many times placing mine.

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VikingGamer MJ Guthrie The two biggest factors that seem to affect the number of mobs I encounter are:

1) Time of play – if you’re on at “prime time” (6-10 pm would be my guess) for your time zone, you may be finding areas someone has recently cleaned out.
2) Using the teleport from the portal spire to get to whatever level you want to be at.  All the areas around the portal spire on each level are usually the most likely to be cleaned out.  I built my house next to a cave opening away from the portal spire (on the eastern edge of Lost Caldera on Serenity).  If I want to go to layer 1 or 2, I go into the cave, then drill down, using the ground sounder and ore prospector until I see something and head for it.  For 3-5, I use the portal spire to go down to the level, follow the adjoining cave its entire length, then dig in that same direction until I find a non-connected cave or cavern.

I’m not sure if this is a bug or not, but I’ve found that some of the mobs in the caverns are on endless respawn – after you kill that mob, a new one of the same type appears instantly.  This is very convenient if you’re grinding ether shards, or trying to finish a mob-killing achievement.

Hope this helps.  Good luck!

VikingGamer
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melissamcdon ctrl z will undo about 20 recent build commands. If it has been a while you can just make a big heal box

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Way different game experience now, going through “placing a starter home” and all that.
I placed mine backwards and havent’ quite figured out how to delete it yet, probably in claim settings.  haha. 
Or maybe my window should just face a hillside :P

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MJ Guthrie VikingGamer Tier 1, 3 different islands

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VikingGamer If you are looking on the surface you won’t find any at all, and that’s by design. If you find a cavern you should be fine, as the stream shows we were drowning in mobs each one we hit. If your island isn’t working out so well, head over to ours: Serenity, Snowcapped Wilds

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It is still very difficult to simply find mobs in this game. I am averaging 1 every 20 minutes. That really doesn’t work when you need them for certain resources.

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MJ, I am soooo sorry I could not make (ie. play) the stream last night.  Hopefully I can die, er enjoy some in-game playtime with the rest of the Minions soon on a stream. :D

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BalsBigBrother Yeah, it was a fun stream!  I’ve been working my way through the weapon achievements.  If you make a weapon, then kill 50 mobs with it, you get the recipe for a better version of the weapon, plus the better weapon itself.  Additionally, the weapon recipe currently costs no materials to make, similar to the “Adventurer’s” items you get at the start.  I’m guessing this is a placeholder, and they just haven’t added the actual materials list tot the recipes yet.  Hoping to have all the advanced weapon recipes before they do :-)

One thing MJ speculated on in the stream, that my experience seems to bear out: right after the wipe, I was finding costumes everywhere.  I had so many I was starting to delete duplicates (at one point I had four Rancher’s Outfits).  As of about two days ago, I haven’t any costumes drop whatsoever, so either they massively nerfed the drop rate, or outright took them out of game altogether for a little while.  Meanwhile I still have a few dups I can offer up as future stream giveaways.