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    desrocchi's Avatar Senior Member
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    Faction optimization materials

    I've been trying to farm for Rikers' materials for 5 days now, doing Rikers bounties, Rikers CPs, and the Summit.

    I have collected a total of 46 materials in 20 hours of playing.

    I got suspicious of this and checked my materials before and after completing a CP (which has 2 bosses that hould drop such materials) but nothing dropped.

    I don't know if I'm doing something wrong here, but I don't know how else to gather the materials required.
    It seems the only place I actually drop them is the Summit.
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    CP bosses don't drop opti mats. Neither do open world bosses.

    Only the final boss in missions and Summit.
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    Named bosses in missions(+summit) and bounties drops.

    Those in control points, snitch card and elite territory control does not.

    Uncertain about DZ landmarks.
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    You can just fabricate it using pretty common material - ceramics electronics and printer filaments. Material is easy to get why not do that.
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    Originally Posted by T73s37K Go to original post
    Named bosses in missions(+summit) and bounties drops.
    Rogue agent NPC's also drop random faction materials.

    Uncertain about DZ landmarks.
    DZ landmarks do not drop faction materials, just field recon data.
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    Originally Posted by BT3241 Go to original post
    You can just fabricate it using pretty common material - ceramics electronics and printer filaments. Material is easy to get why not do that.
    While it is easy to do, some of the blueprints call for so many materials that you run out of materials real fast. The one that requires 100 printer filament comes to mind - one can craft three batches as you can only hold 300 filament. I get a total of 15 pieces, but I need 235 to make the next optimization...
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    Originally Posted by BrokenFire319 Go to original post
    While it is easy to do, some of the blueprints call for so many materials that you run out of materials real fast. The one that requires 100 printer filament comes to mind - one can craft three batches as you can only hold 300 filament. I get a total of 15 pieces, but I need 235 to make the next optimization...
    I thought you get 10 Faction Mats per craft. This is how I have accumulated most of my Riker's Mats. Each crushed skill/mod gives you 6 filaments [4 for purple]. I seem to collect 100-200 per hour of playing depending on drop rates. More if it's targeted loot.
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    Originally Posted by T73s37K Go to original post
    Named bosses in missions(+summit) and bounties drops.
    Problem is sometimes it does not work.
    I checked my material count before and after doing Riker bounties, one bounty dropped 4, the following 2 dropped nothing...

    The Summit is completely random and it takes forever.
    Thinking I have to do missions to get these materials really makes me wanna puke, I hate missions.
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    300 parts for one upgrade and even for a given weapon. Someone had to be fetishized when he invented it!
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    Well, I just found out that a Normal bounty and a Heroic bounty give the exact same amount of materials... WTF?
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