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Weirdly Overpowered Tier 4 Snow Planet?

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by T0ASTY, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. T0ASTY

    T0ASTY Space Hobo

    So, i was playing starbound and i decided to go to a snow planet to find some titanium. I explored the surface and i came across a "lush sub-biome". Then i found a floran village. I walked through it, looting chests that i came across. But two of the chests were... well, overpowered in my opinion. One of them contained the "Soulseeker" sword and the other contained the "Cartilage Gun"! They are both legendary weapons. Is this normal? Or is it some sort of insane luck? Anyway, after that, i found a human camp and got 5 rescue sidequests. I don't think that's luck but it seemed weird. Also, i found alpacas, avians and a Miniknog Lab Dungeon (Apex dungeon). The planet is very large(6000 sectors) and i haven't fully explored it yet. Doesn't all of this seem way too overpowered? I'd love to get some answers from you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
  2. tehcavy

    tehcavy Sandwich Man

    Simply luck. Every large enough congregation of NPC (even those spawned with commands!) spawns a certain amount of quests, and maximum amount of quests that can spawn at the same location simultaniously seems to hover around 6 or 7. Also, you may want to doble-check in regards to "overpowered" weapons; Cartilage Gun's projectiles are influenced by gravity (i.e. they'll fall slightly down by time they'll reach their target) and thus may be harder to aim, and Soulseeker has no combo and so on practice closer to axe without windup time than to shortsword.
     
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  3. T0ASTY

    T0ASTY Space Hobo

    Thank you for the answer. I haven't been playing for a while. Since I'm getting back into the game, some things don't seem usual. Anyway, thank you for the explanation. The weapons are not too OP but they actually are alot better than my previous equipment.
     
  4. DraikNova

    DraikNova Sandwich Man

    Although a Soulseeker is actually pretty darn good. Soulseeker's are ridiculously high in DPS for their tier; a minor pseudo-spoiler: you'll want to hold on to them for the post-endgame.
     
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  5. Albirei

    Albirei Astral Cartographer

    It's luck. I once found 5 evil eyes on one Tier 4 planet (two of them were in one chest!). I was at a loss for words. Ah, mind this is Frackin Universe tiers, which may or may not be the same these days.
     
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  6. DraikNova

    DraikNova Sandwich Man

    Nope, that's pretty normal. I found 3 evil eyes on one planet recently, and I was only scouring the surface.
     
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  7. MrVauxs

    MrVauxs Pangalactic Porcupine

    I found an Flamethrower on my starting planet, i mean the challenge portal but the tier still applies to them
     
  8. Devilducky13

    Devilducky13 Void-Bound Voyager

    I belive it was a midnight planet i was on, but i found six legendary weapons on one planet... My luck's been blazing all week...
     
  9. M.Perruque

    M.Perruque Void-Bound Voyager

  10. SoopaDerpcat

    SoopaDerpcat Pangalactic Porcupine

    Starbound's rarity system is a bit unconventional. What is and isn't legendary seems to be pretty arbitrary, but as far as I can tell, it has more to do with how difficult an item is to obtain within its respective tier than how "good" it is over all.

    For example, the Erchius Eye is a legendary weapon, even though its primary attack has a pretty short range and only deals 15 damage per second. Still, it can be quite difficult to obtain due to the RNG required and the fact that you have to get through the entire Erchius Mining Facility and try again if the Erchius Horror doesn't drop the item on death.
     

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