Author Topic: How to get better boss loot after first kill?  (Read 257 times)

Iftik

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How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« on: Nov 15, 2017; 12:09 PM »
So I killed Sydonai in the story on normal.
Got some items, nothing special. Convulsor that seem to drop from anything, some oranges.

On the second time though all the 5 lies just dropped 1 piece of Paladium and Sydonai dropped one green and blue.

And now I'M askind myself: How am I supposed to farm him for yellows/dye kits/etc. if he doesn't drop anything worthy?
How do I improve the loot of the Main villain boss monster Hell Uberlord?

On a side note: Is it even worth playing the game past the story?
Is any of the endgame content in the singleplayer, like Abyss?
« Last Edit: Nov 15, 2017; 01:46 PM by Iftik »

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Re: How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2017; 02:15 AM »
Are you playing a mod or not?
Because, dye kits don't drop in singleplayer without the game being modified. They're subscriber only.

To change Sydonai's treasure, open the monsters table in reanimator, go to line 476, go across ~2/3rds to get to treasure column and change it from 5 (defaultboss)to his firstTimeTreasure of 367 (boss_sydonai). Export the file, run hellpack, copy the resulting .dat and .idx into your hellgate london/data folder and play.
His firstTimeTreasure can drop Sydonai's Purview, The Fist of Sydonai, Reaver of a Thousand Souls, Mantle of Sydonai, Scale of Sydonai, Sydonai's Thorax, and random rare and legendary armour and weapons and mods.

And no, stonehenge and abyss based content isn't in singleplayer either. And no-one has been able to implement them.

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Re: How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2017; 12:20 PM »
Thanks for the reply on the loot. I didn't expect to change it into the data files and hoped he drops something good by himself.
I think that's a stupid mechanic that bosses have a lot chance on good loot only once per playthrough, and you can do only 2 playthroughs per character.

Also yes, I play the SP Revival modification. But no mods besides it.

So the additional content isn't in the game. Back to the question: Is it even worth to play Nightmare and try to get to max level if I am not able to get the cool endgame stuff anyway?

Edit: I ran into some issues with your tutorial.
I found the line, changed it, but don't know where to export it.
And then I run Hellpack, it stops working immediately.

P.S. Is it intended that Nightmare Shulgoth drops level 6 items, and not 30+?
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2017; 05:53 PM by Iftik »

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Re: How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2017; 01:40 AM »
With exporting, create within the reanimator folder a data/excel folder and a data_common/excel folder. Then you export the file to the correct folder, in this case(and in most of them) treasure goes into data/excel. To find out where the files go, click View -> File Explorer, then click on the excel folders.
I don't know why it would crash, are you using the latest version of Reanimator; 1135?
Is it worth it, that's up to you. As someone who never played online when it was going, I don't worry about the endgame content.
Alternatively, you could play the london2038 open alpha, since that's multiplayer with the test centre patch, and it has stonehenge and abyss content.

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Re: How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2017; 10:54 AM »
Hey, thanks, I'll try that out.

By the way, is the London 2038 thing translated to english or has atleast english/american servers?
Or is it an english project to begin with?

I played a Chinese or Korean Hellgate version years ago for a short time, but dropped because the english translation was horrible and the game wasn't anything like the Hellgate I know.

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Re: How to get better boss loot after first kill?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 18, 2017; 12:26 AM »
It's based on the flagship version of hgl.