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Since excavation missions were launched back in 2014 I've experienced the same recurring problem, power carriers not spawning, having to wait around sometimes indefinitely, or having to travel across the map to the last place power carriers did spawn only to see the excavator that's half done or need one more battery killed, I hate farming cryotic because of the bad spawns that honestly should have been fixed years ago, excavation missions to open relics forget it, I just came out excavation mission opened 2 relics then all enemies stopped spawning, same thing in the open world missions, the amount of times I've gotten most of the way thru a Solaris united ect mission only the have the power carriers stop spawning and fail it because everything but power carriers still spawn and kill the excavator, normally the excavator get blown away from hundreds of meters away or bunch of air ships.
This problem could be easily fixed if the bad design choice of power carriers is taken around back and dealt with old yeller style because if it hasn't been fixed by now it's never going to be fixed as the years of opportunity have shown, excavators should simply just drop with full power, and power carriers can be revamped into power leach's slowing or stopping the excavator, in any case this problem need to be resolved.

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This .... This is literally the breaking point that made me stop playing Last Year...

 

I remember doing one Excavation Solo and not getting any Power Cell enemies.... So I put down an Exergis Wielding Wisp Specter (Which got Nerfed) right on the Excavator and went looking for the Bastards.... And I found them.... Casually Staring at wall not moving at all....

That was it for me.... I extracted... Quit.... And Removed the game from my Hard Drive.... 

 

Since then Ive been wanting to return to the game but I told myself I wouldn't come back until DE takes these problems seriously.

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vor 1 Minute schrieb UUDDLRLRBA_START:

Try PUB. Things get done faster. More hands = less work.

or it goes bad and you have to do all work while also have to deal with the work other bring to the table ...

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On 2021-05-07 at 6:18 AM, Keiyadan said:

or it goes bad and you have to do all work while also have to deal with the work other bring to the table ...

If things go bad, Abort and Retry/Reform with a new PUB.

I see no issues that are unsolvable here.

 

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Am 9.5.2021 um 19:14 schrieb UUDDLRLRBA_START:

If things go bad, Abort and Retry/Reform with a new PUB.

I see no issues that are unsolvable here.

or just take what is needed to finish the mission under anything that can happen

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On 2021-05-04 at 9:07 AM, gotaburn said:

Since excavation missions were launched back in 2014 I've experienced the same recurring problem, power carriers not spawning, having to wait around sometimes indefinitely, or having to travel across the map to the last place power carriers did spawn only to see the excavator that's half done or need one more battery killed, I hate farming cryotic because of the bad spawns that honestly should have been fixed years ago, excavation missions to open relics forget it, I just came out excavation mission opened 2 relics then all enemies stopped spawning, same thing in the open world missions, the amount of times I've gotten most of the way thru a Solaris united ect mission only the have the power carriers stop spawning and fail it because everything but power carriers still spawn and kill the excavator, normally the excavator get blown away from hundreds of meters away or bunch of air ships.
This problem could be easily fixed if the bad design choice of power carriers is taken around back and dealt with old yeller style because if it hasn't been fixed by now it's never going to be fixed as the years of opportunity have shown, excavators should simply just drop with full power, and power carriers can be revamped into power leach's slowing or stopping the excavator, in any case this problem need to be resolved.

excavation can flow very smoothly, people just need to get better strats

this guide may help you out:

 

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On 2021-05-07 at 11:16 PM, UUDDLRLRBA_START said:

You're all doing these missions SOLO.

Try PUB. Things get done faster. More hands = less work.

Unfortunately in my region not many people run excavation missions, when new prime relic come out you may see a few squads, on weekends when the player base is high, or new players going thru the star chart, but generally most people holdout for the fastest missions for relic farming, I had a look at star chart there's two squads running excavation on Earth and Venus, it's 7:45pm, there's no void storm on excavation right now, but if there was I'd doubt anyone would would be running it. 

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On 2021-05-07 at 11:16 PM, UUDDLRLRBA_START said:

You're all doing these missions SOLO.

Try PUB. Things get done faster. More hands = less work.

I agree, more hands = less work, but have a look on the Oceania sever, people don't run excavations unless they have to, 99% of the time you have to run solo if you need cryotic or want to relic farm, if something goes wrong like the power carriers not spawning, or enemies in general, it gets old, real fast.   

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On 2021-05-14 at 3:57 AM, Keiyadan said:

or just take what is needed to finish the mission under anything that can happen

 

On 2021-05-10 at 3:14 AM, UUDDLRLRBA_START said:

If things go bad, Abort and Retry/Reform with a new PUB.

I see no issues that are unsolvable here.

 

What if the issue is everyone in my region avoids excavation missions like the plague? If you've got a full squad there's no problem, it's when I have to run solo excavations is when the problems with spawns and path finding comes up.  

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Solo spawns are awful in all missions, but it hurts excavations in particular.

It is for this reason I put Ore Gaze on Frost. With about 200% strength I can get double power cells half the time, and I usually end up with loads of extra cells laying around I can carry to the next one.  Sometimes I get greedy and carry two cells by picking one up with operator and dashing there, but I'm not sure that's worth it without Naramon speed buffs.

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