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    Item counts in air drops changed?

    So the wife and I just started playing (local split screen) again. Last time we played was around patch 9 or 10. Previously, it seemed like stackable items (recipes, med kits, etc) that appeared in air drop crates would almost always have 2 items there... one copy of the recipe for each of us. Now there's usually just one copy of each item in the crate. Was this an intentional change that I missed somewhere?

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    It's just random. Most of the time you don't get dupes on recipes though, so yall have been pretty lucky.

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    If you set Loot Quantity to 200% you will tend to get 2 recipes, challenges, etc.

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    It was changed a bit back so that you would only get one schematic/skill book instead of multiples.

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    I play on PS4 private games, and at least half of my airdrops have duplicate schematics(Last game it was flaming arrows quite often.). I rarely have anyone join my games, and end up with stacks of the big med kits as well, mostly from airdrops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullpoker View Post
    If you set Loot Quantity to 200% you will tend to get 2 recipes, challenges, etc.
    Increasing the loot quantity only duplicates stackable. You won't get duplicate recipes since they don't stack.

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    They used to stack. I think that might be the change that happened... since they don't stack now, they don't give duplicates any more. We do usually play on 200% loot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilean23 View Post
    They used to stack. I think that might be the change that happened... since they don't stack now, they don't give duplicates any more. We do usually play on 200% loot.
    There you go then. Recipes dont stack, and haven't for some time now.

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    recipes, maps, & challenges no longer come in multiples of 2 or more since the update in January, but maps & challenges still stack where recipes don't. i have also noticed that some recipies have become more common while others have become extremely rare (day 111 and STILL no hunting knife book).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelek View Post
    recipes, maps, & challenges no longer come in multiples of 2 or more since the update in January, but maps & challenges still stack where recipes don't. i have also noticed that some recipies have become more common while others have become extremely rare (day 111 and STILL no hunting knife book).
    RNG is a funny mistress. It tends to keep one item out of reach for the long haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nootcaase View Post
    RNG is a funny mistress. It tends to keep one item out of reach for the long haul.
    A lot of the console crowd may not know about the Dark Times, when you couldn't even build a forge before finding the right book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crater Creator View Post
    A lot of the console crowd may not know about the Dark Times, when you couldn't even build a forge before finding the right book.
    Oh, I recall the days where we would sell our firstborn to the RNG gods just to get that book. Man those were dark times. Even worst than stickgate was.

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    I played over 200 hours and I've never seen the book for beer or natural antibiotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelek View Post
    recipes, maps, & challenges no longer come in multiples of 2 or more since the update in January, but maps & challenges still stack where recipes don't. i have also noticed that some recipies have become more common while others have become extremely rare (day 111 and STILL no hunting knife book).
    I always was able to make one from day 1 but never found the book again. I don't even know how the book looks like. That's weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Un-BeatabIe View Post
    I played over 200 hours and I've never seen the book for beer or natural antibiotics.
    i wound up buying thr brewing book from a trader, a waste of tokens as i have never even a hops flower. iam not sure there is a book for the natural antibiotics. that recipe opened automatically when i hit a certain medicine level. i think 25.

    the hunting book is orange and looks like the pistol book. i think thet it should be changed to "bladed weapons" so we could craft our own machetes and maybe even larger weapons. maybe make it a skill where you need the book to open up the skill and give you the forge hunting knives, then every 25 levels in the skill opens up a new recipe.

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