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Thread: Why can't we find a beaker?

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    Just my opinon but from experiance there always seems to be at least one 'thing', in each Alpha, that can be so rare & critical that if you don't find it by X, then your game is basically locked up.

    What's worked for me is to add a personal rule or two. Like in A17 if I don't have 2 beakers by lvl 100 I fake buy them at trader, assuming there isn't a working chem station with a 2km radius of my base.
    Set em up prior to starting a new game, make em tough, and it won't feel much like cheating, more like a rational measure to prevent stalling out a nice playthrough just because rn-jeebus doesn't like you.

    It's also interesting (to me at least ) to recall that we couldn't always make wrenches, they were 'found' only. And you could not make a minibike until you found the dumbsh... book.
    So it may be that in A18 Beakers will be craftable, who knows?

    Quote Originally Posted by RipClaw View Post
    That's the way it is. Some are lucky, others not.

    But to say "I was lucky so there is no problem" shows that the problem was not understood. Beakers are a rare item but at same time they are important for the game. I am of the opinion that there should always be the possibility that one can compensate missing luck with effort.
    Well said RipClaw, especially the bit about compensating missing luck with effort.

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    I always find everything I need eventually, though sometimes it is a bit of a long time. Part of starting a new game.

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    I too have noticed that with each Alpha there does seem to be at least 'one item' that many find hard to obtain... I myself and us on the server have noticed this too; and not just once but multiple times. But least we all forget that Alpha is basically get everything working, a bit later will come the tweaking with percentages, making things craftable, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeru View Post
    Maybe, but it always the same whining in each Alpha... Beakers, Wrenches...
    I have wrenches coming out my arse. But beakers? We used to get them from zombie nurses, but that was nerfed a couple of alphas ago. Now, I just loot a pop-n-pills, and I can usually get one every couple of visits. Air drops used to have them, now we get mostly food. Can't remember that last time I got a beaker from an air drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppycur View Post
    Did it change? I haven't worked a job that needed them in many years.
    It's just SDS now.

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    Hospitals and pop n pills usually have them. Navezgane is difficult because the map is small.

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    I usually get mine from trader quest rewards.

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