Over the last couple of months (since december) my drops have decreased notably twice while performing the same activity in the same area.
I assumed that there were balancing adjustments in december, since they had just moved a resource to lower levels, and most people I spoke to reported the same experience within the same time frame. Clearing a specific area of tar spot fungus I was bringing in 120 - 140 lamella per trip prior to the adjustment. After the update which included the snowfall this dropped to 70 - 90 per trip. No change to my build.
To the point last week I respecced a couple of characters for more specialization and access to higher worlds. As part of this change I removed the 8/8 points I had in ‘Luck’ from my ranger/forager. He collects decor and harvests surface resources. He hunts only defensively and isn’t supposed to be looting many mobs or intentionally breaking “blocks”. The gathering epic should have his drop chances covered for plants and boulders as I understand both the description and what I’ve read on the forums.
I have good days and bad days (I’ll start another thread on this) but all week, it seems that my drops are cut in half again. Not exactly half but near enough in general, and specifically today I cleared the area and again, got 39 lamella. All week now, which lead me to think it’s not time or activity related. So I went and got my hunter.
Hunter has 10/10 luck and no gathering epic. I went to a nearby same biome and there he goes, getting nearly double the drops of the ranger. I mean at this point, swapping between characters, I’m watching my guy with the gathering epic get 2-3 drops per plant (oortian’s staff, rosetta nox, and tar spot fungus in this biome) and then i can swap to my hunter with the luck skill and get 4-6 drops per plant consistently.
This is wrong, right?