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    My char is level 11 in Outdoor Survival and 1 in Survival Foraging. Success role for <find resource> is 63. I've rolled at least 30 successful rolls above 63, in various locations around the coastal forest. Aside from one seashell and one branch, I have only seen the dreaded "After searching the area for a while, you find nothing useful".

    Are resources so hard to find? Or is the respawn rate for them just very slow?

    Edited: It is interesting that in the same location, <gather twigs> usually returns some results. I thought at the very least, <find resource> should return twigs too?

  • #2
    It's a very popular place near a trainer that often asks for things in that category, it's going to be depleted a lot. Try other places, explore a bit.

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    • #3
      Thanks. I had covered the breadth of that forest but will try my luck further afield.

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      • #4
        finding resources is really that hard.

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        • #5
          My char ventured to the forest outside Blackvine to try and find a less populated area. Succeeded in getting a vivid red line drawn across his neck by a man with a vicious smile! Probably a bit too far...

          Resources do seem hard to find. On some spots, I've gotten a "you find nothing useful", then succeeded in finding something a few tries later. Does the echo change when there are no resources left, like it does when finding saplings or firewood?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by theblueslate View Post
            My char ventured to the forest outside Blackvine to try and find a less populated area. Succeeded in getting a vivid red line drawn across his neck by a man with a vicious smile! Probably a bit too far...

            Resources do seem hard to find. On some spots, I've gotten a "you find nothing useful", then succeeded in finding something a few tries later. Does the echo change when there are no resources left, like it does when finding saplings or firewood?
            I can't verify that.

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            • #7
              My outdoors character has a 1 success for Find Resources and he still has issue finding items. Usually he only finds on rolls that are rather high.
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              • #8
                Maybe an echo when resources in an area are depleted might be useful, so we know when to stop looking?

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                • #9
                  To my knowledge it is never fully depleted. Basically there will be a certain number of certain things (like branches), then you're going to find a base item (twigs in woods, grasshoppers in grasslands, etc.) the rest of the time. Seems like ranks also help, but I can't really confirm this.

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                  • #10
                    I have someone proficient in foraging and I can tell you that he has trouble finding items times. Don't fret, just keep at it.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah finding useful resources can be a pain in the arse sometimes. Gathering twigs has its own command, so would be nice if it was off of the find resources search in my opinion.
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