Though really, my main complaint is with one material for a certain pet house.
That pet house is the Cat Tower and that material is the Soft Fur Fabric, or more specifically the item needed to make them, Soft Fur Pelt.
You don't think y'all could maybe change the drop to be a 100% drop rate for it?
2,160 pelts is already a lot, and the non-100% drop rate and (at least for normal players) coupled with the Camping Penalty and the eventual full-stoppage of field-mob drops after a certain point, and the poor source of EXP for their HP pool and the sparse spacing pretty much requiring the use of a fast mount or some sort of movement attack skill just... It's not fun! It's very not fun!
And whatever the drop rate is, even using the 1.5x drop rate boost from the currently running Sunflower event's Blissful Aura buff doesn't boost it up to 100%, so it's probably at least less than 50% on its own.
An increased spawn rate, density, or drop rate would be welcome, with all three together being perfect.
Or heck, making it so they drop in batches of greater than 1 at a time would be nice as well!
the drop rates for fur pelts are not horrible, it is just difficult to find a time when they are not being farmed by everyone else. I usually farm for fur pelts anytime between 1:00am and 7:00am pdt. takes the less the a hour to farm 20 pelts and even farmed 60 fur pelts once in under 3 hours. mythril ore feels much more annoying to farm for. if anyone has a low weaving rank wait until Monday to craft your soft fur fabrics cause it increases your success rate and rank 1 harvest song also helps.
Hey guys, I wanted to provide you all with an update regarding the frequency of special expeditions and the acquisition of Pet Essential Oils.
Firstly, as I wrote earlier in this thread, the bug that allows you to reset the mission list is not intended. The team will aim to fix this ASAP due to its obvious short term impacts.
Secondly, we received word back from our team that it is intended that special expeditions come up as rarely as they do. As a result, yes it is anticipated that the price of Pet Essential Oil is very high given it's importance in Stage 3/4 Pet Houses (2 for Large Pasture). However it's also anticipated that over time, the demand for this material will plummet. To give some context, your prices are not far off from what KR's started off at as well (around 4-5 million per 1). Today, their costs for the material have fallen under 100,000 per 1, and we'd expect that as time goes on and people finish their pet houses and accrue extra oil and competitively undercut one another with their excess, that our servers would likely follow suit.
The team understands that this may make the system a little less enticing and too costly for some people. I could only encourage you to utilize the lower level pet houses for now and continue to passively earn rewards as you have been as the prices to upgrade beyond Stage 2 lower over time.
How many pet missions are you supposed to be able to do per day? It seems like if you assign pets to every mission (clear out the board, basically), there will be 4 new missions the next time to log in, regardless of how long it's been. Is this intended behavior?
This is a known issue! It's not intended that the mission board resets at any point other than 7:00 AM PDT each day. That being said we're also aware of player feedback on how difficult it is to get special expeditions (and ultimately Pet Essential Oil) and will talk with our team about this.