Monday, June 25, 2012

DCUO - Quick and dirty info about Exobit hunting

Using the below tips I am able to gather about 2.5 stacks of each type of exobit in a 1/2 hour of time. I used the R&D scanners purchased from the DCUO Marketplace, they cost 100 Sony points or roughly $1.00 USD. Paying real money for this type of item may seem a little crazy but I only purchase Sony points when they are on sale 3 for 1. This brings the price of R&D scanners down to about $0.33. But still, money is money. If spending real money on a game is not for you then you can always hunt Exobits the old fashioned way.

What they are
  • Exobits are a type of profession material used in DC Universe Online (DCUO) to create gear modifications. Modifications are used to raise the combat rating and add extra stats to your gear. 
What you need
  • 2 pack of R&D scanners, Purchased from the DCUO marketplace for 100 points (about $1.00)
  • 1/2 hour of time (2x 15 minute intervals)
Where to go
  • They randomly spawn all over Gotham, Metropolis and Central City.  Gotham seems to be the best place to hunt as the overall tone of the landscape is darker. The Exobits really stand out in the darkness with their rainbow color scheme. 
  • Exobits like to hide out in nooks and crannies of buildings. They are also fond of rooftops between and around air conditioner units.
  • Alleyways and the riverfronts are another favorite spot for Exobits.
  • Try to avoid the parking garages and construction sites, even though there will always be 3 or 4 Exobits detected in them it's hard to tell what floor they are on. It takes a lot of time to search 5 floors for one Exobite.
  • Avoid quest areas as the more fights you get into the less time you have for hunting. Remember you are paying real money for the R&D scanner, you'll want to make the most of your time to maximize the hunting intake.
  • Avoid PVP phase while hunting. Use the phase shifter to go into PVE phase to avoid player confrontation. Remember you are paying real money for the R&D scanner, you'll want to make the most of your time to maximize the hunting intake.
Which travel spec
  • Super speed, hands down. Flight is cumbersome while gathering, but if you're a skilled flyer you'll be OK. Acrobatics are slower but more versatile than the other two. Acrobatics' zip cord is really nice for ascending buildings, but super speed wins out for raw movement rate. The faster you move the more Exobits you can collect. I conducted all my tests on a nature powered character in wolf form for the super speed. While not the fastest form of super speed it edged out my other travel forms for hunting speed.