How targets are chosen?

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brzytki
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How targets are chosen?

Postby brzytki » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:16 pm

I have a question regarding the targets that are displayed for you when you hit refresh button. How are they picked?

I'm asking cause when i was level 16 i got plenty of people around my level (usually 3-4 were below my level and 1-2 the same or higher). I had 550-610 Rep and Core level 5. But now when i leveled up to 18 and 19, have similar Rep (600-640) and Core level 6 - i hardly see any people below my level (let's say there is one person per 5 refreshes), there's usually 1 person per 2 refreshes that is on a similar level (18-20) and the rest is in 22-32 range.

Hence my question, how are the tragets picked? I guess your level has an impact on the choice but does anything else, like Rep or Core lvl? And if so, how much?

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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Barons » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:41 pm

I'm totally guessing here but I'm under the impression the only factor is the rep range. lvl has nothing to do with it except increasing the cost to search. I'd suggest hacking with access, wraith, and data leach for a whiel and drop back down.

Seem like it's pretty easy for me to find good loot at core 7 from zero rep and up.
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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Vnasty » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:33 pm

I am not longer going to advocate what to do anyone when it has been clearly posted.

This comes up way too much.

Please refer to rules #1 and #2 if you continue to post here.

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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby brzytki » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:42 am

Maybe i should've written as well that the vast majority of my searches yields not only people on average 8 levels above me but they have 200+ more Rep than me too. Now, if i'd get people with higher levels but similar Rep (or the other way round), i could understand it and would have no qualms about it. But with how the things are i think the mechanism of searching should be tweaked somehow, unless it's just meant to be a $ sink.

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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Trickster » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:33 am

There are ranges around your rep and around your lvl (more precisely around your exp). Whatever is within that range can be picked as target. So yes, you can get some hard targets but you can get some easy ones too (funny that nobody is complaining about getting too easy targets :D ). The higher your reputation is the harder targets you get (usually for bigger rewards).

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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Sibernetika » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:32 am

The problem is it tends to pick targets that is out of your tech caliber that you will only hack in dreams, and then get steam rolled over if you were stupid enough yo hack them, but you end up in their search as well and get steam rolled over anyway
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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Trickster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:54 am

Sibernetika wrote:The problem is it tends to pick targets that is out of your tech caliber that you will only hack in dreams, and then get steam rolled over if you were stupid enough yo hack them, but you end up in their search as well and get steam rolled over anyway


The search range was tweaked today. Probably not as much as you would like to, but the search range around your level was shortened.

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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby Sibernetika » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:58 pm

Thank you maybe now I can farm for my other code gate and use my cash on skins and not resources.. Just for that I will buy the golden nodes skin
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Re: How targets are chosen?

Postby theintelligentboy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:42 pm

Trickster wrote:There are ranges around your rep and around your lvl (more precisely around your exp). Whatever is within that range can be picked as target. So yes, you can get some hard targets but you can get some easy ones too (funny that nobody is complaining about getting too easy targets :D ). The higher your reputation is the harder targets you get (usually for bigger rewards).



That's the thing that refrains ambitions players from dropping their Reputations. Because it is unlikely to find a network with 4k B-Coins while sitting below 100 reputations. :D
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