Ugh, THIS makes me want to go on a rampage at times. If I’m walking at a brisk pace, into a cluster of supply drops (let’s say 6-8), and I’m actually waiting till I’m RIGHT UNDERNEATH MOST of them, I should get darts from more than half of them, and at least one of them should provide a generous supply of darts. Actually, you should ALWAYS get darts, no matter what else you might get (unless you’re maxed out at 140 free ones, but then the moment you use some and dip below 140 in your arsenal then you should return to getting SOME darts from EVERY SINGLE SUPPLY DROP, EVERY TIME.)
(Oh yes you should.)
There is no reason (no valid reason anyway, that is not based on greed or an attempt at emotional manipulation) to make darts so scarce. I should maybe have to buy darts once a week, if I’m doing back to back scent capsules and not paying attention or the like; I should not run out when I’m being very careful with my darting choices, patient with the timing of opening the supply drops to maximize what I should get, and power walking to cover the largest possible area I can and reach the max number of drops I can.
Yet now, I do, routinely. I live in a densely populated urban environment, with 3 large university campuses within half an hour of me (and Brown University a little over a half hour walk, or a 20 minute bus ride), so I’m not in some remote location. I’m just watching the number of supply drops get winnowed down, week by week, and the supplies those that remain are distributing is getting more and more stingy.
When issues like this one keep popping up constantly (annoying, small but significant), it has the same effect on gameplay as the big bugs and/or imbalances like the T-Rex with a speed over 160. Whether it’s one big gashing wound, or hundreds of bleeding paper cuts, eventually you bleed out, and you’re likely tp just give up before reaching that point.
Ludia, please stop the constant flow of issues like this that drain what little fun remains in this game that I once saw brimming with potential. Please stop tinkering with it and letting new bugs like this one creep in, and turn the game into a chore.