0 Kinetic capsule droprate

In 4 days (doing 100+ glyph hacks a day), I got ZERO kinetics, where I used to get 1-3 a day before last weekend.

More players have this problem, but others seem to score kinetics as they always did.

Update related? Platform related?

I am on Android and use version 2.109.3

Please look into this asap, as playing without quantums AND with no more kinetics kind of destroys the fun I had in walking and hacking.

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  • TunkelTunkel ✭✭
    edited February 24

    Same here, although I am sure I saw kinetics in the itemdrop screen. Think it got converted into a normal capsule (maybe as result of ito+?)

  • YES, after 7 days and 770 glyph hacks I just got 1 kinetic capsule. If this is the new droprate for KC, I have to cut on my walking and switch to more farming.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Short answer is they have lowered the droprate drastic sometime after they started selling them in store.

  • ... which is perfectly fine - droprate was too high before and benefits are still outstanding.

    Still though, is 0 a lower drop rate as expected outcome, considering bad luck and low hack rate - or a bug. Still feeling that something may be messed up

  • I totally disagree with you.

    First they introduce the new 'limited use' kinetic. They drop pretty regular. Then the QCs are swapped for KCs. No problem with that. But now droprate is suddenly much lower and I have to hack 7 days at 100 hacks/day to get 1 KC.

    Walking 30 km a week means that I do 7.5 cycles, times 6 (6 KCs), divide by 3 (3 cycles/KC) = 15 KC's/week.

    If I hack only 1, I have to buy 14/week?

    Don't think so.

    QC's are taken away from us and with KC droprate like this, they are NOT a replacement.

    Only if previous droprate would continue, THEN KC's would be a proper replacement.

  • QC were nothing else a huge mistake at all - we don't need a "proper replacement".

    KC droprate was that high, that any solid Glypher hacked more than being able to use. 20, 30 of completed programmes per day.. that is just insane; and somewhat useless of course (new programmes didn't really change that).

    Anyway, current droprate is literally 0.

  • As a result of hacking 10-20 kc's a week I decided to do a bit more walking every day to keep my number of kc's in inventory at an acceptable level.

    Now I do 50-100% more hacks and try to walk less than 8 km a week and still numbers are going down.🙁🙁🙁

  • Ouch, I did a bit of 'Pippi Longstocking' calculus there. (1 + 5 = 7, times 3 makes 15😂). Walking 30 km (using 6 rare KC's) uses up only 7.5 KC and NOT 15.

    Nevertheless, current droprate is terrible. Shame on whatever 'Niantic person' decided to lower the droprate this drastical!!!

  • Seeing the same thing, nobody has gotten any kinetic drops in the last couple of weeks.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe with upcoming anomalies this year niantic lower the droprate so agents be forced to buy ?

  • Similar 6 kc used up every 3-4 days , 1 new one each week? + a couple in passcodes from ifs and core. Not much ..

    Drop rate is too low in my opinion too.

  • Same here. Didn't change gameplay much and noticeably hacking less of them than before, if any. Total number decreasing where before it used to increase over time.

  • tincowtincow ✭✭

    I'm having trouble believing the reduced droprate theory at this point. I do about 1000 hacks a week or so and still have not seen a kinetic capsule. (Except the 4 I've received from core and 1 from a passcode)

    Stretches believability that this could be bad luck :). I think some people are maybe mistaken about the drops they are getting or there is a huge problem here!

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    droprate is like every 2000 hacks or more now, super rare :/

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to hack normal blue capsules, basically about 1 every 10,000 hacks. Now I'm getting them 2 every 1,000 hacks. Someone has been playing with the drop rate. Would sure be nice if someone at Niantic would just confirm that they are gonna nerf the drop rate of kcaps. Too busy hiding from the agents though it seems.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one in my inventory that wasn't there before, so I think I must have hacked it. That's one, in the last 3-4 weeks.

    My theory is that they've set it to the same rate as plain capsules. I think I've also hacked one of those during the last 3-4 weeks. They're certainly a very occasional item, although not zero.

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    In the past few weeks, I've hacked at least 6 standard blue capsules. I've hacked ONE kcap. The item needs to change it's color to neon pink, because its not just very rare, its stuper, duper rare.

  • tincowtincow ✭✭

    I also feel the kinetic and regular capsule are switched for me. I have been getting 1 or 2 per week of them.....which matches theoretical 1 in 700 or 1000 or 2000.

    Kinetics I have not received in what is likely 6000 plus hacks now.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would be sweet with a mini event and kinetics but we all seen the q2 calendar :/

  • I got 0 in the lasr 2 weeks.. please increase the droprate. Or fix the bug..

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ultrastrikes have always been stated as common but I know that's never been the case

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    I regularly get USX when out hacking without the aid of ITO- mods. Usually they are just annoying with their drop rate (ie too many). And I really don't currently have much of a use for them, so that doesn't help either.

  • Now, after 40 days and 4000 (mostly) glyph hacks (35 - 50k items), I can say that I have gotten 3 kc.

    All of them from passcodes, NONE from hacking.

  • NysyrNysyr ✭✭✭✭

    If it still exists its probably using the QC droprate of 1/5000

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    seems about right now that they sell em in store ⚡

  • KhatreKhatre ✭✭✭✭✭
  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would be nice if someone from the Niantic team, could put on their big boy or big girl pants, and step up, and tell us that they've cut back the drop rate to whatever it is.

    Too bad, we don't have the numbers that Pogo has. We could run a #NianticHearUs campaign and cry about it on all the social medias. Just think of the backlash if they had done something like that to Pogo players...oh wait....

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    from a business perspective i doubt they will say anything now that they sell kinetics

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