I was working on a side quest in monquista to collect 6 holy water from royal monquisitian ships, and my gosh did it take what felt like forever due to what seems like a very low drop rate.
I understand that you've made it so if you fail to collect it the drop rate goes up on your next attempt, but it sure didnt feel that way with this quest. I had to fight what felt like 4-5 ships just to get one drop of holy water so-to-speak, and yes, I did both broadside and deckside combat with what felt like the same results.
I've never had this much trouble with a defeat and collect quest in any game before, so if you could please look at the drop rates for them and consider raising them, that would be great.
I am also having issues collecting holy water. I have switched servers and switched the areas fighting in. And in what feels like the past hour in a half I have 2 and I fought more then my fair share. Very frustrating!
I remember this quest. The drop rate is terribly low. However it seems to be the lowest on the half way drop and the last drop. It dropped decently in between. I didn't use any crown ship either so if you have the patience keep at it. It only gets easier from there.
I agree! I am trying this now. After two nights work, I have one bottle of holy water. These are really tough battles too. I have died several times, and always end up being boarded when I don't die. Seems we should be more evenly matched to the enemies. We should win at least half the battles. I would settle for one third of them!
Finally got the first of six Holy Water on my NINTH battle -- but at least I'm also collecting ship parts. Got the Horn of the Verdant Ram and a Tropetista Figurehead. The best place I've found is to park just outside of Diablo Cut, and pick the nearest Holy Monquisition ship, advance slowly until you've just got the crosshairs orange, then start backing up. Hopefully only that ship will target you. If he's too close to his friends, you may draw additional fire, so retreat and try again. I'm up to 5 of 6 bottles now, so it's actually going pretty well now for me with this strategy.
This is an extremely frustrating quest to complete. I've been working on this for days. When I get to the point that I am going to explode rather than my ship, I do a different quest. It seems when I leave the area and return, I experience an even longer wait for a drop. I am at 4/6 Holy Water and have been that way for the last several hours.