Questions for experienced Salvagers.

Now if there only was a financial or progression related incentive for doing this apart from RP / personal fun...

Don't get me wrong, it's great that people are doing this stuff instead of clogging mining systems with fleet carriers; personally, I love to fly around in my Clipper looking for USSs and e.g. refuel/repair hapless NPCs, but threads like this one always remind me how unbalanced the game's economy is.
 
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do you have a lat/long for this? assuming it is ON mitterand hollow?
It is goemon, sadly no...

There are 5 or 6 crash sites.
One of them is within a few km of two small outpost/small structures.
The site with the Idols is 250km appx. from there, or the nearest next crash site to them.
Hope that is some help.
 
That still leaves a lot to be found...

I have gotten most from the miltairy Courier. Some form the Private courier like precious gems. There is hardly any knowledge about. Happy to see this thread.
 
I have come across a lot of the random jewelry options. I think a lot have been in those convoy dispersal uss (you can drop in and manifest a lot of ships in those without triggering hostile acts).

I have also found a fair few on random acts of npc piracy.

Another unreliable source... When an npc pirate interdicts you, they will sometimes have a few interesting items already in their hold...i get this more often in my clipper as I have often multiple acts req to fill its hold...
 
while i can confirm earth relics in algol, i didn't find an USS containing time capsules.

that said, stealing hafnium is good fun - i'm doing it as said above in a cool running shieldless cobra with 2x3A hatch breaker limpet controllers (to overrun the PD of the t9) - from T4 USS Convoys state war or civil war.
I eventually found a Hafnium (Threat 4) and barely left with my ship and life intact!! I got absolutely rinsed by 3 or 4 Anacondas!

Any tips?
 
first of all - i haven't seen over the last few days neither degraded emission USS Threat >3 nor encoded T >0, which means my and others info on rare salvage goods spawning in there might be outdated. Also i haven't seen any convoy Threat >4, even if i'm sure i have seen some before the last patch (but i might misremember). Threat 4 convoys are a relieable source of Hafnium 178, but i haven't found anything else in there.

This info though is top notch:

This works fine for me... as follows:

time capsules,
Earth relics, Algol system on a permanent signal source
AI relics, Medium security systems - interdict Private Courrier Vessels
space pioneer relics,
SAP8Core, War and Civil War systems - interdict Military Courrier Vessels
gene bank,
fossil remnants,
antique jewellery, Medium security systems - interdict Private Courrier Vessels
anti matter containment units, War and Civil War systems - interdict Military Courrier Vessels
trinkets of hidden fortune, Interdict random transport and small ships (Adders are the best)

These Military and Private Courrier vessels are kind of random... they seem to spawn often the more populated the system is... wait in supercruise for them.

I don't know any specifc location for the rest of the mats you're looking for.

Happy hunting!
Note:
- it is possible, to steal from Private Courier Vessels instead of attack, if you don't interdict them, but wait and follow their low wake.

- Medium security gives enough time until system security shows up, to empty them and collect. Be aware system security will somehow ignore cold or silent running (because "npc eyeballing", as a dev has one said, and because npcs always go for players first). which means, when system security shows up be ready to jump out.

- process is pretty similar to stealing from installations, megaships or getting Thargoid Tissues - running cold, silent running during hatchbreaker phase and after that, always staying out of autoresolve distance and break target lock if you got into autoresolve.

- same can be done with convoys. if you want to test it before having to deal with system security, take any convoy in an anarchy system to check the process.

- The only difference to installations, megaships (both are broken at the moment) and thargoids is you'll have to run enough hatchbreaker limpet controllers to overpower the point defence, and you need to run a grade hatchbreakers as to get the reload times low enough. I'm doing it either in a cobra, or in a DBE with 2 3A hatchbreakers and a 1b collector, but i'm sure dolphin would be as good, and AspE might be even better (can't comment on its autoresolve distance, which might be higher due to size).

So if you prefer playing sneaky instead of going in guns blaizing and full pips to shields, or if you don't have a wingmate around - as piracy is a great coop gameplay - that might be an interesting way to go about it (it is for me).
 
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I eventually found a Hafnium (Threat 4) and barely left with my ship and life intact!! I got absolutely rinsed by 3 or 4 Anacondas!

Any tips?
see above. i think T4 Convoys are a very safe source, as if you go about it with silent running staying out of autoresolve distance in an anarchy, nobody will attack you during the whole process. (the first times you'll be sweating ... at least i did... it's weird to fly in silent running shieldless between condas turning red)
 
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see above. i think T4 Convoys are a very safe source, as if you go about it with silent running staying out of autoresolve distance in an anarchy, nobody will attack you during the whole process. (the first times you'll be sweating ... at least i did... it's weird to fly in silent running shieldless between condas turning red)
The threat 4 was here today,

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You can find enough USS it just takes some time:

 
You can find enough USS it just takes some time:

are you referring to USS Degraded Emissions >T4, or to USS Conyoy Beacons T4 - because as said above: USS convoy T4 are quite common, but i haven't found a USS degraded emission T4 (/T5/...), and i also haven't found a USS Convoy Beacon T5 (... /T6/...).

the threads you link are referring to military couriers as far as i can see, not to degraded emission USS (or Convoy USS).
 
The highest concentration of rare Salvage I can recall were Pirate NPCs losing Cargo at Compromised NAV Beacons.

If it doesn't matter if everything is marked stolen, that's worth a shot. Pirate the Pirates...
 
Well, at least i can say, i have found a USS T4 Degraded Emissions tonight, so they still exist. but couriers did the trick.
 
-1,-160 or so i think. This is from memory though from a few weeks ago so might be a little off. Should be close to there.
Thx, i can fill my ship easily with mysterious idols now :)
Just need to go back to my shipevery 2 relogs but that's fine.
I was looking for sap8 core recently, and OP started a good thread as there are almost no help for that elsewhere (y)
 
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