Warning: This is going to be a wall of text So I needed some squid ink for a new house a few weeks ago, and I decided I'd just go ahead and farm it. I had'nt really farmed Krakens solo before (not efficiently anyway), but after a litte experimentation my strategy consisted of: 1 account in full heavy armor would be sitting ~250m past leash range. When Kraken is about to attack, parry and swim forward to minimize knockback. His attack rate is very predictable so this is easy to do even with 200 ping. Don't hold down parry. This seems to increase the chances of getting disabled. Would still get disabled from time to time, at which point I'd just cycle heals, and if super low hp also use Rage and a potion. I tried casting transfers inbetween swing for quite a while, but this proved unnecessary until I dropped below 200 hp. In several hours of farming, didn't die a single time. Came close maybe once, but you can always begone away or jump when you're about to get hit and get knocked away. Schooner with 3 alts. I ran an autoclicker/alt tab macro on my laptop for 2 of these alts that would click and alt tab every 1.6 seconds (cannon cooldown is about 3.2 seconds). This gave me enough time to correct aim if the Kraken wasn't where I planned. For the third alt, I'd be running that one on my desktop computer along with the tank character, and I'd alt tab to shoot the cannon after every parry, except when I was disabled on the tank. After the first couple volleys of cannon shots, the Kraken would more or less stand still while trying to hit the tank, so it'd just take a few minutes of parrying and healing to get the kill(and alt tabbing to shoot on the 3rd alt if I wasn't feeling lazy). That is, hardly ever did I have to actually aim the cannons past the first couple of shots. I found a spot with 2 spawns that are very close but their leashes were apart enough that I could go afk inbetween, or farm one without the other getting in the way. One important thing here is that a couple of the spawns I went to, the Kraken would aggro at about 700-800 metre range from their world map icon, and continue to chase all the way to 1 km. However, one of them went out to 1.3 km, so it almost killed my boat the first time. Saved it by throwing alts and rafts to distract him. With all that out of the way, I'll admit that while none of this is against the rules it's pretty questionable. So let's talk about loot: Respawn (at least the ones I was farming) was ~10 minutes. With those 2 spawns right next to each other, between killing, looting (looting ALL water mobs sucks by the way), postioning the boat, aiming the cannons, and going from one spawn to the next), I had basically 0 downtime. A kraken would drop 1-3 ship modules, 1 ink, treasure fragments, 10-15 q3 hoarfrost, about 5k gold, and sometimes astrolabes and stuff. Once in a while they would drop extra ink, up to 4 in total! However, for the most part you can expect 5k gold, 1 ink, 2 ship mods, the q3 frost, and maybe some random crap. The net result was that I was farming probably ~100k/hour worth of stuff on average (perhaps more right now, I believe ink has gone up in value), risking one full FP bag and a schooner. Nothing spectacular but definitely ok; many spawns out there drop just as much or more. Brought a fishing box a couple times, got nothing of value (specially since the boat needs to be moving with someone on the helm for it to actually fish anything). Not a single time did I spawn Leviathan. For the first hour or 2, I stayed at one spawn in hopes he'd show up. Since he didn't, I decided to cycle spawns which probably killed any chance of finding him. Now, for 1 person with 4 accounts, this wasn't bad, and it gave me something different to do. However, if you actually had 4 people here, this would be terrible. Maybe with a 5th to cross heal the tank you could cycle 2 spawns of 2 around Skull Island, but even then you're looking at mediocre loot when it's split 4/5 ways. So there are a few problems to tackle here: Kraken loot is unrewarding unless you're abusing alts, even then it's good but not impressive If you're not doing it with alts, the people that aren't tanking might as well be sleeping on their keyboard with an autoclicker Does Leviathan even spawn? I know a couple of my clannies went looking for him but couldn't get him to spawn either. The patch notes hinted that it'd spawn at any spawn in the world Since Krakens are terrible, there's 0 chance of ever running into another boat randomly in the ocean (I remember one time this happened to my crew in DFO and it was a hilarious adventure that ended with 2 dead boats and everyone on both sides dead except for yours truly) This post is already pretty long, but I wanted to put the problem on the table. I'll reply with suggestions sometime later/tomorrow.