How about we don't just "hope for the best" and look at the fucking game instead. Around 90% of chest spawns are within buildings with walls all around. You'll have to separately walk within a 1-3 tile range of every possible chest spawn trying to find left over minis, going from house to house wasting time you could've spent farming mats previously. Furthermore these minis won't magically grow legs in the storm and make it to the zone, reducing the amount of shield you will be able to find after the 1st zone even further. It's absolutely an increase in rng and favors people who are lucky enough to get less encounters so their mini supply won't be depleted. All this does is lower the skill ceiling for scrubs who'd rather re-loot pleasant park than engage in fights.