Hi there dbog community,
there seems to be a major misconception about the dragonball hunts so I am providing this information on the forums so the public can know whats up.
So before you begin ensure that you have a proper dragonball radar scouter the cheapest one can be bought in korin for 45000 zeni.
forum.dboglobal.to/wsc/index.php?attachment/765/ The scouter will say Dragon Ball Radar under the effects if its a correct 1.
Next search an area where mobs spawn within 5 levels of the character you are using for the dragonball hunt any higher or lower than 5 levels will result in no dragonballs to be dropped.
Look for mobs that have a dragonball emblem on your minimap. click on those mobs and ensure that they do contain a possible chance to drop a dragonball.
Kill the mob that has the dragonball drop and hope you get a drop .
Once you have all 7 dragonballs of different numbers duplicates don't work.
find a shenron altar and make a wish
Note: Duplicate dragonballs can be collected if you store a dragonball in a bank slot and hunt without it. Do not ask dbog staff to replace or change a ball to a number as they will not be able to help you in this manner.
EDIT: You do NOT lose dragon balls if you wait for the time to run out.