Before people say this is not a bug or something like that, i played a lot of experimental, so i know how theoretical the loot should be spawning...
So after me and my friends started playing on the first day of stable, everything was fine. We found lots of items and lots of weapons.
On Day 2 however, weapons started to get really rare, we started to think people were running ahead of us and looting them.
On Day 3 we decided to try on a different server. This was my travel: Svets ->Olsha -> Cernaya Polana -> Novo -> Nagornoe -> military base at north -> Kamensk -> Severograd -> Grishino
I wont say i searched all houses, but i searched almost all of them. At the end of the day the only weapon i found was a Trumpet!
At the same time, my friend started in Berezino. This was his travel: Berezino -> gorka -> Novy Sabor -> stary-> grishino -> novaya petrovka -> then back at grishino where we met up.
At this point the only weapon he found was a shotgun in a police car.
We run back to stary to loot the tents and we found 3 guys fighting each other in the middle of he road with axes... We were like well atleast they dont have weapons either. We cant be the only ones with this problem.
This was around 6 hours of gameplay running around and looting everything.
This was all played on private hives.
Yesterday we tried do same thing on public servers, we quickly found weapons, atleast 1 weapon in each city on the route i made.