Feedback Drop Rates Have Lowered Substantially

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  1. fourtwenty68

    fourtwenty68 Board Analyst

    nice,,ppl should start saying what server they are on. its a big help.
    and drops have increased in pw but no where else ive seen so far.
    we need gold drops period!!!! we are at an economic disadvantage..
  2. Knightofyourlife

    Knightofyourlife Someday Author

    I have not fineshed the event yet, but I am having a lot of fun with it and my drops on the event from the bosses on hard lvl are good, iv had one unique from gorga a tooth quiver, and quite a vew legendery Items. so may be they are watching the forums like I think they are, coincidence is always a posibility though, but ill try and think its not.
    Well done for your finnesh Darwarren you have put a lot of time in to get it done before half way.
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  3. Jettemee

    Jettemee Junior Expert

    I doubt it's a coincidence. I'm rather glad I was finding extras and legs a little more often, and of course cubes have seemed to drop a bit more just after the event started. Today, I've been spamming Khalys with my low levels, and cubes haven't dropped nearly as much as yesterday or the day before. Props to that someone who "temporarily" fixed the drop rates. :D
  4. Knightofyourlife

    Knightofyourlife Someday Author

    From what you have said here, do you think drop rates can be altered with out a patch or up date?
    I had asked a question on this post that I do not think any one has answered,
    dose any one think different drop rates can be assigned to different players?
  5. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    We would all like to think some outside force is affecting our streaks of good luck(mine is the rubber chicken), or have someone/something to point the finger at when we have streaks of bad luck. Reality is far from our perceptions although our perceptions are our reality.

    There are many items in the game that are programmed to become available on a timer without a concurrent patch or update. The start of events is one of those. They are loaded with a patch or update but become "active" at a certain time after the update. It is possible they could use the same process to change drop values for a time then change them back. But I would think it is more likely just changes from good rolls to bad or visa versa.

    Anecdotally; I have received more uniques during events in the past in off event map locations. i.e. I seem to get a higher drop rate than normal from maps other than the event map. But, who knows what to attribute that too; luck, higher play time, programming, the devs like me(not), divine intervention? Who knows.
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  6. Mal3ficent

    Mal3ficent Guest

    I can't see other explanation. :rolleyes:
  7. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    Seems sacrilegious to ask the big guy for the typical needs of life people pray for, then tack on Predator to the request list:eek:
  8. Knightofyourlife

    Knightofyourlife Someday Author

    Thank you for your answer

    I have noticed better general drops during this event than before is started.
    and that would in it self be a patch that could have a number other code changes along side it.

    I also think you are right that perceptions are our reality and most of our drop rate opinion could all to easily be confirmation bias.
  9. Jettemee

    Jettemee Junior Expert

    Anything is possible, and I'm more inclined to say yes that some players have altered drop rates. Maybe this is not intentional, but you know BP devs with as many bugs they can fix but breed new or reintroduce previously known bugs; it's fishy to me anyhow.

    Cracked me up.
  10. rpfo

    rpfo Padavan

    Well ,i used to play a lot and all days and i have my point of view.
    1 - PW cant be compared , at least end bosses will give u eos or legs.
    2 - Other lvls : RANGER LVL 45 (Totally agree about the decrease of drops after cubes. Also in the beggining we used to get cubes everywhere and now they rarely drops and also the chance for a leg item is actually 0,00000000000000001%. suddenly cubes started to be gems and forget about legs, they dont come , neither 1 per week). The drops after each upgrade turns the worst possible , i barelly see a blue. In event for instance , i used to clean path till kristoff in stalgard every run i did , and for sure i didnt get neither 10 cubes neither 10 eos in the whole event. Got 1 leg from kristoff once. Stagard for my ranger was never good on drops.
    SW LVL 14 - my sw dont farm without gapper. So i can say it took me about 2 months to upgrade a wand to lvl 14 with 43k gops. All it drops in the crypt is frags and some greens. Heredur most of the time drops greens and blues. I think there is a lottery that choose some lucky players in the day , and the others unfortunately will have to be unlucky. Of course since release 138/139.
  11. DesertKoala

    DesertKoala Forum Pro

    The theories are interesting so long as they don't turn into accusations against the developers. In other words, your theory might be that if you light a candle and make a wish while blowing it out, you always get legs on a HOD run. Those are interesting and entertaining. Unless you fly over to Berlin, submit your resume, avoid signing a non disclosure, hire on as a DEV, sift through the source code, analyze the drop rate trend for the last 12 months with hard data; then you are just like all of us - guessing.

    My personal theory is that unique item rarity is tied directly to the population with item. It is, in my opinion, the secret sauce in an otherwise straightforward random calculation. More folks logging on in a specific time interval with a particular unique item would and should make it harder to acquire - example being a Predator Bow.

    As far as non-unique, I have no theory.

    I don't believe there are cursed accounts or accounts enchanted to have better drop rates - that's my opinion.
  12. Jettemee

    Jettemee Junior Expert

    It's not really "guessing", it's a fact that a lot of us are not seeing these magic to legendary drops as often as we used to. Otherwise, some of us would not bother commenting here on this thread. This is valuable feedback that SHOULD be forwarded to devs if they want to keep this game going. You may be right about all accounts not having fixed drop rates, but the point is, all drop rates seem to have plummeted as the quest for greed ensues.
  13. fourtwenty68

    fourtwenty68 Board Analyst

    i started this game in 2013 as a DK ,and stopped in early 2014.
    he's level 42,and not once in that time period did he get a unique drop or leg,he still has blue and pink gear.'never did PW.
    what im saying is i made my SW in early 2014, and uniques and ledgs are falling like rain.every few days i found a unique and would tell my friends where it dropped,so i think maybe its 1 of our 4 toons that has this so called Luck.
    almost like the board game d&d where u can reroll your stats.everytime u create a new toon you are rerolling your luck in drops.
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