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    Default "Randomness" of drops

    Hey Everyone,


    As my guild killed PHH for the 38th time this past week and failed for the 37th time to get a Praetorian Hood I have been wondering if it is all just bad luck, meant to be a mythical item, or if there is something more going on. According to Xanadu there are 12 possible items.... with 2 falling per kill this is pretty incredible.

    Another example would be Contested Mayong. In 23 kills of contested Mayong we have seen Star Darkened Bracers twice with zero droping in over 3 months.

    Just so you don't think I am not paying attention to you cloth wearers out there...our Warlock lost what amounted to over 10 coin flips as new recruits finished their complete 7 set bonuses in EH and only finsihed his when there was absolutely nobody left get their legs.

    In addition to hearing about any other "bad beat bad luck " stories, I would love to hear from a devloper or anyone else if some items are more likely to drop from a loot table(and at what ratio) than others or if this is all just random. Thanks

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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    If you want feedback from the devs, it would be better to ask on the official forums. I don't think many SOE employees post here (or if they do, not in any official fashion).

    I know that they did change the drop mechanics for instanced zones a few updates back. I managed to get both of my class armor items from Unrest on my first trip there, but it might have just been phenominal luck.

    I'd look through the old release notes, but the Station web page is blocked from my work. Anyone else have input?

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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    Quote Originally Posted by Hesster View Post
    If you want feedback from the devs, it would be better to ask on the official forums. I don't think many SOE employees post here (or if they do, not in any official fashion).
    I just want to say based on this comment you're a moron.

    As for the Opening Post, well, you're dealing with real random.
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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    I'd say it is just luck isn't in the favor of what you want dropped.

    As for the Warlock getting his set pants last, someone has to be last...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinski View Post
    I just want to say based on this comment you're a moron.

    As for the Opening Post, well, you're dealing with real random.
    /shrug

    So I could be wrong. I've only been here a short while and my memory isn't perfect. I retract the statment, then.

    That and since I'm at work and can't access most of the web sites on the game, as IT is full of MMO haters who specifically went out of their way to block anything relating to any game they could think of. Pisses me off.

    I've had horrible drop rate streaks in other MMOs, but nothing that bad in EQ2. Doing the Greenmist in EQ1 was hell, though.

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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    CL has gotten several of the Praetorian hoods. Of our current scouts, I think only 2 do not have it. We have gotten so many star darkened bracers we have all of our scouts with them, 1-2 alts with them, and like 3 retired dirges with em.

    BUT out of all the times contested Mayong has been killed on Kithicor, the necklace hasn't dropped even once. So yeah, it's not just you guys.
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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    That is pretty amazing Slamdar as we have seen the necklace many times. I guess it is all just random. Anyway thank you for the responses.


    Tilt

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    Damn Paradigm for getting so many necklaces...

    All hell will break loose once we finally get one to drop >.<
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    Perhaps we can trade some necklaces for some bracers :P

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    Default Re: "Randomness" of drops

    Quote Originally Posted by Tilt View Post
    Hey Everyone,


    As my guild killed PHH for the 38th time this past week and failed for the 37th time to get a Praetorian Hood I have been wondering if it is all just bad luck, meant to be a mythical item, or if there is something more going on. According to Xanadu there are 12 possible items.... with 2 falling per kill this is pretty incredible.
    The second time my guild killed PHH we got the Praetorian Hood. On the same token...We've had recruits come into EH and get wuoshis pants the first time they ever dropped Wuoshi. And I've seen a conjuror be present for wuoshi for over 5 months and not one single conj pant drop.

    I also have never in my Eq2 lifetime seen cheldrak drop the dagger of arcane rites. Seen him drop everything but for some reason his dagger never falls. Buddy server xfers to a new guild for nite raids...his new guild dropped the dagger his first run with em. I also have never seen Insulated Sleeves of focus drop once. And grats to befallen for getting the Paladin pants disco last week. Randomness is a bitch.

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