Being an avid reader of these forums and having just recently read about some player looting Ashes of Alar on his 4th kill, I had decided, "What the heck, let's start soloing weekly runs of The Eye. After a small amount of research I had learned that the drop rate is 1-2% (varies according to source) and I figured it's going to be a long road. Point in case, after my first Kael kill the Ashes dropped..I looked at my wife and screamed at her, " ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!?".
Like many players, I have had my string of unfortunate RNG and now I feel as though it's all been justified with this achievement! I'm so happy and a little sad after I learned about just how this mount was introduced into the game. Blizzard did right by Ezra in making something so dear to him a reality.
I feel privileged.
That's my story! Good luck to all the players.
PS. If for some reason you don't believe me, check my achievements. My Tempest Keep achievement was immediately followed by the Ashes feat of strength
Nice! I just started running it on my hunter, hoping for the arcanite steam pistol off alar, but went for the mount anyway, no luck, although i count all my rng luck as in the positive as i got my green proto on the first egg.. i nearly dropped my laptop XD
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Gratz, getting Al'ar is my dream and it'll never happen. Just to give you an idea of how lucky you are, I've been trying to get these boots from Aran to finally complete my Warlock T4 (the drop rate is 17%) and after 4 months straight they still haven't dropped.
I got my Ashes on my first kill ever. I quit a few months into BC to focus on school (and never did anything beyond Gruul's Lair), came back when wrath came out. One night after the raid some guildies decided to get a TK pug going for the mount, we killed him, low and behold ashes dropped. There must have been 10 or 12 of us there, I won the roll with a 986 (I'll never forget that number). I was shaking with sheer shock for a solid hour after receiving it. I've done TK many times since then going after tier and trying to get the staff.
Thanks guys! While I never did the eggs for my proto, I did get the green drake from a satchel last year tanking a random. I guess maybe I have some mount luck! Believe me Arganis, I really do understand how lucky I am lol. And I no longer expect any tokens of good fortune (see what I did there). But never say never!
Grats! I got it on my 3rd solo kill within about 10 days of trying and I started nerd screaming too.
On the other hand when I was making a blue transmog set for my hunter, I had to run halls of reflection 34 times before Crypt Fiend Slayer dropped at 18% drop chance, so RNG is definitely a weird thing.
RNG have HATED me all through Cataclysm and Pandaria so far, so I'm raelly happy that this mount dropped for me!
Also, it completely made my day, as I just got home from a 18 hour long day working, and just decided to do a run there, and then head to bed.