RNG is RNG, thread?
I just finished my 3rd cloak and Runestones weren't bad (did it in 4 weeks). I'm on my 4th cloak now though and Secrets of the Empire are the real bitch of the process. I'd rather they nerf the Secrets to something like 10 at this point and increase the Trillium Bars to 80 or something.
On my pally i did ToT and SoO got 8, the next day on Wed i got the rest 4, so i consider myself lucky.
But man on my shammy, first i've got 3.
Second week i went into ToT, out of 6 bosses i've got 5. Then went into SoO, did 4 bosses ( First wing + Nazgrim), got 3, and that puts me to 11/12 with 3 bosses to kill..
Soooooo...yeaaaaaah 3 bosses didnt dropd any, so i have to wait for tomorrow to get it..
TL;Dr : RNG is a b*tch!
Well I got to 6/12 runestones yesterday, thanks to Lei Shen. Not a bad run I suppose. It is just odd that almost no bosses dropped any this week, in either ToT or SoO. A common occurrence?
In any case, my Prot Pally is resilient and at ilvl 539, so I'm still happy about that. I've also got stuff to occupy me 'til next week; the 90-boosted Shammy, pet battles (I'd like to down Lil Oondasta someday), and my unexplained desire to finish all those unfinished quests.
I experienced some randomness here with my shaman the last 3 weeks.
week 1: 3 stones from Leishen, Sha + 1 random
week 2: same again
week 3: SoO LFR 1, 4/4 titanstone (lol kinda lucky), 1 from Leishen and 1 from Iron Qon.
So i guess 3 stones per ID might be a good average.
Got the cloak on 3 toons...... working on 3 more atm.
Last toon getting it needed 2 weeks for the titan runestones.
The toon I most actively push atm for it, needed 3 weeks to get the Secrets.
Another one needed 4 weeks for the Sigils.
It's all in the RNG.
I don't agree with the drop rate being horrendous. It balances itself out over a variety of toons, and it's certainly easier today to get through the item collection quests in the raids, than it was in the beginning. The extension of drops onto other raids can definitely be felt.
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I've made 5 cloaks now, and in the process of finishing the last two, I had a run of over 30 straight bosses without a drop aside from the guaranteed ones. Never saw anything close to that kind of drought on the first three.
RNG happens, and sometimes it hurts, lol.
If it was welfare, we'd have gotten food-gear stamps to use. Just because it wasn't a 1% drop to get it from Illidan doesn't mean it's automatically given to every person who makes a new character and lines up at the soup kitchen in Orgrimmar/Stormwind
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I got 7 runestones now, of which 6 were guaranteed drops. There is RNG, but you are guaranteed to get it within 6 weeks, so its not too bad.
Week 2 of the quest and I am currently on 5, only 3 more weeks at this rate T_T
They might as well just drop one in your mailbox once you renew your sub for 4 consecutive months.
Originally Posted by Nikoll
I've been there. I've been in those progression guilds (even led raids for a spell) where we all work so hard to get one guy his shiny. And then what? Nothing. You get nothing. He gets an item he immediately goes and PVPs with. Wow, big whoop. What the fuck is the point? The satisfaction of helping a guild member obtain something that was obsolete before even using it? Bah. Legendaries didn't even become useful until LK and even then the second one was obsolete right away.
There's no prestige to a legendary. It just means your guild liked you. Or you didn't hop to another guild. Or your head is so far up your own ass you can smell what was for dinner last night. There has never been skill involved until solo missions during the quest (which I think came during Shadowmourne first?). There's never been a HC or Heroic only Legendary. There, have, however, been plenty of HC only weapons, mounts and armor items. THOSE require skill.
This one was a quest. A time sink, but an ACTUAL FUCKING QUEST. So what if it can go to everyone? I have all three my monk can use. I have three other toons I plan on equipping with it as well. One I made last week! This is the first one done right. It focuses on a quest, is actually USABLE in the final tier of content. Think for a second, what would be the point of needing to kill Garrosh since he is the final boss in the game currently to obtain a power boosting item YOU CAN'T EVEN FUCKING TRANSMOG?
THERE WOULD BE NO POINT.
That is, unless you're one of those dick-waving idiots that links a Thunderfury in trade chat every so often, in which case you have my pity.
Last edited by Teebone; 2014-03-14 at 03:23 PM.