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    RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    So, I decided I Wanted to complete my engineering recipe collection.
    This one is next on the list : http://www.wowhead.com/?item=16054
    0.8% drop chance.

    Back before I was engineer (in vanilla), I got one and sold it for ~200g.
    So far,
    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=13497 dropped ~ 12 times
    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=14493 dropped ~ 18 times.
    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=16054 dropped... zero times.
    I wish blizz would up the droprate of those old rare recipes like they did for TBC - profession only drops.

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    What took you forever to farm?

    Firefly? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29960
    Deathcharger? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=13335
    Reins of the raven lord? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32768
    The horseman's Reins? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37012
    Ashes of Al'ar? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32458

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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    273 solo kills of mother smolderweb for D1 boots as 60 druid...

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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    Vanilla: Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge, this main hand sword from Rend never dropped and since it was only upgrade I could have that time as a rogue I quit this class and rerolled warrior which was my main until 3.1

    Eye from Ragnaros never dropped though we were farming MC for pretty long time (collected 4 Thunderfurys in vanilla)

    TBC: Doomplate Shoulderguards - took me around 40 heroic underbogs (pre heroic dungeon nerf) till they finally dropped.. I almost peed myself from happines.

    Wotlk: I think ring from Freya 3D normal and trinket from Thorim hard never dropped for us... Been killing them pretty long

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    Deathcharger reins did 80 runs on my hunt pre wotlk and didnt got it
    then i get there to farm abit on my dk and after 3 times i haz lolol

    good times good times
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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    Quote Originally Posted by bbr
    What took you forever to farm?
    I've never had to farm long for profession recipes. They've always dropped in an hour or so. But some quest items.... geesh, I have had bad luck with those. I was once doing the quest on Tarren Mills area where you need to get this spider ichor thing from the spiders there.. I had to farm them for 3 hours for it O_o I just had bad luck though, the drop rate shouldn't be that low.
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    Perception tells me that the Turtle mount took longest

    But in reality, I think the other fishing rares took me longer.
    Mr. Pinchy in particular :
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
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    I took forever to farm the Mage D1 bracers.
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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    Well i farmed after a quest item "http://www.wowhead.com/?item=21989" I went from 2000 over Honored, to FULL exalted to Cenarion Circle, that tok a while >< Most boring thing to do ever, but hey! I got Title tho, and manage to get Full T0.5 (http://www.wowhead.com/?itemset=516) So now, i just showoff <3

    http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shattered+Hand&n=Inferior


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    Still farming ZG mounts, Raven lord and Deathcharger whenever possible (raid/dungeon lockouts) Been doing this for 1.5 years now.. no drops what so freaking ever..

    Though i've always been lucky with my recipes for engineering and enchanting...

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    ohh, me & my m8 have done MC for the last months now 3/7 ( Have dropperd left binding ) we only need right binding now, So i got 1 binding, he got 1. And the other 1 is remaining in the corpse ;(

    http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shattered+Hand&n=Inferior


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    Libram of rapidity in dire maul, I spent hours and hours in there, over 100 I'm sure just to get a book or 2. I went in and killed the satyrs then out again, this was before the 5 instance limit, every day after I got in and before the raids. Remember my gmates walking in and say "wow 2 on the first 5 mobs" while I continued to farm, endlessly...............
    When I quit, I still hadnt got a single one, I hate DM from those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbr
    Reins of the raven lord? http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32768
    Took me 3 runs, lol

    I haven't tried to farm anything else, cause this is only mount that I really like.

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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    Quote Originally Posted by bbr
    I wish blizz would up the droprate of those old rare recipes like they did for TBC - profession only drops.
    rare recipes could do with a increased droprate
    but the rare mounts and bindings and such are fine how they are.

    part of the fun of grinding rare stuff for meis that a lot of people wont bother doing it.
    (except the Zg mounts..which ever other person seems to have now)

    anyway...
    exalted with Zalandar but still no tiger.
    ran MC weekly but neither binding yet.
    still no kara horse either

    on with the grind

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    This ain't me, but its a good laugh on the subject of RNG.
    It was 2 runs in ZG and 1 run in strat for him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinden
    This ain't me, but its a good laugh on the subject of RNG.
    All it shows is that patience > RNG
    Quote Originally Posted by Furkel View Post
    There's always, ALWAYS a "huge uproar" about anything Blizz does, usually from people who either don't entirely understand the thing they're complaining about, or refuse to acknowledge that most players are perfectly okay with the current state of affairs. Whenever people complain that they don't listen to feedback it mostly means "they don't listen to ME ME ME".
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    Mr pinchy. Lost count how many hours i wasted getting that. Luckily i got the turtle mount within 500 casts when it got added to the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somnio
    All it shows is that patience > RNG
    yeah i forgot to add that he din't really farm them, it was 2 runs in zg and 1 run in strat.

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    TBC: Karazhan raiding days.
    My hunter must have done Opera about 50 times. About 40 were Romulo and Julianne, 7 were oz and late in that time 3 were big bad Wolf. 3/50 must be low enough to class as a rare spawn! Never saw Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle drop ever. Now, you may think 'so what?' but as a dwarf hunter the mere fact it was a gun meant +5 weapon skill (read +3% hit against level 73!!!!!!!!!!!) and after patch whatever meant +1% crit instead, simply put it was the best available then.
    Have they fixed hunter pets yet? Didn't think so...

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    Meh i want the deathcharger .... making a collection of undead warhorses so far got purple - white - green and i'll start farming for the deathcharger (blue) ;D.

    I can't really remember anything that i wanted to farm dropping fast / in a reasonable amount of time.... RNG (or blizz) just hate me , just a quick example : Rolling 100 on the (gay but still a drake) Bronze Drake in CoS heroic , and losing it to a warrior who also rolled 100 :< (i would've gotten Needy too ).

    Again there are times that blizz grants me annoying luck for a while () , or whatever you'd call someone getting 5 books of glyph mastery within 4.5 hours (of questing in icecrown for money , see the irony?). Not a scribe means that each book = money , a pile of them in my server.


    (One last thing i wanted to say for sooo long ..... they should really do smt about that kara horse and/or ZG raptor.. they look real bad imo. The tiger is kinda cool but when 7/10 ppl run around with it , it kinda loses it's "unique" status (you'll see "LFM ZG" as many time as you would see "LFM OS" in my server).)

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    Re: RNGH8! Farming rare items...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sellest
    Eye from Ragnaros never dropped though we were farming MC for pretty long time (collected 4 Thunderfurys in vanilla)
    Ugh, that thing.
    We've done MC for near a year and never saw it drop.
    Until a few guild members did a "for fun" run during wotlk.


    RNG > Patience tbh.
    Ashes dropped in 2 runs.
    Full glaive set dropped in 3 runs.
    Unless RNG fails, then you need lots and LOTS of patience.

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