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ToT Drop Rate

Theo_GL

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Its really really low for the artifacts while the rewards are incredibly useless. Two hours of killing things for three drops. Rune beetles, champ spawn, lady of the snow, fan dancers you name it.

I don't want to spend 8 hours to get a swords of prosperity. These things should drop way more frequently.

Thats all.

This event is a bust. I'm better off doing anything else.
 

Basara

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In past ToT, I saw people with near-identical templates fighting the same things, have vastly different results while fighting side by side.

one would come back with 4x the ToT of the other... sometimes for days at a time.

Then, something changed, and the one that was getting them by the bucketload was screaming that the drop rate had been nerfed, while the other person was now getting them in greater numbers.

It's UO's broken RNG.... Period.
 

WootSauce

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Can anyone else confirm a mempo drop? I have gotten a ton of drops, but no mempos. Also getting blackrock as a drop.
 

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no sir, just having incredibly bad luck with the RNG and looking for reassurance :)
 

Theo_GL

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Have you ever think maybe you aren t that good at killing fast
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Thats not the issue. Fully stacked sampire that drops rune beetles in 2-3 hits. 30 min of nonstop killing without a drop. Riddle me that.

Edit: Timed. 30 minutes. 120 Rune Beetle kills with any number of mages in between. 4 drops. Thats better but still over 120 beetles you think it would be a bit higher drop rate. Seems like 1/30.

I would like to see all systems work like Doom. Drops random but you build up points so eventually you get a guaranteed drop. Creates a floor to the drop rate vs fight for an hour and get nothing if you are unlucky.
 
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isn't the drop rate influenced by luck?
so as a warrior you need to be using perfection to get the bonus luck.
 

TheGrimReefer

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I dont think luck actually matters. I dont use any luck and get drops frequently. Yet with a mage and full luck suit I hardly get drops
 

Theo_GL

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doom was Modelled on ToT drop system, so it IS the same as doom
Interesting because it doesn't feel that way. I would expect more regular drop rate if that were the case scaled by monster difficulty. I actually seem to be as likely to get a drop from a headless or horde minion as I do higher level mobs.
 

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The last time ToT was on my husband and I just killed the smaller easier mobs and we got plenty of drops, the same with the old dungeon event that dropped items, can't remember what they called that, it was a long time ago. No doubt someone will know...
 

Fridgster

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If I recall correctly it is quantity over quality. Meaning the more critters you kill the better chance you have. That's why they had to make the cranes not drop them.... damn now I'm almost interested in resubbing.... almost.
 

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Interesting because it doesn't feel that way. I would expect more regular drop rate if that were the case scaled by monster difficulty. I actually seem to be as likely to get a drop from a headless or horde minion as I do higher level mobs.
Yes many many low end mobs over a few high end, its not fame it quantity. Go try the sleeping dragon champ, on Atl it take about 7/10 mins to kill in a group and you should get between 2/6 drops per champ
 

Jimmydeanbean

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I played for about 90 mins in Fan Dancer Dojo. I got 6 drops. I have my max luck suit on. I started earlier with a lower luck suit and didn't get anything after about 35 mins. I'm not sure if the luck influenced it or if it was just random.
 

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luck and fame always increases drop rates of everything.
 

Fridgster

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luck and fame always increases drop rates of everything.
Trueish (is that a word?). Since this is a system that increases your chances with every kill then time vs fame becomes a factor. For example if I go kill Yomanodons and I can kill one in two minutes and it gives me 50 points towards a guaranteed drop that's good. Now if I can kill an oni in one minute and it gives me 30 points towards a guaranteed drop then that would actually be the better option. Please note all these numbers are fictional. Just using them as a crude example.
 

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Dropps are continuing today at the same rate.....no standing in one place, running around doing spawn in a large area with different types and levels of spawn to kill...high luck suit as well.

Seems to work for me
 

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I had 2 chars in the bottom of the mines. Each room (one tamer per room) had 2-3 mobs. I hid with dog on guard and let them go. Switching back and forth between screens, the char with 2k luck ended with 6 marties while the no luck char had 3. This is in a lil more than an hour.
 

Keven2002

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This event is a bust. I'm better off doing anything else.
This is exactly the response I saw coming and @Dot_Warner called. No pleasing some people.

They could give away million gold checks and people would complain *Ughh only 1 per acct?? That's lame*

Funniest part was they wanted swords of prosperity; those are like 200K... stop complaining and go buy them
 

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I had 2 chars in the bottom of the mines. Each room (one tamer per room) had 2-3 mobs. I hid with dog on guard and let them go. Switching back and forth between screens, the char with 2k luck ended with 6 marties while the no luck char had 3. This is in a lil more than an hour.
You actually get less credit when hidden/invisible during a kill. You could've gotten more drops if you were visible.
 

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You actually get less credit when hidden/invisible during a kill. You could've gotten more drops if you were visible.
a LOT of people forget about this little known fact.
i always laugh when i see twink tamers sitting hidden and thinking they are farming.
 

Mitzlplik_LS

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i always laugh when i see twink tamers sitting hidden and thinking they are farming.
:gee: 9 in a lil more than an hour. I`d say that qualifies as farming tyvm. :slap:

Thanks PlayerSkillFTW for the less credit when invised knowledge. I had no idea. Never participated in the last tot so this is all new to me. Only been back a few months, so its all still fairly new yet.

I`ll just stand there visible and guarded and watch my pet do all the work. More credit, same amount of work! :stir:
 

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Sleeping dragon spawn is the best place to farm these, especially the lower level critters you can kill fast. I used to do it with a mage/bard and rack em up. can't imagine it would have changed that much if all they did was turn it back on. good strategy would be drop two EV's and then sit there and provo things on each other, oh and EQ to aggro mass amounts of critters at once. run around in a big circle to "corral" them in a group so your ev's can chew em up. would work with a myst/mage/bard as well i suppose.
 

Merus

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Sleeping dragon spawn is the best place to farm these, especially the lower level critters you can kill fast. I used to do it with a mage/bard and rack em up. can't imagine it would have changed that much if all they did was turn it back on. good strategy would be drop two EV's and then sit there and provo things on each other, oh and EQ to aggro mass amounts of critters at once. run around in a big circle to "corral" them in a group so your ev's can chew em up. would work with a myst/mage/bard as well i suppose.
High SDI necro weaver with a level 6 focus casting Essence of Wind in wraith form with 4/6 casting completely smashes level 1 and 2 of the spawn.
 

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Got about 50 marties so far over the two days. No sign of the Luck Mempo, but I know it is out there. Has anyone gotten the Flutes of Renewal? I haven't received one of those either, but everything else seems to be dropping just as ToT3 in 2009.
 

mspossi

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Its really really low for the artifacts while the rewards are incredibly useless. Two hours of killing things for three drops. Rune beetles, champ spawn, lady of the snow, fan dancers you name it.

I don't want to spend 8 hours to get a swords of prosperity. These things should drop way more frequently.

Thats all.

This event is a bust. I'm better off doing anything else.
I agree with you, I was actually after Flute of Renewal, (all six slayer) in three days of spawn I only got one. :wall:
 

jack flash uk

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I can confirm Mempos DO drop. got one off a lesser hiryu today

And flutes drop too
 
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