*disclaimer: I too try to count the number of items that drop, whether it be on my home shard of Catskills, or I'm visiting another shard* It doesn't matter what a player's count is. Unless an EM specifically says thru email or on a thread, a count CAN NOT be stated as official numbers. Manticore doesn't list this way on his thread, and no one else posts here that is a serious member of the community. If you can't officially verify, then someone counting is just idle speculation. There would need to be OVERWHELMING number of posts or people saying, within 5 or so, that they counted "X" before it would heed consideration. But throwing around unofficial numbers isn't helping anyone or anything in this case. And that's why you see THIS line in the Season 8 thread: Master Archaeologist's Pick (*) The "asterisk", just in case anyone doesn't know, means "we don't have any idea of the number of items because this was or was turned into a "vending machine" and there is no valid way to estimate the number of items.