so, had the opportunity to go out on Origin last night with a guild mate and do a little Global Loot testing. first off what we wanted to do was of course see what the new global loot was like. so we started off small. found some baddies wondering around in the forest and kill them. noticed the new loot on them so that was cool. i killed a red wandering healer and he had 2 of the new items on him so that caused a laugh in TS. so after a while of that we decided to go big game hunting. we headed off to Destard to kill us some Greater Dragons because those always carry a nice big bag of items. so we killed a couple dragons, loot was what i would call bottom shelf, it was the new stuff, so greater magical and that kinda stuff, but everything was no good. i then remembered reading that luck plays a big factor in getting better stuff. so i went out and put on my luck suit, now i dont play on Origin all the time but i did make a nice little luck suit that is serviceable for testing purposes, its 1300ish luck, 1275 to be exact i think. at any rate i hit the statue that got me up to like 2200ish in luck, then i recalled them saying that you get the 1000 luck bonus for fel side hunting, so we went off to fel side Destard. and i must say, NOTICEABLE difference in loot from 0 luck to 3100-3200 luck! but i will say this, not a lot of Artifact level items, in fact a LOT LESS, very noticeably less. at first i was disturbed by this because this is how i get all my relics to fuel my imbuing addiction! but then i started to notice something.... i was noticing that while most of the items i was getting where lesser magical or greater magical THOSE items actually where stuffed full! i was getting rings and bracelets with 5 mods and those mods where 100% which seemed strange too me. and the armour would have 5 mods on it as well. truth be told i didnt find any weapon or armour worth keeping on the half hour forty minutes we where there. but this is the interesting part, or at least i found it interesting. i noticed that i was filling a bag and getting overweight pretty much off of every 2 dragons. i dont recall that from before. i ended up having to go old school and brought in another computer with another account with a pack beetle with a hidden guy just to hold all the loot bags. so when i went to unravel all the bags i pulled out all the artifact level items, was not many, out of the aprox 250 items i had id say maybe 10 artifacts? so i melted down the 240 items and i was rather surprised because 50% of them where lesser magical and other 50% where greater magical my residue/essence/relic count was a lot different then i was expecting. i was getting next to nothing for residue. a LOT of essence. and more relics then i expected from suck low rated items. the exact count is as follows; residue 29 (thats it!) essence 290 relics 66 so while the items where all labeled as lower level they where FAT with mods! here are a couple pics of some items that made me scratch my head. so youll note the one bracelet is a lesser magic item, yet it has 4 mods and 2 of those are 100% mods. the next bracelet is a major magic item and it has 5 mods all of which are 100%, another major with 4 mods that are 100%, a heavy bow with 40SSI (so you can enhance that to get 50ssi) and thats on a lesser item, the katana again has 2 items that are 100% and the pitchfork.... hello dexer monkey gate dismounter! anyways, i just kept those items to show that the lower level stuff seemed really FAT with mods. keep in mind that was with over 3000 luck. 2nd test was treasure chests, the ones that spawn in dungeon and a few other places (yew crypts and vesper bank) they DO have the new loot system but they hold such a little amount of stuff that i was getting like 1 item from each chest. i didnt not try it with luck on but i will be to see if it makes a difference, which it should because they said it does. DID NOTICE something strange with the chests. picked lock, tele the box to set off trap, walked up, got poisoned, went to open again, explosion. huh? so next one, picked lock, moved back, tele chest, get the trap set off message. tele chest, get the trap set off message. tele chest, get the trap set off message. tele chest.... nothing so i watched for all the next chests i did, all the same, ALL had 2-4 traps on them. strange. ill do some more testing tonight and report back with results.