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NO drops from Andros since last fix.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by zamot, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. zamot

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    Just my observation's. Since the latest fix for the looting rights and arty drop from Andros. I have completed this 4 times twice with more than 5 people and twice with just 2 people. I have not received a drop and everyone else has stated that they have not received a drop either. I know with the larger groups someone may have missed the drop in their pack, but on the run with just two of us I know we did not get anything. Oh and on one of the larger groups I did about 4k of damage and did not receive looting rights. Now prior to this update there was always at least one artifact drop per boss encounter(just my observation).

    So my question is how is everyone's Boss encounter going since the fix went in?

    To the dev's:( I know it is a long shot but have to ask) Is this time consuming encounter supposed to drop at least one item per encounter or is it a RNG thing again?
     
  2. DJAd

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    I been there twice so far. 1st time before the fix (day the despise revamp went live) and got a quiver drop.

    2nd time I went at the weekend and did the boss with 4 others and I got the gargoyle sandal things.

    2/2 drops for me so far. I'm loving it!

    I've always used the divine guardian things and always level 10.
     
  3. NBG

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    I thought with publish 78.1 Despise Fix which is already in production shards was suppose to address this unless I misunderstood the publish notes below:

    - Fixed issue resulting in Despise artifact distribution not rewarding players involved in killing the Despise boss.

    So, does the above patch note mean that everyone should get an artifact drop from the boss as long as they deal enough damage?
     
  4. zamot

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    The publish is live on production shards. It seems to me that the drop rate was decreased. There was at least one drop per boss encounter prior to the publish(my own exp). Occasionaly I would not get looting rights to the boss even though I know I Was doing damage.
    Since the publish(fix) has gone live I have done 4 encounters and all people involved have stated that they received no drops. On one occasion I did around 4k in damage and did not receive looting rights. So since I did not have a very big sample I was wondering how others were faring with the new "FIX". I do not think that all people should get a drop per Boss encounter but there should be at least one drop per encounter given the amount of time invested. I am all for randomness but there seems to be no rhyme or reason to do this encounter.
     
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  5. Dannyboy

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    I have done it about 5 times now. I got a garg hailstorm the first time then recently nothing. I would of put it down to bad luck on my part or maybe not doing enough damage, but the last run was with two other nice dudes and they said they got nothing either.
     
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  6. Lord X

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    I did about 4 Bosses today.... got one drop of Unicorn Mane Sandles with 2% dmg eater.
    I know someone else today during one of the bosses I did got the wing armor.
     
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    My friend and I were both there. I did half as much damage as him, I got a drop, he didn't.
     
  8. NBG

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    So what the heck does the publish note actually mean?????
    Could some Dev shine some light on what this fix actually did?

    - Fixed issue resulting in Despise artifact distribution not rewarding players involved in killing the Despise boss.
     
  9. Winker

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    i have done 13 now and not once have i gotten a drop. Every time i get looting rights but i get nothing in the way of arties. I am getting real pissed with it
     
  10. Bobar

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    I have done this quest maybe 20 times and have had one drop of Hailstorm. I have done it three timeswith just 2 of us there and neither of us got a drop. I have done it twice with 3 and as far as I know none of us got a drop. This certainly does not seem to be working correctly.
     
  11. Bleak

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    As a rule of thumb if you have looting rights to the boss corpse then you are eligible for a chance to receive an artifact from the Despise boss.
    Your chances of receiving a Despise artifact lie solely on RNG.
     
  12. Picus at the office

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    Could you expand further upon the numbers involved with this RNG? Is it a 1%, 10%, 22% or some other number that people can use to see if they stand a chance of recieving a drop? While I am sure that the players are happy to see a reply some harder numbers are a welcome additional piece of the puzzle.
     
  13. Frarc

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    Does high luck increase the chance for a artifact?
     
  14. Merus

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    My warrior characters still get no looting rights to the corpse because I can not participate in healing pets... So are you saying that even with a pet attacking the boss I have no chance at a drop?
     
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    So there is the problem, I can get looting rights 100 times but leaving it to the RNG I may never get an artie. Oh great design, I thought you lot learned from DOOM this was not a good way to distribute drops. The RNG favours some and hates others…
     
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    I get a drop on almost every run, iv had 18 drops in 22 runs with between 3-7 people.

    As far as the drop goes that im aware of it goes to the top 5 number dealers, luck increases the chance of a drop and multiple drops as long as the person with the highest luck is in the top 5 so if you have 6 people or more and you dont make the top 5 youll never get a drop.

    Thunderz
     
  17. Tyrtle

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    I have gotten three drops on about 15 runs. On two of those drops I did not have looting rights.

    I had a friend die shortly before the boss was killed and while she was looting her body she got a drop.
     
  18. Winker

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    Add another one to my total of getting nothing other than looting rights. Stupid RNG hates me
     
  19. Joey Porter

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    I just got back from lunch with the RNG and you are right, it does hate you. And rightfully so after what you did to it in college, that was just plain mean.
     
  20. keitaro

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    I've done it many times... since the "fix" I have not been getting any drops. and its just been me and other or two other people and we all are not getting a drop. It seems in which they tried to "fix" it they broke it worse... It is not worth taking the time to "train" up your "pet" and take down the boss.
     
  21. Den2

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    I have done the Despise boss mulitple times. Before the fix I got a drop about a third of the time...no luck suit...just my pet attacking and healing the other pets. Of course, at the time we did not know how much damage I was dealing or even if I was attacking the boss or wisp. I've since switched to my tamer/luck suit...since the "fix" I've done the boss about 5 or 6 six times with just me and another person. Being able to see the damage output I did about 20K+ and the other did about 12K+ damage. I stood and healed both pets with bandages and magery. My 'luck' (or maybe not so much compared to others) is 1370 or so. I have not received a drop doing it this way. I have also participated with about 5-6 other people on multiple occasions...healing pets and doing damage. Not 1 person has received a drop in the group (not in a party btw). Seems like being the top damager by far and being lucked out doesn't do anything different for me...except maybe 150 gold pieces. SCORE!
     
  22. lancelot99

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    It does seem to be random... I took a lev 1 archer pet there with my sammy to train on the corrupted wisps (amazing gains from gm-120) not expecting to get a drop and ended up with the talons when the boss died!
     
  23. zamot

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    Tried again and there were three of us, pretty sure that would get all of us into the top 5. I changed to a luck suite with a total of 1890 (without the statue), another player had 1300+ luck, dont know about the third. No one got a drop. So Thunderz I am wondering what it is that you are doing different to increase you odds? Would you mind sharing your tactic?.

    I do know that we were all attacking the Andros as the wisps life did not drop at all. My total on damage was 8284 on Andros, player 2 had 14k+, player 3 would have contributed to the remaining. Everyone healed the pet that was taking the damage(which was mine), This was the only pet taking damage if that matters. Just trying to figure out the best way to increase my odds.
     
  24. NBG

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    Bleak, what exactly was the fix for this patch note? Could you clarify as far as what was the issue and how it was "fixed" please?

    - Fixed issue resulting in Despise artifact distribution not rewarding players involved in killing the Despise boss.
     
  25. weins201

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    I did 4 last evening 1st Level 15 Naba = Eye, 2nd level 6 Naba = Nada, 3rd Level 5 Helion = Sandles, 4th , Level 6 Devine = Nada.

    So 50% is good for good for me, but at least they are droppint.
     
  26. Frarc

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    Can't complain, We got 4 arties with 3 people in 2 runs this morning.​
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  27. Winker

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    I got my first one yesterday after 21 runs
     
  28. Frarc

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    I got another arty (Quiver) Yesterday in 2 runs. So far its about 50% for me. I must say again, if there are many players around taking a Skeletrex or Centaur (Archers) has benefits. But they are not easy to train at the first levels.
     
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