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#1 Captain Bulldozer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:50 AM

What's going on here?  We're told that anet has made vast improvements to the loot dropping from both Vets and Champs.... yet after killing several champs and at least a dozen vets on the new Island, so far I have received a single blue (lvl 79) and one junk item.  Everything I got was from the smaller foes.  People in my group seem to be having the same experience... any idea what's up?

#2 Sonzai_Moto

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

There were drops there?

#3 ensoriki

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:02 AM

Probably a bug to be patched.
That or the chances improved but they're not concrete

Edited by ensoriki, 18 November 2012 - 04:03 AM.


#4 Judge

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

The vets and champs don't even drop anything for me.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

I have a feeling this may be curtailed for the weekend because level 80 isn't a barrier for the event.
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#6 Omni X

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Same here. Either Omedon ic correct or the drop rate is bugged and will need adjusting. My gw2 client kept crashing every 10 minutes while in LE.

#7 Yanshi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

The drops are not bad really, i got Zap from a normal karka in Southsun Cove. So no complains here:)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

View PostOmedon, on 18 November 2012 - 04:53 AM, said:

I have a feeling this may be curtailed for the weekend because level 80 isn't a barrier for the event.
I honestly believe this is the culprit right now, especially since gray quality items are soulbound on pickup in that zone.
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#9 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

Just trash, everything. Chests, green trash.

#10 kuro

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'd like to see more enemy variation. Orr has even more than Lost Shore, wtf? At least the island looks beatiful. But a beautiful girl can still be very boring and unattractive.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

I found a powerful blood from a young karka, so I though I could get rich on blood if i killed champs and vets, but never got a single drop from the champs and the egg layers, and just junk from the vet's.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Crab meat, crab meat everywhere!

#13 XgreatArtist

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

karkas, karkas everywhere!
Karka op
Solo VS veteran karka = summon crab, crab wriggle into your pants, chop chop, instant die.

#14 Senatic

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

they said they improved drop rates in general, but im still getting the same crap I always get. Blue, blue and occasionally a green. I get a rare every once in a full moon. Exotic? I've never ever gotten an exotic as a drop or from a chest, which is quite pathetic for someone who has played almost 700 hours since release.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Well I spent about 45 minutes/1 hour running through Southsun, killing countless regular mobs and maybe 10 veterans (and a boss).

I get 10x more loot by doing Plinx once.

Edited by dawdler, 18 November 2012 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Now this I agree with.  There wasn't much take home from the champions or the vets but a bunch of trophies to be sold.  I got very, very few things and they were all light armor and I was medium armor.  I got no drops for medium armor.

#17 ExplosivePinata

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

The drop rates for me have been really low.  In my first three kills I got rare shoulders but after that it went downhill fast.

I complained in map chat about how the big karkas never drop anything, of course the next one I killed gave me loot :huh:

Edited by ExplosivePinata, 18 November 2012 - 02:48 PM.


#18 dDuff

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Actually i'd say that there were not any loot improvements. And the same story. Never seen any oranges in my loot

#19 Eon Lilu

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I got an exotic drop on the lost shores map. But yeah chests and jumping puzzle chests still suck, champion / vet mobs are just random luck and mostly crappy.

#20 Canabyss

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

It's quite honestly the worst drop rate I've experienced throughout the game. I was there for 3-4 hours, and when i went to cursed Shore afterwards i made the same amount of gold off 1 event.

There's also very few events on this map.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

Just logged in, went to Southsun, Pride Point. Saw one other player. Had no idea where to go. Wandered around. Fought a Karka, barely killed it. Then got killed by a veteran in seconds. Hell, on my FT Engineer, I got reduced to 25% HP by the small ones from that rapid fire attack.

So far, the only thing that dropped on Southsun, was me. Then again, to be fair, all the events were done, and nothing was happening, so I logged off quick. Gonna go back to playing Pirate101 while watching Sealab.

Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate them adding new content this quickly, and holding events. I just wish they'd test this better, with actual players. Something tells me their QA team is held to the same level of restrictions as their forum posters in terms of feedback.

Edited by FiachSidhe, 18 November 2012 - 04:39 PM.


#22 jirayasan

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

I got a rare mace on the new zone yesterday.

#23 kendro1200

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

While I haven't seen anything all that great in improvements in overworld drops, I do have to comment on Fractals having pretty decent drop rates.  Made a handful of gold off just TP'in rares I picked up last night.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Yeah, the drops have been really abysmal so far. Let's hope they fix this soon.

#25 FreeBooteR

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Never got a single drop from the champs, but the vets did drop a couple blues and 1 green. Still haven't gotten any drops from champs out in the world either.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

View PostCaptain Bulldozer, on 18 November 2012 - 03:50 AM, said:

What's going on here?  We're told that anet has made vast improvements to the loot dropping from both Vets and Champs.... yet after killing several champs and at least a dozen vets on the new Island, so far I have received a single blue (lvl 79) and one junk item.  Everything I got was from the smaller foes.  People in my group seem to be having the same experience... any idea what's up?

I got a green off a champion. LOL.

Where are the passion flowers? Where are the new zone only skins? Where are the tier 5-6 materials? I've killed scores of mobs and gotten like 4 bloods

#27 Redhawk2007

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

I was wearing full magic gear, did the zone and some events and fought the champs and vets around the ori node on my warrior, and got 1 level 71 rare bow, the rest pretty much junk Went back on my ranger, got a few powerful bloods but little else of value after killing a ton of karka because there was only a few people around.

One thing that has definitely been nerfed into the ground is the drop rate on dyes. I did Mt Maelstrom, Frostgorge and enough WvW to hit 80 on my thief, then I did SoD, and after all that I had 6 dyes. Finished Cursed Shores and only got 1 dye from the whole zone.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

View PostYanshi, on 18 November 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

The drops are not bad really, i got Zap from a normal karka in Southsun Cove. So no complains here:)

Wow gz, I have never even gotten an exotic of any kind to drop from any mob in 500+hrs.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

i got a dusk and dawn consecutively when i killed my first 2 normal karkas when i stepped foot on the island.

zero magic find

Edited by ScoutMATH, 18 November 2012 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostScoutMATH, on 18 November 2012 - 08:37 PM, said:

i got a dusk and dawn consecutively when i killed my first 2 normal karkas when i stepped foot on the island.

zero magic find
I got Eternity straight up. Didn't even need to kill the karka, it came up to me, rolled over and died.

Maybe you need more MF.




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