And sometimes the skin is only found as exotic. I don't think he's looking to farm specifically exotics...personally I'd like a few more rares, as they always get salvaged for ectos. Once the characters are "decked out" with crafter exotics, what's left? Grinding for better skins. So you want rarer items/materials to drop so you have a better chance at salvaging ectos, high dollar runes/sigils, high demand exotic skins, or legendary precursors.
I noticed an immediate increase in powerful blood drops while troll farming in frostgorge once I switched from my exotic fighting armor to my rare magic find armor, with and without MF food. I don't even use MF food outside of dungeons where I have predictable drops of 10s from known bosses, when that 30-40% more coin from monsters really shines. Getting 60 copper vs 45 copper doesn't really entice me to drop 4s for the food. But having that full-time MF bonus from the gear DOES show definite improvement in drop rates. And it's mostly from trash mobs I've noticed. I think I've gotten one rare from a champion, and I've gotten a couple of exotics from veterans. Most of my rare drops are from normal trash mobs.
Of course, that doesn't mean that the rate of rares from trash mobs is higher...because I kill more trash mobs than veterans/champions of course.
Edited by AKGeo, 07 December 2012 - 04:55 AM.