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When is an MMORPG rare drop too rare?

Post by TheHidden01 on Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:50 pm


The new Anima Weapon quests have me started on that process over in Final Fantasy XIV. Itís a slow process toward the high end, and frankly thatís fine with me Ė itís all based on time rather than upon lucky drops. But the initial portion is a bit luck-based, yet initial testing shows a low but reasonable drop rate on the rare items in question. (About 20-25%, it seems, based on unscientific testing.)

That got me thinking about rare drops in general. Rare mounts and pets, rare crafting materials, rare anything. We all know that rare means, well, rare, but how rare is too rare in an MMORPG? Is a 5% drop rate too rare? What if itís something you can try for every five minutes? Once per day? When is something moving beyond just being rare and into the realm of being annoying?

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Post by TheHidden01 on Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:50 pm

While they suck, I like the idea of rare items so I would rather keep them ingame.

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Post by Dr Louise on Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:45 pm

5% drop chance is like nothing, lol I got too many things that got 3% drop chance.
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