I recently took on a project involving me testing a few thousand kills at 0 recognition and a few thousand at 100 recognition to see if boss encounter rates changed, as the popular theory holds. I took this project on because I was pissed off at people who make wild claims with no proof, but I'd really rather not do it if I don't need to. Glitch, could you please tell us whether or not recognition actually reduces boss encounter rates? I'll find out anyway, but you'll save me a lot of headache!

Edit: I'll keep track of my kills here, it will show what I have so far

**Recognition level 0 testing is complete:**
End results: 1.3% encounter rate.

DMV, non-static solo group, 0 recognition

650 kills

10 boss fights

Rate: 1.54% (approximate)

700 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.71% (approximate)

750 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.6% (exact)

800 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.5% (exact)

850 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.41% (approximate)

900 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.33% (approximate)

950 fights

12 boss fights

Rate: 1.26% (approximate)

1000 fights

13 boss fights

Rate: 1.3% (exact)

Recognition level 100 testing:

50 fights

0 boss fights

Rate: 0% (exact)

100 fights

1 boss fight

Rate: 1% (exact)

150 fights

1 boss fight

Rate: 0.67% (approx)

200 fights

2 boss fights

Rate: 1% (exact)