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Old 10-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Essence drop rate

On my main character, a caster with 20 second max heroic kills in N. Lake, I am very VERY lucky to get a single heroic essence in a tc. In the time it takes me to get one, people farming one square away typically get 3-4, and people farming in roggork hills or in snow forest get 10. I'm not sure why some people consistently get 5-10 per tc burned and I'm lucky to get 1, but I'd like to know. Is there a code that says people on boon and pk's get 3x as many? Is it something to do with the drop tables that somehow makes it easier for low levels to get them? Or do I just have the worst goddamned luck possible?
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Try getting 1 every 5 TCs! Ive stopped even trying.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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Bad luck. It takes me about 1.5 minutes per kill in heroic in N. Lake, and then I garden afterwards. Total elapsed time: around 8 minutes RRT on average. I get an essence about every 75 kills. I've had streaks when I've gotten them every 10 fights. Right now I'm in a lull. It's been about 100 kills since my last one.

They truly do seem to be random.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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I average about one drop per tc in N. Lake, if people get 5-10 then I will be pissed.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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about 2 ess per 1hour rrt average, sometimes more, sometimes less...
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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when i farmed wc at 77 i got at least 4-6 or more per tc, one time 12. farmed hero n lake for a long time and didnt get even one so have stopped for now
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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its also based on the mob color to you.

so you have a better chance of getting 1 for fighting blacks, and then pinks so on and so forth.

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when i tried heroic in rog (tried for about 2 hours rrt cause i got sick of no trophies lol) and i was getting 2 per hour rrt.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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What I'm seeing is lower levels get them more often. Now I know Jeff said low levels would get them at a much slower rate, but it seems to be going much faster. Might have something to do with boon or pk status?
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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smash doesnt count as a lower lvl he is a capped toon in disguise as lower lvl sure he has high plunerfiend as well to .

i would tend to specualte that boon and pk status can accelerate the rate at wih loot table rolls though i have done no real tests. i always seem to get potion drops and silks more often on pkers or boon toons.
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its also based on the mob color to you.

so you have a better chance of getting 1 for fighting blacks, and then pinks so on and so forth.

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when i tried heroic in rog (tried for about 2 hours rrt cause i got sick of no trophies lol) and i was getting 2 per hour rrt.
I am killing whites and yellows
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I'm going to side with on the random side. I get my Heroic Essences from H. Rapids, which are white and *gasps* ... blue mobs.
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I am killing whites and yellows
yellow/orange or orange/red for me.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:35 AM   #13
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I personally feel that boon/PK status affect it.. (as it should in my opinion)
Others disagree..

I've also noticed that when I farmed white/blue mobs for some reason I looted more than I did while fighting blacks (at roughly the same 15-20 sec kill speed..black caster - global cooldown blows)

Say sometimes on my PK's in 3 hours RRT I would loot like 7-13 ess each.. other nights I would get 3-6 each in the same amount of RRT..

Where is Jada/Xela are lucky to get 2-4 if any at all.. farming @ 85 in N.Lake..
Farming Heroic Gob swamp/VD3 while grouped they could pull upwards of 4-5 in the same amount of time

And ofcourse, you'd have your nights with absoultely nothing.. lol
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