Ugh. So I've played approximately eight hours today, and had, I think... three bags? One of them had 70 tokens, but the other two were 5 each. This is really really frustrating. I can't wait for the next festival. x_x
On Oct 5th I posted because I spent two hours getting 20 tokens. But then I found a satisfactory place to kill enemies, spent around 30-90 minutes a day aiming for 100 tokens. Some days I got a little more, some a little less. Last night I hit 1500 and got the horse.
When I tried to combine farming with killing level 85 mobs I got barely anything, it was far too slow. Small camps with low respawn also slowed it down too much. Get a sweet spot and wipe out big, AOE groups.
I also made nearly 200g from rep item/scholar item/trash sales!
Th server I'm playing on reached the Bounder's donation goal on September 22nd. Until then I had donated everything I could, thus starting out with less than 50 tokens when the Bounders' buff kicked in. Yesterday I finally hit 1500 tokens and could buy the horse for my main, not having spent tokens on anything else. So the drop rate does look a bit underwhelming to me, especially as I still have 8 alts who'd like to get that horse, too.
I really hope the Harvestmath festival will offer plenty of opportunities to earn more tokens and that some of them involve the horse races rather than the haunted burrow.
One thing I have noticed though, and it may be a purely subjective misconception on my part: When I accept the initial Bounders' Bounty quest to bring 5 tokens to Michel Delving and then just ignore it, letting it sit in my quest log for the rest of the gaming session, I seem to get a somewhat better drop rate then when I decline that quest. I don't know if there really is any influence along these lines and this certainly won't help anybody who's completed that quest already, but it cannot hurt to try to get that hypothetical little boost, can it?
Just a quick note. Back to the 1-2 bags an hour, but some even better luck, so far; the past couple of days, 3/4 of the bags have been 20 tokens :D
was just discussing this with a kinnie. they did reduce it for the fest. i only have 50 tokens since the fest. i hope they increase it. i'd like the steed.
Yesterday I killed about 150 mobs and received 12 bags. That's a "ok" drop rate - and I got a deed done.
I have seen my slayer deeding rate go from minimum 1, maximum 6 with 3/4 typical to minimum 1, maximum 12 with 5 to 8 typical. It is streaky but that's expected with a base 2% drop rate from mobs that have loot in their tables.
Last Wednesday I logged into my VIP account and was rewarded with a Bountiful Bounder Bag (or something like that) from the weekly gold Hobbit present which contained 100 tokens. This was enough to get the horse for my VIP alt, so I decided to fellow with an FTP lowbie to grind some deeds.
So, in South Bree with my 85 Hunter and a 41 Champion we averaged one Bounder's Bag every 3 minutes over the course of an hour while slaying mobs in the 15-20 range. Pretty even distribution of bags between toons, but most bags had only 5 tokens.
Went back to the exact same spot with the same 85 Hunter and a different 15 Hunter on Friday and one hour later we had a total of six bags. Four for me and two for the lowbie. I felt like I wasted the lowbie's time (she did complete deeds, but was after the tokens).
Hoping the festival brings about some bags. My usual spot to hunt these bags has resulted in pretty much nothing today.
Over 100 tokens from Haunted burrow today and nearly 300 from levelling in Moria and Captain questing in Angmar...(two 70 bags!)
23 more deposits needed for DEED 3: 750 more tokens needed...
maybe the tokens floweth again!
Just a Gladden update for October 28th. I ran with a kinmate tonight.
Area- Sarnur Great Hall
Log Start- 10/28 @ 09:50 PM
Log End- 10/28 @ 10:43 PM
Total Time- 53 minutes
Enemies Killed- 839
Kills Per minute- 15.83
Bags Acquired- 13 Myself / 9 Kinmate
Kills Per Bag- 64.53 Myself / 93.2 KinmateCode:
Line 121: [10/28 09:51:24 PM] You have acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
Line 382: [10/28 09:53:26 PM] You have acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
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Line 1226: [10/28 10:00:42 PM] Lysseth has acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
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Line 2145: [10/28 10:08:36 PM] Lysseth has acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
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Line 5516: [10/28 10:36:54 PM] Lysseth has acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
Line 5635: [10/28 10:37:59 PM] You have acquired [Bag of Bounder's Tokens].
Tokens Acquired- 115 Myself / 70 Kinmate
Tokens Per Bag- 8.84 Myself / 7.77 Kinmate
I just returned to the game recently and started up a new character because I love doing that. After a few days of doing the Haunted Burrow and leveling to 17, I had enough to buy the all-in-one tool and the pocket xp item and I still have 250 left over. It seems like a pretty fair drop rate. If I played more I could easily get enough for the mount in those activities. I like the look of the mount, so I'm going to try and hammer it out before HD launches.
Yeah of course you can grind out the bounders bags from the festivals but the point of this thread has been the landscape drop rate...ie from normal play...
Again it looks like it has been lowered...or just bad luck again..2 days 1 or 2 landscape drops and 3 or 4 bags from Haunted Burrow (one of which was a 70!)...
I hope they haven't lowered it again as it was looking like I could wrap up deed 3 without having to go crazy at the festival and therefore keep levelling my Captain in Moria!
Yesterday I got stuck on book 7 chapter 8 with my hunter. It took 43 trys, a retooling of my virtues, and adding triple traps to my weapons list, to finally get it. Not a single bag dropped the entire time. Then back to eregion to get a few "killum" quests done. 3 bags in 20 minutes. So bag drops seem real hit and miss.
Ugh. I just finally dragged myself back to the game after a week, since the festival's going on. Now the tedium is coming from doing the repeatable quests on all three characters to maximize the tokens. This is supposed to be fun and rewarding, not a painful chore; I shouldn't feel like I NEED to play LotRO to get grinding time in so I can get the stupid horse before HD launches.
A BOMB? Are you sure that goblin was from Middle Earth, and not from Vana'diel? :) Perhaps he was lost, and thus did not understand your demands. :D