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    Game of Golds

    Hello everyone!

    So I have been starting to gear out an alt with the lack of current raid content. My main never had much luck in attaining golds in fact I've only got 1 gold total and 1 incorrect burg one that a GM kindly fixed for me. I have ran instances countless times trying to be as good as the newbie next to me but no avail. Several days ago I spoke to a new hunter who had gotten 2 gold earrings from Fornost in a single run, one from each chest. Any hunter who has farmed Fornost for months and has come up empty handed can feel my pain I'm sure.

    Now that we have the introduction out of the way let the games begin.

    Do you feel that you have horrible luck? Worse than anybody? Lets see who has the worst luck! (Feel free to share successes as well).

    The purpose of this thread is to:
    • Have fun
    • Bragging rights about bad luck
    • Share other peoples pain
    • Read about peoples gold stories (failures or success)
    • Share our goals and nemesis gold item
    • Identify where the chest probability is worse
    • Allow Turbine to asses just how good their probability chest ratios are
    • Who has the most # of golds of 1 specific item?

    This is not a complaint thread. As stated above you are more then welcome to voice your frustration but do so in a constructive manner. This thread is to track the top few players who have the most runs with no golds - for our amusement, their benefit and constructive feedback. Thank you.

    • To be added to the leader board you must provide a in-game screenshot with the Control + K window open and scrolled down to the desired instance.
    • Clearly state what the screenshot displays and the item you want to get
    • Give us a story about your frustration or possibly luck elsewhere
    • Only failures over 100 times will be listed (Even a 20 minute run at 100 times is 34 hours attempted play)
    • Keep in mind the Control + K feature only lists boss kills, not instance runs.
    • If you have a spread out run-list (50 maze runs, 50 sambrog, and 50 Thadur with no pocket I welcome these statsistics too, show them all in one screenshot together or 3).
    • Please be honest. I can't see if you have a gold or not. If you are a player who plays a ton and got your gold on run 50 but you have 300 runs because you love that specific run don't lead us on about your 300 runs. I am certain our statistics will be 95% accurate as a community (hopefully) Thank you!

    I will start by sharing mine as an example - nothing impressive but it will get us going as my hunter just got 85 a few weeks ago! My example is also showing multiple instances for 1 item but referencing the main.

    The leader board will be set up within 48 hours when I have sufficient data to begin.

    Have fun! Post away. Follow my example.

    Desired item: Hunter pocket

    Total times attempted: 120
    Sambrog: 116 <---
    Maze: 3
    Thadur: 1

    Enjoy your summer!
    Last edited by YesMaam; Jun 12 2013 at 07:19 PM.
    Yelk, Hunter| Rank 15 | Arkenstone | Leader of Shock and Awe
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    Original Challenger of Gothmog

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    Leader board imagine space. Thank you.
    Yelk, Hunter| Rank 15 | Arkenstone | Leader of Shock and Awe
    Original Challenger of Saruman
    Original Challenger of Gothmog

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    These numbers are for my RK gold ring in school/library.

    School: 147 boss kills.
    Library: 48 boss kills.

    And still never got the ring. I gave up once the gold healing rings from Snowbourn vendor were introduced.. # of times instances were ran would be ~89 if you figure two bosses for school and 3 for library.

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    Join Date
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    I haven't aimed for any particular gold, just ran anything/everything, knowing my odds were gonna be bad, prayin' for anything. But also just enjoying running anything, for the sake of socializaing, and playin' the game. I've got buddies who got a gold ages ago, and new kinmates who have multiples. Very hard to not turn a little jelly green.

    I'm not able to get online yet for the Ctrl K page. But I know that I was just short of edit: 1487 seals, when I got my first gold. June 6th: A Revered Lore-master's Hat from a random Stoneheight run. I didn't even see it, til the two folks I pugged it with said grats, and was like, huh? So I had to go back and check the log where I somehow skipped over it. Sadly it replaces my only crafted golden crit item, Vitality Tiara Circlet, but not really. I prefer my morale/vitality for the physical mits.
    Will come back later, and look for that boss kills stat thinger.
    Last edited by Griffy; Jun 13 2013 at 10:49 PM.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    The Great White North
    Ooh, I'm going to have to contribute to this thread officially tomorrow when I can get ingame for some screenies.
    I'll preface my post by saying that oddly, my luck has been worse with teals I've been trying for rather than gold items (mostly because the golds I want are from instances I don't want to run ad nauseum).

    Will edit the post tomorrow with actual data, but my warden is at around 400 combined boss kills of STH/NCF without seeing either teal earring.

    Anything else I'd like to say at this point would just be a hunch and I'll refrain from stating those until I can back them up with data.

    EDIT TIME! Fist two images are some of my hunter's stats.

    Likely not nearly as impressive as some people's numbers for GB, but I was able to buy a Horselord pocket recipe off the AH and gave up running it for the Gold Pocket.

    I have yet to even see a teal drop for my hunter in all of those fornost runs, never mind a gold drop :/ Not sure how many of those sch/lib clears are pre-u10 (probably a fair number of them) but haven't received a gold drop.
    As for the Annuminas, I've yet to get a teal drop from HV and never got a Relic-Robber's Bracelet from Gling (though I did get the useless gold chest piece at one point). With the release of the wildermore barter stuff I've given up on trying for the Glinghant bracelet and the sch/lib bracelet since what I have is good enough (1 wildermore bracelet, 1 horse lord bracelet).

    Here's what really drove my warden nuts, while attempting to go for the teal earring from either 3man:

    In all of these runs of STH/NCF, 90% of which were done with 3 agi classes running them and the rest with 1 hunter and a cappy/champ, I did not receive a single teal earring on my warden. However, on that very last NCF run one of the hunters with me did finally win the Earring of Ancient Enmity and gave it to me (yes, that was the first to drop for anyone in those runs). No one in these runs received a gold drop either, though my warden has since gotten 1 gold earring from a t2c OD Disease clear (after 30 total boss kills from various OD wings, with probably an even mixture of t1/t2/t2c)
    Last edited by Lenilie; Jun 14 2013 at 03:37 PM.
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    ran IP something like 250 times for the gold earring. will post ss when i get around to taking one. havent played my captain in a while.
    lugbur R11 reaver /// guthfred R9 cappy /// beregon R8 hunter /// guthblade R9 champ + too many other things



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