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    Reduced drop rate of Bounder's Bags

    Has anyone else noticed a severe drop in drop rates since the start of the Faire? I'm farming with multiple people in my fellow and we are all getting hardly any bags.


    EDIT: I'm farming in an instance, if that's important
    Last edited by Lethso; Sep 05 2013 at 12:48 PM.

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    Yep I noticed it too.
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    Whilst I haven't tested it yet myself, it is possible they have reduced the rate, because if I recall, festivals may also reward the bounder's tokens in some form or way, and I think the Farmer's Faire counts as a festival. So to mitigate for this new method of acquiring the tokens, Turbine may have reduced the global mob drop rate, but I will need to get back in-game and see.

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    Ugh i hope not..................i'd rather farm some dungeons than the festival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zalladi View Post
    Whilst I haven't tested it yet myself, it is possible they have reduced the rate, because if I recall, festivals may also reward the bounder's tokens in some form or way, and I think the Farmer's Faire counts as a festival. So to mitigate for this new method of acquiring the tokens, Turbine may have reduced the global mob drop rate, but I will need to get back in-game and see.
    I would hope not. I'd rather be clearing deeds and doing other activities that generate rewards I need than repeating the festival over and over. There are as best I can tell, no new events, and I already have a plethora of Farmer's Faire tokens from last year.

    Each successful completed quest awards a bounty bag.

    It would be nice if turbine told us they turned down the rate if that's the case.
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    I noticed it. I've been doing the slayer deeds I never finished, on teams. Yesterday, our team of three was raking in the Bounder Bags, about 15 an hour average for the 3 of us. Today, in an hour, no bags for any of us. At all.

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    I noticed the change last evening (US). World properties do not require version control in the same sense that, say, patches do.

    I wonder if the festival items that temporarily get joined (database join) to the loot tables have a 'dilution' effect. What I mean is that if the lookup table for the common items increases in size, the apparent effect is a lowered rate, when the rate hasn't really changed. The effect is similar to the 'book pages' drops. Any particular page the same rate, but it looks like they don't because you have more ways to get 'all' pages than you do to get a specific one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellis View Post
    Version control, guys. Version control.
    It's not a matter of version control. Its a manually edited world-property that the team can choose to change while the game is running. If they did so, it'd be nice if they shared that fact with us =)
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    On Imladris I was getting an average of 300 tokens per night just grinding old deeds. Which gave me another reason to hammer out those old slayer deeds...

    And now, last night... I got 30. That's a tenfold reduction in numbers dropped by random mobs. I admit that it's not a solid fact based on one player's experience, but it seems to me this drop rate was MASSIVELY tweaked and reduced. And the first thing that came to my mind was that it was reduced due to the festival, and to encourage people to do the festival.

    If you reduced the drop rate due to the festival, and I do expect a simple "yes we did" or "no we didn't" response on this, it is very, very, VERY uncool, considering that other higher pop servers have ground their way to unlocking the statues, and now the rest of the class has to suffer simply because we didn't have enough people to get it done by the same method.

    I will NOT run endless high lag farmer's fest repeatables just to unlock this statue. And to add insult to injury, it's just a regular bag. Not even a large bag.

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    Bah! I hope that's not the case, I haven't been able to log into to gather ANY tokens yet.

    I already have at least some farmers tokens so would prefer to be gathering the tokens on alts while levelling up rather than through festival.

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    Hey, some people don't want to do festivals to get bags :/ I only do a festival a couple days at most...

    (because the rewards new to this year really stink. They're either putting all their cosmetic efforts into HD or fired the artist who made awesome stuff).
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    Why reduce drop rate of bounders tokens because festival is out? As a small server we already are way behind most other servers for statue, and now without being able to get bags from places like Moira instances, you've made it nearly impossible. Vanyar a large server farmed its way to victory, and now the small servers aren't allowed to do the same. The statue was already unfair because of server numbers, now this just adds to the unfairness. Festival quests cannot be repeated non stop, so deeding for tokens was an option too, now again killing masses of mobs for rare chance of a bag is a pure waste of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethso View Post
    Has anyone else noticed a severe drop in drop rates since the start of the Faire? I'm farming with multiple people in my fellow and we are all getting hardly any bags.
    I hope this is not the case. I liked that this was finally a motivation to get some long-standing deeds out of the way.

    It is also a little unfair on the lower populated servers, which still have a way to go. The servers with huge populations benefited from very high drop rates, and now the servers lagging behind will be lagging further behind if they don't feel like farming the festival.

    All the above said, I do like that the festival gives a bag per quest.

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