Again, I don't know other people's numbers as they aren't posting them. I don't know how badly they're actually doing. All I know is that I'm doing okay and people I party with, be they kinmates or total strangers, are doing okay. Why are they doing okay? Because they're getting high numbers of kills to increase their odds when they run with me.If we put your experience at one end and no drops at the other end we would probably see that most people would fall in to the bottom 1/8th not in the top 1/8th where you seem to reside.
They could have adjusted drop rates for Elites, maybe, but it doesn't mean they had to. Your opinion of what they should have done has little bearing on what they have done. It doesn't negate the fact that bags drop based on a percentage number per kill. If you killed 100 enemies over the course of an hour, you'd have 100 chances to get a bag. Because it is a 1-3% chance, you have a 1-3% chance per kill. That does not mean that 1-3% of your kills will drop a bag. That's not how percentages work.My experience shows me the kill rate has little to do with it. If you only get a 1% chance per kill, yet 100% of the time seem to be in the 99% no drop, the number of kills you get means nothing.
If it was based on a % chance per kill they could have easily set it up so there was a higher chance at drops from on level, or elite mobs. By my experience mob level or class has no bearing on it.
Over the coarse of an hour is seems I only get 3-4 chances at a bag, and 3 of them are no bag. Whether I kill 10 or 500 I am still only going to get apx 1 bag an hour.
I've made no secret about how fast I can kill and for how long I can go about it, thus why my results are vastly better than yours. You say you kill upwards of one hundred or more enemies in an hour. I kill over 800 in that same time-frame. Inevitably, higher leveled characters do have the advantage as we have a larger choice of places to kill and kill enemies in those places at a much faster rate. Low leveled characters are more limited in their farming locations unless they group up with a high level. Yes, I've teleported level 20s to Sarnur or 40s to Dunland where I did all the work, and yes, they did as well if not better than I have when it came to bag drops.
Furthermore, it is extremely unlikely Turbine has implemented an "X Drop per hour" feature. I can't think of anything else that drops on a timed schedule in LotRO, though I may be wrong. Everything runs on the RNG system in terms of loot, AFAIK.