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    Any farmers experienced a drop in Emerald shards?

    hey fellow farmers.
    Have any of you experience a drop of emerald shards from crops?

    So far i have over 20000 worth of pears from these crops and not a single shard.

    I have seen in my kin that woodcutters and miners are getting lots of them every few hours
    whats up with that?
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    A kinnie has loot an emerald shards in crop

    And as a miners, I only drop 2 emerald shards.... in 1500 chunks of skarn. The drop rate is really low if we compare with T8 nodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardhik View Post
    A kinnie has loot an emerald shards in crop

    And as a miners, I only drop 2 emerald shards.... in 1500 chunks of skarn. The drop rate is really low if we compare with T8 nodes.
    That's good to know.. then i only have 200 ore to go before i get my guaranteed next shard, right? :|
    iow, the drop rate's terrible, and indeed much worse than it was for t8

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    My experience has been that of all the crafts, shards drop the least while Farming. I am finished tier 9, have always farmed. Saw a couple of adament and mithril flakes over the years, but by and large, shards drop much higher in scholar, wood and ore nodes.

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    My first emerald shard from farming was after 1200 fields. 12 x 100 fields. Twelve-hundred.

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    I am sure the RNG has been kind to me, I got 2 emerald shards, farming up some mats for my cook, got both of them, in the 200 pear tree crops I planted
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    3 Farmers leveled up and Zero emerald shards - Scholar is just as bad...Zero again. When you see emerald shards on the AH for 125 ~ 200 gold you know the drop rate is really really bad.
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    As far as I know there are 2 different kinds of fields to choose from. (multi output)
    Maybe only the small one is capable of dropping shards. At least it seems to drop more secondary items.
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    I have no idea what the loot table or drop rate is, but I just wanted to put my 2 cents in. In 2000 fields, I have gotten 3 emerald shards. All 3 came from bean fields. I have not gotten a single shard from a "well-tended" or "Hearty" field. All 3 shards came from a regular bean field not using peat or hitting a crit. It seems as the drop rate is really low for Farmers, and from my experience it doesn't have a higher drop ate using a hearty field or well-tended field as those have produced no shards.

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    I got a shard today from a crop of Hearty Mushrooms. I'd already gathered 3 stacks of Beans and 3 of Pear's ready for processing with no drops, then the shard dropped on my first crop of 10 mushrooms. (I only ever plant 10 at a time as I find that some of the crops disappear before they get harvested if you plant more than 10?). Nothing from the rest of the mushrooms or from 3 stacks of coffee.

    Also had 3 from ore nodes so far (9 stacks of ore), but none from wood (6 stacks) and none from scholar nodes (4 stacks).


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    looks like a dropchance between 0.1 - 1.0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmidster View Post
    Saw a couple of adament and mithril flakes over the years, but by and large, shards drop much higher in scholar, wood and ore nodes.
    Wow, I've farmed since SoA and almost maxxed out T9 and have never seen a shard/flake/etc of any description. Didn't really think about them "dropping" from farming but nice to know that they can.
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    In something around 2500/2800 ores mined I have managed to find 5 shards so far.
    I don't know if I'm lucky (or not), but I've been farming quite a bit too.

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    I got 4 shards so far with enough resources to bring 3 chars to the bronze anvil.

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    I have gotten 5 Emerald Shards so far but I am told i am a fanatic in the area if farming Ore. So far the drop rate is pretty ###### considering they're used in much more crafting than the previous tier of shards.
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    No, reduced drop rate, i found 2 emerald shards yesterday.
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    Farmed all afternoon and I did not get 1 single Emerald Shard. As I noticed there purchased by rep coins/tokens in Helms Deep. Not sure how that will work in the long run unless there is some quest we can do every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schinderhannes View Post
    looks like a dropchance between 0.1 - 1.0%
    Harvested over 2100 ores now and got none so far. 0.1% drop chance is far too much compared to what it really is. While I agree those shouldn't be all too easy to get, this is way too low a drop rate.
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    Another night of no Emerald Shards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cutter View Post
    Wow, I've farmed since SoA and almost maxxed out T9 and have never seen a shard/flake/etc of any description. Didn't really think about them "dropping" from farming but nice to know that they can.
    Shard drops were only added to farmers in RoR I believe.
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    I finally got a double hit within close time frame last night after purchasing 4 from rep vender in Helms Deep, lol. I am up to 11 now.
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    12 stacks of Skarn ore here, no shard. Starting to think the LOTRO gods are punishing me

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    Found 1 emerald shard so far from all my logging, on my server shards are 170g and new symbols 70g ...
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    WTB rare monster shard droppers for higher tier crafting.

  25. #25
    The emerald shard drop rate does indeed seem to be way lower than previous tiers' critical components. Since launch, here's what I've run into...

    Prospector: approximately 2000 nodes harvested (80-100 or per night), 3 shards dropped
    Forester: approximately 500 nodes harvested, 1 shard dropped
    Farmer: approximately 500 fields harvested, no shard drops

    Hopefully they'll increase the drop rate soon, because at this rate, it'll be 6 months before I can equip even one character with a full set of lvl 95 crafted armor and jewelry.

    On the plus side of things, at least emerald shards are green, unlike emeralds themselves which STILL have a red icon.

 

 
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