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GMLeo

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PostedJul 31, 2013 4:15 pm

Drop Rate Concerns?

Post up your evidence here and help us figure out the situation!
Hey folks!

We've received a large number of reports from players concerning drop rates. We have had a difficult time replicating many of the reported bugs, as when we test them the items drop just fine!

What we need from you folks is VIDEO EVIDENCE proving that monsters that should be dropping lots of items, aren't! Unfortunately, we cannot accept screenshot evidence as it is not considered conclusive by the developers.

Here are some example videos from player fuzzytoad during a solo SF run -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNdYiJPuWI4&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVUuaN2bCs0&feature=youtu.be

These clearly show the monsters being defeated and no drops appearing. We need more video evidence of this to send to the developers to show that there may be an issue.

The GM team is also doing our best to replicate the issue but so far we haven't been able to. The more information we can gather the more variables we can eliminate and find the actual cause of the problem.

Please refrain from speculating about the issue or discussing any issues other than the actual drop rate concern. Please ONLY post in this thread if you are sharing a video with clear evidence.

Thank you all for your help with this, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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fuzzytoad

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PostedAug 01, 2013 4:55 pm
-July 30th BC run-

Thanatos - no drop - http://youtu.be/QQQ5zJdEYQ8

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/e4xsTVCeo6U


-July 31st BC run-

Thanatos - no drop - http://youtu.be/mVxmAqHsTsE

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/ROpxi7HdDsM

-August 1st BC run-

Harbinger - no drop - http://youtu.be/UYBCxtXVERo

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/WLLvztmQ5us

-August 1st SF run-

Mutant Berserker - no drop - http://youtu.be/oZ8T_dr9kpA

Plaguebearer - no drop - http://youtu.be/7kz8ZUIKGL0

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/EYYJsQwX0Zo

pixie_ray

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PostedAug 01, 2013 6:46 pm
Are you needing the whole video of the boss ? or what? Because the free version of fraps only allows for 30 seconds of recording :/ just thought I would ask!

Keikain

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PostedAug 01, 2013 9:44 pm
pixie_ray wrote:
Are you needing the whole video of the boss ? or what? Because the free version of fraps only allows for 30 seconds of recording :/ just thought I would ask!  


Personally, I use Xfire, since that's pretty easy to use.

You might want to check out this, this, or this as alternatives for recording game footage (though, I really haven't experimented with them, they've been recommended by a few friends).

fuzzytoad

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PostedAug 02, 2013 6:41 pm
-August 2nd BC run-

Harbinger - no drop - http://youtu.be/HeE39k9DVaI

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/XROP54fJPpI

-August 2nd SF run-

Plaguebearer - no drop - http://youtu.be/C2ukWMP17Nw

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/1v7U4mHiksQ

-August 2nd BC run-

No need to split it up, the whole run was pathetic. Thanatos dropped nothing but a single CP pot, Harbinger dropped nothing and Azrael dropped 3 whole pet foods. enjoy - http://youtu.be/pjIdVNOpAEQ

-August 4th BC run-

Thanatos - no drop - http://youtu.be/s8aRs5NQP68

Harbinger - no drop - http://youtu.be/6nWa_wfxh-U

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/Ik0YOwOlfzM

-August 4th SF run-

Altered Goliath - no drop - http://youtu.be/gPYJTkFlrOY

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/K1Wa1b-0LF8

-August 6th SF run-

Altered Goliath - no drop - http://youtu.be/6DsaTND8F_M

Plaguebearer - no drop - http://youtu.be/GTPwuLMhpLw

This was another pathetic run with nothing good dropped. The final boss *did* drop a sliver, but overall it's a waste of passcards. There's also a long delay right after killing Plaguebearer where I was trying to get Twitch chat to work, sorry about that Smile - http://youtu.be/OqxbcFcHHWQ

-August 6th BC run-

Mainframe - no drop - http://youtu.be/3_A11j8ttW8

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/k991SnsObZE

BNuts001

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PostedAug 07, 2013 8:28 pm
Other recommendations for recording software, so I can choose just 1?

Yeah, I was a bit shocked when I didn't get anything from the BC Mainframe. Not even Passcards to make up for the ones I'd used. I'm planning on leaving BC alone for awhile. My Arkana is Level 30, but she still gets BC missions. I remember getting better drops in Drasilmarsh, even after she exceeded the level limit for the missions, so I am curious to know what's going on.

I would also like to note, although I do not have the asked-for video evidence, that during team runs I usually do not get equipment item drops, but pots, passcards, and scrap items. I guess I've been doing the runs for the EXP.

fuzzytoad

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PostedAug 07, 2013 8:49 pm   Last edited by fuzzytoad on Aug 15, 2013 8:44 pm. Edited 1 time in total
BNuts001 wrote:
Other recommendations for recording software, so I can choose just 1?
 


I record to Twitch.tv using freeware software(currently using Open Broadcast Software) and edit the videos directly on twitch to shorten them and upload them to youtube using twitch as well.

There's tons of how-to guides on google and on the twitch site itself on how to setup a stream. The majority of them use software that is 100% free, but you can go with a pay solution if you prefer xD

-August 8th SF run-

Rabid Dragon Sentry - no drop - http://youtu.be/5ivwtZdV36A

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/wfqzGQhXaqk

-August 9th BC run-

Harbinger - no drop - http://youtu.be/7xIYo4kPvK4

full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/mDq5RfhX1sY

-August 9th SF run-

Plaguebearer - no drop - http://youtu.be/f-rtpQ30-Ak

Another waste of passcards run, first boss dropped a single CP pot, final boss dropped nothing but a 5 of Clubs, yay.. full run if anyone needs it - http://youtu.be/YSxdPJibkWw

fuzzytoad

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PostedAug 15, 2013 8:42 pm
-August 15th SF run-

Another waste of a run, first boss dropped nothing, 2nd dropped a single CP vial, 3rd dropped a single CP vial and 3 pet foods and the final boss dropped nothing but a 5 of clubs.

Full run: http://youtu.be/j88IBb09U4Y

I'm no longer going to be splitting up the vids to just the bosses.. I've been accused of "faking" all these vids(no clue how that would even be done), and I'm no longer willing to put in the extra effort to split the vids up.

-August 15th SF run-

2nd boss dropped nothing at all: http://youtu.be/0SM8kEYQ2No

-August 15th SF run-

1st and 3rd bosses dropped nothing at all: http://youtu.be/0y9mt0CCqWg

-August 17th SF run-

final boss dropped nothing at all: http://youtu.be/Sc3jwiNQHIo

-August 18th SF run-

first boss dropped nothing at all: http://youtu.be/ADfgnAfcaV4

uchihapoly

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PostedAug 19, 2013 11:09 am
-August 19th Factory Basement run-

1st and 2nd boss drop nothing at all while 3rd one drops some HP potions. Last boss dropped a gold medal and a rare WH weap (that's why last boss is not in the video).

1st boss

2st boss

3rd boss

Thanks to lorddarthmel for his godlike skills.

uchihapoly

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PostedAug 20, 2013 1:36 pm
-August 20th Factory Basement run-
The only rare thing i got was from last boss and it was a shard. ~.~

All bosses

Thanks to lorddarthmel for his godlike skills.
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