Leave my Mobs alone: your’re affecting the drop rate


I can’t find record of real drop rate percentages on items, besides some stat counters for your own stuff, ( Like what the add Mob Info 2 Does )  or on thot  but there does seem to be a pattern.

If I’m the only one farming for an item – the drop rate increases – Hence why I can churn out 16 Netherweb Spider Silks from mobs In Terokkar Forest near Shatt  in 40 min one day  when I’m not competing.. ( Tuesdays before shutdown seem to be the best farming for things like that as there are less people on)  and then struggle to get 6 in an hour on another day when I’m competing. ( even considering that i would be killing less mob due to the competition thats still painful )

It seems to work the same for blues and Epics patterns – I get my best drops at 2am in the morning  – yeah for holis soon! so I can actually play at 2am

I always try and Farm at least one Primal shadow ( and for the cloth that drops and odd green)  when I do the Nagrand goggle quest, going round the crystal in a circle, but every man and his dog  ( or pet) seems to have the same idea.  When people go round that circle they all go the same direction. If you really want to upset them, go the opposite way – you pick up quick spawned mobs and you get to the ‘meaty’ mobs  before they can – and then the cycle repeats itself..

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6 Responses to “Leave my Mobs alone: your’re affecting the drop rate”


  1. 1 gnomeaggedon September 10, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I know it’s a crap drop rate on Formula: Enchant Bracer – Spellpower, but I swear.. if people had just left me alone (especially if they didn’t ninja the geomancers) I would have felt happier about the drop rate.

  2. 2 Sonny September 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve noticed this phenomenon as well but can’t find it documented anywhere official.

    BTW: Leave my mobs alone *you’re* *affecting* the drop rate.

  3. 3 krizzlybear September 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Funny how I ended up getting the spellpower weapon enchant in only 3 or 4 kills, and there was nobody in sight. I got killed by the flying elite when I tried to fly away, but was totally worth it.

  4. 4 pugnaciouspriest September 10, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    @sonny – I wasn’t sure about the effect/affect in this sentence.. but your right!

  5. 5 Solaril October 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I know this is in reference to an older post, (I have just recently started reading your blog and I have been back tracking your posts), but for the Primal shadows, farm Void Ridge in Hellfire. Hardly anyone there unless they are specifically doing a quests and the amount of mobs plus the fast respawn pretty much means you only stop when you want to. As for spiders, instead of farmign in Terrokar, farm the spiders southeast of the bonewaste. Thats pretty much all there is and again a nice fast respawn time.

  6. 6 pugnaciouspriest October 11, 2008 at 4:14 am

    @Solaril – Hi! I used to farm there, but as a Shadow Priest it got difficult because the vacilitating Voidwalkers would become immune to the 1st spell you threw at them, so If I threw shadow at them, the rest of my spells were useless and I had to go out of shadow form and finish them off as holy, and I was killing them too quick to use my Arcane spell Starshards all the time to stop that immune effect, and I don’t have any holy dots, also they don’t drop cloth but the ones in nagrand do :)


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