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MFing Drops Cut??

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Patch Bug Reports & Suggestions' started by Tupac Lives, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Tupac Lives

    Tupac Lives Diabloii.Net Member

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    MFing Drops Cut??

    OK, so ive been doing a lot of mfing lately, for no reason it seems..
    I do countless runs, hitting Hell Andy, Meph, Trav and Chaos and nothing ever drops anymore.

    The best drop i got was an Ali-Baba from NM Diablo when rushing a mate.
    Ive played from .09 onwards and never have i found so little from mfing.
    I dont believe it has much to do with having about 200-300MF as i found WF, GF and lots of other decents items aswell a patch or so ago with the same setup.

    So whats the deal? Has Blizz cut the drops to accomodate for all the botters running millions of games a day? I run 50 or so at a time before i get sick of finding nothing...
    Should i stack my MF again to like 800 when it was cool to have that much? Or am i just having lots of bad luck and everyone else is finding Perf Tyreals every second game?!?!? :crazyeyes:
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    The same happens to me, I have decent MF on and I keep getting magic drops from the above, and crappy set items like civerbs,etc. Guess it's luck, like with most things in this game.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    Seem no different to me - I've found plenty of good stuff, and plenty of junk. And no one finds a perfect tyreal's every second game - I've got thousands of runs under my belt this season alone - granted since I switched to SP I can do even more faster without having to deal with muling problems or temp bans.

    The items are there, but if you're competing with bots on bnet, you're going to be frustrated pretty easily (as that was what got me to switch). Nice finds last season are often a pittance.

    Stacking your mf won't make enough of a difference - consider pickup up atma and using the drop calculater to get an idea of just how rare items you're accustomed to finding really are.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    yeh ive used atma to find out where the things i wanted were (well the most likely place)
    but still, i used to find decent stuff quite often, but i just dont find anything anymore..
    but to know that im either not the only 1 experiencing rubbish drops, or that nothings changed makes me feel a bit better... kinda not really haha
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    Yeah, it can feel like that. But often is very relative. Even during the height of my wealth on Bnet, I myself hadn't found too many great things. Of course, what is otherwise a nice find may feel like nothing when you consider market values.

    Last ladder, I found a vex, and an ist, a coa a few pairs of wartravs, a few shakos. Yet if you looked at my full HR rune mule in IK, another mule in Nat's, another mule in Griswald's... and the runewords I had, you'd think I found plenty of high value stuff. Truth be told, I wasted more time muling junk.

    On the new ladder, I found myself burning out quick, as the effort I put forth was more than I did last season, but it failed to pay off as the market was entirely different. It wasn't so much that I was finding nothing - it was more the fact that what I was finding had deteriorated in value, while my runes\runewords had gone up.

    Since I made the switch to SP, not having to perm games to mule (or worry about losing items) and not having to worry about temp bans from making too many games too quickly, I've found things I hadn't previously on bnet.

    Like, for example, I've had multiple IK sets, but never found the armor. In a few months of general running, still not a single drop. Finally, I focused on purely pindle. Several hundred runs (if not a thousand or two) later, he finally drops it randomly. Found some other nice things I didn't care much about other than them being extremely rare drops, like the ghostflame that was about 3 times rarer than the stupid green sacred armor I wanted to find. It wasn't till I made the switch to SP till I really got to get a feel for drop rates - and its typically worse than we fondly remember.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    Yeah, i was having a play round with ATMA last night, wish I'd done it ages ago as i was under the (false) impression that Hell Diablo could drop TC87, needless to say I've switched to Baal. Yes, i know he has a low chance on TC87, but after said browse round ATMA i realised just how low everything was so I might aswell run something for the XP aswell.

    I've found most of the normal stuff - including 2 IK armours this ladder, I've just never found a Griffons / Deaths Web / Deaths Fathom etc so I'm gonna Baal (and Nilthalak) until i do :). I've never had a lvl 99 either so at least sooner or (much much much) later I'll achieve one of the 2 goals :D.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    The thing about chaos - Big D and seal bosses are restricted, but regular uniques and their minions can drop TC87, hence the ability for even tyreal's to drop in there.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    I've never found Death's web either, until I did one run in ancient tunnels with someone I traded with on bnet, *flop* and there it is, on the ground. Higher runes drops like flies though, Zod, Vex, ists. Um, pul and lem in one night. That could have taken weeks prior to 1.13.
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    Same here I run The Pit exclusively with my Strafezon, and a few patches ago, heck I could get some really nice stuff, but now, I might find a junk unique or mid rune, I run with 340ish MF, and fail to find anything trade worthy....
     
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    Re: MFing Drops Cut??

    Most of my TC87 stuff has come from Pits, AT or Pindle. I'd say I found some pretty nice stuff - but then again, in the current economy, most uniques lost value, so tradewise you're only looking at a very specific list of uniques - which narrows down further depending on what "minimum" value an item needs to have to justify picking it up.
     

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