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RobbyD

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OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

OK, I'm seeing again and again that throwing a public hissy complaining about an item that hasn't dropped produces results, so I'm going to give it a try.

****GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!!!*****

ATMA lists Vex from 1.09 Hell Countess as 1:5,723. 1.09 Hell Countess’ special runes include Gul and Vex, which 1.10+ Hell Countess drops only as an item drop. I want the 1.09 Hell Countess Vex drop for the screenie for my guide (and the Vex rune to help with making 1.10s Ohm for obvious reasons).

Now I've been running Countess to varying degrees of intensity for more than a year now. Right now it's full-bore with my Sorc now (My Pally met all his racking goals and my Zon just can't help taking on all monster packs, so they are parked now). In the past it was the starting run for my MF characters before they went on to Mephy/Baal/Pindle/Snapchip/Cows, etc. During that time, I have gotten a good number of items from her that are near, equal, or more rare than ATMA claims the Vex rune is from her. That includes (assuming 200% MF):

*****EDIT - She did drop the Vex. That is confirmed in her list. This is a partial list of things Countess dropped until the Vex rune******

2x Homunculus
2x Vampire’s Gaze
4x Oculus (and a good number of Tal orbs too)
Titan’s Revenge
Tiamat’s Rebuke
3x Wizardspike
Darksight Helm
Crow Caw
Ghoulhide
Gloom's Trap
2x Guardian Angel
Doomslinger
Zakarum's Hand
Skullder's Ire
2x Snowclash
War Traveler
4x Ribcracker
Blackhand Key
Carin Shard
2x Warpspear
Shaftstop
2x Atma's Scarab
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band (wow)
Griswold's Heart
Sander's Paragon
Blackoak Shield
4x Harlequin Crest (wow)
The Gnasher
Herald of Zakarum (wow)

Her final list of runes not available from HF that she dropped before the Vex are: 3x Gul (and one from a chest in the Tower), 6x Ist (1 went in the Wizzy GIEB_VEX used), 9x Mal.

While it was frustrating, I can say that this was a profitable endeavor. It solidifies my claims that the Countess is a worthy MF target along with being the best rune target in 1.09.

I now have the runes to make every 1.09 runeword except Fury. Alternatively, I have all the runes I need for a tidy docket of 1.10s beta runewords:

2x CtA
2x Delerium
3+x CM

Here's my precious:

Vex

She can drop it. Now where's my Corpsemourn???

***Concluding Thought****

So, I think I learned something here. If you really want something, make a character dedicated to the acquistion of a single item from a single target (it helps to include the sought item's name in the character name) - invest ridiculous wealth and planning time on it, and you will have your item.

GIEB_VEX is the character that got the Vex drop - she's not part of my original Sept.

Next up:

GIEB_WINDEH

(not really)
 
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purplelocust

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

You have my sympathy! We all know that running for one particular item is a recipe for aggravation, but somehow we still do it. But at least we usually find other stuff along the way, as you certainly have done!
 

LongingForDeath

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Do you know for certain that ATMA's drop calculator is accurate in regard to that? I mean, it seems to me like you've been trying to get that Vex from her forever, to the point where I'm wondering whether, when it actually drops, it came from her special drop or her regular drop where she can drop up to Lo.
 

RobbyD

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Do you know for certain that ATMA's drop calculator is accurate in regard to that? I mean, it seems to me like you've been trying to get that Vex from her forever, to the point where I'm wondering whether, when it actually drops, it came from her special drop or her regular drop where she can drop up to Lo.
I've checked against other sources and they are consistent. Also, she has already dropped 2 Gul runes, which is the other rune specific to her 1.09 incarnation. According to ATMA, she is unable to drop over Vex even as part of her item drop, so there is 0 chance of Ohm+.


 

Doctor Clock

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

1.) download 1.13
2.) ??????
3.) profit

Problem solved :D
 

RobbyD

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

1.) download 1.13
2.) ??????
3.) profit

Problem solved :D
I'll put the Underpants Gnomes economic logic to the test as soon as Countess coughs up the Vex. Nice reference - an all-time classic!


 

frozzzen

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Vex is a lie... in creepy background voice/

Good luck with your project. Hope you don't burn yourself out from obsession :wink:
 

jiansonz

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

But...if you take those two Gul runes to v1.10, you can cube a Vex. Or am I missing something?
 

nulio

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Good luck!

But beware... I'll send my ninja gnomes to your computer... and as soon as the Vex drops, it'll vanish! And my gnomes will have their reward, death by watching too much gnome porn.
 

SideShowBob

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

The ATMA calculator is correct and I do remember some 1.09 Vex
drops from the Countess reported during the days of 1.09. There
were also players 64 Cow runs in 1.09b. Even a quill rat was tough
to kill on players 16+, but at least minions' life scaled with players
setting and Crushing Blow worked the same for all players settings!
 

TheReadMenace

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

I'll send good luck thoughts your way, Robby. My Countess luck was always abysmal, so hopefully you'll get twice the good drops.

And old_dude, you make me want to get the CRM. I've seen it before over the years, but now that I'm running for runes I bet it could be rather handy.

And gnome porn is... disturbing.
 

Kevin William Cox

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

I'm not gonna say I feel your pain, but I do understand the insanity. Mine was a short ride compared to 1:5723. I understand the little voice in your head that begins to doubt and says "Can she really drop it?... or am I just wasting my time... was there something I missed and it can't drop from her in 1.09".

She can. Mine says the same thing, 1:5723. But, you know that, you know the odds. You know there are just that, odds. I don't know how many runs you've made, but I would give it double probabilty, 1:11446 before completly loseing it. You have my best wishes in finding it and break a leg,

Here's a little Lenymo luck,

http://img513.imageshack.us/i/screenshot044vw.jpg/


Kev
 

o1d_dude

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

And old_dude, you make me want to get the CRM. I've seen it before over the years, but now that I'm running for runes I bet it could be rather handy.
Actually, I no longer use the CRM. The base/default orange rune color of 1.13 works just fine for me. YMMV.



 

RobbyD

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

And yet another drop more rare than Vex...

Blackoak Shield

About 1:12,000 with the MF he's carrying.

:steam:
 

isengart

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Don't let go! Keep on rushing her. I had sort of an experience like it with NM countess too. I needed this Shael.... I ran her for more than a day until she dropped this bloody Shael. Somehow she seems to know wht you want and don't forget, she is evil... ;):evil::evil::evil:
 

RobbyD

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Oh, come ON! This is starting to get ridiculous!

Shako

Nice rainbow drop, though.

****EDIT****

Another Occy - I've lost count of how many of these she's dropped.
 
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RobbyD

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Sorry for the bump, but this has really gotten ridiculous.

This ring, sure enough, turned out to be a BKWB!

1:72,000 at 300MF per ATMA

*sigh*
 

Friiser

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Re: OK, I'm going to try whining here - GEIB VEX KOUNTESS!

Nice! Well, my fingers are crossed for ya! Good luck!
 
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