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2-13-2009 @ 2:04PM
It was working so well as intended that they implemented a hotfix to up the drop rate last night.GG Blizz, GG
2-13-2009 @ 2:11PM
I noticed this as well. Got 3 bags on alts after the hotfix.Knew they hotfixed it because Bracelets started stacking to 20 and Rockets stacked to 10. (Used to be 10 and 5, respectively.)
Your comment is exactly what Zarhym was a problem. It was not bugged, it was working as intended. There was no fault that prevented players from getting it. He discussed players who don't understand the difference between a bug and a low drop rate. They added a change to increase the droprate because they wanted to help players, not because it was bugged or otherwise unobtainable. It was, in fact, working exactly as intended. The hotfix is not indicative of the opposite.
2-13-2009 @ 2:30PM
I think they did this on purpose to stifle the people WITH the Brew of the Month Club memberships.Think about it - people who did Brewfest last year got an unfair jump on the new achievement system.The best way to even things out is to make OTHER World Event achievements equally difficult to complete. This way, everyone is equally QQing about having to wait another year, not just people who missed out on Brewfest.It helps keep everyone with the Brewfest Membership already done from automatically getting the Meta Achievement.I expect more working as intended RNG issues in the coming months.
Except, Tural, for the fact that the drop rate of the candies and the picnic basket were almost exactly swapped from where they were last year. The basket was intended to be a semi-rare item, like the dresses, the bag of candies was not. To all appearances, at least. :)
2-13-2009 @ 2:42PM
@Netherscourge - How is having the brewfest beer of the month club an 'unfair advantage'? Just because some of us enjoyed participating in the festivals before there was an achievement and mount associated with it? I don't see anything 'unfair' with this, it was open to everyone to participate in before the Achievements.
2-13-2009 @ 3:09PM
Yeah, I did notice that. The stuff was stupid that it would only stack small things and then suddenly, it was stacking more. This event for the most part is a luck generated one and it's pretty damn easy. You can also TRADE stuff you find in the adoration boxes with other players so if you have friends, you can collect all the stuff you need from your alts, trade it to a friend's character and have them trade it to your main.There's a few things that are soulbound, but this generally works for most things. I liked it better when you were able to mail things to your alts.
2-13-2009 @ 3:38PM
Working fine for me. It's just blizzard's "random" number generator at work. I got no less than four bags of candy yesterday, and I'm still getting them despite not having needed them for a while now.Love fools, however...
2-13-2009 @ 4:03PM
It's too bad I worked hard and got it the first day... Candies weren't even the problem I threw several bags away. It was rockets but those I just turned in for. I'm not trying to be rude but it really wasn't that difficult. Though I guess I could have been lucky.
2-13-2009 @ 7:34PM
After over 30 turn ins, I had yet to get a back. While that may have been "intended" that does not make it fair. Hell, the two achievements they took off of the meta achievement were far easier to achieve. Three of my friends that were all doing the same thing I was had all gotten multiple black dresses and we all have got at least one truesilver arrow... but zero bags of candies.Might as well have just taken the Be Mine achievement off the meta achievement and put the black dress one back on because it had a MUCH higher drop rate.I don't think it was so much bending over to QQ as it was realizing a mistake. It was completely unreasonable and anyone who says otherwise is probably arguing that the mask achievement shouldnt have been removed from the Hallows End meta achievement. Keep that in mind as I don't think many people felt that was reasonable at all.
2-17-2009 @ 9:54AM
I must say sorry about the Candies though. I thought they were actually dropping, but it turned out to be a lie. I was wrong to assume it was dropping. All my Horde alts got candy bags and some of my alliance did, but it was a struggle to get the BE MINE achievement on a main prot alliance pally who had done all other seasonal achievements. It was the only achievement I was missing, I needed only one candy and the bags just would NOT drop. It took a total of 4 bags, one of which was a complete dud. Like a bad action movie, it litterally took the LAST hour of the night for a bag to dropped and I got my achievement... but I felt like crap the next day for 2 reasons. One: the people in the guild who were screwed for that lack of one candy as well and two: no sleep for half the night.Sorry.
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