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7-30-2009 @ 6:11PM
Has anyone heard anything about Blizzard secretly upping the spawn rates of vanilla-Azeroth rares? I recently finished leveling an alt through to 60, and I swear I found at least one rare in every zone I spent significant time in (well, not the early zones, say everything from 35-up). I don't think my main ever spotted a rare... until he was going back through Azeroth for the Explorer title; then he ran into two. The most egregious part was when my alt ran into two Winterspring rares within five minutes. Has Blizzard juiced the rares, or did I just get incalculably lucky?
7-30-2009 @ 6:24PM
I don't think it's so much that the rares are more common, but that once they spawn, there's not that many people coming by to kill them. I don't think they despawn once they pop up, so until someone (say you) happens along, they wander about being all rarefied.
7-30-2009 @ 6:25PM
I've been finding this as well, but my guess was with fewer people running the old content, especially any content off the beaten path there's a lot of rare's that are going unkilled for longer periods of time, so if you're spending a lot of time in the old world content you're more likely to come across one.I also recently got an addon called Silver Dragon which alerts me to any rares nearby, so if you got a similar mod that might also explain it.
7-30-2009 @ 6:26PM
Simply down to the lower population in those areas that are actually paying attention to anything but QuestHelper. I finished up Loremaster and must have killed about ten old-world rares in the space of 300 quests, and two or three outland rares.
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