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2-18-2010 @ 2:06PM
Now the question is if it's an additive or multiplicative increase. Looking on Wowhead, it has a 6% chance of being gathered from herbs. If it is additive, then we're looking at 56%. If it is multiplicative, then we're looking at 9%.
2-18-2010 @ 2:14PM
From the wording, I'm guessing it's multiplicative. I don't see blizzard suddenly increasing the drop rate of an item by that large of an amount in one go. Most likely it'll be upped to 9%, and then if it seems like they're still having problem with drops, maybe another increase, so that there isn't a sudden flood on the market place.
"by 50%"So it is multiplicative. 5% drop rate right now, so 7.5% after the change.
2-18-2010 @ 2:19PM
Astemus is correct. The word 'by' indicates that it is a multiplicative increase. If it was additive they would have said 'to 50%'
2-18-2010 @ 2:26PM
...Oh, that's totally different. I was wondering why the heck they'd bring them up that high- I figured people would be swimming in them if they dropped off of every other herb node.
2-18-2010 @ 2:37PM
Yeah, I didn't really think about it like that, but like other people are saying, it probably is multiplitive. Still, at a 6% you would get a Frost Lotus at an average of 1 out of every 17 nodes, where as at 9% you'll get one out of every 11 nodes; might not sound like a huge increase, but considering how many nodes people go through in the hour I expect to see prices drop by quite a bit, especially since more Frost Lotus means more chances for Elixir Specialist Alchemists to proc.I still welcome the change, just means less work I have to do every week for the guild.
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