EW Manticore drops

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  1. Uther

    Uther Dalayan Beginner

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    I was wondering if the drop rate for manticore hearts could be increased, I have been killing there for 2 days killing both what manticores do spawn which seems only 2 spawns for this mob, I have killed approx 20 times using a druid tracker in 2 days and not 1 heart for the beastlord quest i have many other items , meat, hides etc..

    Thanks for the consideration.
     
  2. ryutakin

    ryutakin Dalayan Beginner

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    I got mine on like number 6.

    It's all luck and you are out of it =(
     
  3. Uther

    Uther Dalayan Beginner

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    Exactly maybe you got lucky, I have over 30 kills so far, i would say at 15 each day for 2 days successively is a poor drop-rate for a quest item, how much time is one suppose to put into a drop for a class quest? i am sure if you were killing the same mob for days you would get tired of it, i already camped a broken spawn for a week while i was told there was nothing wrong with it on my sk yet i killed over 200 mobs in that zone before a gm fixed it. all i am asking is if the drop rate is appropriate.
     
  4. Spiritplx

    Spiritplx Dalayan Elder

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    I camped my Ghoulish Mask for 16 hours and know I had longer camps on live. Grats RNG.
     
  5. Hasrett

    Hasrett Dalayan Beginner

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    Thankfully SoD has by and large done away with these (although there are some notable exceptions, e.g. the Lifeward piece in RSP).
     
  6. Ashleigh666

    Ashleigh666 Staff Emeritus

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    ok so, im in EW right now...and i;ve killed 4 manticore in 1 min. and probably 8 or 9 so far in 15mins

    i think you just have bad luck :(

    edit: ok, i want to say, 13 manticore, about 25 mins till heart dropped. approx.

    i dunno if the rate increased....but i killed a ton, and still saw a ton when i was done. you might want to run around the whole zone, and stay around the frosthorn area. i saw most of them there


    good luck
     
  7. yoko2

    yoko2 Dalayan Beginner

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    bad luck

    I must have bad luck too. I've been camping here for 3 days. over 50 manticores.. no heart
     
  8. Ikaa|LoveYums

    Ikaa|LoveYums Staff Emeritus

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    the rate is the same as other class drop rates, for example, crystals or heartstone for the bard quests.

    Chalk it up to rng.
     
  9. Solo

    Solo Dalayan Beginner

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    Does the rng check what class/s and levels are in the group and adjust the drop rate accordingly. Having a beast lord in the group will lower the chances of the needed item dropping. “shrug”
     
  10. Ikaa|LoveYums

    Ikaa|LoveYums Staff Emeritus

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    No, what would be the point of that/why would it?
     
  11. AcyD

    AcyD Dalayan Beginner

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    I have been camping manticores 3 days now for a total of about 15 hours and so far ive killed probably about 25 30 manticores. This is with clearing as much as I can grab and what I think is to be, a reasonable turnaround rate for respawns.

    The drop rate definitely needs a look at or manticores need to spawn more often... i spend sometimes up to an hour looking for manticores now. I know they used to be a very common spawn, im guessing this was adjusted.

    I hate the fact that ive spent about 15 hours farming for 1/3 of the quest
     
  12. Nwaij

    Nwaij Game Master Staff Member

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    Also, Manticores were NEVER common.
     
  13. darksabbath

    darksabbath Dalayan Master

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    also, kill all the roamers to get more manticores to spawn...
     
  14. miscechapman

    miscechapman Dalayan Adventurer

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    Just an update since all the post on this topic are so old. They are still NOT that common a quest mob. And the drop rate for the heart is very very low. Been here almost 10 hours a day for 2 days and no heart. Killing everything and even have a druid helping. <sigh> I really want that wrist piece.
     
  15. lynnettell

    lynnettell Dalayan Elder

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  16. Nwaij

    Nwaij Game Master Staff Member

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    Wow, a thread where the notification of thread necromancy gets quoted 4 years later because it got thread necromanced yet again. Time to put it to rest for good.
     

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