Hellbug Drop Rate?
I have a question, and a bit of a rant I guess.
So, for the past week, I've been farming Hellbug rifts with mobs at green or above to the point I completed our guild quest (kill 1000 planetouched enemies) in only a few hours. I never got a Hellbug mount drop. A friend went with me for seven Hellbug rifts afterwards, and got three mount drops where I did manage to loot the Skitt pet. We thought it might have been killing blows, damage done, ect. Thinking this, he just sent his pet in to tank and I killed everything.
All the rifts got to phase 5, so they were all completely finished.
I got on today and did a good 10 or so Hellbug rifts, and in that time, got two more Skitt and a Blurple. The friend got another mount drop.
Are the chances for each account to find the drop different? The friend has found no less than six or seven of these mount drops in the past week, and myself and our other questing companion haven't found any. All the Hellbug rifts we have done have been in Droughtlands (where they seem to spawn with the normal planar lure 90% of the time), so should I mentor down and head to a lower level zone? Do Defiance have a lower chance at these drops? Or do Dwarves have a higher chance at finding rare loot?
This has been answered in previous threads, might I suggest in future you take a look before posting about something that has been answered.
Now for what you're seeking the answer is: RNG.
RNG = Random.
The drops are not based on account. One person could theoretically get a purple rarity hellbug mount each and every Invasive Species rift he or she does due to the system. While another could hunt them for a thousand million years and never receive a single one.
Over-exaggeration? Yes, but all this is entirely possible, just not probable. If you want one of the hellbug mounts you'll just have to keep trying. The only help that can be give is that you make sure that the Invasive Species rift itself cons green to you (ie; you're within 7 levels of the rift), so remember to alter your mentor level accordingly if needed. Beyond this, it's just luck.
Originally Posted by Mediscoot
May I ask what Hellbug rifts are? where do u find them?
@ MagicalCrime - I believe only the Invasive Species rift has a chance of dropping the Hellbug mount (or the pet for that matter). In any zone, any time a fire rift opens, it has a chance of being the Invasive Species rift.
As someone noted already, you'll need to be within the level range of the rift to have a chance of getting the mount to drop. If you're in a lower level zone, you'll have to mentor down to the appropriate level.
I would concur with the above, I would mentor down to where you are equal-levelled with the Rift level. I am not sure it is enough to only mentor down to where it is "green." (It might be, I honestly don't know...)
Otherwise, yes it is just being cursed by the RNG. It sucks, but it happens.
There was another MMO I played where, for a specific action I was doing, I had a 75% chance of success. I remember one time I failed 9 straight times. To put that in mathematical terms, the odds on failing nine times in a row were only 0.0003814%. But somehow I did it.
Don't feel bad. I mentored down and did probably 200ish Fire rifts until i got the green mount.
Originally Posted by Mediscoot