Rarity

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Rarity tracks how many times you've tried to obtain various rare items like mounts, battle pets, and toys. It will tell you how likely you are to obtain the item, track how long you've been farming for it, and tell you how lucky you've been so far. Although it's mostly used for mounts, battle pets, and toys, it supports pretty much any item, including profession patterns, archaeology projects, and more.

Out of the box, Rarity includes support for every single mount, battle pet, and toy in the game which require some time to farm. It also includes support for some mount-related items like Skyshard, Primal Egg, and Giant Dinosaur Bone. It'll even notice if you mouseover a Mysterious Camel Figurine, plus lots of other stuff. Rarity factors in the size of a typical group when determining probabilities, and can also tell you if you've killed various bosses this week (or day). Holiday just started, and you didn't notice? Rarity will give you a helpful reminder to run those holiday dungeons or daily quests if you still need an item from them.

If Rarity doesn't track something you want to track, you can add it yourself! Just about everything is user configurable.

Curious what math is going on behind the scenes? The author of Bunny Hunter created the original algorithms. He wrote an article about it here. Your chance to obtain an item doesn't increase as you farm it; Rarity is just telling you how lucky you've been so far. It can be remarkably cathartic to see a progress bar move up as you spend hours upon hours trying for that Disgusting Oozeling.

Main features

  • Rarity is primarily an LDB feed with a large tooltip. It can function as either a mini-map icon (you have to turn this on in the options), or as a standard LDB feed (use a display like Fortress, Button Bin, Titan Panel, or Chocolate Bar).
  • Provides a progress bar, which you can toggle by clicking the icon or feed label.
  • Adds info to NPC and item tooltips, showing you if it drops or contains something that Rarity tracks. Rare mobs with a guaranteed drop show which item they drop and if you've defeated them yet.
  • Includes full source info, telling you how to obtain everything Rarity tracks.

Other features

  • Uses statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Breaks your farming down by session, day, week, and month
  • Looks at your instance locks to see if you've defeated various bosses recently
  • Reminds you if you need to farm a holiday dungeon or daily quest, and hides holiday items that aren't available right now
  • Supports bonus coin rolls
  • Automatically screenshots when you obtain an item
  • Keeps track of rare achievements like Frostbitten and Glorious
  • You can add your own items to track
  • Lets you modify your attempt count without having to edit saved variables
  • Automatically imports data from Bunny Hunter if you're switching

Companion add-ons

  • PetTracker shows you on the map which battle pets you need to obtain and where they spawn
  • Archy is recommended because it fixes some issues Rarity has with the Archaeology UI

Comments, bug reports, discussion

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  • Avatar of Allara Allara Feb 25, 2015 at 18:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @hjp426: Go

    Good catch—that'll be fixed in the next build.

  • Avatar of hjp426 hjp426 Feb 24, 2015 at 02:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Satyr Charm seems to have two listings, one for Terestian Illhoof in Karazhan, which is correct, and a second from Quivering Filth, which is incorrect. :)

    Related ticket: #126
  • Avatar of mog71 mog71 Jan 19, 2015 at 01:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    @Allara: Go

    ok, i "found" the way to disable chat messages. after installation, all output checkboxes are unchecked, but the output to chat checkbox seems to be checked secretly. after activating the checkbox for output to "nowhere", the chat messages disappeared.

  • Avatar of mog71 mog71 Jan 17, 2015 at 21:14 UTC - 0 likes

    thanks allara for the fast reply.

    all output options are already unchecked, which seems to be the default. still getting messages in the chat frame.

    i am playing the german localization, if that matters.

    the version i am using is r406 (curse release)

    Last edited Jan 17, 2015 by mog71
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Jan 17, 2015 at 18:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @mog71: Go

    Go to Rarity options and scroll all the way down. In the Output section, uncheck everything.

  • Avatar of mog71 mog71 Jan 17, 2015 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    hi,

    first of all, thanks for the great addon :)

    i would like to disable the chat messages of this addon, but could not find a way to do so. is there a way to disable chat messages? if not i would like to request a feature to disable chat messages ^^

    thanks in advance

  • Avatar of Khisanth Khisanth Nov 02, 2014 at 17:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Nice ;)

    And the tooltip thing is really, really nice to. I noticed it and I think it's a nice improvement.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Nov 02, 2014 at 07:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Toys will likely be coming in the future, but they are my third priority. Mounts always get my attention first, followed by battle pets. The initial gathering of toy data will be a lot of work so I'm waiting until I have the time. Although most of the 100% drops in WoD are already in. (They aren't in the main Rarity tooltip because there's nothing to track. Instead, when you mouse over the mob in the world, Rarity tells you what it drops and if you already defeated it once.)

    Last edited Nov 02, 2014 by Allara
  • Avatar of Khisanth Khisanth Nov 01, 2014 at 18:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Checked again and found it. it is not translated so missed it earlier.

    The real issue was that a friend offered me one and this pet is not flagged as repeatable so it didn't show when I opened gifts after that.

    Thanks for your quick answer and all the great work btw

    On a side note, I think you should consider adding toys to the list. I think most of them have a 100% drop rate and for the other ones (orb of deception, dices, etc) it may be tricky to evaluate the drop rate, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people will really enjoy the addition.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Nov 01, 2014 at 01:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Khisanth: Go

    Sky Bo was not removed.

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