Rarity

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Inspired by Bunny Hunter, Rarity tracks how many chances you've had to obtain various rare items throughout the game, and tells you how lucky (or unlucky) you are. It will tell you how likely you are to obtain the item, track how long you've been farming for it, etc. This is primarily useful for farming companion/battle pets and mounts, but it also supports virtually any item including patterns and designs, archaeology projects, etc.

Rarity tracks an exhaustive list of every mount and companion/battle pet in the entire game (at least those that require significant farming to obtain). Items can be filtered by expansion and type. Rarity factors in the size of a typical group when determining probabilities, and can even tell you if you've killed certain world bosses!

Farming a huge collection of bones for the Bone-White Primal Raptor? Rarity will show you your progress.

Features

  • Provides an LDB feed, tooltips, and progress bar, allowing you to track items of your choice

Tracks every kind of item you can imagine:

  • Supports zone-wide drops (like Hyacinth Macaw)
  • Supports containers (like White Polar Bear)
  • Supports two-level loots (like Disgusting Oozeling)
  • Supports archaeology projects (like Scepter of Azj'Aqir)
  • Supports fishing (like Sea Turtle)
  • Supports item usage (like Mojo)
  • Supports items dropped from bosses that require a group to defeat
  • Supports items obtained from holiday boss bags (like Big Love Rocket)
  • Supports items looted from world containers (like Bonkers)
  • Supports collections of things (like Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor)
  • Supports some special cases (like Elementium Geode, Mysterious Camel Figurine)
  • Supports things other than pets and mounts (like Skyshard, Primal Egg, recipes, legendary components)
  • Supports bonus coin rolls (like Mogu Rune of Fate)

Other features:

  • Fully user configurable—you can add your own items to track
  • Adds to game tooltips, showing you when something you're looking at is the source of something that Rarity tracks
  • Lets you modify your kill count without having to edit saved variables
  • Shows an "achievement" alert when you obtain the item
  • Uses boss kill statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Can report your progress to various channels or in whispers
  • Tracks how long you've been farming this session, day, week, and month
  • Supports tracking two items at the same time
  • Tells you if you've defeated world bosses this week
  • Automatically imports data from Bunny Hunter

You should also install

  • Rarity works best with an LDB display like Fortress, Button Bin, or Titan Panel. If you don't have a display, turn on Rarity's minimap icon. There are lots of displays available—if you don't like one, try another!
  • AddonLoader is highly recommended. This will let you keep the configuration UI unloaded until you need it.
  • Collectinator is a good companion add-on to Rarity. It will show you where to obtain everything that Rarity tracks.
  • Archy is recommended to replace the default Archaeology UI, which Rarity has been known to cause problems with.

Comments, bug reports, discussion

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  • Avatar of Lyssinna Lyssinna Sep 13, 2014 at 22:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Yeah, that was actually my problem. For some reason, random characters were set to their own individual accounts. So I did my own math and just manually did the numbers and combined them all.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 13, 2014 at 20:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lyssinna: Go

    I'll have to investigate further on my end to see if I can reproduce. I personally don't use cross-character tracking so I can't verify if it works off the top of my head right now. You might want to check the Profile options to verify it's set to Default, just in case.

  • Avatar of Lyssinna Lyssinna Sep 13, 2014 at 20:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Oh I read the FAQ, but I'm saying that it simply isn't tracking across characters. For instance:

    • Lyssinna - Warlock - Blue Drake Attempts: 20
    • Tyrimon - Paladin - Blue Drake Attempts: 2
    • Symira - Shaman - Blue Drake Attempts: 0 (In fact, this character shows no attempts for any of the mounts listed in the non-group Mounts category)
    • Chyria - Mage - Blue Drake Attempts: 1

    All of these characters are on the same account, the same license and even the same server.

    I recently installed this program within the last week, so I definitely don't have any old data lying around.

    Suggestions?

    Last edited Sep 13, 2014 by Lyssinna
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 13, 2014 at 19:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lyssinna: Go

    Skadi and Alone in the Dark can't be tracked via statistic because there is no statistic. Lich King 25H tracking is working—I just tested it myself last week. Feel free to modify the attempt counts yourself if you have a better idea how many you had prior to installing Rarity.

    As for the cross-account tracking, I'll refer you to this from the FAQ:

    Can Rarity track cross-account attempts if I farm on multiple characters?

    Yes. Rarity can track attempts across all characters on a single World of Warcraft license. It cannot track attempts across multiple licenses within a single Battle.Net account, because World of Warcraft does not permit this.

    If you just installed Rarity for the first time, it will automatically track attempts across a single license. You don't need to do anything.

    If you had already used Rarity before patch 5.0, you need to take action in order to enable cross-license tracking. Open your Interface Options and find Rarity in the list. Click on Rarity, then click the + sign that appears. This reveals a new entry called Profile. Click it. Finally, in the Existing Profiles drop-down, select "Default". Warning: This will reset your options and you will lose all existing attempt counts. Some attempts may be repopulated based on the current character's Statistics, but most things will be reset to 0.

  • Avatar of Lyssinna Lyssinna Sep 13, 2014 at 17:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I've really enjoyed the tracking ability of this thing, especially how it picks up the statistics from the basic boss kills. I wish I could pull down Skadi's kills for the Blue Protodrake. Maybe add King Yirmon as a base for that, since you have to kill Skadi to get to Yirmon (though I often stop there, it's at least something). I also think it's not pulling down Yogg 25H Kills (though that might be because there isn't a stat for "Alone in the Dark" kills) or Lich King 25H kills.

    My problem is more that Rarity isn't syncing properly across all my characters. Some characters show no attempts at all for various mounts that I've done even earlier that day. The numbers are all different and its all rather confusing.

    Any suggestions?

  • Avatar of Reeb Reeb Nov 08, 2013 at 22:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I just started doing VoA for the Reins of the Grand Black War Mammoth & noticed that Rarity seems to track on the alliance version for some of my characters even though i only play horde.

    The two i noticed were my Blood Elf Paladin & Pandaren Monk however their runs are lower than the alliance total so id assume there are others tracking on the wrong one also.

    Also noticed that if i click it to horde only then back to alliance only it adds extra attempts on.

    Could i have some settings wrong possibly as i cannot figure out why this is?

    Related ticket: #64
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 23, 2013 at 15:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Khisanth: Go

    Great! I've just tagged a build, so it should pick up those translations.

  • Avatar of Khisanth Khisanth Sep 23, 2013 at 14:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi,

    Frist of all, thanks a lot for this very useful addon. :)

    FYI crane nest, timeless chest and some pets translated in french

  • Avatar of Urtgard Urtgard Sep 21, 2013 at 03:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Super I'll test it tomorrow, now it is bedtime for me.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 21, 2013 at 03:29 UTC - 0 likes

    I fixed the item ID issue in r212, which is alpha. WowAce packager seems very slow today so stay patient.

Facts

Date created
Aug 05, 2011
Categories
Last update
Aug 24, 2014
Development stage
Release
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License
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Recent files
  • A: r267 for 6.0.1 Aug 24, 2014
  • A: r266 for 6.0.1 Aug 20, 2014
  • A: r265 for 6.0.1 Aug 20, 2014
  • A: r264 for 6.0.1 Aug 18, 2014
  • B: r262-beta for 6.0.1 Aug 18, 2014

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