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
  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Avatar of Khisanth Khisanth Nov 01, 2014 at 01:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Noticed you removed Sky bo. Is it intentionnal ?

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Nov 01, 2014 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there rare hunters! I've just pushed out a new build of Rarity with a host of new features:

    • Defeat detection! Rarity can now detect if you've defeated many bosses during the current lockout, and it will tell you so in the tooltip.
    • Holiday detection! Rarity knows which holiday is active, if you still need any items from the holiday, and whether you've run the holiday dungeon yet. It will even remind you to go run it if you haven't! Rarity will also now automatically hide any holiday items that aren't available right now.
    • Category icons! You can now turn on expansion pack icons in the tooltip and sort by those categories.
    • This build also contains a big batch of bug fixes and support for upcoming items and rare spawns in the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

    Now get out there and get those rares!

  • Avatar of JTF195 JTF195 Oct 19, 2014 at 10:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm running the -nolib version, and Rarity will intermittently load without first loading LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0

    I checked the .toc and it's not listed in the OptionalDeps for some reason. Adding it fixed the issue.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2014 by JTF195
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Oct 18, 2014 at 18:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Khisanth: Go

    I just pushed out a fix for that. Thanks!

  • Avatar of Khisanth Khisanth Oct 18, 2014 at 14:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi,

    It looks like things have changed for the Horseman seal has the addon doesn't updtae after trys. I need to add my attempts manually.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Oct 10, 2014 at 03:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I've just released Rarity for the 6.0.2 client (it also works on the current 5.4.8 client). It may have a few rough edges still, but in general it's a solid release for Warlords of Draenor and beyond.

    • Tooltips! Rarity now adds info to game tooltips, showing you if the NPC you're looking at can drop something that Rarity tracks.
    • Rarity now supports tracking two things at a time! This occurs in a few situations, namely in Stranglethorn Vale, Wetlands, and Isle of Giants.
    • Rarity now supports a new item type: Collections. This is being used to show you your progress toward Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor.
    • More configuration options for the progress bar! Rarity now lets you configure the progress bar texture, font, alignment, and more.

    Right now, Rarity doesn't have any new mounts or battle pets for Warlords of Draenor. I haven't found any new mounts yet in the expansion that have a chance to drop (correct me if I'm wrong!), and battle pets usually take a few weeks to add after a patch comes out. Your help is much appreciated, as always.

    Enjoy the update, and keep on hunting those rares! Let me know in the comments or with a support ticket (click here) if you run into any difficulties.

    Last edited Oct 11, 2014 by Allara

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