Rarity

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Rarity tracks how many times you've tried to obtain various rare items like mounts and battle pets. 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 and battle pets, it supports pretty much any item, including profession patterns, archaeology projects, and more.

Out of the box, Rarity includes support for every single mount and battle pet 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 every day 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 some info to world tooltips, showing you if an NPC can be used to obtain something that Rarity tracks.
  • Tells you where and how to obtain everything Rarity tracks.

Other features

  • Lets you modify your attempt count without having to edit saved variables
  • Uses statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Breaks your farming down by session, day, week, and month
  • Shows what item drops from WoD rares, and whether you've already killed the rare
  • Looks at your instance locks to see if you've defeated various bosses recently
  • Reminds you if you need to farm the holiday dungeon, and hides holiday items that aren't available right now
  • Supports bonus coin rolls
  • You can add your own items to track
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Known Issues and Limitations

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  • 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.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 21, 2013 at 03:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Urtgard: Go

    OK I'll fix that item ID. The Lua error is fixed in r211, but WowAce doesn't seem to be packaging it yet.

  • Avatar of Urtgard Urtgard Sep 21, 2013 at 03:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, I got this:

    Message:
    Interface\AddOns\Rarity\Core.lua:856:
    attempt to concatenate upvalue 'lastNode' (a nil value)
    ...
    

    But I think, two Tickets are enough^^

    Another little thing:
    You gave "Death Adder Hatchling" the wrong itemId. Now we got two "Ashleaf Spriteling" :)

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 21, 2013 at 02:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Urtgard: Go

    Great, thanks for letting me know! Unfortunately the update contains a bug or two, and I also have a bunch of alpha quality untested code, so I can't push out a new build until I get that stuff tested. As soon as I do, your translation will be in the next build.

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