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 world bosses this week.

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.

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
  • Tells you if you've defeated certain world bosses this week
  • 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

  • Collectinator shows you where to obtain everything that Rarity tracks.
  • 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 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.

  • Avatar of Urtgard Urtgard Sep 21, 2013 at 02:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks, great update.

    I added the german translation for "Crane Nest" and "Timeless Chest".

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 14, 2013 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @elionor: Go

    Rarity already does track previous kills if the kills are available as a Statistic (many boss fights from Wrath of the Lich King and on can be tracked this way). It is impossible to track previous attempts for anything else.

    WoW does not allow backing up of data prior to a crash. It has never been possible and never will be. If you are worried about a crash, you can cause your data to be saved immediately by typing the following command to reload your UI:

    /console reloadui

  • Avatar of elionor elionor Sep 14, 2013 at 21:03 UTC - 0 likes

    ok so i understand that rarity doesn't track kills before download but are there any addons out there that can do this? or would something like that be even possible? also is there anyway to back up the data in case of a crash and your UI gets reset (this happened to my twice since last post)? i mean i get the personal counts getting reset? but isnt there any way to backup the attempts you made with rarity installed and running without having to update your record weekly?

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