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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  • Avatar of elionor elionor Aug 08, 2012 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    ok i am having trouble figuring have the features that this post says this addon has it says you can add stuff but you literately have to create the entry which means you got enter all the data your self witch means everything has to be perfect and even then it does not count properly and why does it still say that invincible and mimirons head have 100% drop chance? it says it keeps track of mounts and pets i already have but it still lists allot of mounts and pets i have already have, it says it automatically scans my kill stats but the only entry i have is for the ony mount the kara mount ashes of al'ar  even though i have killed the zg bosses around 60 times i have made over a thousand attempts at both the sea turtle and the sewer rat and several hundreds attempts at the whelps

  • Avatar of Firstborndragon Firstborndragon Aug 08, 2012 at 00:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Will do. Figured it was something I was missing, so I'll check it out.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 08, 2012 at 00:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Both scenarios are possible with Rarity, it sounds like you're not configuring them quite right. Unfortunately, I won't have time for a while to go in and try to reproduce what you're doing. If you check out the default items in Rarity, you should be able to see how to configure them.

  • Avatar of Firstborndragon Firstborndragon Aug 08, 2012 at 00:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Couple of things I'm trying to figure out if they're possible. First off tried adding http://www.wowhead.com/item=3468 (Design: Chaotic Skyfire Diamond) which is dropped only by 1 mob. http://www.wowhead.com/npc=19768 (Coilskar Siren) But when I enter the information, despite not having killed one, it's giving me a number of them dropped.

    It seems to bug up on that situation not sure if I'm putting something in wrong or what.

    Second thing I'm not sure if there's a way to fix are cata zone drops, including dungons and raids. I tried adding Design: Jeweler's Amber Monocle, which can drop off any cata mob, but I can't seem to configure Rarity to count that one right. Is it just not possible to track something that could be zone/raid/dungon drop?

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Jul 30, 2012 at 17:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @r0d94: Go

    r120 was just released, and it should have automatically picked up the Portuguese translation. Thanks!

  • Avatar of r0d94 r0d94 Jul 26, 2012 at 16:12 UTC - 0 likes

    You could release a version in Portuguese? The translation is already complete.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Mar 10, 2012 at 21:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Reeb: Go

    Ah, that would make sense. The only way Rarity can detect a project solution is when the Fossil fragment count goes down. I'm afraid there isn't going to be a way around this particular issue at the moment, since I can't depend on projects always consuming more than 15 fragments, nor can I depend on you always getting a different project than you had prior to the solution. There also isn't a good way to correlate a quest turn in with the currency event, and I don't want to be in the business of hardcoding quest IDs in any case.

    Sorry for the inconvenience! Ask Blizzard for an event when a project is solved. :)

    Last edited Mar 10, 2012 by Allara
  • Avatar of Reeb Reeb Mar 10, 2012 at 21:00 UTC - 0 likes

    When you hand in the quest Fun for the Little Ones http://www.wowhead.com/quest=29507 it uses 15 Fossil Archaeology Fragments. Rarity seems to count this as a Fossilized Raptor attempt. Thought i let you know on the off chance it hadn't been reported.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Dec 31, 2011 at 07:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @pto2: Go

    Those changes were already made in r99. As I said before, try it.

    Settings are saved per character, so you won't have a problem.

    :)

  • Avatar of pto2 pto2 Dec 31, 2011 at 06:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    So I tracked it down: "item.found" is true in OutputAttempts, so it never prints anything. If I remove that from the if() on line 1790 in Core.lua I get text output. I have found the green wing macaw multiple times so its right that item.found should be true, it just shouldn't stop text output if repeatable is set.

    Also I'm not sure if its saving stats per character but I'm also trying to get a few of these things on 2 characters so it'd be nice if once I found it on one, it didn't assume it to be found on the other (you might be doing this, I didn't look that closely but just a thought if your not).

    Really nice mod overall. Thanks heaps for writing it :D

    Edit: Same for the bar, change "if trackedItem.found then" to "if trackedItem.found and not trackedItem.repeatable then" in UpdateText() and its perfect.

    Last edited Dec 31, 2011 by pto2

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