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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  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 07, 2011 at 17:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Rarity does not show 97% with 900 kills. Go check it again. Rarity has the Fox Kit as a 1 in 1000 chance, whereas Bunny Hunter has it as 1 in 200. If you wish to change the chance, you can do so through the options interface. Nobody knows the true drop rate at this time, it might very well be 1 in 10000.

  • Avatar of dozens dozens Sep 07, 2011 at 17:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Regarding the Fox Kit. I have close to 900 kills and both BH and this addon says I should have a 97+ of finding it by now. Is the drop chance right for it? I have heard that all zone drops are now 1 in 10k. I know BH says the drop chance is 1/200 does rarity think so as well?

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Sep 06, 2011 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @solipsist: Go

    I just tried to reproduce the issue, and I can confirm that fishing does not seem to be working at this time. Give me some time to investigate the issue and I'll hopefully post a fix soon. Thanks! ;)

  • Avatar of solipsist solipsist Sep 06, 2011 at 18:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Somehow i have problems letthing the addon counting from fishing from pools I have read the FAQ, and have done as suggested, but i never had one occurence where it actually worked.

    Perhaps i'm doing it all wrong, and i'd like some help with this I have created a fraps movie, and uploaded it onto youtube. I disabled every addon except for rarity and titan panel I'm fishing from a pool in uldum, and hover my mouse in and out the pool (so it can detect it?) unfortunately i haven't been successfull.

    This is the link to the youtube movie i made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbPy0IHdPYM

    Am i doing something wrong? if not, is there anything i can do to help you? If it's impossible to fix this, i have peace with that as well :) i just wanted to raise this one up :)

    Thank you for your time.

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 25, 2011 at 02:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Argg0: Go

    Yes, deleting it will count as an attempt, and I can't do anything about that.

    As to the zoning comment, I've fixed that in r46.

    Last edited Aug 29, 2011 by Allara
  • Avatar of Argg0 Argg0 Aug 25, 2011 at 02:38 UTC - 0 likes

    If you have an [Amani Hex Stick] on your bag, it will count as one Mojo atempt everytime you zone in someplace (like Firelands). Deleting it will also increase the count.

    Related ticket: #16
  • Avatar of hjp426 hjp426 Aug 24, 2011 at 11:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Okay, thanks for the quick response :)

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 22, 2011 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @hjp426: Go

    There are no items to my knowledge that drop throughout the entire game. "World Drops" drop in any zone in an expansion (or in instances sometimes). You will need to enter in every zone in which the item drops.

    I do not have plans to add any additional items to Rarity at this time. If you have a specific suggestion, feel free to mention one. The tooltip is already quite long, and tradeskill recipes are not universally farmed for (I could care less, for instance), so I don't think it's a good fit for the defaults.

    Last edited Aug 22, 2011 by Allara
  • Avatar of hjp426 hjp426 Aug 22, 2011 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    First off, great addon! I know it's in the works yet, but I'd love to see rare/world drop recipes and patterns listed already, instead of having to add them one by one. Also, with the world drop recipes, is there a setting to put? I've been using drops from NPC(s), or from any mob in a zone, but then it asks for zone names.... but if it's a world drop, then...? See my confusion? Thanks for the help :)

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 20, 2011 at 04:59 UTC - 0 likes

    FYI the Mysterious Camel Figurine detection doesn't work, I've tested it now. I'll have to come up with a different way to do it.

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