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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Known Issues and Limitations

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  • Avatar of Zurgzurg Zurgzurg Nov 21, 2011 at 03:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara,

    All of the announcements will work except for "channel" (the party/raid one will say not in party/raid so may work once I test those) but the rest of them guild,say, yell will not display any information. I've tried reloading, deleting my cache, wtf folder, disabling all addon's but rarity and still nothing will show when looting a mob. Tested it on killing gundrak raptors. Any other ideas on getting it to work?

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Nov 20, 2011 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zurgzurg: Go

    Hey Zurgzurg,

    I just tested in-game, and guild announcements are working just fine for me. Setup exactly as you described. Killing a mob doesn't do it, you need to loot the mob in most cases. Try various other channels to see if they work. Also try reinstalling the add-on, making sure you don't install the "no-lib" version.

    As far as I can tell, the feature is working properly.

  • Avatar of Zurgzurg Zurgzurg Nov 20, 2011 at 08:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Allara,

    Love the add on, is there a trick to the announcements, or is it broken? I have "Channel" selected w/ "Sub section" marked as "Guild Chat" but when I complete an arch project or kill a mob it does not announce to my guild that I attempted? (And for the rares I was tracking announce is turned on) (Perhaps there could be added a "test announcement" button in order to see how it will be outputted.

  • Avatar of morynne morynne Nov 12, 2011 at 04:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    lol ok, fair enough. Looks like I get to change my oozing farming toon that doesn't already have it!

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Nov 11, 2011 at 16:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry, Rarity doesn't support repeated farming of the Oozeling. It's the only repeatable pet that it does not support. The explanation of why is too complicated for a non-developer. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Avatar of morynne morynne Nov 11, 2011 at 12:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I farm the Disgusting Oozeling all the time, and for whatever reason, I can't enable the tracking for it. As in, it's listed in the options, and I click the box and it doesn't take. Any ideas?

  • 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.

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