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

Comments, bug reports, discussion

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Known Issues and Limitations

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  • 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.

  • Avatar of tednik tednik Aug 18, 2011 at 00:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Allara: Go

    Thank you very much for going to add this

  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @tednik: Go

    Not at this time. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll work on adding it, but it will take some time and effort on my part since mining isn't part of the core detection features. (And I don't even have a miner hehe.)

    Your ticket is here

    Last edited Aug 17, 2011 by Allara
  • Avatar of tednik tednik Aug 17, 2011 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    i have installed the addon but really haven't tested it much but does this addon track the Elementium Geode from mining

    Related ticket: #5
    Last edited Aug 17, 2011 by tednik
  • Avatar of Allara Allara Aug 17, 2011 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Can I have you do me a favor? Do this:

    • Install the add-on called Spew
    • Log in, and type /rarity debug
    • Reload your UI
    • Type /spew Rarity.zones
    • Go to your ticket and attach a screenshot of what you see
    • Also on that ticket, post a comment telling me what the correct German name for the two STV zones is supposed to be

    Thanks!

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