Frequently Asked Questions

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    #1 Aug 08, 2012 at 22:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Frequently asked questions

    Can Rarity track cross-account attempts if I farm on multiple characters?

    Yes. Rarity can track attempts across all characters on a single World of Warcraft license. It cannot track attempts across multiple licenses within a single Battle.Net account, because World of Warcraft does not permit this.

    If you just installed Rarity for the first time, it will automatically track attempts across a single license. You don't need to do anything. If you find that this is not true, follow the directions below.

    If you had already used Rarity before patch 5.0, you need to take action in order to enable cross-license tracking. Open your Interface Options and find Rarity in the list. Click on Rarity, then click the + sign that appears. This reveals a new entry called Profile. Click it. Finally, in the Existing Profiles drop-down, select "Default". Warning: This will reset your options and you will lose all existing attempt counts. Some attempts may be repopulated based on the current character's Statistics, but most things will be reset to 0.

    How do I edit my attempt counts?

    Type /rarity, or press Esc and select Interface, click the AddOns tab, and scroll down to find the Rarity category. Within the Rarity options, choose the tab that applies (Mounts, Companions, Items, or Custom). Find the item you want to adjust in the list that appears on the left, and click it. Edit the "Attempts" number.

    Why is Rarity still tracking BOE pets that I already have?

    Most BOE pets are marked as "repeatable", because some people farm them repeatedly to sell. If you don't want to track the pet, open Rarity's options, find the pet, and uncheck Repeatable.

    How are the percentages calculated?

    Take a look at this extensive article written by the creator of Bunny Hunter. Rarity uses the same calculations.

    How does Rarity determine if I'm "lucky" or "unlucky"?

    Rarity calculates the median number of attempts to obtain an item. If you're at or below this value, you're considered lucky. Otherwise, you're not. See the article linked in the question above for a more thorough discussion.

    Where does Rarity get its drop chance from?

    As you know, Blizzard does not publish the drop chance for anything. Luckily, WowHead tracks the actual drop rate for most things. I've done extensive research on WowHead to determine a best guess at the drop rate for any item. Don't agree with me? You can change the drop rate from the Options screen—you aren't stuck with what I decided on.

    Archaeology projects are particularly difficult to estimate. For those, I've had to read through hundreds of individual comments on WowHead and determine a best guess. In reality, archaeology projects vary wildly from one extreme to the other, so there isn't really any practical way to know the average number of projects it takes to obtain an item.

    Rarity isn't counting all my fishing pool attempts. Why?

    The game doesn't give us an easy way to tell what you're fishing in. To make sure Rarity counts all your fishing pool attempts, do this: right after you cast your line, make sure to mouseover the pool of fish. Then when you loot the bobber, Rarity should count the attempt.

    Rarity isn't counting my loots. Why?

    Rarity has known conflicts with certain auto-loot add-ons, particularly Magnet Continued. Unfortunately, these add-ons severely modify the game's normal loot system and are not compatible with Rarity. They must be disabled.

    You say Rarity automatically uses statistics to determine attempt counts, but it's not working for some of my items. Why?

    Rarity can only use statistics which exist in the Statistics tab in your Achievements window. If the statistic isn't there, Rarity can't use it. This means that the majority of items Rarity tracks do not have statistics, and cannot be retroactively tracked. You'll need to ask Blizzard if you want a statistic that is missing.

    How do I import my data from Bunny Hunter?

    Make sure both Bunny Hunter and Rarity are running at the same time, and log in. Rarity should prompt you to import. Click Yes.

    Last edited Jan 28, 2015 by Allara
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