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I know the RNG is fickle and also that perception is decidedly odd. Still i have not had a purple drop in quite a while.  Although the pvp drop rate is solid as heck.  Anyone else notice the same?

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Pure Anecdote: I haven't been doing content where I would expect(*1) to get Purple recipe drops, yet I got one in the past week from play.

 

(*1) Such content for me is Heather Townshend's Dark Astoria arc set at 0x8, solo. Clear every map of all four missions. This takes about 30 minutes (YMMV depending on AT) and has (roughly, by my estimate) a 40% of dropping a Purple recipe.

 

I don't think there is anything special about that arc distinct from any other content, it just happens to be one that I frequently ran.

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Sorry, Snarky. The RNG likes me more than you. If you want some let me know, I have over a thousand of them stashed. I'm only holding on to them in the event farming gets nerfed and the price of purples go up due to less supply. 

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2 hours ago, Ukase said:

Sorry, Snarky. The RNG likes me more than you. If you want some let me know, I have over a thousand of them stashed. I'm only holding on to them in the event farming gets nerfed and the price of purples go up due to less supply. 

Thanks but i too just grab them to store.  I have only got around 50 stashed though.  Much as i love them they are not that easy to cram onto a high end build except for the random proc. The set bonuses, while high, are somewhat awkward except for the recharge and accuracy

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4 minutes ago, Snarky said:

Thanks but i too just grab them to store.  I have only got around 50 stashed though.  Much as i love them they are not that easy to cram onto a high end build except for the random proc. The set bonuses, while high, are somewhat awkward except for the recharge and accuracy

The set bonuses, aside from recharge are pretty much...well, not worth it. With the ATOs, and the newer sets like Reactive Defenses and Preventative Medicine offering 8.75%, I find myself able to skip purples entirely. Procs, as you say, can be quite useful, tho. 

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2 minutes ago, Ukase said:

The set bonuses, aside from recharge are pretty much...well, not worth it. With the ATOs, and the newer sets like Reactive Defenses and Preventative Medicine offering 8.75%, I find myself able to skip purples entirely. Procs, as you say, can be quite useful, tho. 

 

Each to their own taste. I have at least one %proc heavy Controller build that relies on the Accuracy bonuses from purple sets to help those %damage attacks land.

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I wish there was some way to automate whenever the "are purples nerfed?" thread pops up both here and in-game.  If I were in charge I'd require people to show their t-test and confidence intervals results before continuing once key words like "purple" "drop" or "rate" are used.  If you don't have any data to back it up, you got nuthin'.

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I craft the purple and PVP drops and sell them. If I need a set I buy them. I feel like it's inefficient to store the recipes.

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Dual boxed last night and got a purple on each character. Seems to be working fine. :classic_biggrin:

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7 hours ago, Snarky said:

I know the RNG is fickle and also that perception is decidedly odd. Still i have not had a purple drop in quite a while.  Although the pvp drop rate is solid as heck.  Anyone else notice the same?

I usually get the street sweeping of all things. 

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Anecdotally, my street-level characters are still picking up purples at random, but my farmers are getting the stinkeye from RNG.  They SEEM to get a reprieve whenever a new issue/update drops, or if I take them out for a night on the town, but if they stay in the caves exclusively, then only the door-sitter has any hope of getting a purple. 

 

Not that I mind that much these days; I rarely slot purples anymore, so I am much happier when I get a Doctored Wounds, a Red Fortune, or a Titanium Coating than I am with a purple.  

 

Some 50ss: Burner Account (Fire/FF Ctrl) | Dr. Unconventional (Ill/Dark Ctrl) | Lawn Boy (Plant/Nat Ctrl) | Magma Lad (Fire/Kin Ctrl) | Metcalf (Grav/Kin Ctrl) | IcyBM (Ice/Trap Ctrl) | Jim With The Weather (Ice/Storm Ctrl) | Dr. Jonas (Mind/Poison Ctrl) | Coldwire (Elec/Cold Ctrl) | Pyrotoxin (Fire/Poison Ctrl) | Nature Jack (Earth/Poison Ctrl) | Voltswagen (Dark/EA Ctrl) | Time Vampire (Grav/Time Ctrl) | Tootboy (Fire/FF Ctrl) | Polarrhoid (Ice/TA Ctrl) | LoLEnEn (En/En Blast) | Draw (Rad/Rad Def) | Destroyo (Bots/Trap MM) | Con Carne (Rad/Bio Brute) | Senor Smoke (Rad/Fire Brute) | Something Else (TW/Bio Scrap) | Thermador (Rad/Fire Brute) | Electrovox (EA/Son Def) Danzigawatt (Demons/EA MM) | Costumed Adventurer (Fire/EA Ctrl) | Obscured Face Guy (Dark/Storm Ctrl) | Ohm Gott (EA/Dark Def) | Full Recharge (Fire/Storm Ctrl) Spacegrass (Fire/Nat Ctrl) Embarrassing Wetness (Water/EA Corr) Weather Permitting (Ill/Storm Ctrl) Herr Fryer (Fire/Traps Ctrl) Rainiac (Grav/Storm Ctrl) Stokes (Fire/TA Ctrl) Dismembrandt (DB/Bio Scrap) Multidudes (Ill/Traps Ctrl) Meshuggenaut (Inv/RM tank) Miss October (Fire/Dark Ctrl) Spastic Colonial (Elec/Dark Ctrl) Heroic Pyromaniac (Fire/En Blast) Gigantic Robot (TW/Fire Brute| and there's more where THAT came from

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I entered a +4/x8 radio mission solo two days ago and got 2 purples from the very first group I fought, within seconds of each other.  Yesterday I got two more on one mission.  So, I'd also say the opposite.

 

Purples are (usually) rare enough that you'll just end up going on streaks of not getting them I think.

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depends what i do if i go do +4 ITF they never drop i have however gotten one this week from a level 49 risk vs reward i suppose since i was all alone against that ebil very hard lvl 49 CoT minion

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On 9/8/2021 at 5:07 AM, Snarky said:

I know the RNG is fickle and also that perception is decidedly odd. Still i have not had a purple drop in quite a while.  Although the pvp drop rate is solid as heck.  Anyone else notice the same?

Just the opposite, recently.  More purples than PvP recipes over the past few weeks.

 

To be fair, I'm talking about a small sampling since I don't farm much and have not farmed in months.

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All of you guys who are getting regular or frequent purple drops? Thank me now, you're getting some of mine? In my whole time on live and since HC opened up I have gotten 1 purple drop. To be fair I have only ever had one 50/incarnate, on both. But she gets diddly. 🙂

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I seem to get them more often solo than on TFs. Ran the Sister Solaris arc a few days ago at +4/x4 and got 1 purple and 1 PVP recipe. (BTW, the last mission of that arc is fun.)

 

46 minutes ago, momentarygrace said:

All of you guys who are getting regular or frequent purple drops? Thank me now, you're getting some of mine? In my whole time on live and since HC opened up I have gotten 1 purple drop. To be fair I have only ever had one 50/incarnate, on both. But she gets diddly. 🙂

 

Have you run the Market Crash trial? The first time you complete it you're guaranteed to receive a purple recipe.

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1 minute ago, Uun said:

I seem to get them more often solo than on TFs. Ran the Sister Solaris arc a few days ago at +4/x4 and got 1 purple and 1 PVP recipe. (BTW, the last mission of that arc is fun.)

 

 

Have you run the Market Crash trial? The first time you complete it you're guaranteed to receive a purple recipe.

 

Yes! Once... 🙂 

 

I'm not complaining, I do a lot of soloing. ^_^

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I have ran different toons through my farms on 2 different farmers for weeks and have gotten a total of 3 purples and 2 of those dropped last night.

A fellow farmer pointed out awhile ago that he hasn't gotten any purps in months and he's lvl 1100 now. He said they started drying up after lvl 500.

 

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