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Anomalous #1436
Loot Tables Confirmed - Live on Theorycraft Stream(1)Category: GeneralJune-12-2014 3:31 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Feel free to read into this any way you like:

On stream, Nevalistis found an "Adventurer's Journal" which was supposed to be removed.
Also on stream, Travis Day then remarked "Hey, that's not supposed to be there anymore...I had to look through 38 tables before the patch."
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Nevalistis
Loot Tables Confirmed - Live on Theorycraft Stream(14)June-12-2014 6:09 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Anomalous

Also on stream, Travis Day then remarked "Hey, that's not supposed to be there anymore...I had to look through 38 tables before the patch."


This was taken extremely out of context.

The Legendary crafting materials functioned differently than other items, because they were from specific creatures. Those specific creatures had allocations (or loot tables) for those items, and that's what was needed to be investigated to remove them.

In this case "loot tables" refer to the difference between the items a Treasure Goblin has a tendency to drop versus a common enemy versus an Elite or Rare mob. That's what Travis was referring to - not to the popular (and incorrect) theory that items are seeded by things like player name or shoe size or game creation at midnight versus 10 AM. Those things have no bearing on the items you are able to find.

None of this is new information. Grimiku referenced a similar situation in regards to Crafting recipes less than a month ago.
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Loot Tables Confirmed - Live on Theorycraft Stream(22)June-12-2014 6:41 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Polaris

We can see that it is in fact your shoe size that determines the items that drop in game, as confirmed by Blizzard.


Have size 8 shoe, will party.
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