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Vael #2279
Blue needed : inflated leg drop without 2k% buff(1)Category: PTR FeedbackJuly-28-2015 3:23 PM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Update : PTR's drop rate is ~4 times greater than Live's, see the end of this post.

Can we have an official stance on the current greatly inflated drop rate without the 2000% bonus we have on the PTR ?
We are currently dropping more than 20 leg per T10 run, and killing a blue goblin with all its duplicates can yield as high as 15 leg. This cannot be intended and go live as it is, because there's no way GR farming will be able to compete, and any semi casual player will be perfectly geared in a matter of weeks.

Currently, doing 200 leg par hour is standard, and 300 should be possible in end gear with high paragon. This is simply insane.

We do need an official stance on this matter.

Thanks in advance !

PTR's drop rate is proven vastly superior to Live's. I did a long 30 T6 runs with 4 accounts on both Live and PTR, which is equivalent to 120 single player rifts in a group.

Live runs :
       t(s)  p1  p2  p3  p4
total  4908  53  38  51  41
total leg      183    avg loot time/item     3
leg/run        6.1    spent time looting   549
leg/run/acc 1.52

leg/h            134.23
leg/h no loot    151.13

PTR runs :
       t(s)  p1  p2  p3  p4
total  7637 280 246 254 262 

total leg     1042    avg loot time/item     2
leg/run       34.7    spent time looting  2084    
leg/run/acc 8.68

leg/h            491.19
leg/h no loot    675.52

675 legs per hour on the PTR not counting the time I spent looting, compared to 151 leg per hour on the Live. That's a 350% increase.

Detail of every runs + test setup + more refined analysis are in this post : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300626402?page=5#81

You can also checks those additional stats :
- from M51 http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300734573?page=3#43
- from reh http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300734573?page=4#73
- from PrvtPiLe http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300626402?page=3#52
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Blue needed : inflated leg drop without 2k% buff(120)July-31-2015 11:25 AM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
So! There is definitely something wonky going on here, and it's taken a while for us to track down the issue. RNG can be tricky to test, as it takes a lot of data (and time) to reproduce.

We're working on resolving this issue, though I don't have an ETA on the fix. Thank you all for the reports and thorough testing!
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