OMFG… It dropped!
I am sure you have all had those moments, and I was reminded of of while writing my last kara post.
Like everyone, I have reservations about the RNG, but I must say, when the item finally drops, my body tingles with excitement, my jaw drops, I pull my headphones out of the PC jumping out of my chair in joy.
I feel sorry for that lucky bastard that got the Mongoose enchant on his 1st trip to Kara (ok, maybe not as sorry as I feel for those like me that never see it drop), because that crazy OMFG… it dropped feeling will be at least diluted, if not entirely absent.
The Sunfire drop for me was amazing, but I must admit I never expected it to drop – it’s in the league of the Mongoose formula – not expected. Therefore no disappointment when it doesn’t drop, and less excitement when it does drop.
Here’s a few examples of when something dropped for me that made my day, in some cases made my week.
Formula: Enchant Weapon – Major Spellpower, which drops from the Bash’ir Spell-Thief in Blade’s Edge Mountains. I was getting up at 5am to do some grinding on these guys for 10-30 minutes a day. I was getting up at this hour, because once my young son woke, he got all my attention. Crying baby, tends to wake sleeping Mum… and we can’t have that.
I had been doing this for nearly 2 weeks, dealing with the usual pew-pew-dead-ghost run issues. As I reached the end of my last ghost run, I hear my little boy crying – time to stop grinding. So I resurrect, and as I am turning away from the PC, I notice the loot sparkle. I am still moving towards the microwave to warm his milk as I think to myself “that sparkle wont be there when I get back”. So I hit loot and … OMFG.. It dropped! I didn’t stop talking about it for a week.
Formula: Enchant Bracer – Spellpower, which drops from Bloodmaul Geomancers in Blade’s Edge Mountains. Man this is a long grind – especially when you don’t have any Ogri’la reputation and everything is red to you. So long, that in the end I went and got the rep so I could become King and murder my subjects in peace.
If you haven’t done this grind, you may be unaware that there are 2 mobs you need to kill. The “rare” ones – Bloodmaul Geomancers – that drop the formula, and their all-too-common cousins, the Bloodmaul Skirmishers – which drop nothing… Why, well the share the same spawn point, and there seems to be a ratio of 90% Skirmishers to 10% Geomancers. You need to kill the Skirmishers to encourage the Geomancers to spawn.
This is the right thing to do.. kill all the Bloodmauls, unfortunately there are too many people that just swoop in and take the Geomancers – very very frustrating.
Anyway, I think I ground these guys for close to two months – killed hundreds of the big buggers… and no drop.
One night, when due for a Kara raid, I was stalling my mates.. “Just one more please…”. Next thing I know the summon dialogue appears… OK, I’ll kill on more then accept. Boom, Boom, Geomancer dead… OMFG… It dropped!
The last one I will talk about is the Brooch of Heightened Potential from Shadow Labyrinth. Now SL was giving us all sorts of problems. I think we spent about 2 months in there not getting far past Blackheart the Inciter. This bloody brooch never dropped, we were sharding stuff over and over because the loot list and RNG seemed stuck on the same loot.
Anyway, we take on Blackheart, and for the 1st time I survice the whole fight, and you know what’s coming… OMFG.. it dropped! The sword from Murmur was a pleasant bonus a little while later… but it just didn’t have the same build up.
What about you… Horror stories anyone?
What are your OMFG… It dropped! stories?
Gnomer and Out!