Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Azure Whelpling Drop Rate

I'm an optimist. So when I had two Azure Whelplings drop for me yesterday, I was ecstatic and assumed a relatively high drop rate for the little bits of blue goodness. Oh how my classes in statistics and knowledge of randomness completely failed me.

Today, I spent some time in Azshara farming what I was hoping would be a good number of the whelps. Unfortunately, after a few very long hours of nothingness and over a THOUSAND mobs killed, it turns out that the drop rate for these little guys is much lower than I initially thought. Shocking? No. But still disappointing to those hoping to catch one of their own.


Mob info shows a drop rate of about 1% for the 3 that I picked up over the past two days. However, the data doesn't consider the mobs I was killing that didn't drop a whelpling. In total, the figure is about 1300 dragons, and with only 3 drops, that puts the drop rate at about 0.02%. Does that mean the Azure Whelpling is the rarest of the Tiny Whelpling family? Potentially, but given that 2.3 has only been live for 2 days, only more time will tell.

Happy hunting. =)

9 comments:

Zyphre said...

I would advise you to ease off man. Unless you enjoy killing countless amounts of things for no good reason that is ;)

Keep that addiction in check.

JAGOeX said...

As opposed to killing fake monsters in an imaginary world for a good reason?

;)

Zyphre said...

How imaginary is that world? Unless there is some serious hysteria gripping everyone, wow does in fact exist. So deep this is.

Anonymous said...

@ zyphre

I think if he was doing it because of addiction, he would have stopped after the first one, maybe two.

JAGOeX said...

lol, Zy, the world is only as real is it is when the servers in Irvine, CA are up and running.

I was farming with/for Six, Jez, Boxie, and for blog material. The magnitude of mobs killed really isn't significant. But thank you for the concern.

Anonymous said...

Had one drop off the first mob!

Zyphre said...

See? I can advocate material from your material. :D lol

Jezzastipsy said...

I got one within one hundred mobs. ;)

Anonymous said...

your math is wrong. 0.2%, not 0.002%