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  • World of Warcraft
  • 172,730 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,250,155 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/25/2014
  • Created 08/05/2011
  • 554 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r296-release
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About Rarity

Rarity tracks how many times you've tried to obtain various rare items like mounts and battle pets. It will tell you how likely you are to obtain the item, track how long you've been farming for it, and tell you how lucky you've been so far. Although it's mostly used for mounts and battle pets, it supports pretty much any item, including profession patterns, archaeology projects, and more.

Out of the box, Rarity includes support for every single mount and battle pet in the game which require some time to farm. It also includes support for some mount-related items like Skyshard, Primal Egg, and Giant Dinosaur Bone. It'll even notice if you mouseover a Mysterious Camel Figurine, plus lots of other stuff. Rarity factors in the size of a typical group when determining probabilities, and can also tell you if you've killed various world bosses this week.

If Rarity doesn't track something you want to track, you can add it yourself! Just about everything is user configurable.

Curious what math is going on behind the scenes? The author of Bunny Hunter created the original algorithms. He wrote an article about it here. Your chance to obtain an item doesn't increase as you farm it; Rarity is just telling you how lucky you've been so far. It can be remarkably cathartic to see a progress bar move up as you spend hours upon hours trying for that Disgusting Oozeling.

Main features

  • Rarity is primarily an LDB feed with a large tooltip. It can function as either a mini-map icon (you have to turn this on in the options), or as a standard LDB feed (use a display like Fortress, Button Bin, Titan Panel, or Chocolate Bar).
  • Provides a progress bar, which you can toggle by clicking the icon or feed label.
  • Adds some info to world tooltips, showing you if an NPC can be used to obtain something that Rarity tracks.
  • Tells you where and how to obtain everything Rarity tracks.

Other features

  • Lets you modify your attempt count without having to edit saved variables
  • Uses statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Breaks your farming down by session, day, week, and month
  • Tells you if you've defeated certain world bosses this week
  • Supports bonus coin rolls
  • You can add your own items to track
  • Automatically imports data from Bunny Hunter if you're switching

Companion add-ons

  • PetTracker shows you on the map which battle pets you need to obtain and where they spawn.
  • Archy is recommended because it fixes some issues Rarity has with the Archaeology UI.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Known Issues and Limitations

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r297 | allara | 2014-10-23 22:56:29 +0000 (Thu, 23 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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Tagging as r296-release
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r296 | allara | 2014-10-23 22:56:10 +0000 (Thu, 23 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Add Sky-Bo
- Lil' Bling can also be contained in Blingtron 5000 Gift Package; updated chance to 1 in 200 (0.5%)
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r294 | allara | 2014-10-22 23:07:09 +0000 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Cleaned up mount source info and added info for pets. Most of the info is being driven by the Mount/Pet Journal, so the info should be properly localized. I've manually added some additional info for many mounts when the mount journal didn't give enough information. This text needs to be localized.
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r292 | allara | 2014-10-22 20:49:42 +0000 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014) | 3 lines
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   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- In preparation for WoD, added Kor'kron Juggernaut
- Made Life-Binder's Handmaiden soloable
- Added source information for all Mounts and Items in Rarity! Rarity will now tell you where and how to obtain these items. You can find this information by hovering over the item in the tooltip, or by visiting the item in Rarity Options. Information for Battle Pets is coming soon.
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r290 | allara | 2014-10-20 19:04:11 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Rarity will now automatically take a screenshot when you obtain an item. This can be turned off in Options.
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r288 | allara | 2014-10-19 23:53:41 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Rarity.toc

- Add LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0 to OptionalDeps
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r286 | allara | 2014-10-18 18:17:40 +0000 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- The Horseman's Reins: Updated item ID for the Loot-Filled Pumpkin
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r285 | allara | 2014-10-16 01:02:00 +0000 (Thu, 16 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- Tapping the packager again
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r283 | allara | 2014-10-15 23:06:55 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- Time-Locked Box: Added a few more NPCs
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r281 | allara | 2014-10-15 22:59:55 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Add Time-Locked Box
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r279 | allara | 2014-10-15 16:39:30 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua

- Bug fix
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r278 | allara | 2014-10-14 20:33:03 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Locales.lua

- Added fishing and mining nodes for Warlords of Draenor in enUS (translations needed)
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r276 | allara | 2014-10-14 19:36:04 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- Update GUID detection for 6.0.2
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r274 | allara | 2014-10-11 21:06:22 +0000 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- Bug fix
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r273 | allara | 2014-10-11 18:59:46 +0000 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Rarity.toc

- Rarity tooltips will now ignore critters, non-combat pets and wild pets
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r271 | allara | 2014-10-10 17:56:13 +0000 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Fixed a couple critical bugs
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r269 | allara | 2014-10-10 02:36:42 +0000 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Changed the Heroic and 25-man checks to a unified instance difficulty detection. Items affected: Reins of the Raven Lord, Swift White Hawkstrider, Invincible's Reins, Mimiron's Head, Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake. These items have not yet been tested for detection after this change.
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r268 | allara | 2014-10-09 20:02:16 +0000 (Thu, 09 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Sea Turtle: Added the following zones from the Warlords of Draenor expansion (note that none of the fishing pools have been added yet, so Sea Turtle detection will not yet work in Draenor): Draenor, Ashran, Frostfire Ridge, Frostwall, Gorgrond, Lunarfall, Nagrand, Shadowmoon Valley, Spires of Arak, Stormshield, Talador, Tanaan Jungle, Tanaan Jungle - Assault on the Dark Portal, Warspear
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r267 | allara | 2014-08-24 19:00:34 +0000 (Sun, 24 Aug 2014) | 1 line
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- Add support for Seal of Tempered Fate (WoD)
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Comments

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  • #413

    Hello,

     Great job on this addon, nothing wrong with it, besides the fact it is 296 and should be 298.

  • #412
    Custom items

    Hello,

    I have two questions about rarity.

    1. I made custom items (enchanting formula) and i don't always get the popup with the number of attempts (depending on object). For exemple i'm looking for the fishing enchanting formula on the murloc south to undercity and i need to tell rarity it's a boos fight (if i tell NPC i have no popus). Is that normal ? Am i making something wrong ? Thing is, if you tell "BOSS" you get attemps on kill and not on loot.

    2. Is it possible to find list of items to add to rarity ? For exemple, all the recipes for profession ? So i get attemps when killing mobs, opening stuff etc ?

    Thanks a lot for your work :)

    Last edited by FFW_Rude on 10/25/2014 4:31:50 AM
  • #410

    Any chance we could get picpocketing support for it? There are several toys you can get only by picking npcs. Wanted to do a custom rule but didn't see such option.

    Last edited by QueenSayel on 10/23/2014 10:15:33 AM
  • #411

    That's been requested a few times now. That will be harder because it's class specific and I don't have a rogue to test with, so I don't know if I can do it. But I'll look into it.

  • #404

    Rarity hasnt worked for me since 6.02... So today I reinstalled rarity with the latest version and im still having the same problem here is the error im getting:

     

    Date: 2014-10-22 14:58:26
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Rarity\Core.lua line 19:
    Cannot find a library instance of "LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0".
    Debug:
    [C]: error()
    !Swatter\Support\LibStub.lua:23: LibStub()
    Rarity\Core.lua:19: in main chunk
    Locals:
    (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0"."

  • #405

    Did you accidentally install the nolibs version by chance? I'm pretty sure the regular version works, but I'll try tomorrow with a clean install to be sure.

  • #409

    nevermind, I get that popup error but it does look like rarity is working now... Before I could not see anything related to rarity in my game.

  • #408

    I installed from the curse client just now to the latest version, I manually checked the lib folders and the lib in question is indeed there (LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0). I want to delete the full folder and reinstall to see if that works. But which file saves the rarity counts (drops etc..) so i can back that up first.

  • #407

    As far as I can tell, you must not have installed Rarity completely. Please make sure every file and folder from the download makes it into your addon directory, or use the Curse Client to install it.

  • #406

    I just installed the standard version from curse, the one on the top right that says download now i usually never go to the other downloads section.

  • #401

    I've been looking in the Options for a while without finding what i was looking for. So here I am!

    Is it possible to track multiple items at the same time? Or is the (Always on screen) interface can only show one of them at the same time? Am i missing something? Thank you :p

  • #402

    Rarity will automatically track two things at a time when you're farming two things at once. Otherwise, you can't track more than one thing at a time. This is by design.

  • #400

    Not sure if this is already in but Is it possible to add a pick pocking counter feature in? I've been pick pocking mobs for Loaded Gnomish Dice and i was trying to add a way for it to count the item with each time i pick pocked but i couldnt get anything working

  • #403

    Not possible at the moment, but I'll investigate.

  • #394

    hi i often get lua error from this addon when i try to loot a mob here is one :

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Rarity\Core.lua:2302: script ran too long
    Time: 10/19/14 11:57:12
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `Show'
    Interface\AddOns\Rarity\Core.lua:2302: in function `ShowTooltip'
    Interface\AddOns\Rarity\Core.lua:1866: in function `OnEnter'
    ...e\AddOns\Rarity\Libs\LibDBIcon-1.0\LibDBIcon-1.0.lua:94: in function <...e\AddOns\Rarity\Libs\LibDBIcon-1.0\LibDBIcon-1.0.lua:85>

    Locals:

     

     

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