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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 2,078,920 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/21/2015
  • Created 08/05/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r410-release
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About Rarity

Rarity tracks how many times you've tried to obtain various rare items like mounts, battle pets, and toys. 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, battle pets, and toys, it supports pretty much any item, including profession patterns, archaeology projects, and more.

Out of the box, Rarity includes support for every single mount, battle pet, and toy 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 bosses this week (or day). Holiday just started, and you didn't notice? Rarity will give you a helpful reminder to run those holiday dungeons or daily quests if you still need an item from them.

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 info to NPC and item tooltips, showing you if it drops or contains something that Rarity tracks. Rare mobs with a guaranteed drop show which item they drop and if you've defeated them yet.
  • Includes full source info, telling you how to obtain everything Rarity tracks.

Other features

  • Uses statistics whenever possible to keep track of attempts
  • Breaks your farming down by session, day, week, and month
  • Looks at your instance locks to see if you've defeated various bosses recently
  • Reminds you if you need to farm a holiday dungeon or daily quest, and hides holiday items that aren't available right now
  • Supports bonus coin rolls
  • Keeps track of rare achievements like Frostbitten and Glorious
  • You can add your own items to track
  • Lets you modify your attempt count without having to edit saved variables
  • 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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r411 | allara | 2015-01-21 19:10:35 +0000 (Wed, 21 Jan 2015) | 1 line
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Tagging as r410-release
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r410 | allara | 2015-01-21 19:10:13 +0000 (Wed, 21 Jan 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Garn Steelmaw, Giant Coldsnout, Shadowhide Pearltusk, Smoky Direwolf: Added defeat detection
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r408 | allara | 2015-01-19 02:36:47 +0000 (Mon, 19 Jan 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Tooltip fix
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r406 | allara | 2014-12-30 19:06:58 +0000 (Tue, 30 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core.lua

- Inventory items that can be opened to obtain a toy will now show whether you already know the toy in the item's tooltip
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r404 | allara | 2014-12-29 22:00:06 +0000 (Mon, 29 Dec 2014) | 3 lines
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   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Fuzzy Green Lounge Cushion, Pineapple Lounge Cushion, Safari Lounge Cushion, Zhevra Lounge Cushion: Changed drop chance to 1 in 4
- Added: Albino Chimaeraling, Weebomination, Sunfire Kaliri, Sun Sproutling, Spectral Bell, Firewing, Puddle Terror, Zomstrok
- Fixed an issue where December 25th detection wasn't working
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r402 | allara | 2014-12-22 18:08:00 +0000 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Winter Veil items that are obtained from Christmas Day and on will now be listed as "Unavailable" until December 25. This uses your local time, so may not exactly match server time.
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r401 | allara | 2014-12-19 19:40:07 +0000 (Fri, 19 Dec 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Added the following Winter Veil pets and toys (note that some of these are only available starting on the 25th): Clockwork Rocket Bot, Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller, The Pigskin, MiniZep Controller, Foot Ball, Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Controller, Safari Lounge Cushion, Fuzzy Green Lounge Cushion, Zhevra Lounge Cushion, Pineapple Lounge Cushion, Snowman Kit, Red Helper Box, Jingling Bell, Green Helper Box
- Rarity now caps the number of holiday reminders at 2
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Comments

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  • #536

    Great Add On. One thing I wish it had was the option to sort by DEfeated. So listing the ones you can still kill first.

  • #534

    Hi , nice addon, like it very much, thx for making it.

    1 question,

    is there a way to disable mouseover function, and change it to click to show the list?

    Thanks!

     

  • #535

    Not at this time.

  • #537

    I would like this as well.

  • #530

    Attempted to get Swift White Hawkstrider from heroic Magisters' Terrace but it seems that it didn't record the attempt? had to manually add it in :(

    edit: Saw the FAQ now, missed it on the first read through

    Last edited by Banpower1 on 12/27/2014 7:47:00 AM
  • #529

    Missing battle pet: Zomstrok ( http://www.wowhead.com/item=113554 )
    Found one by accident, then looked it up. Manually added and tested with the IDs provided below.

    Item ID: 113554
    Spell ID: 167336
    Creature ID: 83562
    Drops from: 82262,82261 (The 3rd creature listed on wowhead doesn't exist?)
    Chance: Appears to be 1 in 100 (1%) according to the accumulated data so far

    Would probably be cool if Rarity tracked it right away :)

  • #531

    Thanks! This will be added in the next build.

  • #533

    I already used WowHead to generate the item, so it included all 3.

  • #532

    On second glance, I found that the 3rd NPC (84921) does exist.

    However, since they're part of the Enchanting quest line and need to be engaged differently, they were not killed in sufficient numbers to show a reliable drop rate, which might be why wowhead lists the pet as a 0.18% drop currently (as opposed to about 1% on the regular ones).

    Now, I guess you could just add them with the same drop rate and hope it is correct, or omit them for the time being. I doubt anyone is going to farm them for the pet anyway.

  • #527

    Note that for the holiday reminder function, any winter veil items that you can get from under the tree are only available on the 25th and onwards -- before that, all you can get are the items from the greench world event. Rarity currently reminds for both sets of items.

  • #528

    Correct. Rarity currently can't do better than that. 

  • #525

    Is there a way to turn off the scrolling text when you loot something?

  • #526

    At the bottom of the options screen, choose None.

  • #522

    Just found this and it's great!

    Feature request: Possibility to filter out all the items that are Black Market only now.

  • #523

    I'm not aware of any items that Rarity tracks that are only available on the Black Market. Can you give me an example?

    Last edited by Allara on 12/16/2014 4:10:15 PM
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