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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 2,384,877 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/10/2015
  • Created 08/05/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r425-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
  • Automatically screenshots when you obtain an item
  • 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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Known Issues and Limitations

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r426 | allara | 2015-03-10 17:44:59 +0000 (Tue, 10 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/r425-release (from /trunk:425)

Tagging as r425-release
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r425 | allara | 2015-03-09 21:21:46 +0000 (Mon, 09 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

- Rarity will no longer scan your toy box in combat
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r424 | allara | 2015-03-06 19:16:53 +0000 (Fri, 06 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Garn Steelmaw, Giant Coldsnout, Shadowhide Pearltusk, Smoky Direwolf: Added Platinum garrison invasion victory to the detection criteria
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r422 | allara | 2015-02-28 19:34:54 +0000 (Sat, 28 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Rarity's extended tooltip for toys should now always use the toy version of the tooltip, thereby always showing where the toy can be obtained from
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r420 | allara | 2015-02-27 17:46:57 +0000 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Added the following pets from the Raiding With Leashes III achievement (thanks Urtgard!): Fragment of Anger, Fragment of Desire, Fragment of Suffering, Grotesque Statue, Hyjal Wisp, Leviathan Egg, Servant's Bell, Shard of Supremus, Smelly Gravestone, Sultry Grimoire, Sunblade Rune of Activation, Void Collar
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r418 | allara | 2015-02-25 18:35:33 +0000 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Half-Empty Food Container: Corrected this item so it no longer might show up as a duplicate listing of Satyr Charm
- Added Bone Serpent, Slithershock Elver, Young Talbuk from the Critters of Draenor quest with placeholder drop rates (thanks Urtgard)
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r416 | allara | 2015-02-24 18:29:13 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/Options/Rarity_Options.toc
   M /trunk/Rarity.toc

- Initial 6.1 compatibility. There may be more remaining issues to fix.
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Comments

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  • #568
    I found a bug in Rarity

    Whenever I mouse over a "true steel lockbox" the game crashes (freezes up and I have to use task manager to make it let go). It crashes before the popup description even displays. If I disable rarity, the problem goes away.

    I'm not sure where I looted these but I think it was around the time I was going out and collecting the juke box parts. They might have been in a reward container or something but I'm not sure. I have five of them in my inventory so it could be.

  • #567

    Hey. For some reason rarity is not tracking certain attempts for me, or very buggily.

    For example if I solo Alysrazor on all of my chars, it works just fine: I kill the boss, I see the announcement + the count etc. However when I go and kill Rukhmar via group finder, or farm Invincible in a group (saved alt in the group) it stops working. Nothing happens.

  • #569

    Rukhmar is working just fine. I only solo LK, but it should be working as well. Both those bosses are detected via statistics, so perhaps you're just experiencing a lag while Blizzard updates your stats.

  • #566

    hi, awesome addon.

    do u plan to add  "press to show" option for the minimap icon list?

    thx:)

  • #564

    Can this addon tell me if a rare is nearby when I enter an area? I've been hunting Aeonaxx for the mount and I haven't found him.

  • #565

    Nope. That functionality used to exist in _NPCScan, but I think Blizzard disabled it for older mobs like Aeonaxx when 6.0 came out.

  • #562

    Hello Allara!

    First of all I want to thank you for an grat addon! However, since 6.1 it seems like it is intefering with the toy box somehow and makes the toys not show up!

    Just a heads up.

  • #563

    Hello! I'm not able to reproduce that—the Toy Box seems to work for me just fine. Can you be more specific about what you're seeing? Is there any Lua error? Have you checked your filters in the Toy Box to be sure everything is turned on?

  • #558

    Should we expect to see the new pets for Raiding With Leashes III added before next reset? Thanks (:

  • #559

    Yep, they'll be pushed into alpha tomorrow, release the day after.

  • #561

    Yeah, it's been doing that for a while. You can turn it off in Options. You'd have to look back through the changelog to see it, it's there.

  • #560

    Thanks for the quick update! However I have a question..

    Is Rarity auto-screenshotting when an item tracked has been looted and you get the 'achievement' toast? I seem to have a bunch of screenshots of me looting these new pets.. I don't remember taking them nor is there a change on this page saying it's meant to? Just wondering, thanks!

  • #556

    The music rolls would be a good default addition to this addon, as all the boss drop ones apparently have a decently low %: http://www.wowhead.com/guides/garrisons/jukebox#boss-drop-music-rolls

  • #557

    Yeah, I thought about that. I'll be looking into it.

  • #554

    Blizzard renamed the Blizzard_PetJournal addon to Blizzard_Collections. Therefore, these lines will have to change to get rarity loading properly:

    3071: if not Rarity.toysScanned then
    3072: if not ToyBox_OnLoad then UIParentLoadAddOn("Blizzard_Collections") end
    3073: -- if ToyBox_OnShow then ToyBox_OnShow() end -- Doesn't work anymore?
    3074: if CollectionsJournal_SetTab then CollectionsJournal_SetTab(CollectionsJournal, 3) end
    3075: end
    Last edited by rtomson on 2/24/2015 9:50:36 AM
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