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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,338,341 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/29/2014
  • Created 08/05/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r318-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
  • Shows what item drops from WoD rares, and whether you've already killed the rare
  • 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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Known Issues and Limitations

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- Rarity's extra status tooltip now uses word-wrapping and restricts the width of the tooltip
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- Remove compatibility with the 5.x client
- The Rarity item tooltip is now integrated into the status tooltip. This reduces screen clutter and eliminates extra stuff such as the Comparison tooltip and the Auctioneer tooltip, and puts everything in one easy-to-read place.
- The following items now show up in the tooltip when the raid boss that drops them is moused over: Invincible's Reins, Experiment 12-B, Flametalon of Alysrazor, Reins of the Drake of the South Wind, Smoldering Egg of Millagazor, Clutch of Ji-Kun, Kor'kron Juggernaut, Son of Galleon's Saddle, Spawn of Horridon, Reins of the Astral Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn, Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent, Ji-Kun Hatchling, Son of Animus, Dark Quivering Blob, Pygmy Direhorn, Quivering Blob, Blackfuse Bombling, Droplet of Y'Shaarj, Gooey Sha-ling, Kovok
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- WoD rare list update
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- Remove a test item
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- Enhance one-time item tooltips to get the colors right
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- Rarity "one-time use" items (as found on WoD rares) now contain all the item info in the tooltip. This lets you decide if you want to bother with the rare just by mousing over it.
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- Rarity now leverages the new 6.0 GUIDs to avoid interacting with players or pets (this should fix Rarity showing tooltip info on flagged hunter pets of the opposite faction)
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- Rarity tooltips will no longer appear on NPCs that you can't attack, that are a player, or that are PVP flagged
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- Implemented "one-time items". Rarity will show you which item drops from the various vignette rares in Warlords of Draenor, and tell you if you've already defeated the NPC once. The item is a guaranteed drop the first time you defeat the NPC. This information appears in the tooltip when you mouseover the NPC. Some items are missing in this build. Special thanks to Gershuun for providing the data.
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- Primal Egg and Giant Dinosaur Bone: Fix a tooltip bug
- New option added: Show attempts in tooltips. Turn this off if you don't want to see your attempts in Rarity tooltips.
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- Bug fixes and misc tooltip improvements
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- Rarity tooltips will now show the number of attempts and "Already known" if you already have the mount/pet
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- 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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- 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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- 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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- Rarity will now automatically take a screenshot when you obtain an item. This can be turned off in Options.
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- Add LibBabble-CreatureType-3.0 to OptionalDeps
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- The Horseman's Reins: Updated item ID for the Loot-Filled Pumpkin
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- Tapping the packager again
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- Time-Locked Box: Added a few more NPCs
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- Add Time-Locked Box
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- Bug fix
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- Added fishing and mining nodes for Warlords of Draenor in enUS (translations needed)
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- Update GUID detection for 6.0.2
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- Bug fix
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- Rarity tooltips will now ignore critters, non-combat pets and wild pets
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- Fixed a couple critical bugs
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- 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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- 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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- Add support for Seal of Tempered Fate (WoD)
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  • #432
    Profession recipes

    Is it possible to import a list of needed recipes for a profession. I'm very close on completing all recipes for all professions and adding every one I need plus all the related info like zones/mobs would take some time to get them in there. 

    Ask not what your Guild can do for you, but what you can do for your Guild. 

  • #429

    Re. the scrolling text that flashes on your screen each time you make an attemppt...

    Would it be possible to make the loot text show on the screen a little longer, even by just half a second? It scrolls so fast I often don't get a chance to read it.

  • #430

    Rarity actually doesn't show that text on screen itself. It uses a library called LibSink that can output the text either via Blizzard floating combat text, or via another add-on such as MiksScrollingBattleText. Rarity just feeds the text to the output and can't control what the output does.

    However, if you check the "Sticky" checkbox in Rarity options, under the General tab way at the bottom, most likely the text will stick around longer and achieve what you want.

  • #431

    Thanks.

  • #424

    Hi, do you plan on adding Toys in a future update ? 

  • #425

    Not currently planned. I'll have to investigate how many of them are rare drops. I'm already getting complaints that the Rarity LDB tooltip is too big, so I hesitate to add toys as well. But I'll consider it, especially if someone wants to provide me a list of the rare drops.

  • #428

    I think collapsing the groups in the tooltip serves the purpose well enough. I'm willing to add toys if I can get some help gathering the data. Just a quick glance at the toy box shows 86 that are dropped, although I think many of those are guaranteed drops in WoD. But adding 86 items and researching drop rates is a massive task and it's a ton of ongoing work as new patches are released. (For reference, there are currently 134 items in Rarity, so this could add 64% more. That's a LOT of effort. And I guarantee they'll keep adding scores of them in each patch.)

    Anyways, I sound really negative about it, but it'll probably happen at some point. I just don't know when.

  • #427

    For the Tooltip, I think you should put an option in the settings, with checkboxes, and you check only types that you want to see.

     

    (for example, I'm not farming pets, just mounts in solo, so I'd just have to untick a box in the settings, to track only mounts, without having everything else, even if it's collapsible)

     

    For the rare drops on the toys, list will come very soon with the arrival of WoD, and like pets and mounts, I think there will be some of them that are rare.

  • #422

    I can't get the Gulp Froglet to appear on the tracker. I've tried unchecking and rechecking the box to track it, but it just won't show.

  • #423

    It's working for me. If you already have the pet, please check "Repeatable".

  • #426

    I enabled it, still doesn't show up for some reason. I have no idea why, this is a fresh install.

    Edit: I just trashed the saved variables files for the addon and redid everything. It works now.

    Last edited by Branalia on 10/27/2014 9:34:29 PM
  • #415

    Is there any way of completely wiping Rarity to a clean slate? I've tried pressing reset on profiles but it won't completely reset the profile.

    Last edited by zach611 on 10/26/2014 3:23:47 PM
  • #418

    Hitting Reset should work. What is not getting wiped? If that's not working, log out of WoW and delete Rarity.lua, found in your SavedVariables folder.

  • #421

    I see what you mean. Thanks for the info!

  • #420

    Rarity uses your statistics to track a lot of boss kills. Those will always repopulate automatically. There's no way to change this since Blizzard won't reset your stats.

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