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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,336,891 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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r300 | allara | 2014-10-25 23:15:20 +0000 (Sat, 25 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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- Bug fixes and misc tooltip improvements
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r298 | allara | 2014-10-25 20:36:33 +0000 (Sat, 25 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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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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r296 | allara | 2014-10-23 22:56:10 +0000 (Thu, 23 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
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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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r294 | allara | 2014-10-22 23:07:09 +0000 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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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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Comments

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  • #68

    Great addon!  Thanks for putting this together.

    I have a question about one aspect of the functionality.  Is the name(s) of the NPC(s) supposed to show up when I have my mouse over the mount/ pet/ item name in the drop down?  I see that locations show up zone and archeology drops.  Am I doing something wrong, or am I just looking for something that isn't there?

    I did troubleshoot a bit; I disabled all of my other addons, and I still wasn't seeing any NPC names.

  • #73

    Nope, unfortunately. Rarity uses NPC IDs rather than names (because otherwise I'd have to localize all the NPC names into every language). I'd recommend using Collectinator (available on Curse) or look the item up on WowHead. Rarity isn't intended to give you all the background on HOW to farm an item, just help you track THAT you farmed it and for how long. :)

  • #63

    Hey this addon seems to bug the Archaeology interface, when Rarity is enabled whenever I solve a project (eg. Night Elf) it switches to a different project page (Vrykul) once it's completed. It's a bit annoying because I need to keep switching screens to see what my next actual project is.

    I disabled the addon and it fixed. Enabled it again and it started doing it again. So i'm sure it's to do with Rarity. and it's the latest addon I downloaded too.
    Any Idea if it's fixable? I tried solving the Vrykul project it keeps switching to but it still does it. And tested it on an alt as well (it switches to Troll page for that toon).

  • #65

    This is a known issue and I don't know of a fix at this time. My recommendation is to use the Archy add-on for your archaeology. It does not have the same problem as the default UI.

  • #62

    your addon realy freaked me out... baught a pet off the auctionhouse and it poped up...also when i clicked it all my achievements said for the alliance

  • #66

    Working as intended. I have no idea what you mean by your second statement.

  • #229

    Sorry for not following up and for not bieng clear.

    the second statement was. when i opened my achievement window everysingle achievement was named.

    For The Alliance  in every single achievement spot when i was horde. This would happen when i clicked on the pop up achieve, it opened up my achievements window and every achievement said for the alliance. regardless of if I was on alliance or horde. I have no idea if it still does this, I just thought I would follow up on this.

    sorry about the extreamly late reply.

     

    The first part was just that it startled me when I purchased a pet of the auction house and it went off.

    I will get back to you if I win this pet of the Black Market Auction house and am able to test it. 

     

  • #61

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Rarity seems to track Blazing Drake from deathwing kills, which include Raid Finder difficulty. It doesn't drop from Raid finder...

    I found this after the fact, because last mount I tried for was Fiery Warhorse, then I did raidfinder, and it shows last mount tracked as blazing drake. I can't change count because it auto updates to overall kills.

  • #67

    Known issue, can't be fixed. Blizzard counts LFR mode as the same as normal mode.

  • #76

    No, Rarity knows the difference between heroic and normal. Blizzard made the mistake of lumping LFR with Normal. Heroic is still separate. Hopefully they split into 3 proper difficulties in the next tier.

  • #72

    Would this also mean that the addon has no way to distinguish between normal and heroic dungeon difficulty for tracking e.g. Battered Hilt drops?

  • #59
    Swift White Hawkstrider

    Rarity have stopped counting my attempts on getting the  Swift White Hawkstrider, I'm not sure if it was after an update of the addon or after gettig the companion - but it doesn't count.

    Any suggesting of how to trace the error ?

    It seems pretty random, sometime it counts other times not

    Can it be because i'm killing him to fast and not start floating around in the air +

    Last edited by bskalkam on 3/22/2012 7:13:10 PM
  • #60

    Hmmmm.... I haven't replied yet because I'm not sure what the problem could be, especially if it sometimes works. It's supposed to track your Statistic (under your Achievements window) for that kill, NOT your looting of the boss. So it could be that Blizzard has a latency or bug with statistics?

    Unfortunately, I have nearly every rare in the game at this point (and no alts), so I can't reproduce the issue. I will look at the code again, however.

    Edit: I don't see a problem with the code, so the best solution would be to remove the statistic from that item. Blizzard must have a bug with it. That means that historical kills of KT would not be counted if you weren't running Rarity.

    Last edited by Allara on 3/22/2012 9:35:34 PM
  • #57

    hey guess what i download thing and thourt i try to get Toxic Wasteling and.... got it on my first go in my first bag =)

  • #56

    Hi, I've noticed that the Strand Crawler pet from the fishing dailies hasn't been included in this addon. I've added it through the Custome tab as:

    Obtained by using an item or opening a container / Companion

    Iteam ID: 44983, Spell ID: 62561

    Items to Use: 67414,46007

    Chance: 100

    Is the above correct?

     
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