Get an Epic Experience with Premium

Rarity

Battle Pets Login to Add Favorites
  • 54 Likes
  • World of Warcraft
  • 253,213 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,879,643 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/17/2014
  • Created 08/05/2011
  • 686 Favorites
  • Project Site
  • Comments
  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r399-release
or
Support development! **
Donate

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

Comments, bug reports, discussion

Help translate Rarity

Click here to help translate Rarity into your language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions. Please read this before requesting support.

Known Issues and Limitations

Click here to view the known issues and limitations. Please read this before requesting support.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r400 | allara | 2014-12-17 18:17:38 +0000 (Wed, 17 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/r399-release (from /trunk:399)

Tagging as r399-release
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r399 | allara | 2014-12-17 18:16:15 +0000 (Wed, 17 Dec 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Lump of Goal, Rotten Helper Box: Fixed item ID, added defeat detection and holiday reminders
- I had apparently broken holiday reminders earlier; attempted to fix them now
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r397 | allara | 2014-12-04 22:15:34 +0000 (Thu, 04 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

- Bonus roll notification will not appear if you don't have any of the currency required
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r396 | allara | 2014-12-04 19:55:41 +0000 (Thu, 04 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua

- Rarity will now notify you with an alert if a bonus roll pops up and you could obtain something Rarity tracks via the bonus roll
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r394 | allara | 2014-12-02 00:01:25 +0000 (Tue, 02 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

- Moved the secondary tooltip 20 pixels further away to account for the possibility of a scrollbar
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r393 | allara | 2014-12-01 22:39:23 +0000 (Mon, 01 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Lil' Bling and Sky Bo: Add defeat detection
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r391 | allara | 2014-11-26 17:12:34 +0000 (Wed, 26 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Updated drop chance for the new Pilgrim's Bounty items
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r390 | allara | 2014-11-24 23:41:55 +0000 (Mon, 24 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua

- World tooltips will now take group size into account
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r388 | allara | 2014-11-24 23:04:36 +0000 (Mon, 24 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Add new rewards from Pilgrim's Bounty: Frightened Bush Chicken and Silver-Plated Turkey Shooter
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r386 | allara | 2014-11-20 17:09:14 +0000 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Rarity will no longer ever try to detect that the tooltip is visible in order to update it when things change. Players will have to hide/show the tooltip to see the changes. This was causing performance issues for a small percentage of players. The tooltip will also never allow updating during combat. (That last change was made in a prior build.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r384 | allara | 2014-11-19 17:00:40 +0000 (Wed, 19 Nov 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Bosses in MoP aren't very easily soloable yet with current gear, so I reverted all those items back to requiring a group

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r382 | allara | 2014-11-18 19:11:18 +0000 (Tue, 18 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Add battle pets: Nightshade Sproutling, Red Goren Egg
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r380 | allara | 2014-11-18 17:52:21 +0000 (Tue, 18 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- WoD rare list updates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r378 | allara | 2014-11-16 23:28:25 +0000 (Sun, 16 Nov 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Options_Defaults.lua

- Garn Nighthowl: Changed recommended group size to 25 (up from 5)
- Sea Turtle: Remove Draenor zones
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Comments

First Previous Page 30 of 34 Next Last
  • #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?

     
  • #58

    That's correct! But I'm adding it to the defaults anyway. :) Thanks for the suggestion!

  • To post a comment, please login or register a new account.
Login to Curse

Don't have an account? Create One.

Get an epic experience with Curse Premium
  • Faster addon downloads
  • Premium-Only Beta Giveaways
  • Ad-Free Curse experience
  • Premium Curse Client
  • and many More Features
  • Learn More »

Plantronics GameCom Commander Headset Giveaway!