Curse you, RNG

My first Oracles egg netted my Orc Warrior a green proto-drake. I’m not sure which egg thereafter netted my Human Paladin one. So far my Hunter, Druid, Shaman, and other Paladin remain joyless. My wife’s Orc, the Shaman Princess, has yet to get one. She’s been trying, faithfully, for what must be over a year now. (Indeed, since 11 Apr 2009.) She’s promised to give up when Cataclysm hits. (Her Druid actually got one. Like a Druid needs a flying mount, right?)

For the Headless Horseman fest. I’ve got seven level 80s, and for the last week of the holiday they’ve been running the Headless Horseman daily every day. Some have been running it from day 1. So you can imagine the mountain of masks I’ve collected. The sinister squashlings in quantities enough to supply the Pilgrim Festival with plenty of off-tasting pumpkin pies. Hallowed helms to the point where their acquisition felt hollow.

I got one single set of reins. One. Happily, yet sadly, for my Paladin who acquired the level 80 helm last year. I am glad my plate wearer, with the helm, got the armored flying horse. (What’s cool is once landed in a fly-free zone it’ll automatically become a land-mount, and once ridden into a flight zone, like Krasus Landing, you can launch like a Minuteman Missile.)

I got one single horseman’s blade. For my Orc Arms Warrior.

I saw ZERO helms drop. I got none, despite seven 80’s getting loot bags (though only 4 could have worn them). I didn’t see any drop for the other party members either. Those that could be bothered to remain a single second after the horseman died and loot there, and not at home. Was it even a drop this year??

The random number generator loves me and hates me, but hates me more. Curse you RNG.


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5 Responses to Curse you, RNG

  1. Bunnyfer says:

    I feel your pain..I have 5 80’s who have been running it DAILY since Day 1. I have only gotten 1 mount and that was on my paladin. Both my druid and my warlock got the plate helm, which was not even able to be sold for a chunk of change. On one of the days, across all toons, I totaled 8 Haunted Helms and 2 Squashlings..this was from both treat bags and HH drops..I have also had the sword drop 2x for the hubby.

    I have one more try tonight for the mount. My warlock REALLY wants it!

  2. Kinless says:

    When it rains, it’s 40 days and 40 nights it seems. 🙂 Best of luck with your ‘lock!

  3. quietkjun says:

    Don’t feel too bad, I got 1 helm running 12 80s daily for the entire two weeks, and the helm that toon was wearing already had superior stats. I did get 4 Horsemans Reins to drop, although 2 were on a single toon on back to back runs. And I got the Horsemans Blade on 3 or 4 toons. I got more Helms and Squashlings than I could count, but I still had one 80 that didnt get the helm. Oh well, theres always next year.

  4. Kazark says:

    This is the single thing I hate most about WoW. It would be no real effort and would not diminish the game to restrict the RNG to some set of “useful” drops instead of just choosing from the complete set of crap that they assign to bosses. It has always been a complete crapshoot, with bosses dropping worthless items hither and yon. I mean, just the number of shammy items we saw drop in MC when we couldn’t possibly even have a shaman in the group. Of course, this provides the world with a supply of purple enchanting mats, but still, how hard would it be to drop relevant crap instead of worthless crap?

  5. Kinless says:

    I *was* that Shaman in MC, and remember closely looking at the drops we had to prove Shamans were the worst class when it came to getting loot drops. I had excel spreadsheets, I was tracking the loot drops by raid, who got it, class, rate of completing set, etc.

    So. Now I know where all those Shammy drops were going! 😡

    Of course once that pre-TBC patch hit I was already out of raiding and never got to see the Paladin drops. And, by that point, I had managed to complete my MC set despite it seeming hopeless.

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