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BluzMan
02-28-2007, 06:34 AM
<p>A few weeks ago I had a Master chest drop (Exquisite) drop for me in The Bonemire with a Master spell of a non named mob. This is this first time I have ever seen a drop like this and I am level 70.</p><p>My question is: Can this happen in any zone off of any mob? If so....Any idea of the odds?</p><p>Thanks</p>

Brigh
02-28-2007, 06:57 AM
yes. no. rare.

Hardain
02-28-2007, 07:04 AM
Yes, you can get master chests off from any mob and all zones, except those mobs/zones that don't have loot, like some quests mobs/instances. It's just much rarer to get it from solo mobs, normal non-named heroics do drop them every now and then.

Norrsken
02-28-2007, 07:09 AM
I think its somewhere in the ballpark of 1/20000 for a master to drop off solo trash.

Wilko1981
02-28-2007, 07:10 AM
<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva">As others have said its possible for Exquisite chests to drop from solo mobs but it's not common.  Made me laugh the other week when I had a master chest drop from a tanglefly whilst doing basket quests in TT.</span>

Rattfa
02-28-2007, 07:36 AM
It's happened to me twice, perhaps three times in 2 years of playing.

Thunderthyze
02-28-2007, 08:00 AM
<p>It had never happened to me in almost 2 years of playing....just an urban myth as far as I was concerned <img src="/smilies/1cfd6e2a9a2c0cf8e74b49b35e2e46c7.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Then about a month ago one of my alts (unfortunately not my main) started getting them off solo mobs. So far, 2 in Steamfont and the latest this week in TT. They have been at the levels 46~53 so no HUGE windfall but it has been nice to see them drop knowing that whatever is inside is yours! <img src="/smilies/49869fe8223507d7223db3451e5321aa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

DizzyGee
02-28-2007, 10:12 AM
Just two days ago I had a lvl55 monk master (Tsunami) drop from a "normal" green-conned mob - and that wasn't the first time; it does happen, albeit seldom.

Beldin_
02-28-2007, 10:38 AM
I had quite a few master chests from solo mobs, however it made me laugh 3 days ago when i got my first one in a Tears Grifter Instance in Maj Dul <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

DngrMou
02-28-2007, 10:39 AM
<cite>BluzMan wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>A few weeks ago I had a Master chest drop (Exquisite) drop for me in The Bonemire with a Master spell of a non named mob. This is this first time I have ever seen a drop like this and I am level 70.</p><p>My question is: Can this happen in any zone off of any mob? If so....Any idea of the odds?</p><p>Thanks</p></blockquote> Yes they can, very rarely, drop off 'trash' mobs.  My swash is level 61, and I think I've seen that happen three times.

Tayros
02-28-2007, 01:26 PM
I've seen a few master chests drop on two of my lowbies, all were off heroic gnolls in Antonica, around level 18.

gradyma
02-28-2007, 01:30 PM
<p>I was treaching a buddy of mine how to play and he got an Ornate drop on "Newbie Island" from one of those Bear cubs......lol</p>

reaper612
02-28-2007, 01:36 PM
i have found about 5 ornate chests and ive only been playing for 5 days lol. most of them were on noob island off of bears. ive found a lot of good stuff on noob island actually.

Illmarr
02-28-2007, 03:05 PM
<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva">I finally got my first one off a random mob in Barren Sky about four months ago. Then I was on my old toon on another server just to say to old guildies and I got one in Steamfont three weeks ago</span>.

SteelPiston
02-28-2007, 03:10 PM
It's happened to me just two times in two years, so it is very rare as I play every day. The last time was about a month ago just inside the entrance to Kaladim. I killed a level 61^ no name Kobold and it dropped a Master Chest.

Norrsken
02-28-2007, 03:13 PM
Happened to me about 20 times during my years in EQ2. Though, I have gotten [Removed for Content] lucky with trash mob masters it seems. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Dagorth07
02-28-2007, 03:22 PM
I had never had it happen either in 2+ years of playing, then i made a SK alt and ran him around in wailing caves for many levels, and got at least 5 to drop there off trash mobs, and also had one drop off of a owlbear in Nek forest.

Zanix
02-28-2007, 03:24 PM
I got 2 while farming page 3 in LFay for cloak of flames.

Jaggid
02-28-2007, 03:39 PM
I had the same happen in SS, off a trash mob.  First time I have seen this and was told it is extremely rare.

Tyrus Dracofire
02-28-2007, 06:41 PM
<p>they do drop master chest from easy solo but it is extremely rare</p><p>figures is something like equations (not actual numbers, it just examples)</p><p>easy solo, chance of master drops 1 in 100,000 kills or more lot higher.</p><p>if solo heroic non-named heroic, chance of drops in 1 in 50,000 kills</p><p>named heroics are randomly, it can be either 1 in 100 or 1 in 1,000 kills, or even 1 in 20 kills.</p><p>epic mobs are totally different, if epic named and it is like 1 in 5 kills to get master spells, or other could be fabled item drops for weapons or armors. we dont see spellbooks too often.</p><p>everything was fine before Blackguard left, and when Dymus made the change and possible silent nerfed the chest drops to take out master spellbooks. it isnt seem right when there is 24 templates players took time together and only get 1 gear, when there would be masterspells should have been most frequently drops, one template need to replace 18 spells for 56-70 lvl for tier 7 spells.. betraying the city faction with Q/FP seemed too limited.</p><p>it really sick to see one person selling 6-8 pages of master spellbooks and all cost over +100 plats on broker. economy were used to be 10-15 plats pre-EoF. it would take me 30-50 days to hit 100 plat from lootings without farming the shiny collection. i felt burned and didnt like to be forced mindless cash runs with lootings back and forth to vendors and just to feed them 100 plats and they turn around to sell 100 plats on 3rd party sites, that dang too sick so bad that i would go "postal" on those greedy farmers.</p><p>only solution would be simply remove from chest lootings and place those spellbooks going to "Class Trainer Expert" npc if you complete the class training quests just to upgrade the spells, and made the loots as no trade and it would hurt plat farmers dramatically and force them to sell off the "fable trashes" to vendors painfully and slow.</p><p>Noted: Letter to Dymus, game hasnt seen any improvements, and i do wish to see that Class Quest revived and has better purpose than teaching class template that was used 2 years ago, make them useful or add "expert trainers" to give quests just to earn master spells, problem solved and less items on brokers, and will see better server performance. this is just proposal. just my concept would be less server hogs.</p><p>i may be on to something with those "overpriced" spellbooks are another way to buy/sell plats scheme disguised to fool SOE staffs.</p>

Cadaveria
02-28-2007, 09:07 PM
<p>I was in a group in RoV a while back, and we had just cleared the first room with the ^^^ skeletons, just past Pinjula. Saw a master box just sitting there, and figured it must be part of the scenery. Then I hovered the mouse over it <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Someone must have been in a hurry, because it hadn't been opened yet <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> My group sat there and waited about 17 mins for the timer on the box to expire <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p> Ive actually seen a lot of masters from common mobs. Gotten about 3 personally, and have seen at least 5 other instances of common mobs dropping masters.</p>

raydenwins
03-01-2007, 04:02 PM
46 bruiser, anywhere I could possibly solo for a master drop?

Nocifer Deathblade
03-01-2007, 04:10 PM
Remember. Master drops rate goes up as your group grows..   Soloist will find master drop rate at the lowest than a full group against same mob.. It was coded and designed to encourage grouping to get better chance of master droppings and hurt soloists especially plat farmers..

Killerbee3000
03-01-2007, 04:10 PM
<cite>raydenwins wrote:</cite><blockquote>46 bruiser, anywhere I could possibly solo for a master drop?</blockquote>a 46 bruiser can solo all of runnyeye witohut much trouble, if you really know what your doing and how to play your class and are twinked you cna even take on harder stuff that that... but re would be a good start to farm till your arms fall off and you can selftwink.

Foretold
03-01-2007, 05:06 PM
<p>I was in the haunted house - which scales to your level - and had an ornate chest drop off one of the rats!  It happened to be a monk spell too <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Nothing better than a current level master spell.  It made the seemingly never ending down-back-back-sway <i>almost </i>worth it <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Ganlu
03-01-2007, 10:44 PM
Nocifer Deathblade wrote: <blockquote>Remember. Master drops rate goes up as your group grows..   Soloist will find master drop rate at the lowest than a full group against same mob.. It was coded and designed to encourage grouping to get better chance of master droppings and hurt soloists especially plat farmers..</blockquote> Do you have any proof of this?  I haven't seen behavior anywhere close to this, and I seem to recall a dev post recently saying loot drops are a flat chance, regardless of who/what is in the group.

metacell
03-02-2007, 08:59 AM
<p>Our group gets master chests from non-nameds every now and then, not sure if we got all from heroic or from solo mobs too.</p><p>Then, a few weeks ago, we were running through Ruins of Varsson, dispatching some slimy goos (or whatever their name) on the way... killed three goos, got three master chests straight!</p><p>We went back an hour later to kill the same goos... no luck. Must have been statistical clustering.</p><p>Perhaps the chance to get a master chest rises if you are below the mobs in level.</p>

Farzmek
03-02-2007, 10:08 AM
<p>Now I'll be expecting an exquisite chest after every mob <img src="/smilies/136dd33cba83140c7ce38db096d05aed.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Leafbringer
03-02-2007, 12:26 PM
Has happened to me once in three months of playing <img src="/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Exquisite, fabled battlehammer.  Trash mob in CoB. woot

Delket
04-16-2007, 01:44 AM
Sorry for bumping this slightly but did a search and found this thread. Previously i had a Necro up to 39th lvl and stopped playing a while back. Never had a Master chest from a random mob. Now i've come back and been playing with a friend for about 2 weeks and while we're only in our low 40's we've had around 10-12 off random mobs, one with a Fabled Helm in and the rest all with master books. Im just curious if they've made them drop much much more for lower levels because its been quite a pleasant surprise so far.

Laiina
04-16-2007, 03:42 AM
<p>Master type chests are not really that uncommon in the t1 areas, like the starting zones. But they get much more uncommon as you go up.</p><p>At 70 I get maybe 1-2 Ornate or Exquisite chests a month from green mobs at best, if I am killing tons of them, like while harvesting in Bonemire.</p><p>A while back I made an alt to farm for t1-t3 AD1 spells for transmuting, and in about 30 hours playing on the nobbie isle I got maybe 15 master type chests. There are a couple of named there you can kill over and over if you turn xp off, which helps.</p>

RpTheHotrod
04-16-2007, 03:44 AM
<p>I have had a master chest drop off a normal Griffon in TS.</p><p>It's just a very rare chance for them to drop off trash mobs. However, you jump for joy when it happens!</p>

Thunderthyze
04-16-2007, 04:13 AM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva">As others have said its possible for Exquisite chests to drop from solo mobs but it's not common.  Made me laugh the other week when I had a master chest drop from a tanglefly whilst doing basket quests in TT.</span> </blockquote> Same thing happened to me. The next week....same toon same thing but off a non heroic mob in Steamfont. Since then nothing. I think we were beneficiaries of SOE's rebalancing of loot drops between instanced and non-instanced zones.

Haphasto
04-16-2007, 12:16 PM
In Antonica, during my low teens I killed a klicknick in the farm outside of Qeynos and got a (Master I) spell drop, was very excitied because this was the first time I had seen this too.  That was probably about a month ago.