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johnec
06-02-2008, 05:30 AM
I play EQ2 probably 4 hours a day minimum up to about 10 hours. I solo mostly. The last exquisite chest that dropped for me was on April 16th an actually 2 dropped on the same day! I haven't seen one since. I'm wondering if a solo player has any hope of getting one to drop. As a solo player, I can't really handle instances alone. I do see named mobs during quests but a regular treasure chest is all that usually drops off non-heroic named. Are there any secrets I'm missing? Is there any way to improve my odds? Are there any instances I should be able to handle at lvl 79 that provide a chance of an exquisite drop? Thanks all.

Oh
06-02-2008, 05:51 AM
<p>Odds in general are low.</p><p>If your doing non named mobs VERY VERY VERY VERY low chance to get an exquisit chest.</p><p>If your doing named mobs outdoors very low (I wish I knew the % but roughly speaking I can do a circut a few times a night around skyfire and only get a few ornate chests no exquiset).</p><p>If your doing Named mobs in a dungeon better then named outdoors, again don't know the % but it's still low. Done several instances and not seen one, got lucky and saw a few another time. Still low chance thou.</p><p>So that being said best chance would be in an instance but you would need to be in a group to pull that off so kind of defeats the whole "solo" thing. I guess the best chance would be wack a mole err named but that gets increadibly boring increadibly fast.</p>

ashen1973
06-02-2008, 05:52 AM
<p>Every mob has a chance to drop exquisite chests, but the chance of a solo mob dropping one is extremely small.</p><p>I've played EQ2 since launch and think i've had 2 (possibly 3) exquisites from solo mobs in that time.</p><p>I dont believe there is anything you can do to increase your chacnes of solo's dropping higher quality chests.</p><p>Epic nameds will have the3 highest chance of dropping exquisites and solo mobs the lowest</p><p>Epic named>Epic trash>Heroic named>Heroic trash>Solo mob</p><p>I do like the idea that any mob can drop a surprise like this, but feel that it should stay an extremely rare event.</p><p>It is possible to solo some of the T7 instances at lvl 80 (depending on class/ gear etc...)</p><p>I did try OOB once (with my wizzy) and got most of the way through with little trouble but had to stop for R/L reasons and havnt got around to trying again since. And I do know of others that regularly solo round here, although your only going to get lvl 60-69 drops (even from mobs that are lvl 70+)</p><p>As for the T8 instances, I very much doubt any of these are soloable.</p><p>There are a few T8, overland, heroic nameds that can be soloed, although they are difficult.</p><p>With my wiz i've managed Doom in kunzar jungle fairly easily and the large named on the Danak docks beach (cant remember the name) wasnt to hard either</p><p>I've tried the giant shark, in the sea's off Danak, Megaladon, many times, but only managed to kill it solo once.</p>

Noaani
06-02-2008, 06:06 AM
<p>There are a few heroic mobs you can solo as a Necro and have a good chance of dropping masters, but simply telling you which would ruin the fun of finding out for yourself.</p><p>My suggestion, if you want to see some good loot, is to simply join some pick up groups. Sometimes they can be more trouble than they are worth, but you are guarenteed to eventually see more fabled drops than you would by soloing.</p>

Blakkmantis
06-02-2008, 06:16 AM
I'll answer this in just one short sentence.  I could say alot more and give advice on how to do it properly, but that would just spoil the fun of finding out for yourself.  Ready for your answer?Roll a Necromancer.

denmom
06-02-2008, 06:43 AM
It's not just RoK areas, it's all over.I've been running my Paladin thru T3, T4, and T5 areas for HQs lately and haven't had many exquisites or ornates drop off named mobs in Lavastorm when running Lost Legend HQ and Eye For Power HQ over the last two days.  Matter of fact, the two exquisite chests we had came from non-name trash mobs which surprised us.  We plowed thru the new adjusted Ghoulbane HQ today, killing the three needed for that quest but also plowing thru Nek Castle and the names we could find there...it was all mostly very loaded treasured chests...ad 1s, some treasured items, and one or several rares for the tier.  I think maybe three ornate chests total, two in Nek Castle, the other in RoV off a named I'd never seen or killed before, The Crimson Butcher.I've been in RoK instances on my L80 Warden, and all of the names drop the loaded treasured chest save for the one or two ornates which come in two flavours: with one essence or an essence plus a treasured or maybe legendary item.  Since RoK I think I've seen a total of five exquisites total.So...it's not just you, johnec, it's everyone.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" />This is why I'm looking forward to the Runny Eye: The Gathering L80+ instance that's being added with GU 46 later this month.  Kandor, the dev who's working on/with it, has said that 71-79 masters will drop there.  A very welcome thing, imho, for everyone searching for exquisite chests./waits impatiently

DwarvesR
06-02-2008, 08:26 AM
I've seen quite a few off heroic trash, but can only remember 2 off solo mobs, and I've been playing since launch also.  It does happen, but is very very very very rare.

Errolflynn
06-02-2008, 08:31 AM
I've had two drop of solo mobs in ROK in the last month. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />Probably overall about 10 drops in all my time playing.

Pitt Hammerfi
06-02-2008, 09:59 AM
<p>To the OP If your lvl 79 you could go try Obelisk of Blight in lesser faydark - the lockout is 1 day so you can do it everyday <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>You can also solo the one in loping planes, Crypt of valdoon(ican) <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Just seek out named mobs, they have a higher chance of dropping metal</p>

azekah
06-02-2008, 01:36 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like I've gotten a lot fewer exquisite lately.

Sedenten
06-02-2008, 01:46 PM
<p>I do agree that exquisite chests should be a rare event, but I think they need to have a greater chance of dropping in the non-instanced <i><b>heroic</b></i>  contested zones (especially from named in these zones, the drop rate on non-wooden chests is abysmally low).  Currently it's a rare event for groups to do Chardok or Sebilis unless they need epic updates or are trying to get to one of the instances in those zones.  I think a lot of zones throughout the game should be remodeled after Ruins of Varsoon.  That zone is always fun to work through with a group, as the named have a high chance of dropping decent chests.  There's quite a bit of incentive for groups to do instances, but not much to do contested non-instanced content. </p><p>Of particular mention would be Lavastorm and Everfrost.  These two zones should stay primarily heroic, but I'd love to see more chance given to get ornate and exquisite chest drops there.  I can't remember the last time I actually was able to find a real group in these zones.  The risk vs. reward is part of the reason for that.</p><p>Also, please flag chromatic essences so that they don't trigger an ornate chest!!! It's depressing to see an ornate chest pop only to find an essence inside.  </p>

Oh
06-02-2008, 04:51 PM
<cite>Sedenten wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I do agree that exquisite chests should be a rare event, but I think they need to have a greater chance of dropping in the non-instanced <i><b>heroic</b></i>  contested zones (especially from named in these zones, the drop rate on non-wooden chests is abysmally low).  Currently it's a rare event for groups to do Chardok or Sebilis unless they need epic updates or are trying to get to one of the instances in those zones.  I think a lot of zones throughout the game should be remodeled after Ruins of Varsoon.  That zone is always fun to work through with a group, as the named have a high chance of dropping decent chests.  There's quite a bit of incentive for groups to do instances, but not much to do contested non-instanced content. </p><p>Of particular mention would be Lavastorm and Everfrost.  These two zones should stay primarily heroic, but I'd love to see more chance given to get ornate and exquisite chest drops there.  I can't remember the last time I actually was able to find a real group in these zones.  The risk vs. reward is part of the reason for that.</p><p>Also, please flag chromatic essences so that they don't trigger an ornate chest!!! It's depressing to see an ornate chest pop only to find an essence inside.  </p></blockquote>This is why the new zone is comming out with the next GU, granted it doesn't help the OP but it will help those that actually you know group...

Cathars
06-02-2008, 05:10 PM
<p>I've seen three total come from solo outdoors mobs in my time since launch.  That's pretty low odds ... but really, solo world mobs shouldn't be a source of fabled chests. </p><p>Chardok / Seb really do need a drop rate increase though.  That, and SoF needs to have the loot tables populated with 71-74 gear / Masters.</p>

Valdaglerion
06-02-2008, 07:00 PM
<cite>Catharsis wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I've seen three total come from solo outdoors mobs in my time since launch.  That's pretty low odds ... but really, solo world mobs shouldn't be a source of fabled chests. </p><p>Chardok / Seb really do need a drop rate increase though.  That, and SoF needs to have the loot tables populated with 71-74 gear / Masters.</p></blockquote>I also have seen 3 from outdoor trash mobs since go-live for Rok, all within the first 2-3 weeks of launch though. I havent seen a trash dropped Exquisite outdoors since last year. 71-74 masters all mythical it seems and running the high end instances dozens of times without seeing exquisite drops is depressing.

Windowlicker
06-02-2008, 07:21 PM
<cite>johnec wrote:</cite><blockquote>I play EQ2 probably 4 hours a day minimum up to about 10 hours. I solo mostly. </blockquote>Odds of seeing Metal drop in RoK.  Hrm, you'll have better chances of:- Finding the lost city of atlantis- Curing cancer- Starting a company that makes more money the Microsoft- Being elected President of your country- Convincing SK's they're fineI could go on, but you get the idea.

denmom
06-02-2008, 07:38 PM
Hm...off solo mobs in RoK...I've not seen it happen but it did to an Assassin friend last week.  He freaked me out by mailing the master of Nature's Pack (Warden limited pet spell) to me.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />I have seen it off free ranging mobs in other maps, tho.

therodge
06-03-2008, 12:12 AM
<p>camphors made up rough percentage list!</p><p>teir 1-5 </p><p>solo .001%</p><p>solo named 10%</p><p>group .5%</p><p>group named 30%+</p><p> teir 6</p><p>solo .00001%</p><p>solo named .0001%</p><p>group 0001%</p><p>group named 2%</p><p> teir 7 </p><p>same as teir 1-5 except for group named which is probobly 5% higher</p><p>teir 8</p><p>solo .001%</p><p>solo named .01%</p><p>group .05%</p><p>group named 10%</p>

Noaani
06-03-2008, 10:32 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>- Convincing SK's they're fine</blockquote><p>Wow!</p><p>Its <i><b>THAT</b></i> rare?</p>

Cele
06-03-2008, 10:36 AM
<p>I have seen two of these since launch, and I am an 80% solo player</p><p>One on a croc on the beach in SS and one on a ghost gnoll in LP.  I was so shocked I both times I almost peed.</p>

Noaani
06-03-2008, 10:40 AM
<cite>therodge wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>camphors made up rough percentage list!</p><p>teir 1-5 </p><p>solo .001%</p><p>solo named 10%</p><p>group .5%</p><p>group named 30%+</p><p> teir 6</p><p>solo .00001%</p><p>solo named .0001%</p><p>group 0001%</p><p>group named 2%</p><p> teir 7 </p><p>same as teir 1-5 except for group named which is probobly 5% higher</p><p>teir 8</p><p>solo .001%</p><p>solo named .01%</p><p>group .05%</p><p>group named 10%</p></blockquote>I would be very interested to see where you got your info to come up with these numbers. They all seem approximatly accurate, until T8. According to your numbers, I should have seen several dozen master drops while solo, and have yet to see one post RoK.

liveja
06-03-2008, 10:58 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>Hm...off solo mobs in RoK...I've not seen it happen </blockquote>It hasn't happened for me, either, but back in January I saw someone get an exquisite chest from one of the spiders in the KP spider cave. IIRC it dropped a low-70s illy master.

Derrmerth2
06-03-2008, 12:23 PM
<p>Since Rok came out I have gotten 8 or 9 exquitse chests off non named solo mobs in JW, mianly while doing writs for Qeynos. </p><p>My odds are awesome.</p>

Amphibia
06-03-2008, 12:53 PM
I've had 5 master drops I think in RoK so far off solo mobs. 3 in Fens and 2 in KJ, all of them in the "rare" 71-74 range, which resulted in quite a bit of plats for me. It's pretty rare, I'd say... but if you do all the quests and a good amount of writs, I'd say there is a fair possibility you might see one or a few. Personally, I think that's great... the possibility for a master or booster pack makes soloing a little bit more interesting. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

jagermonsta
06-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Hmm... I always figured exquisite chests were a perk to grouping with people. Same as fabled armor sets are a perk to raiding... In the case, if group but not raid, what are my odds of getting my T8 fabled armor? <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/136dd33cba83140c7ce38db096d05aed.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Grumble69
06-03-2008, 01:49 PM
I've been playing for almost a year and a half.  During that time, I saw only *1* exquisite drop off a non-named mob from L1-70.  Since I got RoK, I've managed to get 2 (Fens & JW).  I would have just blown that off as luck.  But given the other responses in this thread, I'm wondering whether it's been increased slightly for RoK mobs.  ....but even if it is higher than normal, it's still a very rare occurence.   It's not something I would ever try to solo farm.  You'll do much better in groups or raids.

therodge
06-04-2008, 01:44 AM
<cite>Noaani wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>therodge wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>camphors made up rough percentage list!</p><p>teir 1-5 </p><p>solo .001% 1/1000</p><p>solo named 10% 1/10</p><p>group .5% 1/20</p><p>group named 30%+  3/10 (depends highly on zone)</p><p> teir 6 </p><p>solo .00001% 1/100000</p><p>solo named .0001% 1/10000</p><p>group 0001% 1/10000</p><p>group named 2% 2/100</p><p> teir 7 </p><p>same as teir 1-5 except for group named which is probobly 5% higher</p><p>teir 8</p><p>solo .0001% 1/10000</p><p>solo named .01% 1/100</p><p>group .05% 5/100 (ok thinking this is lower lower maybe 5/1000)</p><p>group named 10% 1/10</p></blockquote>I would be very interested to see where you got your info to come up with these numbers. They all seem approximatly accurate, until T8. According to your numbers, I should have seen several dozen master drops while solo, and have yet to see one post RoK.</blockquote><p>typo corrected, anyways i got my info from experiance i have an 80 paladin been playing since soon after realese, and was watching game before that, i have 1 toon my 80 paladin and a few level 30- alts i never play, and i play 6+ hours a day, which means i get bored and am mentoring to lower levels a good 80% of that time figuer that times the 2 years i have been max level thats alot of mentoring, i know 99% of zones like the back of my hand and have quite literally killed atleast 98% of named 70- (i think i have 700 or 800 something)  so i have had awile to guess on these numbers added fractions for those who didnt pass math. also please take into concideration you kill far less mobs then you think you do.</p><p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/leaderboards/classLeaderboardReport.action?report=most_npc_kill s&classId=10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...ills&classId=10</a></p><p> i have only killed 144,000 mobs and i have been playing awile (im camphor)</p><p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/characters/character_profile.vm?characterId=313883106" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...terId=313883106</a></p><p>146 days played, which maybe 48 hours total is afk time</p><p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/characters/character_levels.vm?characterId=313883106" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...terId=313883106</a></p><p>way to much mentoring i dinged 80 in steamfont</p><p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/characters/character_rankings.vm?characterId=313883106" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...terId=313883106</a></p><p>also i dont quest, dont craft, all my time is killing stuff or sitting in qh watching duels</p>

Noaani
06-04-2008, 05:02 AM
<cite>therodge wrote:</cite><blockquote> also please take into concideration you kill far less mobs then you think you do.</blockquote><p>I have killed almost exactly the number of mobs I think I have killed. </p><p>I have killed a shade over 200k mobs since level 30ish (i transfered servers, so all my EQ2players history got wiped), and /played a little over 300 days on my main.</p><p>However, it is the named mob part of your figures I find a little off.</p><p>I have killed about 350 heroic named mobs while solo in RoK (Chelsith, a few overland names like Doom and the JW shark before they went all cheap and made him control effect resistant, and a few others), and I think the numbers for it are more like 2.5%. Obviously there are several named mobs in the game with higher or lower chances of dropping masters the rest, but 2.5% seems to be rather accurate overall.</p><p>Obviously, all of your numbers would have to be without including mobs that are a guarenteed fabled drops, such as an etherial fiend in the Chamber of Immortality, Priest of Byzola in Fallen Gate and Tseralith in The Vault of the Fallen. With them removed from the picture, your drop rates for T1 - T5 look approximatly right (less solo named).</p>

Poetelia
06-04-2008, 07:13 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>I'll answer this in just one short sentence.  I could say alot more and give advice on how to do it properly, but that would just spoil the fun of finding out for yourself.  Ready for your answer?Roll a Necromancer.</blockquote>Best answer that could be given to this thread. Sad, but true.

azekah
06-04-2008, 12:10 PM
Bah, I killed a lvl 60 named (Bristlecone) with my 57brig/56ward last night and only got a wooden chest <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />It was a fun fight though : )

MrWolfie
06-04-2008, 12:41 PM
I've had two master chests from solo named mobs in RoK. Considering how many I've killed, I'd say it is very rare.

Soldancer
06-04-2008, 01:39 PM
<cite>therodge wrote:</cite><blockquote><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...ills&classId=10" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...ills&classId=10</a> i have only killed 144,000 mobs and i have been playing awile (im camphor)</blockquote> strange list. why are all 100 topkillers paladins?

therodge
06-04-2008, 08:22 PM
becuase its a paladin board, i just showed that one to back up the point of me not being a complete newbie and have been fairly active

ClawHammr
06-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Got one this week from a solo trash mob in Jarsath Wastes

JonasBlackmore
06-05-2008, 12:29 AM
I got 7 in the span of 3 hours soloing in the Feerrott...