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Datacron Decoration drop rate unbelievably skewed in favor of Light Side


LeJarC

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I can't speak for others, but after having spent two weeks now hunting decoration datacrons, I feel the drop rate is very much in favor of the Light Side. Dark Side datacrons drop much less and also are mostly only to be found on the higher level planets while the light side decoration datacrons are mostly on lower level planets and they are dropping like flies. I mean, you almost cannot avoid killing an elite on the planets with light side datacron decorations without getting one in a drop.

 

An example: just from two rotations through the Voss dailies I have collected 25 Light Side Endurance and still have yet to find/get the first one on Ilum...which, given the fact there is only 1 heroic, is almost impossible to get

 

RNG? Sorry, but after two weeks and having light side datacrons enough to fill a ditch, this does not at all feel like the result of RNG. It feels more like the total overlooking/ignoring of heroics vs. drop rate ratio.

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I can't speak for others, but after having spent two weeks now hunting decoration datacrons, I feel the drop rate is very much in favor of the Light Side. Dark Side datacrons drop much less and also are mostly only to be found on the higher level planets while the light side decoration datacrons are mostly on lower level planets and they are dropping like flies. I mean, you almost cannot avoid killing an elite on the planets with light side datacron decorations without getting one in a drop.

 

An example: just from two rotations through the Voss dailies I have collected 25 Light Side Endurance and still have yet to find/get the first one on Ilum...which, given the fact there is only 1 heroic, is almost impossible to get

 

RNG? Sorry, but after two weeks and having light side datacrons enough to fill a ditch, this does not at all feel like the result of RNG. It feels more like the total overlooking/ignoring of heroics vs. drop rate ratio.

 

Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing. I haven't looked into it carefully (that is, I haven't yet researched where all the dark datacrons can be found, largely because I just haven't gotten around to it yet), but I have a crapton of LS 'crons without even trying. Just did two Voss heroics today and got FIVE of them (endurance I think, I forget). And looking at my unlocked decorations, it's littered with other LS datacrons.

 

I did pick up a dark one on Corellia (strength maybe?) but I think that may be the only DS one I've picked up so far.

 

EDIT: the dark one from Corellia was Presence, not Strength.

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The Dark One on Nar Shadda has a 100% drop rate Imp side, if you do the Vrblrthrs, the end boss always drops one.

 

The one on Belsavis has a very high drop rate Imp side if you just kill the final champ mob on of the Heroics.

 

I got my two on Ilum pretty quick, one from a Champ mob, and one from the Heroic 2 reward box, but I have been trying to get two more for a friend and have had very little luck.

 

We got 3 on Corellia doing the dailies, I did them a day alone with not drops, then the next day we did them together and got 3 to drop. As I recall all 3 dropped in the Heroic 2 where you have to kill the Wookies.

 

I haven't even tried to work on Makeb yet.

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Actually I am experiencing the reverse, I am only getting Dark Side Datacrons.... Have not found a Light Side yet (playing Rep). I found 4 Dark Side Strength playing around in Tatooine.... One was even on a random chest that I opened.

 

Tatooine has a lot of Elite and Champ mobs, so its probably not that strange. It seems that Corellia, Ilum, and Makeb are the 3 that are hardest to get.

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The Dark One on Nar Shadda has a 100% drop rate Imp side, if you do the Vrblrthrs, the end boss always drops one.

I just did it and nothing dropped. Another round of weekly heroics on both factions and no drops.

No wonder the prices of these are going wild in the GTN.

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Okay, I did some investigating and here's what seems to be the problem --

Characters who have started KotFE get supply crates. They never get datacrons.

That's what I'm seeing (Empire or Republic) when I do all the Heroic missions.

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Okay, I did some investigating and here's what seems to be the problem --

Characters who have started KotFE get supply crates. They never get datacrons.

That's what I'm seeing (Empire or Republic) when I do all the Heroic missions.

 

Even characters who haven't started KotFE get supply crates once they exceed level 61. Are you saying you've confirmed getting datacrons on a char that never started KotFE? What level were they?

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It's not a bug from what I understand they removed them altogether along with every other decoration that dropped from flashpoints in order to force customers to buy packs for decorations. Have run countless quests on Alderaan, Nar Shaddaa, and gotten nothing same with Makeb and Illum.
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It's not a bug from what I understand they removed them altogether along with every other decoration that dropped from flashpoints in order to force customers to buy packs for decorations. Have run countless quests on Alderaan, Nar Shaddaa, and gotten nothing same with Makeb and Illum.

That doesn't make sense unless these items were moved to the packs.

 

Has anyone reported this as a bug, just in case?

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While I agree that the drop rates need to be improved, the items do still drop. I've seen the one from Red Reaper drop once and the one from Kuat drop once in the past month. Of course, those two have always had a terrible drop rate.
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I've been running the heroics for several months now. None of my characters have started KoFTE, and vary in level from mid teens to max level. I've yet to see a datacron deco drop from any of them.

 

I wouldn't be at all surprised if they did remove them, the same way the stealth nerfed being able to RE color crystals, in order to encourage lottery box sales. Every question I've asked in regards to either issue has been completely ignored by 'support'.

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Bump this hard. I also have not been able to get either a Dark Datacron of Willpower from Belsavis to drop or a Dark Datacron of Endurance from Makeb. Come on bioware like either increase the drop rates again or allow us to donate from our own collections to guild flagships cause this is rediculous.
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I leveled up a new toon enough to try for some datacrons, to see if I had done anything with my existing characters to stop them from dropping. I still don't get any. I have run enough that I'm at max reputation with all alliance specialists on all my post-KotFE characters. Not one datacron drop.

 

There are a few now and then on the GTN, so the question is -- are they just dropping very rarely, are people selling extras out of their cargo bays, or what?

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