Diablo® III

Dataminer Rarity

I've read over and over how impossible it is to find Dataminer, but I found him after 30-40 runs. Did his spawn rate get a serious boost somewhere along the line, or did I just get insanely lucky?
Edited by ThatOtherGuy#1130 on 3/20/2014 1:42 AM PDT
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Le sexy bump.
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Babumpadump.
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Your thread annoyed me. At one point the defiled crypts were my farming spot for more than a month yet I never saw him.

I just ran it again. He was there.
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I apologize for my curiosity impinging upon your life. Thank you for your input.
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I did this for 4 days straight a couple of weeks ago...never saw him.
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Interesting. Maybe the spawn rate changed with 2.0? I don't remember seeing anything in the patch notes to that effect, but if Suspense just scored a kill, and I got it after only about an hour... then maybe?
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03/20/2014 10:46 AMPosted by ThatOtherGuy
I apologize for my curiosity impinging upon your life. Thank you for your input.


Haha wow. I guess "your thread annoyed me" wasn't the best way to lead. Perhaps "Hey thanks!" would have been better since that was the overall feeling.
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Haha, all good. Congratulations on the kill.
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Dataminer is the last ghost to cross off on my Haunted achievement, so this thread caught my eye. I double checked and it turns out that his spawn rate has not been adjusted, and you've just had luck on your side! It's a good question, though. It's easy see why some spawn rates might change with Reaper of Souls and Adventure Mode on the way.
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Strange but I always seem to run into him quite frequently.

RNG, I suppose.
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I've found him 2 or 3 times since patch and haven't even been farming for him.
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I just happened to run in there one time and saw him. I guess I was lucky!
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Get to work on increasing the spawn rate of those uniques in the Caverns!
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Also, there is a community called "A Unique Collection" where people post what uniques they find. So if you lurk in that channel someone might say "Hey, I have dataminer" and you can hop in their game and kill him.

That's how I got that achievement anyhow.
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Dataminer is, thus far, the only Ghost I have encountered. It was somewhere back around launch.
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Is there a way to check out achieves online?
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Dataminer tends to show up before new content gets released.
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I found dataminer during the diablo 3 beta, but been searching for almost 2 years now, and never found him. but since the new update I found him two times already.

This is because I play on Torment 2 and on T2 the unique monsters have a MUCH greater chance of spawning than on T1 or Below. Example the dude called ebenezer samual in the first area spawns 99% of the time on T2 but I didnt find him in like 20 runs on T1.
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Tomekeeper took longer for me than Dataminer, but both took quite a lot of hunting. It's an achievement to find these guys and I like that it's very difficult.
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