Diablo® III

Key Drop Rate

Has the key drop rate been nerfed since the latest maintanence? I have got 2 keys after 20 runs in MP6/MP7 Act 1 and 2 recently.

Before someone jump on board - I have been farming keys for more than 2 weeks and had more than 10 rings made - so I know how it was like. The drop rate had never been THIS bad. Yes I have 5NVs on this 20 runs stretch.

RNG, I know. But the chance of 2 keys only after 20 runs in MP6/MP7. Seriously? THAT bad a cold streak?
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Act 2 is the most difficult for me, finding 5 elites and KW in the oasis is a big pain. He also drops the least number of keys for me, I've gone 7 runs with no drop on mp5.

a1 and a3 rates have been good to me but it's easier to get stacks in those acts also.

I think it's more helpful to keep a log of your drops. Your mind tends to forget that for every key drop there's another run where it won't.
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No.
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Go ahead and flip a coin 100 times and see if you get the kind of cold streaks that you do in D3. It doesn't happen. 0-for-3 in organs in MP9? Daily occurrence.
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A2 is a pain not because of the 5NV - that is easily obtained from the Assassin's Vault. Its just finding the keywarden being a bit more time consuming. I havent been keeping log previously, since the drop was quite reasonable on MP6/7.

It has been very noticeable since around Wed (after using my 15 machines for 5 ring runs and back to key farming again). It started off alright, then the stretch beginning Thurs where I have done 20 runs with 2 key dropped only.

Did another two runs just then after posting the thread. One on MP6, one on MP7. Still no drop.
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12/07/2012 03:29 PMPosted by Kirishima
Go ahead and flip a coin 100 times and see if you get the kind of cold streaks that you do in D3. It doesn't happen. 0-for-3 in organs in MP9? Daily occurrence.


Totally agreed. I couldnt believe it earlier in the week when I got 1/3 organs on MP9.
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12/07/2012 02:35 PMPosted by Lakche
I have got 2 keys after 20 runs in MP6/MP7 Act 1 and 2 recently.


Exaggerate much?
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12/07/2012 03:53 PMPosted by Sylak
Has the key drop rate been nerfed since the latest maintanence?


^^^What an idiot

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Hey, no need to be arrogant and offensive.

Look, I just want to check whether it was a crazy cold streak I am experiencing or whether other players are seeing a subtle change too. I farm very regularly, and was just very confused and a bit frustrated with the recent key drop rate. It just coincide with the maintenance date, so it was a logical thinking. Thats all.

Anyhow, appreciate if you recon this is an idiotic idea. Maybe it is. I might just go off key farming for a bit and just focus on
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12/07/2012 03:57 PMPosted by Iskra
I have got 2 keys after 20 runs in MP6/MP7 Act 1 and 2 recently.


Exaggerate much?


No, I wish there is a log to show you guys. I meant that seriously. Anyhow, not going to make this an argument post. Will just stay off this thread now.
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It's unfortunate that you are experiencing a streak of bad luck, but the drop rates for keys and plans were not changed in patch 1.0.6. The drop rate is still 5% on MP0, 10% on MP1, and 20% on MP2, all the way up through a 100% drop rate on MP10.
Edited by Vaeflare on 12/7/2012 4:41 PM PST
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Arg we have just wasted a blue comment on this??? They just answered this like 4 days ago... now we have to wait until monday to get another bliz post!!!
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Thank you Vaeflare for the confirmation. It was a really frustrating streak, so I guess I will just focus on leveling paragon for now.

Please delete/lock the thread if you see fit.
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And if they were changed, everyone would be complaining about nerfed drops. Most likely bad streak of luck.
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12/07/2012 04:09 PMPosted by Zazu06
Arg we have just wasted a blue comment on this??? They just answered this like 4 days ago... now we have to wait until monday to get another bliz post!!!

LOL, that's pretty funny. probably true... but still funny. :)
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Yes its a waste for a blue to answer this for the 10th time but consider this. Blizzard has to answer the questions asked most by the community. So i blame on the community.
Edited by Ketchup#1231 on 12/7/2012 4:29 PM PST
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Agreed... But it was literally answered 6 days ago. No need to restate what a blue had already said.
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It's unfortunate that you are experiencing a streak of bad luck, but the drop rate for keys and plans was not changed in patch 1.0.6. The drop rate is still 5% on MP0, 10% on MP1, and 20% on MP2, all the way up through a 100% drop rate on MP10.


Believe it or not. I have the similar experience... I just did 2 MP8 uber runs last night and only got one single devil fang. One of my friend got pissed off and left before I even finished doing kulle/sb combo but even I went and solo'd it. I got no organ from them either... And then, I went and killed a warden in act2 because I need to collect keys again for more runs, but it just didn't drop anything on mp 7 and mp 8... so I switched to my monk, do some casual pleveling in act2 on mp4 and keywarden dropped me the key... It's just so.......... RNG to a point that it's not real.
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people need to learn what the percentages actually mean, if you do a run on mp5 with a 50% chance and dont get a key, that doesnt mean another mp5 run betters your chances.. its still 50%.. its like a coin flip, if you flip it and get heads, doesnt mean the next flip has a better chance to get tails... its still 50/50...

also i did 3 a2 runs on mp5 and got 2 keys... its called chance my friends
Edited by Benjy#1275 on 12/7/2012 4:52 PM PST
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