Primal won't drop

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About 100 Tier90 GR runs and no primal! Don't tell me this is 1% drop rate for primal and how "Cool" the RNG system is. Just want the game developer take a look it and actually play the game after every maintenance.
Drop rate for primals is approximately 1/400. If we assume each GR90 drops around 8 legendaries that means 100 GR90 runs is 800 legendaries and the Expected Value (it's a special term from the Law of Large Numbers) would be two primals. However, getting none is far from unusual.

If the individual chance of a legendary being primal is 1/400 then the individual chance of a legendary not being primal is 399/400. That means the chances of getting no primals in N drops is (399/400)^N.

(399/400)^800 = 13.499%

I just want you to take a look at the statistics and actually realise that over one in seven people would get exactly the same result as you, i.e. there's no issue in what you described.
01/29/2018 02:48 PMPosted by walter48c
About 100 Tier90 GR runs and no primal! Don't tell me this is 1% drop rate for primal and how "Cool" the RNG system is. Just want the game developer take a look it and actually play the game after every maintenance.


I have not had a primal in several weeks, get over it you are not special.
Sending good vibes your way. I sense a primal zodiac ring coming your way.
01/29/2018 04:53 PMPosted by Siladil
Sending good vibes your way. I sense a primal zodiac ring coming your way.

Ooooh, thanks...
https://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Meteorblade-2266/hero/103782588
But, also...
http://ximg.co.uk/images/2018/01/29/d3_primal_puzzle_ring.jpg
You're welcome!
I have gotten 4 primals. 3 of which were useless to me. If you look at my witch doctor, she has pants for the jade harvester.
01/29/2018 04:57 PMPosted by Meteorblade
Ooooh, thanks...
https://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Meteorblade-2266/hero/103782588


Aww man lucky you. I been farming those for a while. Got an ancient one, but it didn't roll the stats I needed =(
01/29/2018 06:27 PMPosted by SevenShadow
Got an ancient one, but it didn't roll the stats I needed =(

I hear that. It pretty much took me an entire week of re-forging to get the one my monk has now. I lost count of the number of rings that had the right stats but weren't ancient or were ancient and didn't have the right stats.
Be careful what you wish for.

This season, I scored a Primal Puzzle Ring, and a Primal Krelms' Set.

Sadly, no, this is not a joke.
01/29/2018 06:38 PMPosted by Meteorblade
I hear that. It pretty much took me an entire week of re-forging to get the one my monk has now. I lost count of the number of rings that had the right stats but weren't ancient or were ancient and didn't have the right stats.


haha yeah happens a lot to me too =P but I would rather have an ancient that rolls badly than a primal that rolls badly. the amount of rage that would induce is too much to bear >:/

01/29/2018 08:30 PMPosted by ThumpsAloT
Be careful what you wish for.

This season, I scored a Primal Puzzle Ring, and a Primal Krelms' Set.

Sadly, no, this is not a joke.


On my way to a primal set of Blackthorne. Only 2 more pieces.
heheh, I looted a primal Nagelring, a primal Zodiac, and a primal Blackthorns Duncraig Cross over the last week. The Nagelring and Blackthorns even had sockets. Like I'm ever going to use any of them.

It had been a good 3 months since I'd looted a primal before they started dropping this week. RNG is a fickle god.
Don't fret OP, those chill Primal Blackthorne's are coming your way.
Seems low. I did guardian on all three regions. about 18hr playtime for each and got 7-9 primals on each region.
My last 3 primals were: Heart of Iron, Heart of Iron and Heart of Iron...
3 times in a row...;-( please RNGod - have a look!
My uncle has the shelong set in primal, that he says he got from one guardian drop. I've seen the set but still have trouble believing he got them from one drop
01/29/2018 08:40 PMPosted by SevenShadow
On my way to a primal set of Blackthorne. Only 2 more pieces.

Is this one of your missing pieces?
http://ximg.co.uk/images/2018/01/30/d3_primal_blackthornes_notched_belt.jpg
The way to get primals to drop is to give up all hope that they will drop
01/29/2018 11:57 PMPosted by Meteorblade
01/29/2018 08:40 PMPosted by SevenShadow
On my way to a primal set of Blackthorne. Only 2 more pieces.

Is this one of your missing pieces?
http://ximg.co.uk/images/2018/01/30/d3_primal_blackthornes_notched_belt.jpg


haha no I got that one. I'm missing the amulet and boots =P
01/30/2018 02:48 AMPosted by SevenShadow


haha no I got that one. I'm missing the amulet and boots =P


Missing? lol

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