They could have had it so rares spawn on different islands, and those rares have a chance at mounts, xmog, pets, etc.To make the rares spawn have certain things you need to do on the island to make it happen, while trying to beat the opposing team.Just did 4 heroic and got 33 coins and azerite.
Did 5N and 1H just now... got 3 item quests (that gives AP...just what i wanted, more AP), some bags with dubloons and 1 pet. It's better than before for sure, but meh...still not worth doing it.. i want the mounts but they are recollor mounts anyway, and will take forever to drop, possible only on higher diff.Just make everything buyable with dubloons, not that hard. Or keep it on next expansion and make you can go solo, so we can farm this -_-.
Just did 10 runs.I got 1 transmog piece, 1 pet, 1 toy, 2 quest items. All in the first 4 runs. After that, I got nothing.
I must be really unlucky as I've had considerably worse drops since the hotfix. This is in EU and last week with 27 normal runs I got 3 rep items, a quest item and 11 dubloon bags. This week I've had 7 dubloon bags and nothing else. RNG is RNG and but i;m not seeing an increase nevermind a substantial increase.
Before the hotfix, I had gotten 1 pet on my main, and nothing on an alt that has since taken over the island farming. A guildie got a mount (surf jelly) on either her first or second run on normal with us and a pet a few runs later so we knew stuff dropped on normal. Since the hotfix, within 2 hrs last night I got 2 pets, 2 toys, 1 quest, and one of the warlock boe pieces as well as lots of dubloon bags. You can get an item and a dubloon bag in the same run. You can get two items in the same run (got a pet and the boe piece together). You can also get an item from a defeat (got Magic Monkey Banana from a heroic defeat). All items were from normal runs except the banana.
If there's going to be an achievement for looting all 28 pets, it needs to be at least in the realm of possibility that a player could do that. At the rates until now I'd argue it was essentially impossible outside of a bot farming them 24/7 (even then still not possible it could be done within the period the expansion was current - at 1% drop rate for 1 of 28 pets equally weighted, that's 11,000 expeditions required.)
My experience after hotfix...10 IE1 toy4 dubloon satchelsBefore hotfix138 IE1 pet4-6 rep tokens1 quest itemOver 150 dubloons (dont remember the number of bags)Got more dubloons before hotfix.
I'm really glad for the island expedition changes! I've been doing the weekly (so like five-ish expeditions a week?) on two characters and keep getting doubloon bags or AP. I got one pet my very first run! And then nothing for the last 20-30 runs :SI don't expect them often, but I was starting to worry that most of them were super rare despite uh lots of recolors not really living up to that possible drop rate lol ;;;;
anyone else not having the 3rd wave appear since hotfix?
i just really hope they will drop in all islands mode not only the pvp one :/
From what I have experienced so far this increase is pretty substantial.not entirely sure how many I did but I would say ~every 3rd expedition dropped something (2 quest items 2 pets 1 tmog).This is pretty nice, since I actually like the idea of expeditions but now they also feel rewarding for the invested time.
5 hour Expedition farm on HC, 1 pet, NOTHING else :/Substantially increased my ..... Forgot a major factor, i play Alliance, that may be the reason why the drop is that bad.
I just wish that you could work towards the rewards and not have to rely on RNG-Jesus. I never have wanted Justice Badges back more... man WOTLK had some things that I wish BFA would look back and learn from.
Ok, tonight i did 15 Runs, got 3 Pets, 4 Transmog, 3 Qest items, 3 Toys, so my statement from 2 post up, well i may have been extremely unlucky that night then.