slfranci wrote:My drop rate since the update has been dismal. The only quests I've completed are those in which a friend gifted the necessary item to me. The vast majority of the quests I have now all require some type of phenomena in a particular room, and I've only had one pop up since the update...in the wrong room. But nothing dropped in that room when I searched it anyhow, so I don't suppose it would have mattered anyway. I also had the "rare charm" running all week that is supposed to increase the likelihood of finding items, and used other charms on top of it, in addition to tips and helpers, and still nothing. Seriously, I had a combined increased likelihood of 60% of finding an item, and I'm not even getting duplicates of items that I already have (like I used to). I prefer to find new items, but I still would rather get some duplicates for trading instead of a big 'ol nothing! I have one quest that is completed by "helping friends". I help friends regulary every day, and nothing. That quest has been up since the day of the update, so it might be coincidental, but I don't think so. I'm incredibly frustrated, because this game is the one game that I really enjoy playing daily, and all the fun has been sucked right out of it. I can keep searching rooms, but it seems pointless when I can't find any items, EVER, and I have to rely on friends to gift quest items to me.
I e-mailed Game Insight about the drop rate of items (especially the old boot). They got back to me about two days later with the following:
"Thank you for contacting us!
We take feedback seriously and are constantly improving the game. All the collection items in the game will appear, but there is a certain amount of luck involved. Some items are harder to come by than others, but using the appropriate charms and helpers will make them appear sooner. Anyway, I shall transfer your request to our specialists for review.
The higher your level the harder it is to get a reward!
It is a game feature, not to make it boring for you. If you reach such a level, that means that you are a super player with uncommon abilities to find items!
Keep trying, and everything will be ok! Good luck to you!"
This might explain why the drop rate is low for some people. I'm level 48 currently, and noticing the change in drop rate without charms.