Do rare items have a higher chance to drop during the initial boss battle?

#1ryan0991Posted 10/4/2012 8:59:29 PM(edited)
As opposed to any subsequent runs of that boss?

I did about 120 runs before I finally got a Conference Call, but then just now when I fought him as Zer0 (the initial battle to finish play-through 1) and I received a level 30 Conference Call. I've noticed a few other people claim that they had Conference Call drop on their initial battle (play-through 1 or 2) with The Warrior too.

Is this just probability trolling me (probably) or is there something else going on here?
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#2korruptid239Posted 10/4/2012 8:50:23 PM
I got a legendary shotgun my first kill as well, wasn't the CC is was the rakkblaster or whatever its called.
#3MoxRavagerPosted 10/4/2012 8:52:00 PM
I definitely believe it applies to The Warrior when his head asplodes.

I got the Flakker the first fight against him.
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#4mulletmann21Posted 10/4/2012 8:52:53 PM
On my very first run through for my Commando (he was probably level 5 or 6 at the time) Boom Bewm dropped Bonus Package right away.
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#5ryan0991(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2012 9:05:26 PM
Maybe there is some truth to this...
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#6The_HighPosted 10/4/2012 9:12:07 PM
Either that or it's just a MASSIVE coincidence.

I got several of the rare weapons on my first playthrough, now I get nothing unless I go out of my way to farm for what feels like way too long.
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#7ZosKiaCultusPosted 10/4/2012 9:13:30 PM
I got an orange my first fight against the warrior, as well. Haven't seen one since on this character.
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#8EiyuJPNPosted 10/4/2012 9:44:22 PM
went all the way up to PT2 without a single orange sighting then I beat the warrior and got CC on the first try.

Farmed him forever afterwards and never got a single orange since...
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#9IcefrioPosted 10/4/2012 9:59:10 PM
Yeah I'm pretty sure the rarity of the loot is higher the first time you kill the boss. At least for the warrior.

First time I killed him, An Impaler AND a bonus package. Course, having just gotten a Volcano right before that from Saturn, I still thought Oranges were relatively common, like in BL1. Played all the way through PT2, no oranges until I killed the warrior again. Another Volcano.

Had I known a 6k*9 homing sticky bonus package would basically never spawn again, I would have never sold it. But silly me thought Gearbox wouldn't throttle the Orange drop rate, so I sold it assuming I could find an appropriately leveled one later.

Not without hours of killing the same dude over and over, I guess. Haven't really picked up the game since I learned that and finished all the side quests.
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