First reply didn't disappoint. I can't seriously get into it knowing how obscenely rare it is. It's also made me cynical with regards to how a lot of the drops are in this game with how some are obscenely rarer than others or how they decided to tie drops to specific mobs with a couple of seemingly ambiguous exceptions. I did just bang out an hour at the Beatdown just going up to the intersection and save/quitting.
I think I am gonna follow kapowskis run of beatdown, bar brawl, then pete. I think that's what it was. At least that way it isn't tedious and chances at collecting multiple things.
I have always preferred farming runs over save/quit spam except the treasure room but that's mainly for blue class mods.
yup. Although lately I've been skipping the larger beatdown area and just killing everyone inside the bar (without activating the bar brawl quest, because it seems like more enemies spawn), and killing Pete.