How does the increase chance of rare loot event exactly work?

#1BreezyBriiPosted 3/16/2013 4:42:24 PM
Stupid question; but is it just there? I was planning on farming for either a slagged white death or a Lyuda and was about to do the mission where I find the correct bosses to farm.
Also, has it ended yet, or does it end tomorrow?
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#2resealablePosted 3/16/2013 4:47:47 PM
The events are hot fixes that change the math of the game to increase the chances. This event however is for shields.
#3Jambi_ManPosted 3/16/2013 5:12:59 PM(edited)
It's automatically there if you are online. If you're going for a non-shield legendary, I'd recommend farming off-line to do it. I've been trying to find out if the event affects orange drops, and nothing conclusive has been reported. So if it does affect orange drops, then your chances for a WD are lessened by the increased chance for Gettle/Mobley to drop a shield. I farmed for a legendary grenade mod for a long time. Mainly the last two days, and got nothing but a bunch of white shields. Today I went offline, and I got 2 of the orange grenade mods in an hour. I'm not sure how the event affects oranges, but if it DOES affect them, you'll have a better chance to get that WD offline.
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