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Old February 10, 2015, 04:02   #11
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Yep, artifact rarities have absolutely changed over the years. I don't know about specific artifacts, but plenty have been made more/less rare as the devs refined the allocation algorithms and tweaked the balance.
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Old February 10, 2015, 08:55   #12
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Ringil is super amazing and super rare..I've only seen it once in about 20 years of playing
I have found it bazillion times, but Fëanor only once. To me it was as common as Thorin when I started to play. I found it nearly literally every game, most of time at or right after stat-gain.

When I found Fëanor first (and only) time I didn't even realize what I had found and thought "new type of ego, I wonder what this does...". And that was in a version where, due a bug in object creation, it was like walking in a shoe store, so I'm not sure I should count it.

I think I have found every artifact now at least twice, except that Fëanor.
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Old February 14, 2015, 00:19   #13
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In all the years I've been playing, I've never once found Ringil or The One Ring. I "found" Bladeturner once, but I wasn't even able to pick it up.
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Old February 14, 2015, 06:54   #14
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I have found it bazillion times, but Fëanor only once. To me it was as common as Thorin when I started to play. I found it nearly literally every game, most of time at or right after stat-gain.

When I found Fëanor first (and only) time I didn't even realize what I had found and thought "new type of ego, I wonder what this does...". And that was in a version where, due a bug in object creation, it was like walking in a shoe store, so I'm not sure I should count it.

I think I have found every artifact now at least twice, except that Fëanor.
that's crazy, i've lost count of how many times i've seen the boots of feanor!
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Old February 14, 2015, 10:01   #15
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that's crazy, i've lost count of how many times i've seen the boots of feanor!
I think I've found feanor once. Thorin pretty much every single game that goes beyond stat gain. I've found Dor-Lomin several games in a row now after not seeing it for a while, and suddenly Thranduil is nowhere to be seen in many games.

Found the Golden Crown of Gondor recently and it was a great find. I think stun resistance has got to be about the rarest in the game. Found a Cloak of the Magi with resist stun in my recent gnome mage win and never took it off .
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Old February 15, 2015, 00:19   #16
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How many ringils I found? Do you remember the amount of bread you ate?
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Old February 15, 2015, 12:44   #17
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How many ringils I found? Do you remember the amount of bread you ate?
"82, 82, 82. 246 total. Yes...definitely...246 total." - Dustin Hoffman "Rainman"
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Old March 15, 2015, 18:47   #18
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Ringil about a dozen times: Feanor, twice. One Ring, never. Bladeturner, never.
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Old September 2, 2015, 06:58   #19
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Ringil, 3 times. One Ring, once (from Morgoth, so it kinda doesn't count).
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Old September 2, 2015, 16:09   #20
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Never found Ringil or Feanor, but I usually play with randarts. I found the one ring once in a greater undead graveyard. The only time I ever bothered to loot one of those (getting it from under 10+ drujs was difficult)

Versions 3.1-3.3 are probably the most generous for artifacts. 3.4 -4.0 were "rebalanced" to mimic 3.0.6-3.0.9 levels as best as possible. But there are other changes like vault frequencies, and the upped frequencies for uniques to drop artifacts that cause some skew there.

Interestingly, I don't think the actual relative rarity of Ringil (or really any other artifact) has changed at all over all these versions.
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