Impossible to answer without some other answers first:Quote from helpme123
Biggest mistake of this game is BOA. Imagine you are looking for a tal set and you already have 3 of it, the armor, ammy and helm. You need either the belt or the source to get the 4 pieces bonus. But all you keep finding were the armor, ammy and helm. So you are tell the player just keep trying?
If all legendary and sets get the same percentage in drop rate, how long does it takes a player to able to find that particular piece by himself??? There are over thousand legendary/set items in the game.
How long do they play? With what MF%? On what difficulty? What is the smart-drop ratio and do current items on the character affect smart-drop rates? Do they play with friends that would trade the item?
I do know that with the current legendaries in the system at paragon 100 (300% MF) I have found every legendary in the game (except patterns) at about 1,500 hours played. To find the one you're looking for will depend on RNG. Im sure some people will have full sets in two weeks cause of luck and others will be playing for a year to get the item they want. But... that's Diablo and it motivates me to keep playing to get the drop and the feeling of elation when I get the item is wonderful. Once I get it... I'll re-roll to get the best I can, but I'll have to keep hunting to have the absolutely best version of that item. And so is the cycle that is Diablo.