I'm having the feeling that the primal/ancient drop rate is slightly lower in S15 than earlier, but haven't been able to confirm it anywhere. Anyone else experiencing something similar?
Also did a (small sample I know) test of upgrading DH rare bows:
Total: 40 upgrades
Normal legendary: 38
Wasn't expecting any primal, but 2/40 ancient is lower that what I expected.
(Was looking for a better Yang's, but none of the 30 legendaries was of that sort. Got a almost decently even spread across the board apart from that one: 8 Cluckeye, 6 Odyssey's, 5 Leonine, 5 Windforce, 5 Etrayu, 5 Kridershot, 3 Raven's, 3 Uskang)
Cluckeye is slightly overrepresented and Yang's is really low in this sample.
I don't know if it's just bad luck on my part, or maybe I'm a bit spoiled and I became hyper-focused on drops, but season 15 has been rough. Seems like until I craft it I can't get it as a drop. I just completed the season journey, and I think I've improved over previous seasons-but man this one sure felt lite on the drop rate.
Of course with double the cache I was able to craft pretty readily, so perhaps that was the point. Still had fun-for a game I picked up sometime ago I've more than got my money's worth.
To be honest, I hope Blizzard removes some of the RNG out of the next rendition of the game. I would rather farm two to three times as long for mats for guaranteed recipes -- i.e. use x + y and you're going to get crit chance, or whatever. Compared to doing an hour of public T13 bounty groups yesterday, rerolling a pair of shoulders 30 times and never having them come out ancient. That just causes massive frustration. Give me a guaranteed recipe -- 50 bounty mats instead of 5 for ancient.
Even if blizzard did some manipultaions on RNGs, there is no way you can prove this. Assume that a chance to get a primal by rerolling is 0.002%. And say they secretly decrease this value to 0.001%. There is no single ordinary user who can prove this manipulation. Only speculation is possible.
So I dont know. I just hope blizzard is still honest with the gamers.