Right, well, I wasn’t worried that nades were replacing other gear drops, but that I see less money/health/gear drops from bloodsplosion chains. And it’s also not that I’m worried about a Pete situation, because the cobra isn’t a special drop really, or at least it didn’t used to be - it used to be a chance from a purple sniper drop. And that’s really my concern, that, mistakenly or not, I see less gear drop, or it seems that a lot less gear drops from bloodsplosion kills, other than the nades. But I don’t really know, which is why I’m asking.
Wingsday - you’re a dedicated Krieg player, what’s your observation of bloodsplosion drops? One of my references is from farming BA tokens in Pete’s Bar, as well as Burners in the Beatdown. With Bloodsplosion specced, it seems - seems- like a lot of nades but markedly less money and gear. I had a few Beatdown runs in a row with no gear drops and a few others with one or two, and that’s not normal.
I’ve spent time in the Beatdown with the other classes and Krieg with other builds, I kinda have an idea of what to expect as far as drops in Pete’s Bar and the Beatdown, and it seems like less gear dropping. But again, I don’t trust my own observations regarding drops - it’s just the nature of our psychologies to see what we wish to be or what we fear to be. I’m aware of my own bias regarding stuff like this.
But I’m about to commit to a pretty stiff farm. The drop rates, according to GBX, have increased, but I’ve farmed it some since then, and it still seems like a pretty stiff farm. And because bloodsplosion does affect drops in a couple bosses, even though those drops are special drops, it seems like a good idea to understand how bloodsplosion affects drops in common enemies. Clearly, it does affect drops at least to the extent that bloodsplosion kills drop nades. Whether or not it affects gear drops from common enemies is something to be cleared before investing time into a stiff farm that could possibly be more than doubled or tripled unnecessarily because 1/2 to 2/3 of the enemies aren’t dropping gear.
You might say, “Err on the side of caution and spec out”, and that makes sense, but bloodsplosion is a huge time-saver with mobs like that, and that’s important in that farm, so ideally, I’d like to use it if I can - if it doesn’t screw with the drops.