Sorry to double post here but I have to ask -
I’ve been farming for a cobra recently, and I was, perhaps, a bit too encouraged by your remark that you’d found five of them, combined with Gearbox apparently “buffing” the drop rates for them.
Needless to say, the black cloud over my head ensured that all of my encouragement was doomed to disappointment, frustration, and glazed eyeballs.
I’ve been searching hell and high water for info. on these supposed buffed drop rates, but I cannot find anything solid. Some people reported easily obtaining a cobra immediately after the buff was reported, but afterwards it seems to have gone back to being stupid rare.
I just want to know what my damn chances are. We have good numbers for legendaries and even effervescents like the Nirvana. It took me forever to get a Nirvana, but it has a 1% drop rate, so I get it.
And then as usual, I go on YouTube hunting for “farming a cobra” videos. A Joltz video comes up and he’s like, “Man, what a long farm, it took me like three hours.” Three f**kin’ hours? As I might have said elsewhere here, I consider myself extremely (extremely) lucky if I get any weapon I’m farming to drop in only three hours.
It was the same with the Nirvana. Many of the video-makers said, more or less, “Geez, I had to kill like eighty of these badass guys. What an awful farm!”
I begin to question my game when I hear stuff like that. I had to kill at minimum 600 of them. I had reached the point where, at a 1% drop rate, my chance of having got at least one drop by then was like 99.9%, and I still hadn’t got one.
Anyway, I can’t even get that much definitive data on cobra drops. Some people even think Gearbox quietly lowered the drop rates again after raising them. But again, that’s just opinion.
How long would you have to farm to get a cobra, you think? Where did yours drop? Farming the Beatdown is an annoying PITA, and I wonder if there are areas or specific types of burners (badasses?) who are more likely to drop it.