What should I expect from RNG regarding spawning of experience pools? Typically, I am having to do 15-18 runs (act 1, southern highlands, leoric’s courtyard and forsaken cemetery) to get 10 experience pool stacks. The time wasted from doing this would be, imho, better spent just grinding more GRs. I do not find it efficient.
I used to farm these pools back in s13/14, but gave up due to my thoughts above. I tried it again in the past few days in s25, but still experience the same crappy. RNG regarding spawn. In many cases, especially with the forsaken cemetery and southern highlands, I get ZERO spawn (no pylon, health pool or experience pool), typically ~30% of the time.
I did many runs back in s13/14 and consistently it took 15-18 runs to get 10 experience pools, in several cases, 25 runs. A few cases (and I mean a few) went as low as between 10-12 runs, but they were the odd ones out, far more uncommon than the longer 20-25 run occurences from my personal experiences.
I am also finding that 10 stacked experience pools is giving me bonus XP for around a full GR (120, ~3.5-4 mins) and a partial GR. maxroll.gg suggests that for such a GR, I’d need 5.49 pools for a single GR effort, so typically, just over 10 for 2 GRs. I’m certainly not getting anywhere near that before the 10 stacked pools are spent - it’s typically 1.5 GRs. So, is maxroll.gg wrong?
AFAIK, the act 1 pool locations that I’m farming are generally considered the most efficient to farm. I would usually ask, am I just unlucky, but consistent bad luck for an extended period of time is not random (as in RNG).