Thats actually an interesting method, I think everyone has experienced the classic scenario with a desired item requiring the completion of a quest chain and then having some trivial piece of gear proc epic on the quest right before the one your item is a reward for in said chain. I always feel like my chances are dramatically diminished of an epic proc when this happens. It could be real, could be luck. I must retire now so that I may adorn and gently stroke my Talisman of True Treasure Tracking while considering these new possibilities. edit - Also when any fkn item drops for you off Vicious Fallout when youre trying to farm the vers ring from the next boss in gnomer. edit - With the gnomer scenario I wonder if its a Schrödinger's cat kind of deal where If you dont loot Vicious Fallout then the loot waiting for you is undetermined unntil you click. edit - After further consideration that stupid new 'mail all the unlooted shit to players' system blizzard added might imply the loot is decided regardless of you looting or not......then again what if you dont look at a mailbox......thats a potential double Schrödinger's cat, two cats!