After About Three Dozen Escalation Protocol Bosses...
I have finally acquired both the Ikelos Sniper and Shotgun.
Granted, I know they're not as powerful as they used to be but they're still excellent weapons.
And I'm not even kidding about the three dozen bosses. I must have killed the different bosses a collective amount in that area. I got the Sniper to drop two days in a row, Sunday and Monday, this week with the first drop actually dropping as a Masterwork. And I finally got the Shotgun today.
Up until Sunday, I had never gotten a single weapon to drop from any boss. Ever. I don't even care about the SMG, honestly. I wanted the Sniper and the Shotgun but the Shotty mostly. Like I said, this came after about 36+ Level 7 completions. Now, I know I hate Bungie and I'm sure Bungie hates me but... C'mon.
Nothing beyond that. Just wanted to share my experiences with the drop-rate in this game as I have this feeling I'm a lot worse-off than most of you. Call it a gut feeling but I'm going with it. Thanks, Bungie. Up yours, guys. Up yours...
EDIT: Without even looking, because I forgot the Emblem even existed, I managed to damn-near nail my number of completions. I've defeated 32 Escalation Protocol Bosses. It was on my 32nd that I got the Shotgun. Nine attempts today to get it. So it was about on my 20th that I got my first Sniper which was also the first time a gun ever dropped for me. 20 times before your first reward? Seriously? That's just plain garbage. No wonder I stopped doing EP for so long.
I had completed EP roughly 40 times over the course of several months, not trying terribly hard to obtain the EP weapons. And my lack of efforts were reflected in my lack of weapon drops.
Then about two months after Forsaken went live, I obtained all three EP weapons (each for the first time) over the course of four EP completions in the space of twenty minutes.
So there’s that.