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Update: The second theory has been debunked, as it's predicted items did not show up in today's list!
We have some possibly good news for all the people still chasing their perfect Corruption setup (which would be most players everywhere), as two separate theories have come up predicting which Corruptions will appear at what time in MOTHER's shop. Both theories are based on the Corruptions that we've seen so far, so neither has the full info for all Corruptions yet and both predict entries in different time frames, so their predictions don't conflict with each other.

First off we have Dorovon, from Big Dumb Guild, who has actually datamined some hotfix data and come up with a possible pattern there, with cycles of linked Corruptions repeating. Now, this data might not actually be linked to the vendor at all, but we can't know that yet. From that base, Shiftmage created this spreadsheet which tracks all the upcoming Corruptions, but its first prediction comes on July 16th, as that's when the supposed "cycle" will start repeating.


An additional problem here is that even if the data is linked to the vendor, it might simply randomize the order once it comes to the cycle reset point. We won't know whether any of this is reliable until June 16th, when the first prediction will either come true or not. You can check out the spreadsheet here for more details, and read a more detailed analysis of the datamining itself here.

*The below theory has been proved to be incorrect*

The second theory is much simpler and we'll find out whether it's correct a whole lot sooner - tomorrow on the next reset, in fact! Limit's Imfiredup has created a much more direct prediction, potentially figuring out the pattern for (only) the stat-based Corruptions.


We simply keep in mind we're now on cycle 4, which would indicate the next reset, coming tomorrow, should have Expedient 1 and Versatile 2, so it won't take long to see if this is correct. Just so it's easier to keep track, cycle 5 would be (US) Tuesday's reset, aka 02.06, 6 would be Friday 05.06, 7 would be Tuesday 09.06 and cycle 8 would be Friday 12.06.

You can check out how Imfiredup came to these number in the clip below:

Now, obviously both of these have a lot going against them, and it's all very speculative at this point, but it'll be pretty exciting to see if either of them managed to get it right. Perhaps Blizzard will even see the interest players have in actually knowing when which Corruption will appear and share the correct schedule themselves?

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Hell I'm just surprise that Blizzard hasn't released an easier version of acquiring TR yet since we are at the end of BFA.... instead of weeks worth of saving from doing just keystones.  Let people get their gear, let people play around with off specs, let people have some fun before we all start again on ground zero when Shadowlands is released.  

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I think blizzard should just ignore all balance for the rest of BFA. Give us all max ranked cloaks. Also make essences free or cheaper/ accountbound so that we can actually enjoy playing around with all these shenanigans before it will be over. I've got nothind to do except for one Vision weekly and a keystone weekly. I hardly login on my main anymore and I honestly can't be asked to grind 2.5k Echoes for mandatory essences when there are nice corruptions sold.

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