I've noticed my rate of getting Power Pips has been well below the 45% I'm supposed to be getting, based on the gear I wear.
This problem seems to be limited, in my experience anyway, to the multi-leveled towers/dungeons in Dragonspyre. I've done 3 such towers in the last 2 days, and I've been seeing a Power Pip rates more like 10-15%.
If it happened in just one such tower I could dismiss it as very bad luck, but it seems to be a far more consistent problem. Especially in the vaults of the Grand Chasm.
I hope this issue can be looked at before the next major patch. Thanks.
My wizard is supposed to be power pipping at over 50%, and she clearly isn't hitting that mark. I even ran tests, knowing how off human perception can be over things like this. I've recorded several battles when I notice this occurring, and the PP percentages are FAR below what they should have been. In two separate battles, for instance, I had nine regular pips in a row before hitting my first power pip (in the first battle), and eleven in a row before getting one in my second battle.
Interestingly, I've found that switching realms (servers?) seems to fix this problem. In one case when I moved over from Ambrose (one of the places where the problem was occurring) to Balestrom, the results were obvious and immediate: I began hitting my PP percentage practically right on the nose. I think Bernie is another realm where this sort of thing is going on, too.
So, anyway, I try to stay in Balestrom as much as I can, and that seems to work for me. The only problem is when the game moves you over to another realm without telling you (like when returning from a ranked match, or porting to a friend who happens to be in a different realm); so I always remember to check up on what realm I'm in from time to time.