3 Hard mode runs up to Oryx - not a single drop from runes/totems (supposedly where these make-believe 310+ ghost shells drop from - in 3 runs not a single person in my group got one). And also not a single drop (for me) from Deathsingers. Only 1 or 2 others in the groups got something.
It seems like a 310+ machine gun/rocket launcher/sniper is guaranteed from Warpriest and a 310+ armor item from Golgoroth though. So those are definitely the checkpoints you want to hit. Now we'll see if that keeps up for week 2 - that could have just been the guaranteed first time drop like when you kill Oryx for the first time and get multiple things. I'm sure it will go back to giving me nothing at both parts like it did for most of my Normal runs.
My best item was the 318 rocket launcher I got on my first run. Since then I've gotten two machine guns at 316 and 317 I think. So I have that extra 316 to use on another heavy weapon. I'm trying to decide if I want to use it on a sword or possibly on my 310 Truth. Truth would just be for Iron Banner/Trials and wouldn't help me in the Raid. But then neither would a sword since I need to use a legendary (my 318 rocket launcher) in that slot for most, if not all, of the Raid.
My armor items were: 1) 313 boots for the Warlock, which is kind of a meh roll except like I said before that bumped me up from 296 so that was a big increase. 2) 314 gauntlets for the Titan (also a big jump since my previous Raid gauntlets were 300). My Titan is still using 298 boots so hopefully I get something for that slot next week. 3) 316 gauntlets for my Hunter (had 305 before).
So all in all, pretty good jumps of 10+ in one armor slot for all 3 characters. My class items and ghost shells, which used to be a strength, are now all of a sudden holding me back now though. Hopefully one of those things drops for me next week though it sure as hell seemed broken this week. There's nothing more frustrating than making it through the Deathsingers fight, especially when you get torn and have to do the stressful jumping part, only to get nothing for it. you Bungie.
I still want to run some level 32 PoE if anyone from CAG is up for that. It is a good way to farm exotic engrams and strange coins this week as it has the 3 bosses. I have 5 treasure keys on each character and might as well use them to get some strange coins if nothing else.
I'm wondering if the people who got 310+ ghost shells had not run Normal first yet? I know there is supposed to be different loot tables but we all know how broken this game can be. It just seems astounding to me that they are "dropping like flies" for gotdott but not a single one in the groups I was in (where everyone had done Normal already).