Just Lying there for Fun and ProfitPosted 2 September 2012 by Flux
Blue reply to a question about Magic and Gold Find bonuses in the afterlife:
Yep, your MF/GF still count when you’re dead and a monster dies.
2 : Is it just me or more I die more I get bad loot?
I think your second question may be relaying personal experience, but I still want to assure you that player death does not influence loot drops.
Anyone got some interesting superstitions about this? You die one time on the corner of the screen against Belial and got a unique, so now you think you should do it every time? I haven’t heard of any popular ones in D3, but we saw a million of them in D2, as players insisted they’d get more cows in the Secret Level if they opened the portal in a certain part of town, or that Meph dropped better if you killed him in some certain location, or that chests popped better if you opened them in a specific sequence.
Gamers seeking loot are all basically just pigeons in a Skinner Box. Except that sometimes our virtual Skinner Boxes have bugs and exploits so that some of our bizarre propitiating rituals have actual effects.