(The following information is about the same that I experienced during testing and the drops feel about the same after multiple hunting sessions both on testing and post patch on the live servers.)
Creatures and Creature Spawns are quite low?
I just spent another 1 1/2 - 2 hrs hunting on Ring Planets and spawn rates felt sorta lowish. After clearing an area of everything in sight I would move on and travel around for a bit but would only locate the random pack of low level mobs. Normally Wildstock.
After not having much luck with finding spawns, I started portal hopping between the Ring worlds in the hopes of finding better packs and higher level creatures. During my hunting session I think I found no more then 8-10 Elites, and of those only a few were Elemental in nature.
Low level mobs almost never give higher tier mats, but are more common to find then I would of expected for the higher tier planets.
Mid level mobs have a decent chance of dropping the higher tier mats, but then you also have the chance of just getting 2 tallow or a 4 raw meat. Packs of Wildstock at this level are common enough, but it’s 50/50% if the whole pack will be mid level or have a mix of a few lower level as well.
Elite drops are outstanding, but again, they are so rare, it’s extremely difficult to effectively farm them.
There wasn’t a single meteor spawn near me during my entire hunting session.
As for the other drops, this is based off of having max Luck/Bonus Attributes so my Luck is 100.
Raw Lean Meat: 1
Raw Prime Meat: 10
Creature Sacs: less then ten total of various types.
Creature Shards: 8
Hide: Averaged about 1 in every 2-3 mobs. Rarely including lower level ones. About 75 gathered.
4 spitter eyes. That’s about 1 in 3-4 mobs.
36 Wild Stock Eyes. About 1 every 2-3 mobs.
1 hopper eye from the 1 elite Hopper (The only Hopper for that matter).
None from Cattletrunks.
Trophies and such: 11 Wildstock, 8 Mantels.
About 50 blood assorted.
Almost 100 Tallow, 50 bone, 100ish berries total of the three types and 120ish raw meat.
0 Gems/Oort. (As expected).
This is all from about 200-250 mobs, again, most of them lower to mid level.
Common and Uncommon drops are very frequent and feel ok. If there were more creatures readily available, farming for the more needed lower level materials would be in a good spot. Except Raw Lean meat. This is listed as Common, but I only had the 1 drop.
Rare item drops felt ok as well, but again, finding higher level creatures feels quite difficult. I used to have countless mobs hunt me while I was out looking for resources, but now that I am out actively trying to hunt them during testing and post patch, the planets seem to feel quite empty of life.
When I am able I will attend a great hunt and feel out what drops feel like during meteor events. I have a feeling that the drops are going to be quite great because it is a group event and there will be enough people to actually get meteors to spawn.