Deleting the DMF guide book or putting it in the bank will allow you to collect the charms.
EDIT> Seems to be caused by the "Test Your Strength" quest, rather than the Adventurers Guide alone.
the kit has to be in one of the four bags that aren't the backpack, if it's in the actual backpack, it doesn't work.
Mine works in the normal backpack.
Once you complete or abandon Test Your Strength the Charms will drop.
05/02/2012 08:13Posted by TuttiOnce again, it works for me. I have the kit, I have the adventurer's journal, and I have Test Your Strength. I was getting only Grisly Trophies until I moved the kit into my fourth bag, at which point I started getting both trophies and charms.
Gonna have to say that it doesn't work here either, it will only give you Grisly Trophies until you've completed it at which point you will also get Lovely Charms.
And i tried every bag-combination i could think of.
Edit: Additionally it does also seem like Retribution Aura lowers the amount of charms you get, i'm guessing maybe it's because the Retribution Aura getting the killing blow can bug it? May have been bad luck of course, but still.
Apologies for the delay in response on this particular issue – I’ve just updated our Love is in the Air sticky with some information (including the workaround concerning either completing ‘Test Your Strength’ first, or placing the Guide into the bank… or into the bin… for a short while!);
[NEW] For whatever floats your Love Boat this year...❤
Q: I’m trying to collect Lovely Charms for the event, but I’m also currently on the quest ‘Test Your Strength’ for the Darkmoon Faire, and I don’t seem to be able to get both drops at the same time. What’s up with that?
A: We’re aware that players are experiencing difficulties when trying to complete these two quests simultaneously, and have already passed this on for further investigation.
In the meantime, you’re welcome to either complete ‘Test Your Strength’ first, or to temporarily place into your bank or delete your Darkmoon Adventurer's Guide (which should not cause you to abandon the quest, nor lose any existing progress) in order to continue collecting Lovely Charms as normal.
Please bear in mind that if you do chose to bank or destroy your Guide and pick it up again later, it also won’t be possible to collect any of the other in-game drops that require this item’s presence in your Inventory.
Interestingly, while testing this myself just now, I was able to collect both types of drop while having both items in my bags… they just unfortunately wouldn’t both drop from the same kill.
As always, however, your mileage may vary if you keep both the Collector’s Kit and the Guide on your character, so the above workarounds are still recommended if you experience any issues. :)
Where did I farm?
Aldur´thar in icecrown - very fast respawning mobs around the cauldrons.
today - with "test of strength" quest zero charms in 3 different locations
so i guess no hot fix has been implemented as yet
It would go:
Monster 1: Lovely Charm
Monster 2: Grisly Trophy
Monster 3: Lovely Charm
Monster 4: Cloth and grey item
etc etc etc
06/02/2012 15:20Posted by ShantottoI can confirm that I was able to get both Lovely Charms and Grisly Trophies while having both quests active and both inventory items, however not from the same monster each time.
I'm guessing the algorithm responsible for this goes through your items one by one, checking for each item if the kill made it give you something, and keeps looking if it didn't - even if it could have. So if it finds the charm kit first, it sees if you get a charm from it and if you don't it moves on to the adventurer's guide, but if it finds the guide first it always spawns a trophy, so it stops looking.
Alternatively, it could keep an internal list of such items you have in your bags, which would mean it would check the items in the order they were added (or possibly in the reverse order). I'll test this out later.