They are very busy but they may eventually answer a question. Question thread is ofc helpful but for in game mechanics questions that really puzzle, this is a good place.
There's a chance, what inconsistency are you seeing?
Just the cartographer, you should be able to know what your true Luck/Gold Find etc is now in the Stats Menu.
Regarding eternal pets issue ... one man's opinion.
Also, thanks much my for the reply to the map bonus question. Appreciate it
It took me over a year for my first eternal pet drop. Not sure if you have seen the thread I made about eternal pet but will share.
I've gotten a couple already, and the drop rate, although meager, is definitely not the issue I see. But Yea, have read your thread.