I'm pretty sure not one player got one item needed for the bear in either iOS beta the entire time. I asked around a lot and no one had gotten or heard of one dropping. This was reported several times; admin assured us the drop rate was correct and working.
I myself leveled to 50 twice (because of the free combos mostly).
Btw you may want to craft up some fishermans lunch (or whatever it's called) it regens 5 concentration per tick for 15 min and it is cheap to make.
Well see, the problem is that I didn't use any elixers to get to this level 54 so I was assuming I would have at least one of the drops right now. I have obtained a crumbling item in beta, but the drop rate makes many many people frustrated. As you said it has been reported. I just dont see myself fishing trying to get a bear that would probably take me a while to get. The whole reason many people are fishing is for the pet now, not the experience, even though it's a great experience. It lets people "get away from it all." I have used and been using the broths for fishing, also the rings help me, in total I have 93 power without any broth that only adds +3. The broth is good, BUT not great at this time because of my total concentration and power already, that is why I am spending so much on draughts. At level 54 with a concentration of 1106, I would want to have a better broth than that. I'm afraid that I will be level 55 before the next update comes out as well and probably reach level 56 since my experience from the "Pinching Pilchards" quest is getting capped out slowly. Also, I keep having people ask me how I am getting passed level 50 in fishing, was that not supposed to happen?