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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 128
# 29
11-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ungratefuldead88 View Post
Every game with any random portion always has lots of threads of people complaining the RNG must be broken because they didn't get the good thing at the statistically likely time. You won't get a purple every four times - you might not get one for twenty, you might get three in a row. The OP had a pretty large sample but it's still well within the realm of possibility he was just a) really unlucky or b) more likely over-remembering the failures. Most of the posts here are well short of anything close to a significant sample to test the RNG on. I've never netted a valuable console (although my rate of purples feels average) and I've never popped a lockbox ship despite many tries but I still feel confident the game isn't out to get me.
People don't understand odds or randomness.