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# 46
02-07-2013, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by zerobang View Post
-> my money is on the RANDOMIZER to be just not *random* enough.
If (great big IF) anything is truly amiss with this process, THIS would be the culprit.

All the additional hooplah over "hidden weighting" is, quite frankly, a pile of ... stinky things. The data is, what the data is, and I've already publicly stated exactly what that data is.

So, if (again, this is a hypothetical ONLY) there is anything off-kilter about the overall distribution of rewards from these tables, the only remaining culprit is the core RNG, about which I have approximately zero knowledge or input.

I'll send out a feeler to investigate, though, just for peace of mind. Don't get your hopes up about results, though.

Before I go, I'll leave you all with one more parting thought: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

The numbers are what they are, but I think that at least some of the outcry being posted here is largely motivated by an emotional reaction to those figures, due to the effect they have on your in-game currencies (including Time as a more abstract currency).
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