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6-10-2007 @ 6:20AM
@7 You need to brush up your probability maths. If you roll a dice 6000 times, it's unlikely you will end up with 1000 of each number sure, but you will end up with 6 values that fall *very* close to 1000.Run the test out further to make it more accurate, say 6,000,000 or 60,000,000 rolls, and the results will stay the in the same proportions. It's simple to test, hell you can chuck together a C program and show that a rand function will come up with an even spread.But on to the topic presented. I believe that WoW pretty much runs a rand function through the appropriate loot table, and pumps out what it falls on. It's not a fantastic system either, it doesn't even remove what has been dropped, so that doubles of items are not an uncommon occurrence. It's simple, straight forward and unlikely to fail (assuming the tables have been assigned correctly) As to cutting out certain drops from due to the old pally/shammy restrictions, that would be a simple check of weather or not the raid or group is flagged as Alliance or Horde. *shrug* Not that hard, just break it down like you'd program it yourself.
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