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3-28-2009 @ 12:07PM
I thought his statement that:"In the beta, it got rid of the bad streaks, but it also got rid of the good streaks, so they eventually upped the "ideal" drop rate to around 42%."Implied it was only in Beta, on Live they just upped the drop rate?
3-28-2009 @ 1:44PM
Can someone please Respond to this seemingly legit note? I am watching dozens of these "I sooo noticed that" messages go by, and no one addressing the apparently likely possibility that this system isn't in place at all.
3-28-2009 @ 8:40PM
TLDR Version: Average drop rates and progressive drop rates can coexist. That may be the case in Wrath.I think what he meant was, in its early implementation in beta, the progressive drop rate system was still set up to have an average 35% drop rate. What I mean is even with a progressive drop rate, you can set it up in such a way that the overall average drop rate will remain fairly constant (assuming a large enough sample size.) However, to compensate for the eventual 100% drop rates on a bad streak, they had to reduce the initial drop rate in order to maintain an average 35% drop rate. But this made getting a "good streak" even less likely than before, which was an unintended side-effect of the change. So they ended up adjusting the numbers to arrive at an average 42% drop rate.I hope that makes sense, and hopefully it was readable enough to get through =P
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