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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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