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10-15-2010 @ 6:27AM
Oh no. I'm telling you people, just simple random chance isn't good enough. The game needs to give the dedicated players that carrot eventually. Imagine an in-game wishlist you'd add items to. When you add to the list the one item you most want from a particular encounter, you're letting the game know what you're farming. When you're farming an item, there's a chance each time you complete the encounter that the item you're after will be given to you, and that chance increases slightly each time you complete the encounter. Eventually, the chance will build and build to the point that you've proven yourself both deserving of the item and that you're cursed with hideous luck.So you're put out of your misery and given the dumb mount or axe or whatever purely out of a sense of fairness. You really don't want to put dedicated, patient, paying players in the position of eventually feeling they're wasting their time. Take a look at gambling machines and how they don't rely on pure chance; they're designed to pay out at regular intervals to keep people happy and invested. RNG just isn't fair enough.Especially when Blizzard takes the Tiger and Raptor out of the game before they drop even though I've been farming them for waaaaay too long already. Those, and the Firey Warhorse, the Blue Proto-Drake, and the Sea Turtle. And assuming one drops next year, I should have to wait two years for at least one Brewfest mount? I've gotten some pretty awesome rare mounts before, don't get me wrong. But I want to collect them all and I don't agree that some of them should take years to get.
10-15-2010 @ 6:47AM
My mother really wants to hit the Powerball. She farms tickets twice every week and has been doing it for a real long time. The state should just give it to her because she tries so hard and its what she wants most. It's on her list! It's that damn unfair RNG's fault. She should win because she's won some 50/50 drawings before, but she wants to win all the contests.
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