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1-08-2011 @ 3:15PM
The deal with RNG is that Blizzard doesn't WANT everything to be perfectly predictable. They are well aware that some people will get something on the first attempt while others never do. Though drops will certainly increase over time and even the rarest mounts/pets/etc will see more usage, the RNG keeps there from being a hard "cap." With a certain currency like "random points" you would see NO Drakes of the North Wind, etc for a while and then in a single day they would be EVERYWHERE. Everyone that had been farming for one would reach the required total "points" within a day or two of each other and there would be a massive explosion of this supposed "rare" mount.This is not what Blizzard wants. They want some element of randomness and rarity to exist. Obviously, this isn't true for every mount, pet, etc. Anything from a rep vendor is expected to eventually be very common. But Blizzard wants some mounts and so on to remain relatively rare and RNG is their method. Also, RNG drops are far more exciting than "points." They are also far more depressing, of course.Do I like this system? If I'm the lucky guy who gets the mount, of course! If I'm the unlucky guy who is farming for hours and hundreds of runs...not so much. Overall, yeah, I like the system. I like that there is some rarity and uniqueness. No, I don't have every mount or pet out there. I'm ok with that.
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