## A question about rare loot drop rates..

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#### User Info: __ThePhantom__

__ThePhantom__
3 years ago#1
So I know a lot of us are in the same boat, we've farmed for HOURS for a rare drop and had nothing drop.

NOW, I know of you say Random is Random. But is random really random? Does randomness determine the randomness of random itself? Or is random itself just as random as randomness? Or is it more complex?

Think it over, I can't figure this out:'( maybe someone can help me?:-D

#### User Info: SuchAmazement

SuchAmazement
3 years ago#2
Random is random based on the randomness of the drop rate, which is too low.
Even in numbers, a weakling is a weakling still!

#### User Info: __ThePhantom__

__ThePhantom__
3 years ago#3
SuchAmazement posted...
Random is random based on the randomness of the drop rate, which is too low.

Randomness = Random when Random is equal to 5 Randomness' squared by pie's randomness which equals random?

Yumm.. Pie.

#### User Info: Bare_Omnislash

Bare_Omnislash
3 years ago#4
__ThePhantom__ posted...
SuchAmazement posted...
Random is random based on the randomness of the drop rate, which is too low.

Randomness = Random when Random is equal to 5 Randomness' squared by pie's randomness which equals random?

Yumm.. Pie.

Quality

#### User Info: illbzo1

illbzo1
3 years ago#5
__ThePhantom__ posted...

But is random really random?

Some bosses / spawns have a higher chance to drop their loot than others. For example, Hunter Helquist may have a 1 / 8 chance to drop the Bee, whereas Bunker has a 1 / 256 chance to drop the Sham, the B****, or a head.
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#### User Info: A4TH1337

A4TH1337
3 years ago#6
imagine a dice with 50 sides. now lets say one specific boss drops one specific weapon in 1 out of 50 times. every time you beat him you roll that 50-sided dice and thus have a chance of 1:50 for the weapon to drop.
now keep in mind that probability doesnt have a memory. when you flip a coin you have a 1:2 chance but still it could land on the wrong side many times in a row. so when you have odds of 1:50 you could end up beating the boss in the example above for easily 500 or more times and still not get the drop you were farming for.

#### User Info: -Theundetected-

-Theundetected-
3 years ago#7
A4TH1337 posted...
imagine a dice with 50 sides. now lets say one specific boss drops one specific weapon in 1 out of 50 times. every time you beat him you roll that 50-sided dice and thus have a chance of 1:50 for the weapon to drop.
now keep in mind that probability doesnt have a memory. when you flip a coin you have a 1:2 chance but still it could land on the wrong side many times in a row. so when you have odds of 1:50 you could end up beating the boss in the example above for easily 500 or more times and still not get the drop you were farming for.

So random is randomness when 1:50 randoms are not saved to memory when you divide your randoms in half then quadruple them by pie random pie even when squared = random?

Srsly??

You're making this complicated.

#### User Info: Jambi_Man

Jambi_Man
3 years ago#8
I watched a roulette wheel in Vegas spin black 14 times in a row....

I lost a lot of money. o_O
My name is Sue! How do you do!
Now you're gonna die!!

#### User Info: SuchAmazement

SuchAmazement
3 years ago#9
Jambi_Man posted...
I watched a roulette wheel in Vegas spin black 14 times in a row....

I lost a lot of money. o_O

It's rigged.
Even in numbers, a weakling is a weakling still!

#### User Info: Jambi_Man

Jambi_Man
3 years ago#10
SuchAmazement posted...
Jambi_Man posted...
I watched a roulette wheel in Vegas spin black 14 times in a row....

I lost a lot of money. o_O

It's rigged.

Yeah, im pretty sure there're magnets in the wheel.
My name is Sue! How do you do!
Now you're gonna die!!
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