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diminishing returns for loot drop chance?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by aFrayedKnot, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. aFrayedKnot

    aFrayedKnot Visitor

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Just thought I would ask the question since I noticed increased evidence in two separate incidences.

    Are there diminishing returns for your chance of an item drop?

    For example, when I started playing again I was getting tangles or night eyes every other day. Until one day it just stopped. Nothing for months.

    Another example is with treasure chests. Normally I will get at least one of the following with every level 6 chest (forged pardon, runed sash, surge shield, orb, another map or a tasty treat). But now i'm going on 30 level 6 digs and I haven't received any of the above. It seems to be a pretty drastic change to simply chalk it up to bad RNG.

    Has anyone else noticed this pattern or did I just get cursed by the RNG Gods?
    #1 aFrayedKnot, Jul 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  2. Cupid

    Cupid Sage
    Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend

    May 7, 2003
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    cursed by the RNG Gods
  3. BeaIank

    BeaIank Crazed Zealot
    Governor Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Nov 4, 2011
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    I don't know.
    For one example, between pub 80 and pub 82 I did miasma some hundreds to thousands of time and didn't get a single drop.
    Yesterday morning I killed it about 30 times and got 5 drops... It is likely the RNG.