randomness

Sometimes the game hates you trying to understand it.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most irritating bit of MMO randomness you’ve dealt with?

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I've frequently said thatĀ Final Fantasy XI influenced a lot of my later feelings on MMOs, and this is also true of the crafting. For...
This is someone else's problem.

UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

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As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...
Order from disorder.

Vague Patch Notes: Why do MMOs have randomness?

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If there's one concept that is nearly universally reviled among MMO players, it's randomness. Yes, pretty much everywhere. You could make a little fairy...
Chance!

Crowfall addresses randomness, streaking and deck-style random outcomes

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How much time do you spend thinking about random chance? If you play video games, probably a fair amount. The designers working on Crowfall...
dress out.

Marvel Heroes is removing a la carte costumes and making lockboxes easier to get on consoles

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If you're playing Marvel Heroes on console and were hoping for a change in how the game handles lockboxes and individual costumes, the good...
IT'S ALL JUNK

Overwatch promises to reduce duplicate item rewards in lockboxes

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Since the only real form of progress in Overwatch involves skins, there's nothing more frustrating than opening a few dozen lockboxes and seeing every...
It's mine!

Hearthstone changes up card packs to make it easier to collect new cards

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There's nothing quite like opening up a new card pack in Hearthstone only to find multiples of the same rare you already have and...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most frustrating streak of bad luck you’ve had in an MMO?

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There are two things I'd really like in World of Warcraft's most recent expansion, and since both of them are entirely random, I'm flat...
Your manager says you should shut up.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the weirdness of Yo-kai Watch

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The fact that Final Fantasy XIV has now officially had a crossover with Yo-kai Watch feels rather odd to me. I'm honestly not a...
Sure, who cares.

Like skintone, Rust’s character gender is determined by Steam ID

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Remember back when Rust added new skin tones and other secondary attributes that players didn't get to choose? Because the game just implemented another...
Going back.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV’s Anima Weapons don’t bother me

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Everyone who has listened to my rantings for an extended period of time knows that I did not like the Zodiac Weapon quests in...
There's really only one mode, when you get down to it.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying bit of randomness you’ve experienced in an MMO?

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Randomness has been a part of most computer games since the beginning because computers can do math very quickly and randomness is exciting. Oh,...

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