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The Mass RNG Effect

Posted Feb 19, 2015 by Suzie Ford

The Mass RNG Effect

World of Warcraft is much like walking into a Las Vegas casino; each zone, dungeon, or battleground being its own pocket dimension divorced from reality and filled with scenic grandeur and the promise of wealth. Except for when such promises are at the mercy of pitiless random-number-generators (RNG). In WoW particularly, the statistical reality of RNG is that players can go on for weeks or months without ever seeing a coveted piece of loot drop (Ashes of A’lar will drop anytime now. It’s only the 127th Kael’thas kill…). Over the years, Blizzard went to great lengths to mitigate this mass RNG effect by developing a variety of safety nets. Inexplicably, in Warlords of Draenor, the safety nets were yanked out in favor of more RNG.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom