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07.10.2012 , 07:28 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by DropbearSW View Post
The tool tips say the chance to successfully reverse engineer a green item as being 20%. This is clearly rubbish. I've produced MANY MANY more greens than needed for a 1 in 5 hit rate.

I'm not sure if it's the SWTOR random number generator that's broken, or if the tool tip is wrong. Either way it should be fixed..

(and yes I know, 20% chance doesn't guarentee a 1 in 5 hit, but it should average out to that over time - and clearly, in this game it doesn't).
No, it shouldn't. 1/5 and 20% are two different things, and the number of times you'd actually have to make the roll in order to see if it's 20% or not is huge(at least a thousand), beyond that, computers aren't truly random.
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