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Is Reverse Engineering broken in 1.5?

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Is Reverse Engineering broken in 1.5?

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Silvafox
11.18.2012 , 07:54 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackomens View Post
It is broken yes, but not for that reason, those recipes disappear after relog.
^ This

Happened to me today. I lost 3 recipes which I had learned earlier in the day by reverse engineering.
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Wolvereen
11.19.2012 , 12:41 AM | #12
i think, it's not broken, but the tooltip is wrong^^
it's not a 20% chance, it's more like being about 5% chance to get better blueprints

i have often rows with 20 or more items without having success

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wainot-keel
11.19.2012 , 08:33 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Silvafox View Post
^ This

Happened to me today. I lost 3 recipes which I had learned earlier in the day by reverse engineering.
ugh... please no....
yesterday i finally got the veracity prefix for an implant that just wouldn't pop up. i don't even remember how many tries it took. i even crafted a couple of them for selling. if today i log in an the recipe is gone, i'll be really mad

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Wahala
11.19.2012 , 09:58 AM | #14
Well, If it has not changed since launch, then my luck sure has changed.

I started a new character on a new server (shadowlands) and picked cybernetics and the two gathering skills for it (scavenging and underworld trading). I crafted 60 green items (armouring 2's and mod 2's) and Reverse engeneered all of them. I ended up with 5 blues (8.33 % success overall). On other characters on other servers I have been geting about the same results lately with way less than 5% (overall) on the 10% items. Back a few months ago, My success rate was such that I never bothered to check it over a long period (I was prettty happy with it). However, I know there were times when I got less than the tooltip % and times when I got more, and it did not seem to matter if i was getting blues or purples. I really wasn't frustrated or disappointed.

Lately however, it seems to take forever to get a successful re-engineer. I realize that the % of success (20 or 10) doesn't change after I RE 5 or 10 items, but the law of averages should come out to somewhere near those percentages over time. It took me 55 number 2 skill Mods to get a blue schematic. I am either unlucky louie, or the equation for rolling the success/fail has been modified.

I must have been lucky louie before. sometimes getting 3 successes in a row and never having to do 50 items for success.

I scratch my head.
It's LevioSA, not LeviOsa

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Wahala
11.19.2012 , 10:03 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Heezdedjim View Post
Come back and ask this question again when you've done 1,500 greens without a single blue pattern.
I think I would give up long before that. That would make the new schematic cost millions (probably ... just guessing)
It's LevioSA, not LeviOsa

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psandak
11.19.2012 , 04:15 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Wahala View Post
Well, If it has not changed since launch, then my luck sure has changed.

I started a new character on a new server (shadowlands) and picked cybernetics and the two gathering skills for it (scavenging and underworld trading). I crafted 60 green items (armouring 2's and mod 2's) and Reverse engeneered all of them. I ended up with 5 blues (8.33 % success overall). On other characters on other servers I have been geting about the same results lately with way less than 5% (overall) on the 10% items. Back a few months ago, My success rate was such that I never bothered to check it over a long period (I was prettty happy with it). However, I know there were times when I got less than the tooltip % and times when I got more, and it did not seem to matter if i was getting blues or purples. I really wasn't frustrated or disappointed.

Lately however, it seems to take forever to get a successful re-engineer. I realize that the % of success (20 or 10) doesn't change after I RE 5 or 10 items, but the law of averages should come out to somewhere near those percentages over time. It took me 55 number 2 skill Mods to get a blue schematic. I am either unlucky louie, or the equation for rolling the success/fail has been modified.

I must have been lucky louie before. sometimes getting 3 successes in a row and never having to do 50 items for success.

I scratch my head.
Those laws of averages you mention DO work out when you consider the millions of REs across all servers and all characters. Even if you personally do 1000 REs that is STILL a small sample size.

And based on your anecdote, statistically you were lucky early and effectively your luck ran out. 'nuff said.

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khsolo
11.19.2012 , 04:23 PM | #17
Easy to fix really, every time you RE something the scroll bar should tell you what roll number you got and if that number is in the 20% mark then you got the RE otherwise is bad luck

That way people will just stop complaining and easilly read the text