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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby SaMejoHn on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:11 pm

donkeymile wrote:lost the rabbits foot ... and the horseshoe fell out of my ass ... also forgot to sacrifice 13 virgins for the dice gods before every turn ... gotta love the unofficial Cc rules for getting decent dice
13 virgins...lol where im from thats a tall order! but anyways, does anyone else want this dilemma...well for starters my low expectation of dice makes me unable to decide whether to commit to the auto-assault or the regular assault. Assuming i lose in both scenarios, then the auto-assault is one big fatal punch whereas the regular assault button is continuous jabs until i finally succumb to dice failure. I cant decide which is more humane. What do you guys think?
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Just_essence on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:32 pm

Well, there is a difference between what most players consider random and what the physics of the world considers random (Otherwise known as actually random, regardless of whether the randomness has been an asshole to anyone):
Physics/Math/Mother Nature/The Universe considers something to be truly random when all things have an equal chance of being selected in the process. As long as that condition is fulfilled, it doesn't give a metric f**kton about what the actual results are. It only cares whether the process is random or not, and so, if you get sixty-two 1's in a row, as long as the process is random, those results are "random".
However, players like you or I cannot understand, nor observe, nor visualize the process of choosing a random number. Therefore, we can only base our observations on the results we get, and we must recognize that what we use to determine randomness and what true randomness is are not the same two things, and, at times, what seems to not be random is actually random, however counter-intuitive. If we get the aforementioned sixty-two 1's in a row, we cannot see the process of choosing those sixty-two 1's, and therefore don't know if it's random or not, and it could be and could be not, but we can't just say "It's rigged" or "There may exist a bias somewhere in the process" until we observe the process for ourselves. Of course, about 0 people here want to drive over to random.org's HQ and hear atmospheric noise for days on end, so we can only trust that it's random. And so far, due to the LLN (Law of Large Numbers), it has been shown to most likely be random.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby SaMejoHn on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:41 pm

Just_essence wrote:Well, there is a difference between what most players consider random and what the physics of the world considers random (Otherwise known as actually random, regardless of whether the randomness has been an asshole to anyone):
Physics/Math/Mother Nature/The Universe considers something to be truly random when all things have an equal chance of being selected in the process. As long as that condition is fulfilled, it doesn't give a metric f**kton about what the actual results are. It only cares whether the process is random or not, and so, if you get sixty-two 1's in a row, as long as the process is random, those results are "random".
However, players like you or I cannot understand, nor observe, nor visualize the process of choosing a random number. Therefore, we can only base our observations on the results we get, and we must recognize that what we use to determine randomness and what true randomness is are not the same two things, and, at times, what seems to not be random is actually random, however counter-intuitive. If we get the aforementioned sixty-two 1's in a row, we cannot see the process of choosing those sixty-two 1's, and therefore don't know if it's random or not, and it could be and could be not, but we can't just say "It's rigged" or "There may exist a bias somewhere in the process" until we observe the process for ourselves. Of course, about 0 people here want to drive over to random.org's HQ and hear atmospheric noise for days on end, so we can only trust that it's random. And so far, due to the LLN (Law of Large Numbers), it has been shown to most likely be random.
wow! what a buzz kill :sick:
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:00 am

Just_essence wrote:Well, there is a difference between what most players consider random and what the physics of the world considers random (Otherwise known as actually random, regardless of whether the randomness has been an asshole to anyone):
Physics/Math/Mother Nature/The Universe considers something to be truly random when all things have an equal chance of being selected in the process. As long as that condition is fulfilled, it doesn't give a metric f**kton about what the actual results are. It only cares whether the process is random or not, and so, if you get sixty-two 1's in a row, as long as the process is random, those results are "random".
However, players like you or I cannot understand, nor observe, nor visualize the process of choosing a random number. Therefore, we can only base our observations on the results we get, and we must recognize that what we use to determine randomness and what true randomness is are not the same two things, and, at times, what seems to not be random is actually random, however counter-intuitive. If we get the aforementioned sixty-two 1's in a row, we cannot see the process of choosing those sixty-two 1's, and therefore don't know if it's random or not, and it could be and could be not, but we can't just say "It's rigged" or "There may exist a bias somewhere in the process" until we observe the process for ourselves. Of course, about 0 people here want to drive over to random.org's HQ and hear atmospheric noise for days on end, so we can only trust that it's random. And so far, due to the LLN (Law of Large Numbers), it has been shown to most likely be random.

Beautifully written and has the added benefit of raising reasonable doubt. You're welcome anytime, JE.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 pm

donkeymile wrote:I haven't complained for a long time ... but after the fucking bullshit tonight I am going to.

19v2 ... hit auto ... ends 3v2 .... 16 straight losses in a row .... pure bullshit .... astronomical odds of that happening ... guess I should have played the fucking lottery tonight.

Next turn its 9v2 ... ends 3v2 ... 22 straight losses. f*ck this ....

Forgot to mention ... my defense currently stands at

5 wins and 25 losses 3v2
4 wins and 14 losses 3v1

f*ck this ... love dropping hundreds of points with fucking shit dice and nothing to do with strategy ... makes one reconsider the upgrade again

Don't tell me your problems. I just lost 27 troops taking out a 1 and a 3.

There isn't a word for it.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby SaMejoHn on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:12 am

:-s
Dukasaur wrote:
donkeymile wrote:I haven't complained for a long time ... but after the fucking bullshit tonight I am going to.

19v2 ... hit auto ... ends 3v2 .... 16 straight losses in a row .... pure bullshit .... astronomical odds of that happening ... guess I should have played the fucking lottery tonight.

Next turn its 9v2 ... ends 3v2 ... 22 straight losses. f*ck this ....

Forgot to mention ... my defense currently stands at

5 wins and 25 losses 3v2
4 wins and 14 losses 3v1

f*ck this ... love dropping hundreds of points with fucking shit dice and nothing to do with strategy ... makes one reconsider the upgrade again

Don't tell me your problems. I just lost 27 troops taking out a 1 and a 3.

There isn't a word for it.
Random? :lol:
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Dukasaur on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:38 am

SaMejoHn wrote::-s
Dukasaur wrote:
donkeymile wrote:I haven't complained for a long time ... but after the fucking bullshit tonight I am going to.

19v2 ... hit auto ... ends 3v2 .... 16 straight losses in a row .... pure bullshit .... astronomical odds of that happening ... guess I should have played the fucking lottery tonight.

Next turn its 9v2 ... ends 3v2 ... 22 straight losses. f*ck this ....

Forgot to mention ... my defense currently stands at

5 wins and 25 losses 3v2
4 wins and 14 losses 3v1

f*ck this ... love dropping hundreds of points with fucking shit dice and nothing to do with strategy ... makes one reconsider the upgrade again

Don't tell me your problems. I just lost 27 troops taking out a 1 and a 3.

There isn't a word for it.
Random? :lol:




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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:24 am

SaMejoHn wrote::-s
Dukasaur wrote:
donkeymile wrote:I haven't complained for a long time ... but after the fucking bullshit tonight I am going to.

19v2 ... hit auto ... ends 3v2 .... 16 straight losses in a row .... pure bullshit .... astronomical odds of that happening ... guess I should have played the fucking lottery tonight.

Next turn its 9v2 ... ends 3v2 ... 22 straight losses. f*ck this ....

Forgot to mention ... my defense currently stands at

5 wins and 25 losses 3v2
4 wins and 14 losses 3v1

f*ck this ... love dropping hundreds of points with fucking shit dice and nothing to do with strategy ... makes one reconsider the upgrade again

Don't tell me your problems. I just lost 27 troops taking out a 1 and a 3.

There isn't a word for it.
Random? :lol:


I'd say Karma.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:20 pm

x-raider wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
DoomYoshi wrote:The thing about randomness is that it is defined by unpredictabilty. Let's assume there is an infinite, and random, stream of dice. In that infinite random stream, there is contained an infinite stream of 1s. So it is entirely possible to roll nothing but 1s for your entire life.

Proof: If the longest stream of 1s is only 564 1s long, then we know that the 565th roll is not a 1, and it is therefore not random.

Indeed, its' possible. But what's more likely: rolling 1's for the rest of your life in a random situation or the existence of a rigged or not-random system?


I believe the question depends entirely if you "believe" in randomness. If you do believe in randomness, then the possibility of such a scenario appearing in a sort of nested randomness could be entirely possible. Maybe even probable.

It's so weird I can't even tell if it is a conspiracy theory


Not really :(

The thing is that any finite stream in an infinite stream has a 0% chance of being drawn. So there is actually no chance you roll 1s for the rest of your life. There is no chance you roll anything either, which is one of the problems of dealing with infinite, random numbers.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Just_essence on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:08 pm

I believe, however, that the "rolling 1's for the rest of your life" referred to a finite section inside an infinite stream, not a finite stream inside an infinite stream, which is completely possible.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby decoulombe on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:18 pm

I never did understand why people complain so much about dice. Two questions I always asked and no one ever seemed to answer:

  1. It is is so true that the dice are unfair, no matter how complicated or justified a reason can be (and I have heard a lot of reasons) then wouldn't it be the same for the other players.
  2. I never heard a complaint that actually presented a better solution, just statistics, statistics, and more statistics. It is really sad.

So from these perspectives, I can't really justify any of the complaints, unless that is I am wrong on either of the above two. Just my cents.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Hey guys, I just thought of proof that the dice aren't random: we don't have a random settings option yet, which means that the randomizer doesn't actually work, and they are worried that people would notice with random settings.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby decoulombe on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:59 pm

The dice are not completely random, nothing ever is quite fair. Just go look at the Casinos in Las Vegas and you know exactly what I am talking about. And for that matter, the person who goes first always has the greater advantage. Nothing is quite fair.

But what people don't realize is the person next to you has the same disadvantage is yourself, If I got three double ones and once a double six then your partner has that same chance. What I am saying is this. I am happy if:

We are playing with the same dice.
We are playing with the same controls.
We are playing with the same set of rules.

People don't remember how CC started out with and it has come a long way. I had a game which was wrong have gave someone else the wrong amount of troops, but that is human error and because humans are imperfect, therefore their creations are imperfect. There is always room for perfection, but if the system is not working, then fix it.

BTW that goes for real dice as they are imperfect too. I don't sympathize with the dice complainers because they never present a solution.

DoomYoshi wrote:Hey guys, I just thought of proof that the dice aren't random: we don't have a random settings option yet, which means that the randomizer doesn't actually work, and they are worried that people would notice with random settings.
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:39 pm

In all seriousness I think the answer is within the power of the dice complainers themselves and no one else. All they need do is document their games by noting when they really needed dice and then provide their dice stats during these critical points and then present this information in an organized and very specific manner explaining the exact circumstances. A "paper trail" is what is needed in order to decide this once and for all. The problem is that dice complainers don't tend to be the type of people who would be so diligent. :-$
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Re: In Defense of Dice Complainers: Reasonable Doubt

Postby Just_essence on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Well, the reason the dice complainers don't have a solution is because what they're doing is just complaining. Several don't have the skills to make a better solution and some just want an outlet for their anger. Atmospheric noise is as random as it gets, really. However, I would like to know how exactly they take the noise, where, and under what conditions.
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