carlpgoodrich wrote:wolfpack, what you are describing is a property of random dice... long losing streaks and long winning streaks happen on a regular basis. Unless you show statistics demonstrating that they happen more frequently than they statistically should, no one is going to take you seriously. (The dice streaks ad-on remembers streaks, not just total outcomes, so you're complaint should show up.) It seems to me like you want the outcomes of the game to be more dependent on skill and less dependent on luck (even if the luck is determined "correctly"). I suggest playing games like City Mogul where luck is less of a factor.
Thanks carlp, I do understand exactly what you are saying, and trust me, i have been telling the exact same thing to other people for the last 18 months. In fact, when all my buddies used to complain about the streaks, I was one of the few that maintained that the dice WERE RANDOM, and these streaks inevitably happen at some point, to someone, and some time.
I cant run a dice analyzer because my comp. is already running super slow thanks to BOB, i even play half my turns without greasemonkey enabled because it is so unbareably slow on my home computer.
I am less interested in the specific outcomes. What i really want to see is the outliers, the improbables, the infintescimally small probablilities, to occur at their natural rate.
If an event (a dice streak) has, lets say, a .005% chance of happening, then i should not be seeing that event in back to back days, or hours , or games. I should see roughly 20,000 probable events happen before i see something like that again. Sure there are times when they will happen every 5000 events or 10,000, but there should also then be times when you dont see a streak in 30,000 or 50,000 events.
That is how it seemed before, now every firecracker that goes off on july 3rd is a grand finally.
Sometimes you go to safeway, and the cashier gives you back the wrong change and gives you too much money back. What if that happened every week to you, or every day, or 3 times in one day. you would think that is pretty freakin wierd. That is what my CC experience is like lately, and honestly, it seems like a joke now.
I dont really care if this gets investigated or changed, or i get taken 'seriously or not' . My purpose is not to threaten or cajoule. I am just taking time to communicate what I have noticed, and if it is deemed unimportant by the powers that be, so-be it. I do not expect them to change the whole site on account of me 'not finding this new system fun anymore'
I just want them to know that one of their loyal 2 year, 100% turn taken premiums, will be quitting the site because they have screwed up dice now imho. I think it is kindof a respectful thing to do, to let CC know the reasons i am leaving, and that i would have stayed had they not messed with something that seemingly worked well.
As far as the City Mogul thing goes?? That is a bit insulting, to suggest to someone who has played almost 4,000 games, basically every map, setting and style combination possible, to pigeon hole myself into such a narrow niche. I would rather slam my dick in a bible that just play one map, even though i love mogul.