Davez wrote:I've been told by a number of people that the dice are fixed. Just wondering how the server decides which players get good dice and which ones get bad dice. Presumably every time one players gets bad dice someone else is getting good dice. I've just started playing so is there any way to know whether I've been assigned to have lucky or unlucky dice?
While this thread made me laugh multiple times, no one has really addressed your question. First I would like to say that no matter what forum you are on you should search for your question before you post it. You will find that most of your questions when you are a new user of some product have already been answered (probably many times). Such is the case here. Unless something has changed, the dice are pulled from random.org. They have the same questions posed to them about randomness. http://www.random.org/faq/#Q2.8
You also need to realize that for each type of attack (i.e. 3 v. 2, 3 v. 1, 2 v. 2, 2 v. 1, 1 v. 2, 1 v. 1) there is a different chance of success for the attacker. I do not have the numbers readily available but you should be able to find them in a search. Regardless, when numbers are randomly generated by a computer, they have to come from somewhere. Random.org has a system which is better than any easily coded software generation of random numbers. It may be possible to design a better system, but it is not realistic to expect the site to do so.
Personally I have seen both sides of the "fixed" dice. I have attacked and with double digit attackers versus low single digit defenders and not taken the region. I have also attacked when I knew I was going to lose a game, and ended up taking a region when I had the smaller number of troops.
Bottom line is that if you can't accept the randomness of the dice, you should only play board games with physical dice. Even if you do that, if you were to record the results every time you rolled the dice, you might see that the dice here are not that much different.