Appreciate the time and effort you’ve taken to discuss this. Sadly its comments like [quote=“Tabu, post:18, topic:66918”]
So there are methods in place to manipulate RNG.
[/quote] that prove to me players don’t want to be told the truth, they just have cognitive dissonance when it comes to gems. They are looking for evidence to fit their narratives.
For example our guild has completed 1,000’s of LTs since 4.7 and have received 5-7 mythics and one week we got 3. So does that show a nerf of LTs? No, it shows its anecdotal evidence. Without looking specifically at the code people will look for evidence to fit their narrative to explain what they perceive as something being fixed against them.
Do I believe its all perfect RNG? No. But im not a programmer. I’ve been in this game as much as any of the longtime players here have and across multiple platforms. The only difference to RNG gameplay is my team builds and ability. Players complain GW is rigged RNG all the time. Except when we have players stream battles to help them and slow down their decision making, they get better and RNG plays less of a factor in wins or losses. More proof that players control more of their destiny in gems than RNG.
I know I’m seen as the enemy to the players here who believe they are fighting the good fight against devs and a game they perceive is cheating them or broken. Gems isn’t perfect and critism of the developers design and update choices are warranted. But its gotten to a point where certain players here just want to nit pick daily for the sake of nit picking. And from their own nit picking they perceive that as the devs doing it on purpose or that they are incompetent.
I will say It once more. I don’t side with the players or the devs. I side with facts. Fact is, there is no proof rng for the mid to late game is off. Devs have confirmed this is the case. If you then don’t believe the devs, stop asking for them to address it and just go on believing your own truth. You do you. But understand you are actively ignoring facts to fit your bias. The burden of proof is then on you to prove something is wrong with the code.
EDIT: I know this is off topic and I apologize, but I don’t want to make a separate post. Thank you @Saltypatra for combing through all the posts recently to report and comment on bugs which has always occurred regularly. I’ve had to watch these forums divulge into chaos and hysteria over insignificant things but just because I perceive them as ridiculous, doesn’t mean those players don’t deserve responses.
Maybe I’m just niave, but I believe if you communicate respectfully and present evidence to your points good discourse can occur. As for me personally, im just matching the level of the person im replying to lol. I’m not a dev and I don’t have to be filtered. If I get flagged so be it. But at some point the players here have to moderate the toxicity.