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Originally posted by Leonerdo5

I heavily believe in a principle I learned from Riot: RNG is only fun if you can do something about it.

They call this "input randomness," meaning players can be put into different situations based on RNG, and then they can adjust how they approach it. The randomness happens before the player acts on it (or perhaps between actions), so they can respond and still succeed (or mitigate failure) even if they get "bad RNG".

On the other hand, "output randomness" just changes the results of your actions. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, there's nothing you can do about it. Critical strikes in a fast-paced engagement are the typical example. If you crit, you can two-shot your target, and if not, you die instead. You perform the same actions, but you win or lose based on RNG.

So, applying this to MMO combat, we might get something like: Random procs can be good, but only if you (and your opponent) can play around them and have time to react/adjust...

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Input/output randomness is an interesting way to approach this topic, and thanks for adding this to the discussion!

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Originally posted by Apocrisy

I enjoy occasionally if certain select bosses have RNG in their skill rotations, so you have an element of unpredictability. I think "RNG progressed" gathering professions, which would increase in chance of success with proficiency, is an acceptable area for RNG also. RNG is also nice in something like an in game casino.

You mention you "occasionally enjoy" if certain bosses have RNG in their skill rotation.

There's a fine line between having PvE encounters being repetitive/predictable, and having "too much" RNG. Where do you think that line is?


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    Roshen on Forums - Thread - Direct
Noaani

So, I am somewhat curious as to why Roshen hasn't voted in the poll.



Would you believe it's because I'm shy? 🙃

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    Vaknar on Forums - Thread - Direct
Certainly a comprehensive and interesting design! I'm glad to see other folks in here adding their thoughts and feedback to your ideas! Great conversation, everyone!
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    Vaknar on Forums - Thread - Direct
You're in luck! As others have pointed out here, Italian is a planned supported language ^_^ You can read more about it on our support page, here: https://support.ashesofcreation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016194714-What-languages-will-Ashes-of-Creation-be-in-
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    Vaknar on Forums - Thread - Direct
Very neat quest ideas! I'd love to see what other quest ideas you all can come up with :)
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    Roshen on Forums - Thread - Direct
horendis

Just when I was about to harvest the crops on my Freehold, the node triggered a Frost Dragon. Now it's snowing and icy. I fear for my plants and the Gibbering Maws have come out in full force. My npc's keep shooing them away and my Mule keeps slipping on the ice. Ugh... now I have to go help fight the beast and I'm still wearing my summer gardening clothes. Never a dull moment on our side of Verra!



Indeed! In Verra I have come to expect the unexpected.

[spoiler](Sorry about the crops. And the Frost Dragon) [/spoiler]
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    Roshen on Forums - Thread - Direct
Azherae

Nothing boosts engagement like 'being able to see who disagrees with you at a glance', amirite?

I assume this comes with an option to change your vote then?



I don't see an easy way to change the vote after you made it.

Hopefully how people vote regarding hard hitting questions like "how is the weather" doesn't result in too many disagreements, and "private polls" might be better for public forum polls in the future.
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    Roshen on Forums - Thread - Direct
George_Black

First poll?



Who could say for certain 🙃
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Originally posted by bruh1111222

you should check narc's youtube channel. it's pretty bingeable and there's a lot of info in his videos.

To save someone a Google search, you can find Narc's YouTube channel here.