Has this happened to you? - Potential Trait Reroll token bug

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  • ThanosOfTitanThanosOfTitan Member Posts: 274
    edited July 2019
    Seems follow through comes up a lot I have done three rerolls and got it every time, a lot of my guild mates seem to get that as well also always on the left hand side
    Member of the Super Green and amazon Family Leader of Valkyries
  • ThanosOfTitanThanosOfTitan Member Posts: 274

    >opted to keep your trait after using

    >the tokens, and you try to reroll

    >that same trait again



    I trait rerolled on Morgan 3 times on the same trait—the Vigilant slot



    The first time I got a choice between Follow Through (left) and Power Strike (right). I kept the new trait on right side and got Power Strike (I wasn’t aware you get tokens back if you kept the original trait initially).



    The second two times again Follow Through appeared on the left— all 3 times I got Follow Through on the left side. Strong was on the right side for these two.



    I figured this was a bug after the second roll so contacted help in game. They said it was just bad luck and would not happen again—so I rerolled the 3rd time and it happened again.

    Same here I have done three rerolls and it’s always on the left and all three times,
    Member of the Super Green and amazon Family Leader of Valkyries
    RiverGhost
  • FluxxxFluxxx Community Manager Posts: 885
    @RiverGhost did support tell you it would not happen again? If so could you PM me a screenshot of that?

    On the whole, trait rerolls seem to be working as intended, but when you have suspicions please keep reporting it to support because it definitely helps us monitor the situation.
  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    edited July 2019
    @jimmorrison369

    I was almost too scared to re-roll DS on Morgan the second time (after keeping the old trait).

    So what I described in the re-roll thread was what I actually did - stopping the game, clearing the cache, installing the optional update, and then doing a mission before re-rolling.

    I got two completely different traits, normal animation and all.

    Now I don't know if it had anything to do with what I did or not, but since I already read that players got different results doing something else before re-rolling while others didn't and got the same results again, I thought it couldn't hurt...
    Leader of Morbid Sinners and Morbid Spirits

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    jimmorrison369RiverGhost
  • BWilsBWils Member Posts: 98
    Just happened to me on my, perhaps 9th re-roll on bruiser Morgan Jones....Support says sorry survivor, because there are only a 'few' traits available like trait re-roll is natural and intended. The 'odds' do not support this hypothesis...thus the link (see above complaints).

    psychwolfTCBRITO
  • RiverGhostRiverGhost Member Posts: 5
    I agree. I did 3 tries on Morgan to get the same options and the reroll tokens are rare. They should definitely change this so the traits you already rejected will not reappear because otherwise it just feels like a waste & unfair to the unlucky/bugged.

    I will not reroll again (not that I even can yet!) until they address and change this.
    psychwolfTCBRITOJankel
  • FirekidFirekid Member Posts: 2,517
    @RiverGhost that would mean you were guaranteed the trait you wanted every 3rd reroll. Believe it or not NG don’t want everyone to have perfect survivors in a couple of months. It feels like we don’t get many but basically get a reroll evey 2-3 weeks. Give it a year and you’ll be rolling in reroll tokens and nothing to do with them!
  • RiverGhostRiverGhost Member Posts: 5
    > @Firekid said:
    > @RiverGhost that would mean you were guaranteed the trait you wanted every 3rd reroll. Believe it or not NG don’t want everyone to have perfect survivors in a couple of months. It feels like we don’t get many but basically get a reroll evey 2-3 weeks. Give it a year and you’ll be rolling in reroll tokens and nothing to do with them!

    It could also mean years before you even receive one trait you would like :p
    FirekidbigbeanoZette
  • Dbl_Edge_DEPDbl_Edge_DEP Member Posts: 560
    edited July 2019
    Sometimes I feel like some of us are guilty of forgetting that the house wins if the house controls the odds.

    Just look at the odds tables in game and you will see that results have some level of predetermined nature to them. Why do we claim the system is broken when it isn't designed to be in our favour odds wise?
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  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    Okay, 2 times in a row I might accept as unlucky, but 3 times... I dunno...

    It also really discourages people from trying again - or from buying the tokens, which can't be in NG's interest.

    Now we can certainly not expect to never see the traits we have rejected ever again (and that would also not make much sense since we might want to get a trait back in the future for some reason) - but maybe at least prevent one of the rejected traits from appearing again for the next roll on the same toon/trait? That way you should at least get a fresh one every roll.

    Could still end up trying to replace DS on Morgan (after already having replaced vigilant) and get offered BD/vigilant, then next roll BD/strong, then next roll strong/vigilant... so you could still get unlucky. But it wouldn't feel as bad as rolling BD/vigilant 3 times in a row...
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  • GovernatorGovernator Member Posts: 4,014
    I'm going with a strategy of not re-rolling with the same Survivor twice in a row. I started with Morgan, went to s Shooter, and then to Shooter Rick. I'm going back to Morgan next, but with a different trait to replace. I figure rotating might "reset" the RNG algorithm if that's the real cause of what we are seeing.
    bigbeanoJaden
  • THCrossTHCross Member Posts: 483
    edited July 2019
    I know I'm the unluckiest player ever :( I accept it and JSS
    But c'mon even I deserve a break for a change
    I rerolled Morgan 3 times
    On the left all 3 were follow through
    Right were bd
    ruthless
    And luck (that I still haven't decided what to do with)
    On my 3 try I got a message connection issues (there were none on my side) the game didn't even reset
    No animation or anything
    I also suck at math but 3 times the same trait on the same position @Fluxxx -ing RNG
    Feels like



    posthuman
    psychwolfladre5
  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,067
    Luck isn't so bad for Morgan. Want to get that eventually, when I have good enough DR to get to 80% without IS.

    Maybe if you pick that and re-roll another trait, you'll get punish? You definitely deserve a break!
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    psychwolf
  • RiverGhostRiverGhost Member Posts: 5
    > @THCross said:
    > I know I'm the unluckiest player ever :( I accept it and JSS
    > But c'mon even I deserve a break for a change
    > I rerolled Morgan 3 times
    > On the left all 3 were follow through


    The exact thing happened to me, follow through on the left every time for 3 rerolls. So if you are the unluckiest player, I must be too, which seems not like bad RNG but a possible bug. But either way it is depressing and makes the bad luck players weary of rerolling.

    I don’t think choosing one helps since the first time I did choose the right trait (power strike). But the follow through continued (and I got Strong on left the following 2 times).
    psychwolfromeoJaden
  • Dbl_Edge_DEPDbl_Edge_DEP Member Posts: 560
    Quoted from @psychwolf :smile:
    "So rerolling is fixed and we're supposed to accept that? I don't see your point. It's supposed to be random. This is obviously a bug. It isn't just "the odds" giving me and many others the exact same reroll options when you reject them the first time. NG should be transparent and acknowledge this. Especially when people are paying into a faulty system. "

    What I'm saying is this is an online gambling / gacha game before it is a strategy game. What benefit does it bring the house to allow us foolproof outcomes? You'll do up your favourite toons and then you're done, no?

    I think it is working as intended, it's just the pool of traits allows for finite variants in the mix. Whether the trait lands on the left or the right, the outcome is the same.

    I'm saying that if you had 100 retries, you're bound to see the same pairs come up multiple times in that trial. Doing it over a few isn't a confirmation of a pattern. Ultimately, neither of us works at NG, I'm simply offering my perspective, as another player, on the matter.
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  • GrendelGrendel Member Posts: 305
    It was previously calculated that the odds of getting the same 2 traits for Morgan in the same order 2 times in a row are 1/8 * 1/7 = 1/56 or 1.79%

    The odds of getting the same trait in the same slot twice in a row for Morgan should be 1/8 = 12.5%

    The odds of getting the same trait in the same slot three times in a row for Morgan should be 1/64 = 1.6%

    These things should happen relatively rarely, but we aren't talking astronomical odds.

    (Not saying everything is working as intended or that there isn't a bug; just doing the numbers. It would be nice if NG de-randomized it a bit to prevent duplicate results.)
    psychwolfJaden
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