Jackpot problem

Since this Jackpot happens to have guaranteed legendary gear in gold crates, I decided, for the first time to do exclusively Gear Harvest missions. 250 gas tanks, got me 11 silver jackpots, and still, no gold. If the odds at gold jackpot is 5%, than I must be very unlucky, or there is a programing error with the Gear Harvest mission. I will stick to it hoping for at least one gold jackpot. I will update my results later
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  • TWDaddictionTWDaddiction Member Posts: 486
    It’s all up and down. I’ve gone more then that without gold, and I’ve gone back to back to back before. Odds don’t tend to make sense very often lol
  • GradyGrady Member Posts: 149

    Since this Jackpot happens to have guaranteed legendary gear in gold crates, I decided, for the first time to do exclusively Gear Harvest missions. 250 gas tanks, got me 11 silver jackpots, and still, no gold. If the odds at gold jackpot is 5%, than I must be very unlucky, or there is a programing error with the Gear Harvest mission. I will stick to it hoping for at least one gold jackpot. I will update my results later

    It takes 5 gas per mission, so having 250 gas was enough for 50 missions.
    The chance of you not getting any gold jackpot is 95%^50 = 7.7%
  • BillbamBillbam Member Posts: 983
    To me it has always seemed scavenger missions gave less gold jackpots. I have farmed some tomatoes this weekend and not a single gold and only 1 silver. On the challenge rewards seems like I get them fairly regularly and that is a much smaller sample.
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  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 4,239
    @TWDaddiction are you doing tomatoes scavenge or gear?



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  • TWDaddictionTWDaddiction Member Posts: 486
    > @ATLAS-Z said:
    > @TWDaddiction are you doing tomatoes scavenge or gear?

    I have a process lol. I do xp til I’m almost full, then tomatoes. but I do throw in some gear every so often when I’m feeling lucky.
  • DrunkenDrunken Member Posts: 1,582
    I’m 2200 stars or so 1 gold jackpot and about 50 scavenge missions 0 jackpots
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  • Adamski316Adamski316 Member Posts: 59
    So after spending 400 gas, I hit 2 gold and 17 silver jackpots. It is something, but surely, not close to the odds of 5% of stricking gold JP.
  • SpikedSpiked Member Posts: 151
    It’s called variance...

    Just because you have a 5% chance doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to hit 5 times in 100 tries.. it means you will average 5 times per 100 over a large data set.

    It’s not a “problem”
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  • fretjefretje Member Posts: 119
    Spiked said:

    It’s called variance...

    Just because you have a 5% chance doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to hit 5 times in 100 tries.. it means you will average 5 times per 100 over a large data set.

    It’s not a “problem”

    Yes, you are right, but this also means that with a sufficiently large dataset, the variance should be close to 0, which is definitely not the case here (and with other odds-based stuff in the game)...

    I'm telling ya, their RNG is broken.

    (I haven't got a single gold jackpot yet this time, and I've been playing lots of missions!)
    Spiked
  • SpikedSpiked Member Posts: 151
    fretje said:



    Yes, you are right, but this also means that with a sufficiently large dataset, the variance should be close to 0, which is definitely not the case here (and with other odds-based stuff in the game)...

    I'm telling ya, their RNG is broken.

    (I haven't got a single gold jackpot yet this time, and I've been playing lots of missions!)

    Any single person over one weekend ain’t gonna be a “sufficiently large data set”. You should see the runs of “bad luck” you would see when looking at your poker tracker stats over millions of hands (yes I’ve played that much poker). I had “good luck” this weekend and had lots of jackpots (I.e. lots of useless gear I am gonna trash) and I have had weekends of “bad luck”, it all balances out over the long run.

    It’s variance.
  • Raven2318Raven2318 Member Posts: 209
    I was curious, so I just went and did about 10 gear scavenge missions. I got two silver and one gold, although I will say RNG has been unusually kind to me this event. Nothing in the way of good gear, but *shrug*
  • Adamski316Adamski316 Member Posts: 59
    @Spiked U could have a point about a larger sample size needed to get the desired odds. But having hit another jackpot, as soon as I stopped playing the gear scavenge mode, reaffirms my suspicion, that on the gear scavenge mission, something is off. But than again it could be just a coincidence. Would be nice to see results of other people who played this mode exclusively for couple of days.
  • SpikedSpiked Member Posts: 151
    edited January 12

    @Spiked U could have a point about a larger sample size needed to get the desired odds. But having hit another jackpot, as soon as I stopped playing the gear scavenge mode, reaffirms my suspicion, that on the gear scavenge mission, something is off. But than again it could be just a coincidence. Would be nice to see results of other people who played this mode exclusively for couple of days.

    I boosted and farmed (scavenged) for 24 hrs on Friday in all 3 modes.. I’ve had “a lot” of gold jackpots.. I still consider my sample size way too small but I am confident it ain’t a thing.
  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 4,239
    I've done lots of boosting over the years, during jackpot events, and it does "feel" like gear scavenge yields less jackpots.

    I've never logged the data so I can't be sure.

    Overall tho, I think @Spiked is right. I've had weekends where I hit zero gold jackpots... And weekends where I've hit 17 of them.

    One thing is for sure tho... When you're running gear scavenge it's way more shitty when you don't hit GOLD jackpot because 1000% of the time the consolation prize is trash.

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    At least with tomato/XP scavenge your getting something you need.

    You're definitely more keenly aware of failure gambling on Gear.



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  • AchillesVAchillesV Member Posts: 199
    Here's a larger dataset for y'all, I recorded it during the 2nd last Jackpot Deluxe event on weekend of Dec 1st
    Missions: 533
    Gold Jackpots: 28 (5.25%)
    Silver Jackpots: 84 (15.76%)
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  • mirmir Member Posts: 168
    I made more than 2000 stars, plus I picked tomatoes. Total: 0 gold, 2 silver. This has long been shit, before the system was better. I speak for myself and another 20 people from my Guild, this can't be a coincidence @Fluxxx , it's sad!
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