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Stardock Lockbox with 100% legendary drop rate on Preview ?

exgardianexgardian Member Posts: 253 Arc User
Today I was testing the feats, damage, and some stuffs with my DPS Fighter, and I decided to open the Stardock Lockbox just for fun, and ...

I got the legendary drop !!!

Image: https://i.imgur.com/8ZMnR3d.png

After a few hours, I commented on my "luck" with my guild friends, created a copy of my main character, and opened another Enchanted Key:

Another legendary drop !!!!!!!

Image: https://i.imgur.com/ZBvTbWS.png

Still baffled about what happening to me, I decided to record a video on my Youtube channel, creating during the video, several copies of my main character in Preview, all with 1 Enchanted Key to use, and...


And here is the video:

In the video, after the tests, I opened the same lockbox on Dragon server, and got commom rewards.

I don't know if this only happening to me or to someone else on Preview, since the drop rewards are pure RNG as far I know, and I don't know if this is a bug or if it is normal. But anyway, I decided to report this in a video.


  • darthpotaterdarthpotater Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,118 Arc User
    Maybe they use some kind of rng seed that is saved for each character, and each rng number is calculated by the prior one, updating the seed with something like a md5 algorithm, so you are copying your character with his seed to preview, and with the current seed you are getting a legendary mount (at least in that lockbox).

    If this is true, you should get that lockbox in live too opening the same lockbox. But who knows when that number changes, maybe it changes just doing other actions like generating a dmg number so if you played that char in live after copying you may change that seed.

    This happens in other games like hearthstone where your rng numbers are predetermined for the quality of cards you get in each pack, and when they rolled back the server 10 hours in one region people got the exact same qualities of cards but the cards were different.

    In this systems, some seeds are better than others generating more "top results" and that could explain why some characters get worse results that others in lockboxes for example.

    But who knows maybe is only a bug heh
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  • quickfoot#7851 quickfoot Member Posts: 488 Arc User
    Both last year and this year I got a forgehammer on the same toon from the simril event, I don't know if it was after opening the same number of parcels though, but I found it to be a curious coincidence nonetheless.

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