No drops for 5 days...

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by J4CK8, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    and then out of no where, and I mean no where, I found 2 FaN's in my backpack...

    For around 5 days of playing TF2 for 2-3 hours minimum, I got annoyed at not having any random drops- no weapons, no hats, nothing.

    Then earlier today I quit the current match and checked my backpack before closing TF2 as I always do and there they were...no mention ingame, nothing popped up when I died, nothing in chat/console...

    Explain?
     
  2. MrAlBobo

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    i played for about 5 hours today and in that time not only did I not find an item but no one in any game I was in found any items...
    to be perfectly honest I think valve broke something in yesterdays update
     
  3. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Hard to tell. Gambler's Fallacy versus "Hot Hand" Fallacy.
     
  4. J4CK8

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    Erm...well...sure... :huh:

    /me has no idea what that's supposed to mean :blushing:
     
  5. JoshuaC

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    I noticed that I was still getting items but wasn't being notified of them.
     
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  7. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Plausible. They did try to fix a but that would not affect item acquisition but would continously bug you to make choices over and over about the most recent item you received...
     
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    they have the hability to make every other players kneel down when seeing it

    so much respect!
     
  10. Jack Riguel

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    How odd. I've noticed too that no one has been getting sign of items in game since the update.
     
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  12. Ankh

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    They're logical fallacies:

    Gambler's Fallacy: If say, a coin is flipped five times and lands on heads, it should be more likely to land on tails next because it's a 50/50 chance, right?

    Hot Hand Fallacy: The opposite - Five heads means surely the sixth will be heads, right?

    Applies here it's "I've had a run of nothing, surely I should get something? but I haven't so maybe the item drops have been turned off"

    A streak of nothing means just that - nothing. In theory if you flipped an infinite number of coins, it could hypothetically take an infinite time for you to get heads, but it doesn't mean the coin will never be heads, even if you're up to a million tails
     
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