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RIGGED GAME OF CHANCE

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boisdejustice
16 June, 2016, 3:30 AM UTC

Plarium would like you to believe that there is truly some "luck" involved in the WOF and discount chests... It is 100% rigged and targets you based on your prior purchases and spending. 

A friend of mine who has never spent a cent on the game gets 90% discounts and incredible offers all the time.

I've "Gotten Lucky" (implying that there is luck involved) every time and get the standard 60% discounted overpriced pack that has been repriced to cost the same as the everyday value pack with less free stuff so for $39 you get about 80% of what you can buy every day for $49. 

I don't believe it is a coincidence either that after I buy a $49 pack and have 20K Drachmas to spend the WOF offers are 50% off city decorations and city schemas 5 days in a row... but when I am down to my last few 100 drachmas I get good offers on units, revivals and fortifications that I cannot afford to prod me into buying the next "value pack".

I thought I was paranoid but this is repeating itself way too consistently to be random. Turns out your enemy in Sparta WOE is neither the Persians nor the other Archons but the game itself...

MIKALOSOS
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TLS
16 June, 2016, 8:47 AM UTC

tl;dr it's not a conspiracy, it's marketing and with some work you can turn it to your advantage


Two points:


(1) A data set that includes only you + your friend is not enough to be statistically significant (neither is a string of offers lasting 5 days)


(2) I think we have all figured out at this point that offers (all offers) are based on past history in some way.


The more interesting exercise I would suggest to you is to recruit players and build a database of what everyone's daily offers are and what their spending habits have been. If you get enough data you might be able to guess at what the algorithm is and use that to maximize/time your purchases. 

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lekkerdje
16 June, 2016, 2:32 PM UTC
if u wait long enough and dont spend then good offers come back hehe
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boisdejustice
17 June, 2016, 9:57 PM UTC

The terms Wheel of Fortune, getting "Lucky" and the ability to choose between 3 "different" discount chests, implies that there is some chance involved.  If the content of the three chests is the same and the outcome of the "wheel of fortune" is determined in advance then I think I am right to consider this deceitful. 

If you need more data to be convinced of this I think you should gather it.  I have over 130 days of playing experience so I have more data than what I recently noted but it is mostly stored in my subconscious. 

I can tell you that I have never received a 70% discount on reviving units when I had champions or raiders to revive... is that by chance or by design?  Does the game record that I eventually revive those units after 7 days of waiting and therefore never offers the discount in the meantime?

Over 130 days my Drachma reserves have cycled up and down... When I have many Drachmas I get all the crap offers (chests, boosts, decor, schemas, articles) when I am running low on Drachmas I get offers for reviving units, dominion activators, fortifications etc. that I wish I could buy.  I have tried to out wait Plarium but if is coded that way and no chance is involved then I could wait forever and never get the offer I am waiting for.  If that is the case I think it is actually false advertising. It's like selling lottery tickets but making it impossible for a winning number to come up.

MIKALOSOS
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Rob May
25 June, 2016, 5:34 AM UTC

I don't know if there is different occurrence based on your spending on wheel, but for sure there is different base chance to get lets say champs than lets say resource pack discounts, probably 50 times less likely, same with towers and so on. some common thing will be there often, it can be very random sometimes u might get 3 times in row great discount, but its very low probability.


if on other hand certain items have like 10 times higher chance to show up, then you should be statistically see them 10 times as much on average:)

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Kakos
25 June, 2016, 7:40 AM UTC

I am certain that the Wheel is totally random.. I get good discounts on fortifications and such even though I have been maxed out long time ago.

I am also certain that the Bank offers are indeed based on past history -as mentioned by TLS- because for over a month now the only offers I have are for $330 and $180.

Like Lekkerdje said, "if u wait long enough and don't spend then good offers come back"! 

Vae victis
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Drag-Theseus
Moderator
25 June, 2016, 11:52 AM UTC
Some, just don't have luck to get that what they want for discount.. lol
I'm just Time Lord....
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
27 June, 2016, 1:26 PM UTC
Drag said:

Some, just don't have luck to get that what they want for discount.. lol
They should worship harder to the Gods of Randomness.
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Rob May
2 July, 2016, 3:36 AM UTC
well we cut-down one lamb every day for RNGesus, but no luck so far, even these champ discounts seem to include only champ-scounts recently and not any champs
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Prometheus
2 July, 2016, 7:23 AM UTC

I worship the gods all day Archons,


But my wheel has stopped spinning haha, I get really bad discounts but what can I do...I am unlucky! Maybe I should offer them some more wine...
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ThatBloke
2 July, 2016, 12:47 PM UTC

Yeah, same here, I'm going on getting discounts for fortifications that have been all upgraded to level 5 like 1 1/2 year ago... ^^ LOL


Or for those totally useless relocation pools... :(


I pity the fool
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