First off, @GalaMorgane!
I made a post asking if it was a bug getting back a Perk on the second re-roll after removing it. The community and administrators agreed: no, that’s just a way Flare intentionally decided to f#ck with us.
After realizing it was possible to get a perk back on the second try. I found a new bug… It is now very likely to fall into a cycle of perks: remove A get B, remove B get A, remove A get B, remove B get A, etc… So I made a second post specifically about the cycle. (Different post, different concept, different problem!)
Then it was “helpfully” shut down claiming it was the same thing!
It’s not the first was a question. (And it’s been resolved so that post can be shut down, I don’t care.)
But the second post specifically indicated the craziness of the cycle: Perk On, Perk Off, Perk Back On…
(Do I sound annoyed? I’m sorry that my annoyance made me sound that way?)
So here’s what’s happening:
I had a Cape, I removed the Scream perk, got Gold, removed the Gold Perk, got Scream again, this cycle repeated 8 times… I will write it out with the odds…
Scream (It just was, so no probability assessment)
The probability: (17/50)*(50/83)*(17/50)*(50/83)*(17/50)*(50/83)*(17/50) = 0.3%
Next I had a Ring, I removed Toxic Cloud and got Werewolf, removed that and got XP, removed that, and got Werewolf again…
Toxic Cloud (originally)
The probability: (88/100)*(82/94)*(6/82)*(18/92)*(6/82)*(18/92)*(6/82) = 0.0012%
The math is complicated. So if you don’t understand probability you probably won’t be able to follow it.
(I have a degree in Quantum physics and I screwed it up the first time I computed it. In probability there are a lot of angles to consider, and this computation may still have a minor error in it, but it won’t effect the magnitude of the answer significantly.)
Anyway, when I had the first cycle happen to me: Gold, Scream, Gold, Scream… (@Fourofjacks the … means that cycle continued, it doesn’t mean it happened exactly 4 times.)
I thought it was a fluke.
That was a simple cycle cause there were only 3 options and every time one was ruled out so the probabilities were small. 0.3% of the time that would happen, and that’s possible.
But when it happened to me again, immediately afterward, I knew something was up…
Maybe it’s just a bonus F#ck us from Flare. (That’s what we get for requesting a necessary feature!)
But the probability both those things happening back to back are: 0.3% * 0.0012% = 0.0000036%
The probably of hitting the jackpot on a standard Slot Machine is: 0.00038%
Meaning it’s 100 times more likely to hit the Jackpot on a Slot Machine than for this to happen!
So f#cking fix it Flare!
And give me my 15 X 50 gems back! (750 gems! I’ll also settle for one pro-ticket, since the number is so convenient.)