Random Track Broken?

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bchamness
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Random Track Broken?

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Ok, this could 100% be me misidentifying a valid set of randomness, but it feels like the last several games I've done have all been on the USA track. Anyone else seeing that or am I just crazy?
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thoun
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Re: Random Track Broken?

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If you want to be sure, check the games in progress in Heat game page, read the first undred of random games, and check the map used. If it's 100% USA, you're probably right ;)
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DerRico
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Re: Random Track Broken?

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We tend to think that a random sequence of the numbers 1234 should look like this:

24311231432341342124321

But it looks like this:

23334121233344444423111

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thoun
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Re: Random Track Broken?

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Maybe you're playing in First Play mode ? With USA map enforced, 1 lap only and no modules ? If you're playing in beginner or normal mode, random should work just fine (at I'm not always getting USA map, not more than the others ;) )
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Phoxtrot
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Re: Random Track Broken?

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From what I can see, he did get USA 7 times in a row which is a bit impressive. And none was with beginner mode i think.
You have one chance in 4096 to get a track seven times in a row.
(1/16384 to get USA 7 times in a row but what is impressive is not getting USA 7 times in a row, it's getting "any" track seven times in a row and that is 1/4096)
Still, there is enough games being played that someone will get that, just happened to be you.

By the way, it would be nice to have the track be part of the table statistics so that we can more easily find which game we played on which track
Last edited by Phoxtrot on 11 February 2024, 02:41, edited 2 times in total.
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bchamness
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Re: Random Track Broken?

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Thanks all! It was more just a sanity check. We're bad at finding randomness, this had just seemed weird. Thanks!

And i get like there's so many pages on BGA that are like hidden or at least not obvious to get to you see info
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