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Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
Hey, transparency is great, regardless of whether or not you think loot boxes are a problem.
this isn't transparency though, its a promise of disclosure
from an article from the same source (of the report not news item)
Consumer advocates to ESRB, FTC: Loot box odds disclosure is not enough
Quote:
"Nobody in the gambling issue would ever trust a slot machine manufacturer to self-certify that their machines and the odds and randomness of their machines perform as they say. We use independent testing labs to verify that the odds are as stated. And they often find machines that don't perform adequately. It's an important consumer protection feature. So if the industry is going to provide us information on odds and randomness, take a lesson from the gambling side. You've got to get it done independently. It's not going to be effective if you're just saying, 'Trust us, these items drop at this rate.'"
trusting devs/publishers to actually follow through, after so many times of seeing teaser trailer/videos w/stunning graphics and phenomenal game play to only end up buying some crappy console port is being very optimistic, to put it politely.

transparency would involve have a third party involved to verify the stated odds are correct.

Remember the golden rule of statistics: A personal sample size of one is a sufficient basis upon which to draw universal conclusions.
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