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How Luck Enhancers Work

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In mid November, 2011, we introduced the "Asteroid Miner's Luck" Enhancer to Star Legends and the Shamus Shamrock Ale to Pocket Legends. This enhancer would give you a 100% chance of a re-roll of your loot drops. After seeing the initial reaction to the Enhancer was lukewarm, we improved it. Here are the details of the improvement:

Quote Originally Posted by Flip View Post
Allow me to shed some light here [about Luck Enhancers]. The luck enhancer was not broken before but we decided to make it even better! Here's how the luck enhancer works, before and after the patch:

Old Luck Enhancer
Whenever you receive a drop the system rolls for what loot you will receive. With the old luck enhancer the system would roll for your drops twice, then give you the better of the two items. This happens behind the scenes. So it was possible to roll two white items and then receive the better of those two whites. This is how all luck increases have worked in STS games up to this point.

New Luck Enhancer
The new luck enhancer still rerolls your loot, but the rerolled item will always be one rarity better than the item you should have received. With this enhancer if you roll an orange the system will reroll and give you a random green item, assuming there is a green item that drops for your level in that map.

As you can see the old enhancer was not bugged, but we have reworked the enhancer to be significantly better. We did this because we love you! <3

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Updated 11-15-2011 at 01:30 PM by Samhayne

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  1. starjaya's Avatar
    awesome DEV 
  2. Elyseon's Avatar
    Does it work like this in PL too
  3. Samhayne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elyseon
    Does it work like this in PL too
    Yes, the new functionality was just patched out to Pocket Legends. Patch notes at: http://www.spacetimestudios.com/show...Update-(73513)
  4. BodMaster's Avatar
    Wow! Cheers STS!
  5. Suentous PO's Avatar
    thank you. very cool'
  6. elianel's Avatar
    Yes yes that what I need luck
  7. PatsoeGamer's Avatar
    Nice!
  8. PatsoeGamer's Avatar
    One question Sam - there's no discount if buying in tier 3 guild hall like the other elixers?
  9. roufus's Avatar
    Wow tried it soo many flash guns
  10. Cahaun's Avatar
    Nice! Only problem is that I don't have any platinum...yet!
  11. Vladrac's Avatar
    Let me get this straight. The reroll will be for an item of one rarity greater, always? If I first roll an orange, then reroll with luck enhancement, I will not be eligible for, say, a purple or pink, but only a green? (same for 1st roll purple, reroll will be pink... 1st roll white, reroll orange, etc.)

    I hope my question makes sense, lol. I really like the change as the luck enhancer will always give a greater rarity, but just making sure I know how the new system will work.
  12. Ixillicus's Avatar
    I too have the same concern as the person above me. If it only gives one rarity higher,.. that would imply the re-roll could only be for a pink if your drop was a purple. So far I've seen fewer purples drop than pinks, so it seems the old system would be better... because regardless I got a 2nd chance at a pink. With the new system and lack of purples... the only way it would be Possible to get a pink would be if it were on the first roll.(defeating the purpose of the re-roll.)
  13. Reggin's Avatar
    Very specific to SL... If Mysterious Figure drops a purple, would you get a pink pistol with the elixir? I'm wondering, because the forums seem to suggest the pistols drop separately under the vanity drop tables.

    Also (don't be mad, but I have to ask), are you guys refunding or partially refunding those who bought a bunch of the crummy ones? (if the answer to the first question is yes, then these new ones rock! )
  14. Reggin's Avatar
    I apologize for killing you guys with questions. Does the improvement also apply to the old elixir bonus that is included with the multi elixir? What about with Big Luck?
  15. Elementron's Avatar
    Woot!! This rocks!
  16. BodMaster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by patsoe
    One question Sam - there's no discount if buying in tier 3 guild hall like the other elixers?
    In SL they are 20 Plat store.. 18 in GH Tier 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reggin
    I apologize for killing you guys with questions. Does the improvement also apply to the old elixir bonus that is included with the multi elixir? What about with Big Luck?
    My guess is no. should only count towards the 100% items tho I may be mistaken
    Updated 11-15-2011 at 06:53 PM by BodMaster
  17. Elyseon's Avatar
    Um this doesnt work at least not in mt fang, infact the 100% never rerolled once for me
    Updated 11-15-2011 at 11:54 PM by Elyseon
  18. Shyperskel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elyseon
    Um this doesnt work at least not in mt fang, infact the 100% never rerolled once for me
    was it friday the 13th?? :P