We’ve had several attempts as a group of 10-20 each night farming the one boss. I’ve tried the luck with max luck (trophies, gear, amulets etc) (61.9% luck) and still nothing. Others have moonwalked in with ~5% luck and gotten it.
The variables keep shifting around with some saying 0% luck, others with 10% luck …some with 50% above and so on. The entire system is just stupid, as it puts the whole concept of luck into constant state of skeptism and “fair-play” doesn’t seem to equate towards those who over invest heavily into the luck system, assuming it pays dividends.
There are no gurantees for sure, but when you are max’d out on luck and stream after stream of players roll in with little not zero % luck attack the boss, and about 4-5 tries they moonwalk out with the named items.
It just feels like you’re dealing with either buggy predicate logic in the code and/or the AGS devs have tweaked the loot tables to favour lower-end tier drops rather than higher-end tier drops in luck.
Looking at the data mine dumps of the loot tables, the entire % of luck chances vs what we see in game just don’t seem to equate to “as per design” feature.
There is a FAQ on this topic that seems either dated or simply steps over pertinent questions, furthermore it heavily relies on that logic that the luck formula is working. I’d argue that the luck formula is probably working however, I’d say that the loot tables are constantly shifting around and that the chances of drops seem to always favor the lower end tier luck holders rather than the max ones.
On the flipside to this, when you do trophy chest runs the luck system is noticeable more so in the rare drops than the without.
To me there is a quality assurance issue here that needs focus and attention.
All this entire feature says to players is “its broken, and nobody has a clue on what works or doesn’t” which undermines the entire feature proposition in the first place.
AGS do better, sit down and really delve deep into this topic and prove that your quality assurance is on point and that you’re taking the matter serious.