[MUD-Dev] The grass is always greener in the other field
J C Lawrence
claw at cp.net
Fri Dec 17 15:58:21 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
On Fri, 17 Dec 1999 14:21:57 -0800
Sellers, Michael <MSellers at maxis.com> wrote:
> seed = location seed + (obj ID | activity ID) + your skill level
> randNum = rand(seed)
> if (your skill > randNum) success = TRUE;
> Is that essentially what you were talking about?
Given a rand() function that will always return the same value for
the same argument, yes. Without that you merely have a more
expensive PRNG with odd distributions -- ie little to no gain.
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