@VoodooMike said in Blood Bowl 2's RNG:
I plan on making a video to expand on the post, though it may take some time. The main reason for it being that people can sit through a lot more "stuff" in video format than they can in text format... people tend to just not read long posts, and this is a topic that we could write pages on.
Good to know that's planned.
The real problem with BB "celebrity endorsement" is that there's nobody out there that everybody knows and considers to be an awesome coach. In fact, we see some of the highest profile coaches pushing viewpoints that are patently false (such as the idea that halflings should play as though they're 300 TV higher than they are.... or that the Bret roster is OP). I'm not convinced those are people likely to sway the masses on any technical or intellectual concepts. Hell, I'm not even sure we can, but it's better to have the raw information available for people to link to in all the future "RNG iz Br0k3n" threads.
Sure, but does it really matter if the coach is famous enough or understand how RNG works?
I'm not asking for that person to sway the masses by popularity or by explaining things.
What's needed IMO is a short clip from a normal match showing how an experienced coach with usually good results in BB2 can be as unlucky as a random schmuck.
You could even detail how the rolls in that short video are within the norm of what one can get, going technical and everything.
I believe that would help some people to understand their awful rolls are not an abnormality. That they will have bad days. That their "Cyanide hates me and makes me lose on purpose" match is in no way special and could happen again because that's what random means.
Or, as you said, it could at least be used as an answer to all those "BB2 broken RNG killed my mother" threads we keep getting.