# How is Possible 5 Time Back Back Same champion from 6* feature

Broken
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i open 5 time 6* Feature crystal and get back to back taskmaster

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## Comments

611★★★4,000★★★★★6,482Guardian9,264★★★★★Pretty damn unlikely for one person, but with how many people open crystals it would be surprising if it didn't happen to someone.

If the odds of something is 0.5, then you'd expect 2 events on average will get you one occurrence. So you'd expect about 330,000 events before someone got 5 of any champion in a row from featured crystals. And you'd expect about 7.96 million events before someone pulled specifically TaskMaster from 5 crystals 5 times.

I don't know if these stats will help you feel better about 5 TaskMaster's @Broken (I rather fear your username just got a hell of a lot more appropriate), but at the very least you can now consider yourself one in

~~a million~~7.9 Million20★9,264★★★★★https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/comment/2057143#Comment_2057143

@Balm82 while I can see why you would get to that conclusion on hearing something like Pseudo RNG and assuming that must mean there's some flaw in it, it's simply not the case. These extremely informative comments by @DNA3000 explain the flaw in this kind of thinking

9,264★★★★★DNA is one of the more patient and helpful members on the forum, something tells me that the fact you're so against him may point to the fact that you are one of the people who is wrong a lot..

452★★★19,645GuardianBefore someone jumps in to correct that number, that's not the odds against five crystals all simultaneously being Taskmaster. That would be one in 24^5 = 7,962,624. But the average number of consecutive openings required to get five in a row is a completely different calculation. It is solving this set of recursive equations:

Assuming I set them up correctly. It has been a while since I've done these types of calculations. To determine the average number of openings given distributed openings among multiple players, you'd have to probably solve a generalized markovian, at which point I would probably write a python script to simulate the result a billion times and spit out an estimate.

3,211★★★★★Thanks for the @SpideyFunko now for buisness

@Broken Taskmaster is a great champion that only lacks in his unfortunate low base damage but if awakened and played properly he is a power house, he is an annoying defensive champion and great offense if played right. The stacking concussions can lead to outstanding AAR and also he gains the burst from the said concussions.

19,645GuardianWe don't need "truly random." We just need sequences that are unpredictable, cannot be manipulated by the players, and generate results indistinguishable from statistical randomness. Most pRNGs do, for the trivial case of selecting one of a couple hundred different options for a lootbox.

292★★★Also, think about this logically... Kabam doesn't benefit from constantly frustrating you. If the crystal algorithm was truly a controlled thing, then it would want to prevent you from quitting due to many bad pulls. Clearly, upon scrolling the forums, this isn't true.

9,264★★★★★But what you calculated is say if someone just kept opening crystals how many on average before they get 5 taskmasters in a row?

19,645GuardianAnd yet, every day they do random enough for everyone's purposes. Video game lootboxes are the easiest kind of random they do. The encrypted connection your browser uses to get to these forums, or your online banking account, or any other secure site requires that your computer generate random numbers for those connections to work. If the RNG they used was not statistically random, these connections would be trivial to break.

"Computers can't do random"? In an academic debate, maybe. In the real world:

RFC 4086: Best Practice Randomness Requirements for Security

TestUO1: A successor to the Diehard statistical tests for software random number generators

19,645GuardianI did: roll one. Roll another, roll another, roll another, roll another - check if the last five are Taskmaster, if not, roll another - check again if the previous five are all Taskmaster, if not, repeat.

Your number is smaller, but because each roll is five crystals, doing it your way you end up opening 5 x 7,962,624 = 39,813,120 crystals total (five at a time). My calculation looks at opening one crystal at a time and looking at the previous five, which means there are more ways to end up with five taskmasters.

To be clear, your way, if you roll one Groot and four Taskmasters, that's a complete failure. You reroll all of them. My way, if you roll Groot and then four Taskmasters, that's a fail but you have a chance to get to five in a row with one more crystal and could theoretically hit it on crystal #6. The 24^5 calculation presumes this is not an option.

9,264★★★★★3,324★★★★★94★9,264★★★★★13★9,264★★★★★If Kabam allow you to get champions then what is that other than rigged? If that’s a turn of phrase then fair enough, but I’m sure you see the implication it causes.

13★It’s easy to sound smart when one is in a field uncommon to most and commonly spoken by one daily.

1. Enough for everyone’s purposes - ? Ugh what? Everyone? Enough?

2. Easiest kind of random - video game casinos are in this same category as per the papers I’ve read and are noted to be easily flawed

3. the same code for rng in banking, browsing and mcoc is being used? monitored? verified?

4. trivial to break - only this parameter ensures security?

5. what of the papers that are not in the field of security, but in other fields of rng

“The amount of energy necessary to refute **** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it” - and I don’t type quickly so many that many orders of magnitude.

1,119★★★★9,264★★★★★Pick a stance and stick with it, if you’re going to accuse Kabam of rigging it you’ll need some strong evidence.