# Random Number

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
Is there anyway to generate a more random number than:
Trigger:
• Set RandomNumber = (Random integer number between 1 and 100)

#### Azlier

##### Old World Ghost
...What? How do you get 'more random'?

#### Komaqtion

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You mean that 1 and 100 is not as accurate as you'd like, then just use 1 and 1000

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
No No sorry I should be more clear,

I have a skill that has a % chance on hit so I use a random number for the %. The problem is the Random number they have is not very good and my % chances come in bursts.

I need a different algorithm this one won't work.

#### Azlier

##### Old World Ghost
Well you could, ya know, do it 1 - 10000. And divide the result by 100. Might not change anything, because I don't know anything about randomization in computers, but still...

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
Well you could, ya know, do it 1 - 10000. And divide the result by 100. Might not change anything, because I don't know anything about randomization in computers, but still...
Thanks but your right that won't do anything

#### Komaqtion

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Why isn't it good ??? If it's because it uses the same value every time still, then go go to File -> Preferences -> Uncheck "Use Fixed Random Seed"
And also, random might not always work if you use the button "Test Map", try to test in online

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
Why isn't it good ??? If it's because it uses the same value every time still, then go go to File -> Preferences -> Uncheck "Use Fixed Random Seed"
And also, random might not always work if you use the button "Test Map", try to test in online
The skill works, the only problem is all my "Procs", if you will, are in bursts. I assume it's because their algorithm is based on something that doesn't vary enough quick enough.

I assume the Fixed Random Speed is only for "Test Map" button. I get the same results in BNet play.

#### Carl-Fredrik

##### New Member
Here comes the random question again...
It is random. Couldn't be more random. That's what I've learned from this forum every time somebody picks this topic up again without searching first... If you searched "Random" you wouldn't have to pick the topic up again.

When random doesn't face your expectations, it is truly random ~ AceHart
I love that quote ^^

#### Moon_Raven

##### New Member
Well it's not really just here, whatever I do on computer that is random seems to me like it is in bursts. But I don't know is it just an illusion or is it just a way a computer works...

#### Danis[h]

##### New Member
Well it's not really just here, whatever I do on computer that is random seems to me like it is in bursts. But I don't know is it just an illusion or is it just a way a computer works...
It's probably just how it feels when watching it. which to my opinion is rather mundane xD

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
Randoms can be more random

There are a billion and one ways to create "Random Numbers", a computer can't actually generate a true random number.

What I need is a better way to generate a Random Number than what WC3 has. I don't see how it couldn't be possible.

The algorithm behind there Random is obviously gives off bursts and it is producing adverse effects for me

#### Danis[h]

##### New Member
Randoms can be more random

There are a billion and one ways to create "Random Numbers", a computer can't actually generate a true random number.

What I need is a better way to generate a Random Number than what WC3 has. I don't see how it couldn't be possible.

The algorithm behind there Random is obviously gives off bursts and it is producing adverse effects for me
Use several randoms then? Like 5 that go from 1-20? Dont know if this will have any effect.

Use reals?

#### Komaqtion

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I still can't seem to figure out what you want XD sorry :S
But if you for example, don't want random to use the same number as the last time, just store it each time, and then check if Random Number Between 1 and 100 Not Equal To (Last_Random) For example

##### Ultra Cool Member
The game only has one random generator, I suppose you could program your own but you'd still be bound by whatever you use for your seed. The game probably uses something cyclical for a seed which would explain the dry spans in randomness before a burst of procs.

#### Moon_Raven

##### New Member
Ok, so I think we have a problem here that cannot be solved, since a computer is a computer, it cannot generate a random number. I always wondered how do computer do that, but it is obvious that is is NOT random since computer gets strict instructions to do things. So no matter what algorithm you make, no matter what game or program we are talking about, you won't get random numbers. However, if you want MORE random numbers, I suggest tryng something like this:
Code:
``````A = Random(1,100)
B = Random(1,100)
C = Random(1,100)
D = Random(1,100)
E = Random(1,100)
X = (a+b+c+d+e)/5``````
that should help a bit maybe

#### Zaraf

##### New Member
Yeah, like Raven said, just use random numbers to form some kind of a formula. The more times you have a random number within the formula independently determined, the more "random" your final value will become.

#### Lyle.

##### New Member
Yeah, like Raven said, just use random numbers to form some kind of a formula. The more times you have a random number within the formula independently determined, the more "random" your final value will become.
Does that actually help? Can anyone explain this logically to me if it does in fact work

Otherwise I will try to make my own, I'm sure there is a usable algorithm out there some where

#### Strilanc

##### Veteran Scripter
Yeah, like Raven said, just use random numbers to form some kind of a formula. The more times you have a random number within the formula independently determined, the more "random" your final value will become.
No, that's wrong. It will almost certainly make the outcome less random (formally: it will have less entropy).

For example, the sum of two rolls of a dice is more likely to be 7 than 12. It is less random than a uniform random number from 2 to 12.

Otherwise I will try to make my own, I'm sure there is a usable algorithm out there some where
If you want to *avoid* bursts of critical hits (or whatever), you need to make the probability of getting a critical hit lower if the last hit (or last couple hits) were criticals. In the extreme case you could give a critical hit exactly every 5 swings. A viable solution might that each swing deducts 1 from a count, when the count hits 0 you get a critical, and then the count resets to a random number from 2 to 10 (or whatever).

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