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      10 comments  ·  Ideas  ·  Admin →

      Hello all,

      We have started working on some lottery improvements in party. Our first pass at leveling the playing field will be to weight those people who have not won over those who have won recently.

      We can’t give away the precise algorithm we’ll be using, but it goes something like:

      If three people (a, b, and c) bid to get into the lottery, and nobody has won yet, then each person gets one vote, and has a 33% chance of winning.

      a = 1 votes (33% chance)
      b = 1 votes (33% chance)
      c = 1 votes (33% chance)

      Let’s say A wins.

      The next time the lottery opens up, the same three people enter again, person a will have 0 votes (since they just got heard) and the other two people will have 2 votes each, giving each of them a 50% chance to win.

      a = 0…

      Matthew Mauricio commented  · 

      Thanks Indaba! We really appreciate the action you guys are taking on this situation!

      Matthew Mauricio supported this idea  · 

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