Designing Luck | A Guide to Loot Distributions
Loot is an integral feature of many games. A change in kit, a powerful addition to your loadout, or a shiny new fanged hat can add variety to the core gameplay loop and provide short and long term goals for players to achieve. But how is it done? This article will explain the simple algorithm behind loot distribution, exploring its underpinnings in statistics as an application of the cumulative distribution function on a discrete set of elements.