Mephet'ran wrote:Yeah, I've noticed my SS hit even better with TA than before, a bigger improvement than 16%. The same goes for my Crisis with TAs.
you chump, thats because going from hitting 3 out of 6, to 4 out of 6 is an increase of 33% not 16%. a common mistake :p
3 divided by 6 = .5
4 divided by 6 = .66666
5 divided by 6 = .83333 - A 33.3333% improvment over BS3?
Now I'm confused.
As to why 4/6 seems like a big improvement over 3/6, I think it has to do with GW dice. Some are lighter than others, and less balanced - there are most likely air bubbles inside them. Rolling all of my GW dice, 28, typically results in more 4s, 5s and 6s, than 1s, 2s and 3s. Picking up all the dice that rolled less than 4 and rolling them results in 3/5 to 2/3 of the dice getting less than 4.
The bad dice aren't going to get 1s, 2s and 3s all the time, but the percentage chance of getting a specific set of numbers is improved. I don't know if all the dice are bad (none of mine are perfect though) but its worth testing your dice. I've already had one game messed up because of poor dice (I was playing poorly, but my opponent was playing much, much worse, the dice tipped the odds in his favour). You can test your dice by dropping them into a glass of water. If the spin around while falling and land on similar numbers all the time - they're bad. Might also be worth weighing the dice - the lighter they are the less consitent results you'll get.