Zenagirl wrote:I am certain that this has been addressed somewhere on this forum, but I didn't see it when I did a quick look.
Is it normal to have to throw your trap 7 or 8 times in order to capture a pet? I have the Strong Trap which gives a 25% increase with every throw. But what percent chance are we starting with?
I am not kidding. It is uncommon for me to throw my trap less than 5 times, with 6 being my normal and 7, 8 or even 9 times being a possibility (thankfully that was only once!)
Is this unusual? Should I speak to a GM?
Bretonas wrote: I always thought it's like 35% chance on the first, than 65%, than 95% and basically 100% (95% + another 30%). That matches my experience with traps so far. But it wouldn't surprise if the calculation is completely different and I've just been lucky or you are extremely unlucky.
Quarters wrote:My friend told me something about it increases your actual catch chance by 25%, not just 25%... I figured "Oh, 25%, that means after four tries it'll be guaranteed to catch the pet" - not the case. Say your catch chance is 10 out of 100. A 25% increase would be 12.5 out of 100... or something like that. I'm not great with math. I hope that this helps, but I'm sure somebody else can explain it better.