I’ve recently started using our new friend the [?] box quite freqently… pretty well all the time. I had no idea it could be so much fun!
However, I’ve been through, ohhh, I’m going to guess about 100 games using it now… and I’m getting the distinct feeling that it’s not actually very random; I get certain characters wayyyy more often than others. In a perfect world, I’d have seen each of the seventeen character about five times, six for a few of them. My experience hasn’t even been close to that. At all.
Here’s a quick scatter of how the choices have turned out, ranked from most frequent to least frequent.
Take this with a grain of salt. Keep in mind that these are all estimations and only to the best of my recollection. I know my sample group is a little on the small side to accurately test how close it is to “true” random, but I strongly feel like I’ve been getting some pretty lopsided results. (For the record, I’m on PS3, and this has been mostly for Scoreboard Quick Matches, some Friendly Matches.)
Has anyone else been using Random Select often? Please add and compare your results with mine.
If the algorithm is not drawing randoms properly and there’s talk of patching SFHD, I’ll make a Capcom Unity post in hopes of getting this shit straightened out. Heck, maybe I should just file a bug report.