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The Banner of Gloomverse will not randomly switch between characters! I only have a few set up, but I think people will like the change!

Currently, its Wallis, Harold, Mooching Hobo, and Assistant. Enjoy!

posted by Loverofpiggies @ January 9th, 2012, 10:35 am  -  4 Comments

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They seem to repeat like, 3-4 times and were really random. I didn't see a lot of walis in the times I just F5'd my laptop. Maybe you were going for that, I don't know.

posted by Pizzaman_Colors, January 10th, 2012, 12:30 am


Naw they really are random, but with such a small amount of images to pick from it will repeat certain images more often by accident. I've had occassions where I never see M.H. but see lots of Wallis.

posted by Loverofpiggies, January 14th, 2012, 12:48 pm


Actually, when I look at the JS code I think that Wallis and Assistant are about twice as likely as M.H or Harold. In your code, if you change this line:


It should be more even.

(long explanation)
Javascript Math.random() generates a random real number between 0 and 0.99 inclusive, which the script then multiplies by the number of images minus 1 -- in this case 3, so it's a random real between 0 and 2.97 inclusive. Then it rounds it to an integer to pick an image index. But since it uses round and not floor, the following happens:

0.0-0.49: Harold
0.5-1.49: Wallis
1.5-2.49: Assistant
2.5-2.97: Hobo

With my fix it would be even like we would expect.

posted by trenton_dawn, January 17th, 2012, 8:56 pm


Okay thank you so much, thats wonderful! It was behaving a bit odd... thanks very much trenton, you guys are lifesavers. I'll fix this as soon as I can. That is fascinating. I may come ask you again about these coding issues I get sometimes.

posted by LoP not logged in (Guest), January 18th, 2012, 3:10 pm

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