One of the first and often touted systems being developed by Mythic
for Warhammer Online
was contribution. Anyone who's played a through a few Public Quests or Keep captures knows the contribution system is supposed to monitor how everyone plays and then dole out a proper score before a dice roll is applied to give it all a twinge of randomness. Well, a post over at Wizards & Wenches
claims that they've discovered the secret formula to contribution: it doesn't exist.
The claim -- which has discussions threads at forums, along with screenshots
-- is that when a player enters a zone, they are given a dice roll that applies to them until they leave the zone or log out. This means that a player who gets first will continue to do so, no matter what, until another player with a higher roll comes along.