While the process of hunting is in large part skill-based, RNG (Random Number Generator) also plays a major part in a successful hunted NFT.
Equipped hunting guns and other equipment (NFTs) in combination with ability choices can influence success, but they are not a guarantee. While every ability, vehicle, tower, and other parameters will give you a slight edge in winning, outcomes are based on RNG/Chainlink VFR.
In simple terms, even a player without proper hunting equipment has a chance to win out over a fully equipped player.
Again, that doesn’t mean the chance of it happening is very high. It only means that RNG plays a role in the final outcome of the trophy.
But what is an RNG and why is it a part of the game?
As we mentioned before, RNG is an acronym for a random number generator, and it basically does that. It’s an algorithm that creates a sequence of numbers that can’t be reasonably predicted better than by chance. An RNG operates in pre-set boundaries, meaning that it only generates numbers in a set range. For example, it generates a random number in the set range from 0 to 10 or from 20 to 60.
Why do we use RNG then?
Because a little bit of randomness is required to keep things from becoming stale and monotonous, RNG became one of the important factors in modern gaming. A well-implemented RNG can help keep the game exciting, make the player curious, and ultimately keep them coming back to the game, time and time again.
MetaShooter will also make good use of Chainlink VFR, a blockchain RNG that ensures that the randomness of the outcomes is tamper-proof and transparent. This technology will infuse MetaShooters hunting, breeding, tournaments with unpredictable, yet equitable, gameplay dynamics.
This VFR is the verifiable source of on-chain randomness and its RNG will also allow players to forge NFTs with random traits, as well as randomly determine the winners of tournaments via a defined set of odds.