That's quite a discussion about waves and I'm surprised to see someone who doesn't believe these actually exist
I really don't think there's any way that anyone turning over ped in EU can credibly deny their existence. I would like to invite Crabby to go click Gizmo 8 for a few hours (4-5) and tell me how much you lost. Most times it's a loss of more than 500 ped and BP drops are crappy and don't make up for it.
Yet, lots of people still do it, why? Simply put, they are hoping to catch a wave of good BP drops and/or multis, cause they know that these can be quite good and make up for most of the long-term losses. And it's basically the same for the Hunting profession.
There are some very dry periods in EU, very dry. So bad that people will go on a prolonged break from EU or even quit.
So if there are dry periods, then there are periods of high returns where nice multis are more abundant and high value items will drop more. It has always worked this way though these waves have been made a bit more tame since Loot 2.0
I think the reason MA is keeping this system in place is simple, what would be the point to even play if returns were totally flat? There has to be something in place that randomizes results so that people will think there is a way to "outsmart" the game and get ahead.
If returns and drop rates are totally predictable, what's the point in even playing? We're all just here losing 3% of the PED we turnover, what's the point of that?
I know Crabby that you're not here for monetary gains but a lot of us are. I may not have initially joined for profits but it certainly is the reason I'm still here.
So, although this Poll shows that half of people have an issue with these waves, they will never be removed completely unless they are replaced by something else that randomizes results and gives people a bit of hope that they can get ahead.