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19 hours ago, FotisNt said:

I actually forget to change seeds between bets while you should change it once per 100-200 bets.

It is not compulsory there is nothing like you should change after 200 bets you can keep the same seed and play and you will get the same winnings. Seeds will just refresh the payout code thats it

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I believe the Universe has a reason for everything, I believe in Karma as well as 'luck'.  With all that I also believe in curses, and have experienced the '7 years of bad luck' over breaking a large mirror, thankfully my 7 years was up a few years ago and man was I happy it was gone.

I still kind of believe in fairies from believing in the tooth fairy when I was younger.  I find it so funny I say this because I am a mother who has played the role of the tooth fairy, but I don't know it's just something I believe.

I appreciate sites that allow the seed to be changed.  I won't change my seed on a new site until my first complete bust though. 

When I change seeds, I change it to common sayings I use or quotes I live by.  I write poetry too so sometimes I'll throw a few words together that rhyme.

I had read once 
though that changing the seed to something straight plain text was a curse, so I always take my new seed 'saying' and Hash it with SHA-256 or another algo first, and input the hashed version of the seed.. Just to keep everything consistent since the server seed is usually hashed as well.



I don't change seeds too often as I don't believe the seed itself is what causes my bad luck, but I always feel a fresh new seed can grant some good luck for a bit, so I like to change it up.

One time though I went to change my seed and my current Nonce was showing 33.. so I didn't change then, because 6 and 3s are my lucky numbers so I didn't want to mess with the chi...

I know I'm crazy.


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I also believe that Stake 2.0 has made me 75% luckier with all Blackjack games I have played!  But it's most likely because the seeds changed for me when 2.0 launched and nothing to do with Stake 2.0 itself.

(( And of course, it probably has nothing to do with even the seeds at all and I'm just getting better at Blackjack, since before playing on Stake I hadn't played in over a year)

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5 hours ago, KharmaBetz said:

I believe the Universe has a reason for everything, I believe in Karma as well as 'luck'.  With all that I also believe in curses, and have experienced the '7 years of bad luck' over breaking a large mirror, thankfully my 7 years was up a few years ago and man was I happy it was gone.

I still kind of believe in fairies from believing in the tooth fairy when I was younger.  I find it so funny I say this because I am a mother who has played the role of the tooth fairy, but I don't know it's just something I believe.

I appreciate sites that allow the seed to be changed.  I won't change my seed on a new site until my first complete bust though. 

When I change seeds, I change it to common sayings I use or quotes I live by.  I write poetry too so sometimes I'll throw a few words together that rhyme.

I had read once 
though that changing the seed to something straight plain text was a curse, so I always take my new seed 'saying' and Hash it with SHA-256 or another algo first, and input the hashed version of the seed.. Just to keep everything consistent since the server seed is usually hashed as well.



I don't change seeds too often as I don't believe the seed itself is what causes my bad luck, but I always feel a fresh new seed can grant some good luck for a bit, so I like to change it up.

One time though I went to change my seed and my current Nonce was showing 33.. so I didn't change then, because 6 and 3s are my lucky numbers so I didn't want to mess with the chi...

I know I'm crazy.


🃏🃏

You’re not crazy. Your choice of purple fonts  at that size is though. 

Blame me if you will, but your post on my mobile spans a few swipes and is so jarring I didn’t know where to begin reading. 🤣

Nice story though, give us more of that -  KharmaKronicles of the Seed. 

 

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2 hours ago, nuuuitsjdragon said:

You’re not crazy. Your choice of purple fonts  at that size is though. 

Blame me if you will, but your post on my mobile spans a few swipes and is so jarring I didn’t know where to begin reading. 🤣

Nice story though, give us more of that -  KharmaKronicles of the Seed. 

 

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You are just my type of twit. ;)

I am a self-professed troll, but I troll a little differently than the norm I guess.


I normally don't apologize; there is always a reason for my madness.  Since I can't change the font style, I have to change the colours... default is killing me..

 But I didn't mean to kill your eyes!

Guess it's time for me to figure out how to change the CSS via dev tools
...

Although you must be on super brightness or have amazing HD colour because I thought that was a safe shade to pick!! - unless you are still using obsolete white forum theme.. if that's the case then I am glad your eyes burned :p

But seriously, how do you guys read on default?  You guys must all use 30" screens..because chat in the casino gives me the same problems when I try to read up on it! 

We have a nice dark theme but that alone does no justice for the poop colour, weight and style of the default texts...

Mumbles and walks away grumbling about her lack of eye care benefits...




Still, no regrets.

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  I used to change my seed a lot like maybe every day or so.   Now I only change it when I notice a long streak of loses.  Some people that i know change there seed almost every bet and some have never even bothered with it.🎲🎲

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10 hours ago, KharmaBetz said:

You are just my type of twit. ;)

I am a self-professed troll, but I troll a little differently than the norm I guess.


I normally don't apologize; there is always a reason for my madness.  Since I can't change the font style, I have to change the colours... default is killing me..

 But I didn't mean to kill your eyes!

Guess it's time for me to figure out how to change the CSS via dev tools
...

Although you must be on super brightness or have amazing HD colour because I thought that was a safe shade to pick!! - unless you are still using obsolete white forum theme.. if that's the case then I am glad your eyes burned 😛

But seriously, how do you guys read on default?  You guys must all use 30" screens..because chat in the casino gives me the same problems when I try to read up on it! 

We have a nice dark theme but that alone does no justice for the poop colour, weight and style of the default texts...

Mumbles and walks away grumbling about her lack of eye care benefits...




Still, no regrets.

First of all we dont have problem with the fonts its normal and visible to every one. Second if there is problem for you then seriously get your eye tested it might be the problem. Thrid please go according to topic ;) . Thanks .

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Rarely do. Unless i got like 20 losing streak 

On 7/31/2018 at 3:00 PM, Kate said:

Heya Stakers , 

I wanted to ask you guys how often during gambling do you change seeds? 

I usually do it after like 10 busts in a row and change it to some numbers.  

So guys how often do you guys change seeds?

 

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6 hours ago, Kate said:

First of all we dont have problem with the fonts its normal and visible to every one. Second if there is problem for you then seriously get your eye tested it might be the problem. Thrid please go according to topic ;) . Thanks .

Ok Woah. Mini-mod or what? You go off-topic just to call me out for going off-topic? And out of my entire post, you're going to focus on a non-serious comment I made joking that everyone must have 30-inch screens to be able to read the default size?

I normally wouldn't 
de-rail a thread for this, but that was some BS. That is how you welcome newbies to your community @Kate? Because you have high post rewards and a fancy title you feel you have the right or something?  Do you feel you are the leader of the entire community and feel you could speak for them?

There was so much sarcasm in my post and nowhere at all did I attack anyone, I was jokingly hypothesizing. 

You 
however went out of your way to call me out and direct negative comments towards me - your post was completely directed to me, attacking me to put it bluntly.  For what? You're not any better than me or anyone else here yet you spoke to me like you are queen bee. If you were a mod it might be different, but even a mod would have used more charisma than you did.

The key to criticism is to always include positive thoughts and feedback to combat the negative, otherwise you can come across like a bully even if it wasn't your intention.  Something I learned as a customer service manager, where I had to coach co-workers and work with the public was that it is always safer to keep an open-mind and share your thoughts while still being able to accept the way the other person does something or feels about something.  Show them a different perspective they might not have considered, educate them through your own experiences to allow them to understand where your opinion comes from. Leave them in control to figure out that what they've done or said is wrong,  or maybe they figure out a different way to do something. 

The important thing is how you react and present yourself.  But when someone calls me out, they've opened a can of worms and normally all bets are off.  I'm actually surprised I am taking this approach with it.. usually I'm bitchier than the way you came across when I stand up for myself...

Can't read my formatting? Ctrl + A will highlight it all and you should be able to read the text fine ..  Instead of worrying about what I'm posting and how my posts look, focus on your own.  I'd rather have to highlight a post or see colourful formatted text than decypher posts with run-on sentences and incorrect use of grammar.  Trying to understand some of your posts can take more time than having to squint at mine. [And if English is not your first language, you shouldn't have started to throw stones in the first place.]

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6 hours ago, Kate said:

Well you could try dicebot for the option for only dice game. For other games maybe use an auto clicker and just set it to click the Bet button a x number of times and volla an autostopper but based on number of clicks not profit tho.

6 hours ago, Kate said:

Well I usually play on laptop and I didn't complain this because I thought it was because of my laptop getting old. I guess its true my ram usage went from 200MB to 541 MB which is kind of weird and unusual. Ill still play but please launch it into stake official site quick thanks

3 hours ago, Kate said:

I haven't used the app yet but am looking forward to but as you said we can't send bitcoin to the app from an external place sucks but probably for security reasons so there is no money laundering. 

 

 

 

 

A forum is a discussion board for discussions, if you want chit-chat and can't take the time to read someone's post, especially lengthier ones, a forum may not be the ideal platform and that's why platforms like Telegram and Discord are so popular these days because they provide a way to communicate with short thoughts and allow the topics to flow in and out quickly.  

One major difference is that what we write on a forum will be around for a lot longer than the 10 sentences we wrote on Discord last night... Our writing is all we have to express ourselves online, we communicate and bond with words on the screen.  If your words are going to be there for the public to read forever - at least present yourself the same way you would if you were to go out in public offline. You wear clean clothes and do your hair nice - consider the hairbrush is punctuation and your clean clothes are the spelling and grammar used in the words that you type. Just some food for thought.


Anyways.. Back on topic now.

 Thanks to this thread I've actually started to verify some of my bets on the sites that use a Provably Fair system, and have taken the time to understand how the different sites implement PV in their games.  [PV = Provably Fair]

All but one of the sites I use that have PV games allow you to set your own client seeds (A+), some also allow you to 'roll' for a new server hash whenever you want.  No two sites were the same when it came to formulas either - in some cases changing your seed just once would provide all future bets a guarantee that none of the numbers could be manipulated in favour of the house... The way some formulas are implemented though you would need to change your client seed before each bet in order to say the same thing with 100% confidence.

 Generally though, even if you can't change the seed or never change your seed, there is enough random involved in most formulas that you wouldn't need to worry about it anyways.

 The bottom line for me is, the more options we have for providing randomization to the RNG [Random Number Generator] the more comfortable you can be that there is no nonsense going on with the bets.

We all know the seed isn't responsible for our wins or losses directly, but just like some people prefer to self-host services on servers they have complete control over or prefer using open-source software so that they know what code will be running on their systems - allowing us personalization of the mathematical formula that controls our RNG outcomes, even if it's just replacing the original numbers with our own, gives us at least a small feeling of control some can be happy with.


Read the spoiler to find an example of a flawed implementation.

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During my research on this topic, I discovered a few implementations of the PV system that are quite creative and new, but left holes in regards to proving fairness...  I read about a site that uses the time the bet was placed right down to the millisecond as the 'nonce'   - the flaw here is that you as the bettor have no way of tracking the time you placed your bet since you can't see the internal clock of the server... So in that respect, say you place a bet at the .52 milliseconds mark and the server computes that the result  would be a mega win for you (the server can figure this out in splits of a millisecond), the server doesn't want this so it quickly computes what  the bet would result if it was placed at .53 or .54 milliseconds instead and then delays your bet just enough to avoid paying out your mega win, but the delay is so slight and doesn't disrupt the flow at all so you would never notice this, and legitimately the game could say you placed your bet at .54 milliseconds because that's what the time stamp says, but in reality you were cheated.
This is farfetched I'm sure but there has been more than one occasion a site claiming to be PV has been caught manipulating due to flaws allowing for discreet manipulations like the issue with the millisecond nonce.



Read this one for.. an easter egg?

Spoiler

On a dice site I played on for a bit everyones public bets also showed the server and client seeds used for the bet.  Quite a few people change to a custom client seed and I had found some funny entries just while looking through random bets. My favourite one was username Johnny12z placed a bet with his client seed of "Johnnys Apple Seed. Please Plant When Lost".  Sadly though a majority of the seeds where phrases were used, were vulgar or NSFW :/  A user who otherwise was generally clean and friendly in the community had quite the dirty mind if we looked at his client seed for clues LOL.



I've not even paid attention to bet details here, but I don't think Stake discloses the seeds used on others bets when they are shared right? Nothing wrong with sharing that info but I've only seen it from the site I spoke of in the above spoiler and it was a neat little easter egg find.

Edited by KharmaBetz | the forum did it o_O

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the post above was very interesting, id like to add that ive also heard and read on some other PV explanation sites that the only true way to be no doubtfully PV in terms of the server side having no way of any kind of manipulation is to change the client seed before every single bet. 
 
the reasons of course are much more eloquently highlighted above and i wont even begin to try to explain the why aspect in my own words as you all know i only vomit text when i try to get in deep and whatnot.. nah i do a okay job i think.. anyways...

yeah we all should really change the seed after each bet but cmon, how many of us would actually do that? for me it averages on a few hundred or a few thousand bets before i change the seed... 

However sometimes i noticed as of late that if i am really on a manual bet spree, and if it is really significant amounts in relation to my capabilities i would actually end up changing a seed after a few rolls . 

 

but yeah the style of play is and should be ever evolving i think 😃 good luck all yall stake makers!

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