• A is not skewed.
  • As you can see it is positively skewed ... in fact the tail continues way past $100,000
  • Data can be "skewed", meaning it tends to have a long tail on one side or the other:
  • Why is it called negative skew? Because the long "tail" is on the negative side of the peak.



The third complaint is in many ways an extension of the second, and more often than not stems from a long run of bad luck. People with this complaint usually complain on the forum. The fact that the forum is not overrun with such complaints shows us that it probably only bothers a few players. It is clear that most players don't have these problems, looking at the . Is the random only skewed for these particular players then? The fact is, when you have such a large sample size (all the players in Godville), it is certain that there will be those unlucky few who get long streaks of misfortune. Without the players who lose, there cannot be the players who win. These unfortunate players could never do anything about their chances because they started with the same chances as everyone else. To put it a different way, if you rolled a dice and got the lowest number ten times in a row, would you say that the dice is biased? So many people in the world roll dice all the time that it is inevitable that such an event will occur.

In this respect, the random is skewed in favour of paying players. However, even in a duel between two non-paying players, the random would still be skewed: in favour of the more active, more strategic player. Although, the administrators say that the 'random' decides the outcome of a duel, this is only really ever true for duels between the heroes of two inactive players.


The skewness statistic is calculated from the following formulae:

A right skewed distribution is sometimes called a positive skew distribution. That’s because the tail is longer on the positive direction of the .