As others in this thread have mentioned, having a “hot streak” of good drops, or by contrast, a streak of poor drops can happen because the probability of each roll is not tied to the previous one. Ketchup offered a good example of this:
Do you believe flipping a coin 100 times will yield exactly 50 heads and 50 tails? maybe a coin might give you close 50/50. when you include more things in the calculations, it gets ugly from there. probabilities do not remember what you rolled before. only at the instant when it rolls.
Because of this, you are not guaranteed any set number of Legendaries, set items, or rares within a certain period of time. Bear in mind that MF affects the quality of drops you’ll see, but not necessarily the number of drops you get from a particular kill (you can find out more about Magic Find [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/game/guide/items/equipment#magic-find"]here[/url]). Thus having high MF and being able to quickly and effectively clear challenging monsters will certainly aide your cause, but at the end of the day, the “luck” players have can vary widely.
Appreciate the post Vaeflare, but I do have to call bull on this one.
One of your co-workers there already admitted a couple of years back that you guys do have the power and have exercised in the past to flag and alter people's game play experience to "problem players" I don't know if you were around 2-3 years ago, but you are aware of this going on are you not?
If not, then you should familiarize yourself with what might be going on around you. You per say, along with the other CM's, aren't directly involved with the programming I'm guessing, but are you in the loop when it comes down to whats being handed down to people's accounts? I know the communication is bad between people at Blizzard which has been documented many times, but you and the rest of the CM's may need to start nosing around a little more in what's going on.
Luck is luck.. and can be interpreted in many different ways to many different people, so that card really can't be pulled on this one. The sheer odds of certain people on here getting the amount of legendaries they do, are completely beyond comprehension. To the point, it's probably more likely for them to get hit by lightning every single day for the rest of their life and survive. Sure it could happen, but seriously..
It's the same people with the same stories on legendaries. I know you guys supposedly read all the threads so I don't see what the problem for any of you in looking back at the threads and pinpointing the people who at least are "claiming" to get these legendaries much more frequently than anybody else, and some with very little MF. It's not hard to pinpoint them as the same ones keep cropping up.
Go investigate it, and come back here with a straight face and see if you can tell us the same thing again.
In the end, I could really care less if player A gets 1000 legendaries with 0 MF, while player B gets 0 legendaries with Max MF. A boring game is a boring game no matter which way you look at it. The last time I checked, Diablo was about owning the competition, not struggling to get items to complete whatever content is thrown at us.