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Cannot tell if you are adding in the first miss or not to your numbers. The maximum times you can miss is five, because the first miss does not have a percentage added to it.
Attempt One 0%
Attempt Two 25%
Attempt Three 50%
Attempt Four 75%
Attempt Five 100%
Attempt Six = Success
Now granted it would be nice if you could never get to 5 attempts and miss, but on the rarest occasion it may happen.
That's not how the math works; there's old threads about this.
Say you start with a 20% chance to capture, and you miss. You gain an extra 25% of your original capture chance and wind up with 25% chance to capture next time, not 45%.
By the above rationale, there is a small chance to never catch the pet because the chance would never reach 100%.
Upon reading the wowhead forum posts I see that my math skills, while right in a general sense, do not matter in this instance, and the above posters are more accurate.
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