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#1 Nov 06 2010 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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In an attempt to understand the mechanics behind receiving guild marks from Local Leves, I have started an effort to collect mass amounts of data about every r20+ leve I possibly can. For example, I would like to be able to answer questions such as:

- Does performance rating affect my probability of being awarded marks?
- Does leve rank affect my probability of being awarded marks?
- If I have the choice between two leves, and I can only pick one more for this cycle, which one will get me the most marks in the long run?
- How does the reward (whether it be gil or marks) vary with performance rating and leve rank?

With enough data, all of this and more can be answered.

If you're interested in participating, I need simple data entries in the following format:

 
LeveName   Rank  YourName   PerformanceRating    GilReward   MarksReward  


Example:

 
Making Headway        20   Bruiser   67   0   407 
Strapped for Straps   20   Bruiser   49   0   810 
Back in the Harness   20   Bruiser   49   0   1006 



This effort was actually started on another forum, and I have over 100 submissions so far from a lot of different people. But I'm posting here to expand the pool of incoming data hopefully.

Below is the original thread where this started:

http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/100220-Guild-Mark-Data-Collection

Also, before anyone starts, keep the whole BG / ZAM rivalry out of this if you would. While you're free and encouraged to post data entries here as responses to this thread, and I will record them in the spreadsheet, the link to the spreadsheet itself will not be posted here because every time I upload a new version of the spreadsheet, the link changes, and I don't want to maintain the link in multiple places. But you can easily just click that link and then the spreadsheet with the most up-to-date version of the data will be linked at the bottom of the original post.

I encourage you to take a look, it's pretty neat ;-)

And if there's anybody who is a pro with MS Excel, please send me a PM. There's a couple of things I can't figure out that will make it even cooler.

Thanks
#2 Nov 06 2010 at 4:57 AM Rating: Default
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its all random
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#3 Nov 06 2010 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Frebaut wrote:
its all random


While that may be true, the random chance is still set a specific percentage. Even though knowing that percentage value will not change anything at all, it still answers questions for which we currently have no answers.

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 6:28pm by PalidorCarbuncle
#4 Nov 06 2010 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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PalidorCarbuncle wrote:
Frebaut wrote:
its all random


While that may be true, the random chance is still set a specific percentage. Even though knowing that percentage value will not change anything at all, it still answers questions for which we currently have no answers.

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 6:28pm by PalidorCarbuncle


It's not necessarily a set percentage. Maybe it is, but maybe it isn't. Also, who can answer the following question:

- I have the choice between two leves, and can only pick 1 due to the 8-leve limit. One is a r25 leve that will be more difficult and not necessarily succeed. One is a r20 that I'm virtually guaranteed to succeed at and get a very high performance rating. If I want to maximize my guild marks, which one should I choose?

Answering questions like this simply isn't going to be possible without a lot of data collection.
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