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SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 5:41 AM
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Okay, so this is an attempt at a semi-formal study of diggers. Our goal is to try and figure out the how much luck, level and location affect the results of a digger. Along the way, we'll figure out answers to most of the common digger questions such as: "Dark District or Forest?", and now: "TA or Larkinor?". To try and make the resulting data useful, we had to set up a series of rules that should be followed to ensure we're all digging in the same places and are all reacting to everything that happens in the same manner.

Rules:

1) Be serious and try to follow these rules. Some people are going to spend a lot of time and clicks on this so please respect that by not submitting false or inaccurate data.

2) Each digger will perform a series of eight "trials" consisting of 1000 clicks each.

3) Record your clicks, level and all of your stats before beginning a trial.

4) Avoid leveling up in the middle of a trial. If you level up during your 1000 clicks, restart the trial with your new stats.

5) Buy 10 shovels and only carry "minimal" (~1kg) equipment with you.

6) Dig until you overload or until you run out of shovels. Record the amount of copper ore, iron ore and tin balls you have, then throw them away. Repeat until you are overloaded even after throwing them away. Throw away shovels until you are no longer overloaded. Record the amount of everything you have dug up.

7) Go to the store and sell it all, buy shovels to get back up to 10 again (record the number of BROKEN shovels you've had to replace), bank/market bank the profits. Return to the block and continue digging until you hit 1000 clicks. Record your goods, then sell it all off one last time (do not count these "final sale" clicks).

8) Record the number of times you get attacked by monsters during your trial. When you get attacked by a monster, run away immediately. If your hit points have become dangerously low, head to the nearest pub for a Deadly Diavovino. If you die during the trial, record this as well.

9) When you're all done, your results should look something like the following. Please post them in this thread so that those who want to keep track of the data can copy it into their spreadsheets.

Block: #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
Character: Dug The Digger
Level: 20
Stats: 1 Str, 1 Quick, 10 Int, 50 Luck, 1 Dex, 1 Pers
Broken Shovels: 28
copper ore: 284
iron ore: 240
tin ball: 220
opal: 123
pearl: 277
ruby: 743
lapis lazuli: 232
emerald: 263
disprosium: 123
oreputty: 475 (if on TA)
gold nugget: 1234
kithrill: 74
centrolium: 50
hyperium: 60
diamond: 20
Total Silvers (all sales at 50%): 2,000,000

10) The following is the list of blocks upon which the trials will take place. Please try to do them in order.

#1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11515

#2 TA - 1 block east of the port
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=10698

#3 Dark District - Southern port block
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11514

#4 Forest - 1st forest block
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11302

#5 Caverns - 2 blocks east of the CC
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11376

#6 Novice Quarter - 1 block north of the CC
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11339

#7 Magician District - 1 block north of the arena
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11340

#8 Fighters District - 1 block west of the CC
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11373

As I'm assuming my extreme tiredness is causing me to make numerous errors and oversights, I hope/assume my fellow dig-a-holics will post addendums and corrections.

Sandy, Raiken & sash777



Raiken

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Registered: May, 2004

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 6:10 AM
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Corrections/Additions:

#6 Novice Quarter - northern port block
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11268

#7 Magician District - 1 block north, 1 block east of the arena
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11341

#8 Fighters District - eastern port block
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11371

#9 Swamps - swamp entrance block
htt p://www.larkinorguide.com/cgi-bin/islands.cgi?act=block&bid=11477

SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 12:08 PM
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Since we're going through all this anyhow, please take the time to record your XP before you start to your XP after you finish and include that in your set of results:

XP: 240,000

Sandy

jason_kroeker

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 12:50 PM
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#8 Fighters District - western port block

Noodleatage3

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 4:07 PM
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ughm sandy any chance this can be a 500 click thing....? I get kinda bored after a while with my digger otherwise.
Katie

jason_kroeker

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 4:21 PM
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katie, i did my own digger survey a while back, and 500 clicks still has too much variation. a bunch of diggers decided in chat last night that 1k clicks gives better results. you don't have to participate, but it would be appreciated if you could.

also, it's probably obvious, but to add to the rules, make sure you're on shy-mode.

--jason

jason_kroeker

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 4:56 PM
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Block: #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
Character: simply digging
Level: 23
Stats: 1 Str, 1 Quick, 23 Int, 63 Luck, 1 Dex, 29 Pers
Broken Shovels: 16
copper ore: 2238
iron ore: 1480
tin ball: 2531
opal: 254
pearl: 292
ruby: 269
lapis lazuli: 241
emerald: 249
disprosium: 33
oreputty: n/a
gold nugget: 537
kithrill: 19
centrolium: 18
hyperium: 20
diamond: 48
silver: 141
Total Silvers (all sales at 50%): 434,680
Total Experience: 132,909

bought 4 dd's, used 32 of the 1000 clicks not digging (buying dd's, accidental homeport after running out of shovels, selling gems), plus another 183 clicks from 61 monster attacks. the other 785 clicks were digging (spoil, empty, or successful) clicks.

--jason

Noodleatage3

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 4:58 PM
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aw well I can participate for 500 clicks if ya still want those results to compare em but I don't really want to do a k clicks...takes too long on this slow comp sorry

Katie

Pyratic

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Registered: Jul, 2003

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 5:47 PM
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Sandy next time i get the digger past 8K clicks ill start this! Nice survey too!

Veriac

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Registered: Dec, 2002

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 8:37 PM
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hehe at least you are only doing it for 500 clicks. I had the bete team doing digging tests over 10k clicks

jetss

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Registered: Sep, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 20, 2005 10:41 PM
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#8 location
level 14
strength 19
Iq 6
dex 14
Quick 10
luck 15
persiste 5

silvers 20
lapis 2
copper ore 19
tin balls 24
emeralds 12
opal 3
perils 7
gold nuggets 4
irion ore 7
atacks 21
broken 16
total 919

jb156000

Posts: 340
Registered: Jun, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 22, 2005 2:52 AM
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Block: #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
Character: Bird Dog
Level: 26
Stats: 2 Str, 19 IQ, 15 Quick, 67 Luck, 2 Dex, 12 Pers
AMT I can carry: 64kg
Broken Shovels: 13
copper ore: 2560
iron ore: 2506
tin ball: 1901
opal: 372
pearl: 345
ruby: 299
lapis lazuli: 253
emerald: 279
disprosium: 28
oreputty: n/a
gold nugget: 666 (hmmm. interesting "666")
kithrill: 27
centrolium: 16
hyperium: 24
diamond: 42
silver: 116
Total Silvers (all sales at 50%): 472,165
Total Experience: 245,500


11 clicks spent returning from home after some idiot attacked my digger and killed me - SO, i added 11 clicks on making a total of 1011 clicks but since 11 were wasted, its still 1000 clicks!

knoxvile

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Registered: Aug, 2003

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 22, 2005 5:32 AM
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Block: #1 Graveyard
Lvl: 20
Stats: 1 strength, 1 quick, 1 intel, 80 luck, 3 dex, 6 pers
Broken shovels: 18
Gold nugget: 917
Diamond: 46
Opal: 462
Lapis lazuli: 395
Emerald: 424
Ruby: 333
Pearl: 329
Copper: 2918
Tin: 3080
Iron: 987
Dispro: 35
Kith: 11
Centro: 22
Hyper: 64
Total silvers (all sales at 50%): 660,512

did an accidental homeport once and had to heal a few times from 37 monster attacks

knoxvile

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Registered: Aug, 2003

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 22, 2005 7:06 AM
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Block: #3 dark district
Lvl: 20
Stats: 1 strength, 1 quick, 1 intel, 80 luck, 3 dex, 6 pers
Broken shovels: 14
Gold nugget: 949
Diamond: 55
Opal: 342
Lapis lazuli: 486
Emerald: 379
Ruby: 288
Pearl: 435
Copper: 2848
Tin: 3389
Iron: 1531
Dispro: 45
Kith: 15
Centro: 22
Hyper: 53
Total silvers(all sales at 50%): 637573
Monster attacks: 15

Lvled in the last 50 clicks but didn’t add the points...didn’t really want to start over after already doing 950 of the 1k clicks

jb156000

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Registered: Jun, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Dec 22, 2005 4:39 PM
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Block: #2 Thord-Artin - 1 block east of the port
Character: Bird Dog
Level: 26
Stats: 2 Str, 19 IQ, 15 Quick, 67 Luck, 2 Dex, 12 Pers
AMT I can carry: 64kg
Broken Shovels: 16
copper ore: 1410
iron ore: 842
tin ball: 1020
opal: 121
pearl: 282
ruby: 158
lapis lazuli: 130
emerald: 142
disprosium: 14
oreputty: 440
gold nugget: 259
kithrill: 18
centrolium: 11
hyperium: 14
diamond: 19
silver: 116
Total Silvers (all sales at 50%): 720,670
Total Experience: 130,320

1000 clicks (no monsters obviously - no interferences whatsoever!)


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