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SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Jan 16, 2006 9:54 PM
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Block #9 - Swamp Entrance


General
Name Prospector
Level 32
Block #9: Swamps
+XP Start 13,323,977
+XP End 14,563,778
Clicks Start 21,583
Clicks End 20,583
Dig Trips 2
Discards 53
Broken Shovels 16
Monster Attacks 41
Deady Diavovinos 3
Deaths 0

Stats
Strength 1
Quickness 1
Intelligence 1
Luck 127
Dexterity 21
Persistence 1

Dug Up
gold nugget 1,551
diamond 53
opal 456
lapis lazuli 354
emerald 481
ruby 463
pearl 488
copper ore 617
tin ball 5,078
iron ore 1,851
disprosium 22
kithrill 29
centolium 25
hyperium 167
oreputty 0
silver 0

Totals
Clicks 1,000
XP 1,239,801
Silvers (all sales at 50%) 1,502,737
XPs/Click 1,240
Silvers/Click 1,503


Sandy

SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Jan 17, 2006 2:40 PM
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Noted. Next time, I'll just have to wait an hour for my post to show up.

Anyhow, I did a 10th block, just for the sake of completeness.

Block #10 - Larkinor Market


Clicks 1000
XP 0
Broken Shovels 17
Monsters 2
Dug Up nothing


Sandy

KITTIN_101

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Registered: Jun, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Jan 18, 2006 12:50 AM
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Ok, after clearing CC out so often lately Molekat thought she would give back to her fans and contribute to the digger study. So here is what she came up with.

Block: #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
Character: MoleKat – starting number of clix 3350 Ending Clix: 2350

Level: 26

Stats: 15 Str, 24 Quick, 7 IQ, 47 Luck, 20 Dex, 15 Pers, 466 hitpoints.

Weight capacity = 80kg + 20kg (antiballast)

Broken Shovels: 8
Discarded shovels: 0
Silvers Dug up: 193
copper ore: 1633
tin ball: 1239
iron ore: 815
opal: 154
pearl: 289
ruby: 188
lapis lazuli: 113
emerald: 205
oreputty: 0
gold nugget: 565
disprosium: 21
kithrill: 24
centrolium: 0
hyperium: 0
diamond: 53

Total Money Gain (all sales at 50%): 199,830 silvers (includes selling 2 leftover shovels)
Total Experience gain: 202,271
Total clicks: 1000 (including pub/temple clix)
Total dds's drank: 4
Total bank trips: 0
Temple trips: 3 (to remove curse)
Total monsters attacks: 69
Magic Hulls bought: 1


Hope this helps!

Molekat

KITTIN_101

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Re: Digger Study Posted: Jan 18, 2006 12:52 AM
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Oops.. forgot to put in the number of discards...

I discarded copper, tin, and iron 27 times.

Thanks

SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 1, 2006 4:59 PM
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After completing all 9 blocks, I figured a bit of a summary might be useful.

XP/Click

The best places seem to be the graveyard, dark district and the forest, which are all about even. The caverns, magician district and the swamps are next, and also seem about even. The fighter district, novice district and TA are next, and also seem about even.

So if I'm going for XP/Click and choosing between the graveyard, dark district and the forest, I'd tend to lean towards the dark district because it had the fewest monster attacks. There is a fine line between them, and in the long run, it probably doesn't make much of a difference.

Silvers/Click

First off, it's important to note that XP/Click is not exactly related to Silvers/Click. When all nine blocks are ranked via both systems, there is no match anywhere in the list.

However, with that said, the best places for Silvers/Clicks seem once again to be the graveyard, the dark district and the forest. TA, the swamps and the caverns are close behind. The novice district and magicians district are next with the fighters district a distant last place.

So if I'm going for Silvers/Click and choosing between the graveyard, dark district and the forest, I'd tend to lean towards the dark district once again simply because it seems to be the best overall balance, although if you're willing to forgo a small percentage in profits (and a whole lot of XP), TA has the huge advantage of no unexpected monster attacks.

Overall

It's hard to go wrong digging in the dark district, forest or graveyard. Figuring out if there are differences between them is a little too tedious to attempt. Personally, my focus will now shift to comparing sets of results between diggers.

Prospector has gained a level and will redo digs on blocks #2 (TA) and #3 (DD port) before assigning any new luck points. Then I will add a luck point and do the digs again. I will continue to spend 1000 clicks on each block varying a single variable (either luck or level) each time out until a pattern starts to emerge. I will continue to post these results as they come in.

I hope others will continue to complete the full original study so we can confirm that these conclusions hold up across the level/luck spectrum.

Sandy

Raiken

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Registered: May, 2004

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 2, 2006 1:53 AM
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I have completed all the tests and posted most, with results very similar to sandy's. Dark district brought in the most exp and silvers / click, followed by graveyard and forest a close third. The swamps and caverns would also have brought good results if it wasnt for the huge numbers of monster attacks resulting in clicks used for running and dds. Likewise, my choice to dig would be the dark district for now, until a district other than the fighter district is cleared on ta.

However unlike Sandy who had the patience to use the full 1000 clicks in the fighter/novice/mage district, i stoped at 100 simply because of the huge number of empty holes which meant a low exp/money compared to other districts.

Zuni

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Registered: May, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 10, 2006 10:04 PM
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DIGGER STUDY
GENERAL
Name : Hot Diggity
Level : 12
Block : # 4 - Forest
XP Start : 15,671
XP End : 57,231
Clicks Start : 4,797
Clicks End : 3,797
Dig Trips : 2
Discarded Shovels : 14
Broken Shovels : 11
Monster Attacks : 65
Deadly Diavovinos : 4
Deaths : 0
x's Ore Discarded : 56

STATS
Strength : 1
Quickness : 1
Intelligence : 10
Luck : 48
Dexterity : 1
Persistence : 1
Weight Capacity : kg: 52

DUG UP
Gold nugget : 427
Diamond : 54
Opal : 222
Lapis Lazuli : 122
Emerald : 193
Ruby : 136
Pearl : 270
Copper Ore : 1,418
Tin Ball : 1,921
Iron Ore : 768
Disprosium : 28
Kithrill : 21
Centrolium : 4
Hyperium : 0
Oreputty : 0
Silver : 89

TOTALS
Clicks : 1000
XP : 41,560
Silvers ( sales @ 50%) : 222,814
XPs/Click : 42
Silvers/Clicks : 223

Zuni


Zuni

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Registered: May, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 14, 2006 5:31 PM
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DIGGER STUDY
GENERAL
Name : Hot Diggity
Level : 13
Block : # 5 - Caverns
XP Start : 17,437
XP End : 61,473
Clicks Start : 4,494
Clicks End : 3,494
Dig Trips : 2
Discarded Shovels : 2
Broken Shovels : 15
Monster Attacks : 82
Deadly Diavovinos : 3
Deaths : 0
x's Ore Discarded : 52

STATS
Strength : 1
Quickness : 1
Intelligence : 11
Luck : 50
Dexterity : 1
Persistence : 1
Weight Capacity : kg: 52

DUG UP
Gold nugget : 499
Diamond : 40
Opal : 260
Lapis Lazuli : 143
Emerald : 92
Ruby : 147
Pearl : 247
Copper Ore : 1,586
Tin Ball : 1,669
Iron Ore : 941
Disprosium : 27
Kithrill : 22
Centrolium : 10
Hyperium : 0
Oreputty : 0
Silver : 124

TOTALS
Clicks : 1000
XP : 44,036
Silvers ( sales @ 50%) : 245,654
XPs/Click : 44
Silvers/Clicks : 246

Zuni / Imaginary Friend account




Zuni

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Registered: May, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 17, 2006 4:41 PM
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DIGGER STUDY
GENERAL
Name : Hot Diggity
Level : 14
Block : # 6 - Novice Qtr
XP Start : 182
XP End : 40,701
Clicks Start : 4,430
Clicks End : 3,430
Dig Trips : 2
Discarded Shovels : 0
Broken Shovels : 22
Monster Attacks : 9
Deadly Diavovinos : 2
Deaths : 0
x's Ore Discarded : 43

STATS
Strength : 1
Quickness : 1
Intelligence : 11
Luck : 53
Dexterity : 1
Persistence : 1
Weight Capacity : kg: 52

DUG UP
Gold nugget : 355
Diamond : 37
Opal : 208
Lapis Lazuli : 121
Emerald : 160
Ruby : 178
Pearl : 192
Copper Ore : 1,509
Tin Ball : 1,627
Iron Ore : 775
Disprosium : 18
Kithrill : 15
Centrolium : 13
Hyperium : 0
Oreputty : 0
Silver : 88

TOTALS
Clicks : 1,000
XP : 40,519
Silvers ( sales @ 50%) : 209,442
XPs/Click : 40.5
Silvers/Clicks : 209

Many, many large, empty holes!
Lots of broken shovels;
Low number of monster attacks.

Zuni / Imaginary Friend account


ronk2

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Registered: Dec, 2003

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 25, 2006 7:41 PM
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I didn't do any 1k click test but I've done alot of digging and I found that if you dig outside(with monsters) you get more items

ronk2

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Registered: Dec, 2003

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 25, 2006 7:43 PM
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Woops forgot to add that dark district is almost as good as the outside except with no monsters

SandyT

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Registered: Feb, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 26, 2006 10:39 PM
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> I've done alot of digging and I found

It does appear that the study is pretty much proving your personal conclusions, but this is precisely the sort of "anecdotal evidence" that this study was meant to put an end to!

Sandy

Zuni

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Registered: May, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 27, 2006 4:41 AM
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DIGGER STUDY

GENERAL
Name : Hot Diggity
Level : 15
Block : # 7 - Magicians' District
XP Start : 6,329
XP End : 54,393
Clicks Start : 4,323
Clicks End : 3,323
Dig Trips : 2
Discarded Shovels : 0
Broken Shovels : 14
Monster Attacks : 21
Deadly Diavovinos : 0
Deaths : 0
x's Ore Discarded : 51

STATS
Strength : 1
Quickness : 1
Intelligence : 11
Luck : 57
Dexterity : 1
Persistence : 1
Weight Capacity : 52 kg
(25 kg with 10 shovels)

DUG UP
Gold nugget : 451
Diamond : 19
Opal : 179
Lapis Lazuli : 165
Emerald : 191
Ruby : 195
Pearl : 308
Copper Ore : 1,429
Tin Ball : 1,577
Iron Ore : 927
Disprosium : 35
Kithrill : 12
Centrolium : 16
Hyperium : 7
Oreputty : 0
Silver : 128

TOTALS
Clicks : 1,000
XP : 48,064
Silvers : 295,224 (sales @ 50%)
XPs/Click : 48
Silvers/Clicks: 295

EMPTY HOLES : 208 (20%)

Zuni
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ZeromusM

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Registered: Feb, 2006

Re: Digger Study Posted: Feb 28, 2006 12:24 AM
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Decided to jump in here with another low level character. I replaced the DD drinks with sleep regens, since it probably would've taken more clicks to walk to the pub and back, and of course I recorded the number of clicks used with this strategy.

Block #1 – Graveyard, 1S of Temple
Character BurrowBurrow
Level 8
Str 1, IQ 8, Dex 1, Quick 1, Luck 29, Pers 1
Max Load 52kg
Begin Clicks 4075
End Clicks 3075
Begin XP 1146
End XP 9756

Copper Ore 661
Iron Ore 408
Tin Balls 545
Opal 59
Pearl 76
Ruby 83
Lapis Lazuli 122
Emerald 58
Gold Nugget 197
Diamond 29
Disprosium 4
Ore Putty 0
Kithrill 0
Centrolium 0
Hyperium 0

Silver Total 35010
Attacks 73
Broken Shovels 14
Sleep Regens 63
Died 2(Spearthrower, Skeleton Archer)

Zuni

Posts: 100
Registered: May, 2005

Re: Digger Study Posted: Mar 10, 2006 7:47 AM
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DIGGER STUDY
GENERAL
Name : Hot Diggity
Level : 15
Block : # 8 - Fighters' District
XP Start : 54,393
XP End : 81,343
Clicks Start : 4,900
Clicks End : 3,900
Dig Trips : 2
Discarded Shovels : 0
Broken Shovels : 6
Monster Attacks : 12
Deadly Diavovinos : 0
Deaths : 0
x's Ore Discarded : 24
Empty Holes 456

STATS
Strength : 1
Quickness : 1
Intelligence : 11
Luck : 57
Dexterity : 1
Persistence : 1
Weight Capacity : kg: 52
(25 kg with 10 shovels)

DUG UP
Gold nugget : 256
Diamond : 20
Opal : 216
Lapis Lazuli : 98
Emerald : 164
Ruby : 104
Pearl : 97
Copper Ore : 882
Tin Ball : 480
Iron Ore : 573
Disprosium : 5
Kithrill : 4
Centrolium : 14
Hyperium : 10
Oreputty : 0
Silver : 8

TOTALS
Clicks : 1,000
XP : 26,950
Silvers ( sales @ 50%) : 188,038
XPs/Click : 27
Silvers/Clicks : 188

Three thief attacks:

Epic Shadow (Luna): stole 2 shovels , then came back and stole an emerald.
When she came back a third time time, I hid in the store and waited till she left.
Mr. AJ: Stole a Disprosium

The empty holes made up 46% of my clicks.
I won't be digging in the Fighters' District again
anytime soon.

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