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  1. kingofaces

    Mining pattern time cycle

    Actually, if it was entirely random, it would be easier to map. Every indication though is that the different loot tables (or sub tables) may be randomly selected over time. The more important question is how much do I need to sample to capture all the variation is an area to get an idea what...
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    Indoor vs Outdoor mining mechanics

    Someday I want to do testing on finder radius. It’s possible that the reduction of finder radius indoors is what entirely accounts for the increased claim size. That would mean increasing radius would decrease claim size. I somewhat doubt that’s the case, but that’s what would need to be tested...
  3. kingofaces

    How is it consistently ~95%TT returns over large data sets?

    You actually just asked about it earlier with respect to large sample size or “law of large numbers“ again. You aren’t realistically going to get that many big payouts, and everything will average out to whatever MA had it set at with some predictable variation around it.
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    When using amps is the Decay Cost 1:1 with the loot increase?

    Remember that unlike hunting (nowadays anyways) your hit rate is not 100% when it comes to mining. Instead, average hit rates are around 28-32%. If you just ballpark that as 33%, that means when ore mining unamped, you are putting in ~3 ped to get a single claim, and that's where claim size...
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    How is it consistently ~95%TT returns over large data sets?

    Sampling statistics is the term you want to look up as well as the "law of large numbers". Every population has a true average for various traits like height, etc. There's also normal variation around that average (i.e., standard deviation). If you survey a few people what their height is, the...
  6. kingofaces

    Loot Wave Theory?

    About 5% hit rate at the last round of testing. This is why I almost never mine Ashi anymore.
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    Another question...

    I guess it hasn't been any different traveling around Amethera in all the years I've been playing compared to Eudoria. In the extremely rare chance you get shot in an LA, etc., and you're wearing armor, it's only going to be a few PEC if that. There's nothing to really worry about in the first...
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    Another question...

    Much of Amethera has had PVP open for years, but it’s rare for anyone to get killed outside of formal zones. If you do, it’s no real loss anyways. There’s only one lootable zone, and you’re not going to accidentally stumble into it.
  9. kingofaces

    Loot Wave Theory?

    That’s where your own testing comes into play, but some servers (like Emerald Lakes) are fairly unique in how resource composition varies over time. This is a topic where “dependable” doesn’t really fit well unless you have some really good testing, and that’s not data people are likely to...
  10. kingofaces

    Are Bp drops more common on max quantity or max condition?

    I asked about this a few months ago. Generally it’s better to do quantity to get more successes. Outside of some very narrow uses, condition is never worth it unless you’re purely gambling.
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    when yor girlfriend says u have the biggest dong of all your friends(10 peds short)

    Should have been some good tiering on that.
  12. kingofaces

    Do mining amps act as Loot 'Multipliers'

    In short, yes on all fronts. If you want to look up decay (like you would have to for weapons), check the wiki. Also, a level 1 decays .25 ped per use. There is a relative relation to decay and efficiency though. A level 8 has double the efficiency of a level 5, or 4 ped vs. 2 ped. It’s really...
  13. kingofaces

    Do mining amps act as Loot 'Multipliers'

    FYI “efficiency” means almost nothing on mining amps. It gives you a rough idea of a proportional increase in mined resources, but says nothing directly intuitive about TT, etc. just stick to drop cost for any comparisons. Something with the same drop cost like level 8 and D-class will have the...
  14. kingofaces

    Looking for Melee weapons shops

    If you’re mostly looking for Armatrix series, Don Loki Lokus on 2nd floor Emerald Lakes has a good range stocked usually.
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    How reliable are mining locations?

    Certain areas within most servers tend to have different resource compositions. Other servers are fairly uniform server-wide, but can vary over time as to what resource mix is available. So to answer your question, they are reliable in the long-term, but you don’t know what you’re going to get...
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    Do mining amps act as Loot 'Multipliers'

    Ferial has it. Let’s say you’re using level 5 amps and normal finders (10 probes for enmatter = 0.5 ped / drop, ore = 1 ped / drop, etc.). Adding in the amp TT, you’re now at 2.5 and 3 ped / drop, respectively. Just throwing out random numbers, but assuming for example your average TT drop is...
  17. kingofaces

    FYI: Auction and shop fee guide

    Unfortunately, this info actually isn't out there, which is what spurred this post. I tried using the formulas that have been put out there over the years, and they do not match up with the actual fees in the example data I posted. Both fees start to really deviate around TT+100 when using the...
  18. kingofaces

    Tired of walking down malls to find a shop that sells the item you want or finding customers for your shops? Introducing Entropia Service Directory

    If it wasn't clear from my posts above, I don't do this. At least for me, there's no benefit to using the Items page for shop stock since I still need to manually figure out a price anyways and use a spreadsheet. If the page told you what your MU was set at, then I might go that route. For...
  19. kingofaces

    King's Quarry - Discount Ore & Enmatter

    Some stock has been added and prices are updated.
  20. kingofaces

    Buying: Rosewood Short Board

    Up you go.
  21. kingofaces

    Logging mining returns since October 2019

    No idea. Activity does pick up in Sept, so it could be more crafters, but it’s possible MA changed some resource compositions. I haven’t been mining enough since the VU to really check it out yet.
  22. kingofaces

    Question: Webshop down?

    I still can't access my items and have never used an utilities related to it. I have my own tracking I do from that page, but it only involves copy/pasting the item list there to a spreadsheet maybe once a day, so I definitely shouldn't be in a throttled user category.
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    FYI: Auction and shop fee guide

    Back when I started playing, it was difficult to find what the formula was for auction fees, and there were often different formulas out there that gave different results. That happened to me even more so when it came to figuring out shop fees that have even less information out there. Looking...
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    Logging mining returns since October 2019

    I wrapped up my runs roughly with the new VU (or rather burned through all my D-class finally), so I thought I'd update this. I started my new "run" May 14, 2020, and ended tracking today Sept. 7, 2020. I also partially ended it because the Items page is down, so I can't do my automatic daily...
  25. Mining Log May 2020

    Mining Log May 2020