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2-24-2011 @ 5:30PM
I'm deeply interested in this sort of calculation, as a jewel crafter whose main activity consists of logging in, restocking, and posting using APM once a day.What I've always wondered is how the community gets its information about drop rates (in general and in prospecting in particular). Does this addon just use a wowhead.com like database of average results from prospecting actions? If so, is it vulnerable to the same sort of failures wowhead is?I know a bit about probability and math stat, so I'd really like to know the underlying distributions my prospecting results are following.
2-24-2011 @ 6:19PM
Wowhead is one, and there are posted accounts of large enough sample sizes at the launch of every expansion that it becomes glaringly obvious what kind of yield you can get from prospecting. I will probably eventually find time to explain exactly how it works, but for now, you can use places like wow prospector or those spreadsheets/addons I linked. They have the math for the breakdown of prospecting built in.
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