December 26, 2011

Update on Mount Lab

I decided to edit the mount lab post a little bit, as well as my hypothesis/procedure/etc...
So here goes..
"Speaking of mounts, I was thinking of undergoing some research (being too stubborn to look it up myself). I was wondering how my mounts would affect my percentage of getting caught in battle. I have two types of mounts.( Broom, Bone Dragon) I was always careful about not using my dragon in Mooshu, with fear of its wings stretching out too far, and getting me caught. I was wondering if it even made a difference.
In honor of me beginning science experiments in class for this year, here is my 'Mount Lab'

Hypothesis: If I use my Bone Dragon mount in a place with no sidewalks, (Marleybone, Mooshu, Grizzleheim) then the number of battles participated in will increase per 500 steps, compared to the horned sweeper and the control group.

Procedure For Broom Run:
  1. Equip Horned Sweeper at the beginning of Hametsu Village, on a normal realm. 
  2. Fly for 500 steps (watch Quest Tracker) on the right side of the road.
  3. When/If caught in Battle, record in data log.
  4. Make sure you traveled 500 steps, and recorded battles at the end of the route.
  5. Repeat for Perfect, and Crowded realms.
  6. Repeat for Savarstaad Pass, and Knight's Court

Procedure for Dragon Run:
  1. Equip Bone Dragon at the beginning of Hametsu Village, on a normal realm.
  2.  \Fly for 500 steps (watch Quest Tracker) on the right side of the road.
  3. When/If caught in Battle, record it in data log.
  4. Make sure you traveled 500 steps, and recorded battles at the end of the route.
  5. Repeat for Perfect, and Crowded realms.
  6. Repeat for Savarstaad Pass, and Knight's Court
Procedure for No mount (Control)

  1. Unequip mount at the beginning of Hametsu Village, on a normal realm.  \
  2. Walk for 500 steps (watch Quest Tracker) on the right side of the road.
  3. When/If caught in Battle, record it in data log.
  4. Make sure you traveled 500 steps, and recorded battles at the end of the route.
  5. Repeat for Perfect, and Crowded realms.
  6. Repeat for Savarstaad Pass, and Knight's Court
  • Always use Quest Tracker
  • Never split work between friends
  • Always use right side of Paths
  • NEVER USE TELEPORTER STONES 
  • No boots of comet


In short, that's what I'll be testing for.
Save the Suitcase Project!
Keep Traveling!
Des

6 comments:

  1. If you're including battles, then time is a whole other project by itself. The time the battle would take would be completely dependant on the cards you draw, the spells you cast, animation time, the spells the enemy casts, and whether or not anyone joined your battle. I'd like to know simply how many more of less battles you were in because of a certain mount.

    Good luck with your experiment! :)

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  2. Swordroll,
    That is a very good point. Measuring time does depend on the cards drawn, and I can't control that (for the most part). I will change that.
    D

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  3. Good Idea. Des, your post must have tooken a long time to write.....

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  4. Paige,
    it has also 'tooken' a long time for me to experiment. Patience is essential.
    Save the Suitcase Project!
    D

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  5. I've looked into this myself and found that the actual mount isn't the thing that catches people; it's the mount's shadow (little circle underneath you). It doesn't change no matter how big or small the mount is. I've managed to fly the bone dragon's wing actually through a mob (it passed through the head of a draconian) and I didn't get caught.

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  6. Anonymous,
    I understand what you mean, but I might have to disagree. I was doing a bone-dragon run in MB today, and I got caught running a wing through an enemy.
    Luke said earlier though, (in the first mount lab post) that a good way to think is an invisible box. I dunno, maybe the Draconians work differently, this will be something I might look into later. I appreciate your comment very much; and I hope I'm not being defensive or rude, sometimes I get like that.
    Thank you for your comment, it will be used in the process of making a conclusion.
    D

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