Quests Payoff ~ Number Crunching Here!

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Quests Payoff ~ Number Crunching Here!

Postby Tinkerbell » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:18 am

Instead of tying up the version update thread, let's do it here. I will start...

Lab Report ~ Nome Exploration Payoff ~ 1 Envoy each ~ Three data points

Cost 100 sandals (The cheap one ~ More expensive the better?)

292 bricks
283 bricks
290 bricks

A tiny loss every time. Like playing slot machines. The win is a Profile item.

Love it LOL !!!

:D

Please add your results & thoughts. Thank You! :)
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Ivy
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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:09 am

Flowers! I got lucky! :D

Nome Exploration quest - cost 100 lux goods
280 bricks
1 item (Flowers)

Tomb Raid quest - the most expensive - cost 500 lux goods
1225 bricks

I got a better payout comparatively on the cheaper quest, this time, but not enough data yet to make any conclusions.

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Postby joshofet » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:46 am

nome quest: 249 bricks for 100 jewels. About break even. Question is: do we need a lux good sink and a brick source??? What purpose have the flowers, points for your rank?

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Postby sakasiru » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:38 am

Hmmm
Nome exploration: 210 bricks
Desert expedition: 674 bricks
tomb raid: 1352 bricks.

No luck so far on items. :( I sent them now in two teams to tomb raid in hope there is a higher chance for items...

Next time I'll try sending them on six cheap quests. Should give a good chance too...
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Postby Tinkerbell » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:24 pm

"joshofet" wrote:nome quest: 249 bricks for 100 jewels. About break even. Question is: do we need a lux good sink and a brick source???


My best guess is that TM did bricks cuz high rankers do not need bricks. Thus, Quests don't help them as much as bricks help lower rankers. We high rankers have bricks coming outta our ears.

I also trade bricks 1for1 luxmats or 3for1 lux, so it definitely is a loss w/o a Profile Item included, especially if I use sandals/sculpture. I especially love this part, cuz Quests should not be a buy-a-rank for High rankers with tons of lux goods.

Even at opportunity cost, the cheaper lux would be 100 lux = 270 bricks. Most definitely a lux goods sink. Love that part, absolutely love it!

What purpose have the flowers, points for your rank?


At this time, yes, exactly, as Reed & our ingame Quest option said (but I hope they don't count very much in rank ~ building upgrades should still rule in rank) along with showing off on our Profiles! :D . I hope in the future they will also be required to do additional quests & unlock palaces over P22 along with many other uses for them.

ingame Quests wrote:Quests & Adventures
Send your envoys on quests in the search for treasure! Upgrade your capital city's palace to attract more envoys. Possible rewards include Bricks, Items and Scarabs. Items appear in your profile and add to your prestige, increasing your rank. The more expensive the quest, the greater the potential rewards.


Quests are also FUN!

~ ~ ~

Two more data points from 2nd round of my 5 envoys

Tomb Raid ~ 500 sandals 3 envoys ~ 1517 bricks
Desert Expedition ~ 250 sandals ~ 2 envoys ~ 728 bricks

P22 blastoff! Six envoys, here I come in 57 hours! <palace chasing much? LOL>
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Postby Farmer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:38 pm

Results from two rounds of quests.

During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 227 bricks in your capital city. Cost 100 lux goods.

During the Tomb Raid quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 1484 bricks in your capital city. Cost 500 lux goods.

During the Desert Expedition quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 604 bricks in your capital city. Cost 250 lux goods

During the Tomb Raid quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 1153 bricks in your capital city. Cost 500 lux goods.

During the Tomb Raid quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 1506 bricks in your capital city. cost 500 lux goods.

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Postby Asterix~ » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:05 pm

100 lux:
227
292
283
290
280
249
210
Average ~261.57
~2.6157 per Lux Good

250 lux:
604
728
674
Average ~668.67
~2.67468 per Lux Good

500 lux:
1225
1352
1517
1484
1153
1506
Average ~1372.83
~2.74566 per Lux Good

More data will be required, but it seems that the brick / lux good ratio is the same for each quest.

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Postby Psilocybin » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:18 pm

So do quests stop altogether when all your palaces are level 22?

Edit: nevermind. Got quests mixed up with the actual envoys you get per spec point.
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Asterix~
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Postby Asterix~ » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:25 pm

TINK I NEEDS MOAR DATA

Actually, that goes for all of you, post every brick # you've gotten.

Also has anyone actually gotten a scarab? =o

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Postby Ivy » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:09 pm

My second batch, 3 quests:

Desert expedition, cost 250 lux
640 bricks

Nome exploration, cost 100 lux
245 bricks
258 bricks + Linen


Someone posted on the trade wall that they had received a scarab.

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Postby PantherX » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:13 pm

I currently only have 1 envoy but here are my results for this thread.

1 envoy = 200 Bricks and 1 Flower
1 envoy = 282 Bricks

6 hrs till the next result, should I edit this message to add on the results?
Or post a new reply?
If I reply should I post everything or just the new results?

I am so :confused:
;)
:cool:
edit: oh and I sent cosmetics the second trip for sure, not sure what I shipped the first time, think it matters? Image

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Postby sakasiru » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:39 pm

My tomb raiders are back!

1625 bricks
1463 bricks.

Want specials :(

This time I sent 6 groups to explore...

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Postby Tinkerbell » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:51 pm

OK, Reed, spill the beans. How did you get the Gems. Hmmmmm?

:p

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Postby thechris » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:53 pm

you have to wait for 1.4 for the gems silly

sakasiru
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Postby sakasiru » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:56 pm

Hey, all items got found on nome explorations so far? :confused:

Asterix~
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Postby Asterix~ » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:55 pm

Hmm... does whether or not you recieve an item influence how many bricks you get?

lyrical
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got a scarab

Postby lyrical » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:03 am

on the third round of quests:

Nome quest: + 253 bricks

Desert quest: + 690 bricks

Tomb quest: + 1595 bricks, + 1 Scarab

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Postby Farmer » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:30 am

Third round of quests.

During the Desert Expedition quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 716 bricks in your capital city. cost 250 lux goods

During the Desert Expedition quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 559 bricks in your capital city. cost 250 lux goods.

During the Desert Expedition quest your envoys uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 712 bricks in your capital city Cost 250 lux.
+ 1 item (Skins)

Next round is 6 Nome quests.

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Postby Lost Wanderer » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:08 am

Round 1, both funded with perfume.
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 272 bricks in your capital city
+ 1 item (Flowers)
During the Desert Expedition quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 703 bricks in your capital city

Round 2, funded with perfume.
During the Tomb Raid quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 1429 bricks in your capital city

Round 3
During the Nome Exploration (perfume) quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 205 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration (cosmetics) quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 264 bricks in your capital city
During the Desert Expedition (cosmetics) quest your envoys uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 640 bricks in your capital city
+ 1 item (Wine)

Round 4, all funded with cosmetics.
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 210 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 247 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 202 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 239 bricks in your capital city
+ 1 item (Linen)

Round 5
During the Desert Expedition (cosmetics) quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 544 bricks in your capital city
During the Desert Expedition (perfume) quest your envoys uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 600 bricks in your capital city

Round 6, all funded with jewelry.
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 245 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 238 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 221 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 252 bricks in your capital city

Round 7, all funded with sandals. SANDALS IS GOOD TO ME!
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 285 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered ruins, earning you:
+ 288 bricks in your capital city
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 298 bricks in your capital city
+ 1 item (Linen)
During the Nome Exploration quest your envoy uncovered a noble's gravesite, earning you:
+ 259 bricks in your capital city
+ 1 item (Flowers)
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Postby Tinkerbell » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:16 am

Casey struck out again! <bows> Round #3.

Tomb Raid ~ 500 perfume ~ 3 envoys ~ 1429 bricks
Desert Expedition ~ 250 perfume ~ 2 envoys ~ 526 bricks

Round #4

In-Progress
» Nome Exploration quest (11 hours 57 mins remaining)
» Nome Exploration quest (11 hours 57 mins remaining)
» Nome Exploration quest (11 hours 57 mins remaining)
» Nome Exploration quest (11 hours 57 mins remaining)
» Nome Exploration quest (11 hours 57 mins remaining)

:D
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