I’m not sure if there is an established researching base like TheSilphRoad for Pokemon Go.
If there is, I’d like to join.
If there isn’t, anyone interested?
I think I saw a post from Redi dated a few years go collecting data for gnome appearance.
Do you think you can help me systematically collect:
- # of battles done (that can spawn gnomes)
- # of gnomes encountered
- # of keys received
Over the whole weekend?
Even if you don’t record battles, just the latter 2 will be useful to work out key:gnome ratio. The simple way is to not use vault keys during the event - take note of starting number of keys. At the end of the event, just send me - # of keys (#normal, #epic) gained, and the final gnome tracker count, e.g. “4/30” (a total of 5+10+15+20+25+4 gnomes). If you have claimed the tracker keys, make sure to subtract them.
If I find myself playing without access to record accurately, I just omit that play session.
I find that it helps me track my games by simply recording my starting and end trophy counts, e.g. if Phoenicia Lv5 explores, divide difference by 2 for battle count. I have a small sheet of paper where I write down the key and 7 types of gnomes (even if you track just total gnomes, that’d be appreciated), then mark off tally counters 卌 卌 as I play. You might find it easier to tally battles the same way.
You can submit data here: Discord
Or reply to this post on the forum.
Raw data collected can be found here: Google Doc
On the face of it, unhappy people may be more inclined towards submitting after the fact, skewing the results.
Vault Weekend (2020-09-11) - 2 sets of numbers PRE-COMMITTED TO DATA COLLECTION TOTAL 10.3 [A] battles to encounter 1 gnome (16111/1559) | 10.2 (26336/2579) 11.5 [B] gnomes to drop 1 key (2514/218) | 11.9 (5862/391) 2.3% [C] of vault key drops are epic (5/218) | 1.0% (5/491) 5,196 [D] battles to receive 1 epic vault key | 11,972 12 total samples - *not all samples contain all metrics* [D] is projected from [A] x [B] / [C]
Vault Weekend (2020-08-16): 9.8 [A] battles to encounter 1 gnome (14241/1446) 12.0 [B] gnomes to drop 1 key (5013/418) 0.70% [C] of vault key drops are epic (7/997) 16,941 [D] battles to receive 1 epic vault key 19 total samples