Book Odds

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The purpose of this page is for players to report in-game book behaviour. From this we can calculate what the XP rate is for books, and determine how many uses a book typically lasts for. For this to be an unbiased sampling, if you commit to contributing information, you should record it and contribute it every time you read a book.

Current Estimation

It looks pretty clear from the data gathered so far that the XP-giving rate is 10%. It seems highly unlikely that a non-whole number percentage was chosen, 10 is reasonable and comparable to other such rates in the game, and the data gathered shows around 10.1% right now. More data makes this number more conclusive, but I think for all intents and purposes our mission is accomplished.

We do request, however, that people continue putting data on this page, as the question of the probability of a book finishing (and the average number of reads a player can expect from a book) are still unanswered.

There is no upper limit on the total amount of XP that can be gained from reading books.

According to the numbers submitted so far on average a book will last for 13.68 reads before it returns the completion message. When updating the numbers for average number of reads before completion, make sure not to include the book logs that show that the book is not complete yet.

Guidelines

  1. You should record a separate entry for every book. If you're only reading a book sporadically, update the entry each time you read the book, and once the book is finished, and you're starting on a new one, begin a new entry.
  2. Always use ~~~~ to sign your entries in the Sig field. Do not worry about dates being correct at present - since books may be being read across a long period, simply ensure that the Sig represents the latest update to the data.
  3. Always check your data to ensure that it is accurate before posting.


About Books

When a book in the inventory is clicked on, one of the following messages is generated:

  • You study but learn nothing new.
  • You study and gain experience.

Additionally, a further message is sometimes also appended, upon which the book disappears from the inventory:

  • You have now finished this book.

Data Table

Sig No. of Reads XP Reads No XP Reads  % of XP Reads Complete?
Odd Starter 08:36, 7 Dec 2005 (GMT) 25 1 24 4% Y
Odd Starter 02:28, 8 Dec 2005 (GMT) 23 3 20 13% Y
Kulatu 17:35, 8 Dec 2005 (GMT) 8 0 8 0% Y
Odd Starter 09:14, 11 Dec 2005 (GMT) 14 2 12 14% Y
Odd Starter 09:14, 11 Dec 2005 (GMT) 17 0 17 0% Y
Odd Starter 07:55, 12 Dec 2005 (GMT) 48 6 42 13% Y
Kulatu 21:26, 11 Dec 2005 (GMT) 24 2 22 8% Y
N1person 02:26, 2 Jan 2006 (GMT) 13 1 12 8% Y
N1person 02:26, 2 Jan 2006 (GMT) 21 2 19 10% N
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 10 0 10 0% Y
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 4 1 3 25% Y
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 2 0 2 0% Y
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 3 0 3 0% Y
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 3 0 3 0% Y
Odd Starter 08:14, 20 Jan 2006 (GMT) 40 6 34 15% Y
Stuckinkiel 09:25, 26 Jan 2006 (GMT) 5 1 4 20% Y
Stuckinkiel 09:25, 26 Jan 2006 (GMT) 25 2 23 8% Y
Stuckinkiel 12:49, 26 Jan 2006 (GMT) 13 2 11 15% Y
Stuckinkiel 07:45, 27 Jan 2006 (GMT) 22 2 20 9% Y
Stuckinkiel 07:45, 27 Jan 2006 (GMT) 14 0 14 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (GMT) 6 1 5 17% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (GMT) 7 1 6 14% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (GMT) 10 0 10 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:16, 31 Jan 2006 (GMT) 11 1 10 9% Y
Stuckinkiel 15:31, 1 Feb 2006 (GMT) 28 3 25 11% Y
Stuckinkiel 15:31, 1 Feb 2006 (GMT) 9 0 9 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 15:31, 1 Feb 2006 (GMT) 3 0 3 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 07:37, 3 Feb 2006 (GMT) 10 1 9 10% Y
Stuckinkiel 07:37, 3 Feb 2006 (GMT) 11 1 10 9% Y
Stuckinkiel 07:37, 3 Feb 2006 (GMT) 8 1 7 13% Y
Odd Starter 12:16, 13 Feb 2006 (GMT) 36 3 33 8% Y
Odd Starter 12:16, 13 Feb 2006 (GMT) 11 0 11 0% Y
Salanth 20:16, 16 Feb 2006 (GMT) 13 1 12 8% Y
Salanth 20:17, 16 Feb 2006 (GMT) 1 0 1 0% Y
Salanth 20:47, 16 Feb 2006 (GMT) 9 1 8 11% Y
RxBob 18:56, 17 Feb 2006 (GMT) 5 0 5 0% Y
Salanth 00:03, 19 February 2006 (GMT) 4 0 4 0% Y
Salanth 00:17, 19 February 2006 (GMT) 17 2 15 12% Y
Biscuit 05:01, 19 February 2006 (GMT) 18 0 18 0% Y
Salanth 07:13, 19 February 2006 (GMT) 11 3 8 27% Y
JousterL 05:48, 27 February 2006 (GMT) 28 7 21 25% Y
JousterL 15:59, 28 February 2006 (GMT) 17 1 16 6% Y
JousterL 20:49, 25 March 2006 (GMT) 21 2 19 10% Y
JousterL 20:49, 25 March 2006 (GMT) 28 2 26 7% Y
JousterL 20:50, 25 March 2006 (GMT) 24 3 21 13% Y
durchii6:48, 1 March 2006 (GMT) 1 0 1 0% N
Wakuseino 19:25, 9 March 2006 (GMT) 7 0 7 0% Y
Wakuseino 17:03, 11 March 2006 (GMT) 34 7 27 21% y
Kramer 01:13, 12 March 2006 (GMT) 11 1 10 9% Y
Kramer 01:13, 12 March 2006 (GMT) 2 0 2 0% Y
Kramer 01:13, 12 March 2006 (GMT) 11 3 8 27% Y
Wakuseino 17:25, 16 March 2006 (GMT) 32 5 27 16% Y
Wakuseino 17:25, 16 March 2006 (GMT) 16 0 16 0% N
Stuckinkiel 08:33, 31 March 2006 (BST) 3 0 3 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:33, 31 March 2006 (BST) 7 2 5 29% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:33, 31 March 2006 (BST) 2 0 2 0% Y
Stuckinkiel 08:33, 31 March 2006 (BST) 25 6 19 24% N
Salanth 05:07, 10 April 2006 (BST) 14 2 12 14% Y
Salanth 05:07, 10 April 2006 (BST) 4 1 3 25% Y
Salanth 22:17, 10 April 2006 (BST) 2 0 2 0% Y
Salanth 20:24, 14 April 2006 (BST) 37 1 33 3% Y
Salanth 22:17, 10 April 2006 (BST) 24 3 21 13% Y
Salanth 22:17, 10 April 2006 (BST) 4 0 4 0% Y
Salanth 05:55, 11 April 2006 (BST) 16 0 16 0% Y
Salanth 05:55, 11 April 2006 (BST) 3 0 3 0% Y
Salanth 20:27, 14 April 2006 (BST) 3 0 3 0% Y
Salanth 20:27, 14 April 2006 (BST) 2 0 2 0% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 06:43, 8 May 2006 (BST) 15 2 13 13% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 06:43, 8 May 2006 (BST) 1 0 1 0% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 06:43, 8 May 2006 (BST) 19 2 17 11% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 06:43, 8 May 2006 (BST) 6 1 6 17% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 13:30, 15 May 2006 (BST) 10 1 9 10% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 13:30, 15 May 2006 (BST) 9 4 5 44% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 13:30, 15 May 2006 (BST) 16 1 15 6% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 13:30, 15 May 2006 (BST) 8 1 7 13% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 16:29, 20 May 2006 (BST) 22 5 17 23% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 16:29, 20 May 2006 (BST) 7 2 5 29% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 14:26, 21 May 2006 (BST) 26 2 24 8% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 14:26, 21 May 2006 (BST) 20 1 19 5% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 14:26, 21 May 2006 (BST) 8 0 8 0% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 02:55, 29 May 2006 (BST) 13 0 13 0% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 02:55, 29 May 2006 (BST) 3 1 2 33% Y
Odd Starter talkModW! 02:55, 29 May 2006 (BST) 33 3 30 9% Y
David 13:31, 30 April 2007 (BST) 14 2 12 14% Y
David 22:18, 30 April 2007 (BST) 11 2 9 18% Y
David 01:36, 1 May 2007 (BST) 5 0 5 0% Y
User:Weeksy 03:11, 7 Jun 2007 (PST) 2 0 2 0% Y
Morgan Blair 01:00, 9 Aug 2007 (BST) 25 0 25 0% Y
Pakopako 20:13, 18 November 2007 (UTC) 28 3 25 11% Y
A Lost Boy 16:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC) 8 0 8 0% Y
A Lost Boy 16:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC) 20 2 18 10% Y
A Lost Boy 09:16, 2 December 2007 (UTC) 21 1 20 5% Y
Pakopako 06:35, 3 December 2007 (UTC) 5 0 5 0% Y
A Lost Boy 17:57, 3 December 2007 (UTC) 7 2 5 29% Y
Douchette 19:36, 10 Jan 2008 (GMT-5:00) 6 1 5 17% Y
A Lost Boy 19:20, 12 February 2008 (UTC) 3 2 1 67% Y
Total: 19:02, 23 June 2017 (UTC) 1305 136 1162 10.4%


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