Rutherford

06-07-2010, 07:49 PM

Intro

Recently, I've been put out by all the claims about Power Leveling / PVP Leveling and the lack of even anecdotal evidence in any of the discussion. It seems rare that we see somebody who has spent months on either path speak up, and I almost never see any numbers attached. It's particularly disturbing because we know about how fast a build levels and gains stat points. So, I've been playing around with the leveling speed math to come up with some assumptions from which to show some quantitative difference.

I'd like your help challenging my assumptions in order to refine my algorithm. This is just a model based on averages. The variation of that model from the actual game will result in errors. I suspect it's a pretty big error rate right now.

Math

Needed XP for each level = (Level * 12.5) + 6.25

Hours to Level = ((NeededXP - RefillStaminaXP - RefillEnergyXP) / (PerHourStaminaXP + PerHourEnergyXP))

Energy Spent to Level = RefillEnergyXP + (HoursToLevel * ENERGY_REFILL_PER_HOUR)

Questing Stat sGained = EnergySpent / STAT_POINTS_PER_ENERGY

Demi Stats Gained = HoursToLevel / 24

Given

STAT_POINTS_PER_ENERGY = 244.527

STAMINA_XP_RETURN_RATE = 2.2

ENERGY_XP_RETURN_RATE = 1.4

Starting Stats: Lvl 20, E 80, S 40, A 1, D 1

Buy Order: All Energy first, then all stamina, finally Battle Points

Results

Level_Value = 271

E_Value = 96

S_Value = 96

A_Value = 1004

D_Value = 1004

XP_Value = 459098

Days: 358

BSI: 7.41

LSI: 1.06

Combined: 8.47

Level_Value = 278

E_Value = 120

S_Value = 120

A_Value = 1001

D_Value = 1001

XP_Value = 483117

Days: 360

BSI: 7.2

LSI: 1.29

Combined: 8.5

Level_Value = 303

E_Value = 200

S_Value = 200

A_Value = 1007

D_Value = 1006

XP_Value = 573898

Days: 372

BSI: 6.64

LSI: 1.98

Combined: 8.62

Level_Value = 331

E_Value = 300

S_Value = 300

A_Value = 1006

D_Value = 1005

XP_Value = 684848

Days: 381

BSI: 6.08

LSI: 2.72

Combined: 8.79

Level_Value = 403

E_Value = 500

S_Value = 500

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1003

XP_Value = 1015148

Days: 451

BSI: 4.98

LSI: 3.72

Combined: 8.7

Level_Value = 518

E_Value = 750

S_Value = 750

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1002

XP_Value = 1677117

Days: 628

BSI: 3.87

LSI: 4.34

Combined: 8.21

Level_Value = 631

E_Value = 1000

S_Value = 1000

A_Value = 1004

D_Value = 1004

XP_Value = 2488598

Days: 814

BSI: 3.18

LSI: 4.75

Combined: 7.94

Level_Value = 782

E_Value = 2000

S_Value = 1000

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1003

XP_Value = 3822117

Days: 1054

BSI: 2.57

LSI: 5.12

Combined: 7.68

Issues / Remarks

Stat Point Return Rate from Energy: This is based on the average return rate for all quests that have a full set of subquests. Atlantis, the stat point for unlocking each summoning orb, etc. are not included in this average. I set the cap at 973 stat points from questing.

XP Return Rates: numbers just pulled from another source, probably not close in a long term average.

Stat Points from Other Sources: Completely ignored at this point.

Finally, the disclamer. Don't attempt to stop blade with your hand or genitals. If you have Energy or Stamina, go spend it. Playing the game is better than talking about the game. ;)

Recently, I've been put out by all the claims about Power Leveling / PVP Leveling and the lack of even anecdotal evidence in any of the discussion. It seems rare that we see somebody who has spent months on either path speak up, and I almost never see any numbers attached. It's particularly disturbing because we know about how fast a build levels and gains stat points. So, I've been playing around with the leveling speed math to come up with some assumptions from which to show some quantitative difference.

I'd like your help challenging my assumptions in order to refine my algorithm. This is just a model based on averages. The variation of that model from the actual game will result in errors. I suspect it's a pretty big error rate right now.

Math

Needed XP for each level = (Level * 12.5) + 6.25

Hours to Level = ((NeededXP - RefillStaminaXP - RefillEnergyXP) / (PerHourStaminaXP + PerHourEnergyXP))

Energy Spent to Level = RefillEnergyXP + (HoursToLevel * ENERGY_REFILL_PER_HOUR)

Questing Stat sGained = EnergySpent / STAT_POINTS_PER_ENERGY

Demi Stats Gained = HoursToLevel / 24

Given

STAT_POINTS_PER_ENERGY = 244.527

STAMINA_XP_RETURN_RATE = 2.2

ENERGY_XP_RETURN_RATE = 1.4

Starting Stats: Lvl 20, E 80, S 40, A 1, D 1

Buy Order: All Energy first, then all stamina, finally Battle Points

Results

Level_Value = 271

E_Value = 96

S_Value = 96

A_Value = 1004

D_Value = 1004

XP_Value = 459098

Days: 358

BSI: 7.41

LSI: 1.06

Combined: 8.47

Level_Value = 278

E_Value = 120

S_Value = 120

A_Value = 1001

D_Value = 1001

XP_Value = 483117

Days: 360

BSI: 7.2

LSI: 1.29

Combined: 8.5

Level_Value = 303

E_Value = 200

S_Value = 200

A_Value = 1007

D_Value = 1006

XP_Value = 573898

Days: 372

BSI: 6.64

LSI: 1.98

Combined: 8.62

Level_Value = 331

E_Value = 300

S_Value = 300

A_Value = 1006

D_Value = 1005

XP_Value = 684848

Days: 381

BSI: 6.08

LSI: 2.72

Combined: 8.79

Level_Value = 403

E_Value = 500

S_Value = 500

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1003

XP_Value = 1015148

Days: 451

BSI: 4.98

LSI: 3.72

Combined: 8.7

Level_Value = 518

E_Value = 750

S_Value = 750

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1002

XP_Value = 1677117

Days: 628

BSI: 3.87

LSI: 4.34

Combined: 8.21

Level_Value = 631

E_Value = 1000

S_Value = 1000

A_Value = 1004

D_Value = 1004

XP_Value = 2488598

Days: 814

BSI: 3.18

LSI: 4.75

Combined: 7.94

Level_Value = 782

E_Value = 2000

S_Value = 1000

A_Value = 1003

D_Value = 1003

XP_Value = 3822117

Days: 1054

BSI: 2.57

LSI: 5.12

Combined: 7.68

Issues / Remarks

Stat Point Return Rate from Energy: This is based on the average return rate for all quests that have a full set of subquests. Atlantis, the stat point for unlocking each summoning orb, etc. are not included in this average. I set the cap at 973 stat points from questing.

XP Return Rates: numbers just pulled from another source, probably not close in a long term average.

Stat Points from Other Sources: Completely ignored at this point.

Finally, the disclamer. Don't attempt to stop blade with your hand or genitals. If you have Energy or Stamina, go spend it. Playing the game is better than talking about the game. ;)