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Fishing Treasure Percentages

Hello Geonigma! I couldn't help but notice that your % chances for finding some artifacts aren't correct. Specifically, the Skeletal Tail, Nautilus Fossil, and Amphibian Fossil don't take into account the Random.Next(585,588) statement, which would modify the 6.25% by 1/3. Before you make more changes, can you please provide the calculations you used to arrive at the percentages you're adding? Thanks, margotbean (talk) 01:14, 11 May 2019 (BST)

Ah, you're right. I was rushing through it and forgot that part. It should be 25% for the artifact case, 25% for those three artifacts group, then 1/3 individually. You're right. That's .25 * .25 *.33 = 2.0833333%

The other common artifacts need to be changed too because they're .25 * .75 * .5 * (1/17) individually which is 0.55% rounded. 25% for the artifact group, 75% it's not the first three above, then 50% it is this common group and finally 1 out of 17 artifacts.--Geonigma (talk) 14:43, 11 May 2019 (BST)

Bah, couldn't find a way to paste my notes of the decompiled code in here nicely, but I'll try
case 2: // artifacts and lost books 25%
(< 21 books) ? 10% ? lost_book
(archFound > 0) ?
lvl > 1 ? 25% ? [skeletal_tail|nautilus_fossil|amphibian_fossil] 6.25% (individually 2%)
lvl > 1 ? 50% ? [ancient_doll...bone_flute] 9.375% (individually 0.55%)
geode 9.375%
else
coal(1,3) 25%

--Geonigma (talk) 14:47, 11 May 2019 (BST)

I think, if you want to pursue this, the best place to put the %s would be on the Fishing page, in the Treasure Chests section. You could add a column to the table labeled something like "% chance once all conditions are met". This way, users know they must reach fishing level 2 and have found at least one artifact outside of fishing before the percentages apply. They can also factor in whether or not they have completed the museum collection, something the wiki can't take into account in calculating percentages.
You'd need to add a code reference to the Fishing page as well, and ideally you would add to the fishing talk page a cleaned up version of what you've added above. Cheers, margotbean (talk) 18:12, 11 May 2019 (BST)