> Okay, so this is an attempt at a semi-formal study of
> diggers. Our goal is to try and figure out the how
> much luck, level and location affect the results of a
> digger. Along the way, we'll figure out answers to
> most of the common digger questions such as: "Dark
> District or Forest?", and now: "TA or Larkinor?". To
> try and make the resulting data useful, we had to set
> up a series of rules that should be followed to
> ensure we're all digging in the same places and are
> all reacting to everything that happens in the same
> 1) Be serious and try to follow these rules. Some
> people are going to spend a lot of time and clicks on
> this so please respect that by not submitting false
> or inaccurate data.
> 2) Each digger will perform a series of eight
> "trials" consisting of 1000 clicks each.
> 3) Record your clicks, level and all of your stats
> before beginning a trial.
> 4) Avoid leveling up in the middle of a trial. If
> you level up during your 1000 clicks, restart the
> trial with your new stats.
> 5) Buy 10 shovels and only carry "minimal" (~1kg)
> equipment with you.
> 6) Dig until you overload or until you run out of
> shovels. Record the amount of copper ore, iron ore
> and tin balls you have, then throw them away. Repeat
> until you are overloaded even after throwing them
> away. Throw away shovels until you are no longer
> overloaded. Record the amount of everything you have
> dug up.
> 7) Go to the store and sell it all, buy shovels to
> get back up to 10 again (record the number of BROKEN
> shovels you've had to replace), bank/market bank the
> profits. Return to the block and continue digging
> until you hit 1000 clicks. Record your goods, then
> sell it all off one last time (do not count these
> "final sale" clicks).
> 8) Record the number of times you get attacked by
> monsters during your trial. When you get attacked by
> a monster, run away immediately. If your hit points
> have become dangerously low, head to the nearest pub
> for a Deadly Diavovino. If you die during the trial,
> record this as well.
> 9) When you're all done, your results should look
> something like the following. Please post them in
> this thread so that those who want to keep track of
> the data can copy it into their spreadsheets.
> Block: #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
> Character: Dug The Digger
> Level: 20
> Stats: 1 Str, 1 Quick, 10 Int, 50 Luck, 1 Dex, 1
> Broken Shovels: 28
> copper ore: 284
> iron ore: 240
> tin ball: 220
> opal: 123
> pearl: 277
> ruby: 743
> lapis lazuli: 232
> emerald: 263
> disprosium: 123
> oreputty: 475 (if on TA)
> gold nugget: 1234
> kithrill: 74
> centrolium: 50
> hyperium: 60
> diamond: 20
> Total Silvers (all sales at 50%): 2,000,000
> 10) The following is the list of blocks upon which
> the trials will take place. Please try to do them in
> #1 Graveyard - 1 block south of the temple
> #2 TA - 1 block east of the port
> #3 Dark District - Southern port block
> #4 Forest - 1st forest block
> #5 Caverns - 2 blocks east of the CC
> #6 Novice Quarter - 1 block north of the CC
> #7 Magician District - 1 block north of the arena
> #8 Fighters District - 1 block west of the CC
> As I'm assuming my extreme tiredness is causing me to
> make numerous errors and oversights, I hope/assume my
> fellow dig-a-holics will post addendums and
> Sandy, Raiken & sash777
Not bad at all I hope that someday I can get to the same point you are.