Fortune Elixir

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Fortune Elixir

Postby Derrin_Watson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:01 pm

People are understandably concerned with whether the fortune elixir is working properly to give a 25% bonus. I believe it is. Let me explain why. This explanation requires math. If that troubles you, then take my word for it. You've been warned.

Suppose double silver is NOT on. You defeat some monsters and without an elixir would receive 800 silver. The elixir gives a 200 bonus, for a total of 1000. What you will see onscreen is 1000 silver, which includes a 200 bonus.

200 silver is 25% of 800. It is the correct computation. But you don't see the 800. All you see is the 1000 total. 200 is 25% of 800, but it is only 20% of 1000. It looks like you're being cheated of 5% of your bonus. No. You're just applying the 25% to the wrong base.

The problem is compounded in double silver. Suppose the base roll is 800 again. The elixir makes it 1000. And double silver makes it 2000. What you see is that you are getting 2000 silver, which includes a 200 bonus. Whoa! you think. That's just a 10% bonus! I'm getting cheated. No. You got the full 25% of the original roll, 800 silver, and that is being doubled as part of the event. If you hadn't used the elixir, you would have gotten 1,600 silver and with the elixir you get 2,000. The elixir is giving you an extra 25% of 1600, 400, but only telling you it is paying 200, based on the original (undoubled) loot roll.

It would be helpful if the display handled it better, but we are getting the bonus as promised.
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Re: Fortune Elixir

Postby dragondreamer » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Thank you Derrin. That's made it clear to me.
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Re: Fortune Elixir

Postby Illy_the_Red » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:45 pm

Good explanation for those that struggle with the maths. Venan's system always puts up the total of what you're getting. The clue with silver is the part that says 'includes' rather than them being separated.
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Re: Fortune Elixir

Postby Kenner » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:59 am

Derrin is correct. I think i also posted in another thread concerning this that it works fine (without showing math) despite showing wrong values.
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Re: Fortune Elixir

Postby Gary_ » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:32 pm

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Re: Fortune Elixir

Postby AmyLoo » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:02 pm

Bumping this thread during double silver weekend
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