All reports are now hosted at my Google App Engine site. Over there you’ll find a menu system that will take you to the data pages that you are looking for.

Data is now here.

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2 Responses to “the 39 twink Mage”

  1. ewedown Says:

    I’m curious why you would use a minimium KB/game as one of the search criteria in mining.

    KB’s aren’t what dictates a ‘good’ mage.

    See: Ewedown – Undermine server

  2. zardoz Says:

    Good question. I use KBs and death rates as a proxy for offensive and defensive ability, which in turn are indicators for some combination of player skill and twinky-ness. These are crude measures, no doubt about that, but I’m not convinced that there are many better measures in the armoury data that can be processed statistically. I’m open to all suggestions however…
    But we need to be careful not to use measures that assume what we are trying to prove. Any sort of gear index would not work, for example, because we would have to go off and research twink gear – the very thing we are trying to discover.
    Classes that CC and heal present a major problem since there are just no useable stats for frost-novas-per-game and so forth. What I do is look at the data for each x9 level to see whether the class shows some evidence of playing a more attacking role as well. In that case I use KBs. For classes like Priests, I generally always use the death rate. But this is a bit of a guess on my part and I’m looking at ways to make it a bit more scientific.
    The ability to stay alive for the longest time and dish out the most damage indicates to me that a player has twinked their character in some ways. Beyond that of course we know nothing else. Twinking can be a substitute for skill and tactical nous but you’d have to raise that with Blizz.


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