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01-23-03, 02:31 AM
I'm experiencing a 40 percent failure rate tinkering advanced poison vials at skill level 70 with my gnome tinker. Is this typical or did I create an especially clumsy gnome?
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01-23-03, 03:02 AM
Well, seeing as the vial is just trivial at that skill level, it doesn't sound too unlikely.
With a newly created gnome at skill 50 (?) I had about 45-55% failures. Veteran ShadowCross Bladesong
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01-23-03, 05:08 AM
expected succes rate = Skill - 0.75 * trivial + 51.5 (for trivial over 68)
In this case you get 68% expected succes rate. 40% fails i a bit high, but unless you made several hundrede, so variance is expected. Ishwar - level 57 Barbarian Rogue - Emisaries of Dread - AB serverEdited by: Ishwar2 at: 1/23/03 7:09:12 am
01-23-03, 05:14 AM
It usually takes a good 10-20 points over the trivial level to reliably make anything (i.e. 5% failure rate)
Given that you get vials back on multi-charge combines, it's just as easy to brute-force your way through it. You could always raise your tinkering a little but that'll cost too.