Hello ggftw tricksters!
(please help by testing our current theory provided at bottom of post! Thanks!)
conveniently formatted DATA:
on Google Docs Spreadsheet
(format subject to change with further statistics)
This thread is for collecting data about MyShop boxes (ANY AND ALL BOXES with RANDOM results), please fill out the form below when submitting data, I would prefer data as accurate as possible (preferably down to the minute/hour at least, seconds are even better), otherwise please refrain from submitting until you have more accurate data.
I'm open to any suggestions for further data collection, please feel free to comment. And thanks in advance to anyone providing data, I will submit some myself once I open any new boxes and have fresh info. If you do not approve of this experiment please simply refrain from participating, however any discussion is welcome. Results will be updated whenever a significant amount is received.
Good luck with getting your item!
(please use this format to submit data. 1 form per location only, more than 1 form per post is OK)
[B]Box Name and Level:[/B]
[B]Where you get your time from (trickster website/other):[/B]
[B]Time(s) and Date (PST):[/B]
[B]Number of Boxes opened:[/B]
Why I'm starting this thread:
Box Name and Level:
Cat Box DX 30
not too fussed as long as it's understandable which set your are referring to, link to the set's wiki page if you're not sure.
Ice dungeon 1
must have map name (describe or link to wiki page if map has no name) standing location can be described, this is optional but please provide if you have it.
Time Accuracy (Second/Minute/Hour): Minute/m/min
indicate whether the accuracy of the time provided is accurate to the minute, second or hour
Where you get your time from (trickster website/other):
trickster website/link to website you used
preferably use the trickster website so we can get a consistent reading
Time(s) and Date (PST):
16:02:10/16.02.10/16:02/4:02pm 26 July
indicate the time of opening, more than 1 time can be provided if you opened several boxes on the same spot and you have accurate time data. PST TIME ONLY please refer to the trickster website or use this website for accurate PST time readings
Sword/Kitty Paw x2
please be legible, if more than 1 item was received please list them in order of the times that you provided previously if you have that data.
Number of Boxes opened:
please use separate forms if you have moved to a different map to open more boxes
(skip if you're those tldr people)
I'm making this thread for me and everyone else who's ever had troubles with getting items from MyShop boxes, it's an experiment and statistic collection to find out what factors in-game/out if any, correlate with getting certain items, personally, I do find there to be a pattern sometimes, but I can't verify that without a large amount of statistical data. Not sure if anyone has tried this before, (I only see box-specific threads) but not that I could find on these forums (please advise otherwise). These statistics are for ALL Myshop boxes, characters/special pets/etc.
After a significant amount of data is collected, I will put up a summary on the thread and organise raw data on a google spreadsheet and link to it.
I intend for this to be a long term data collecting endeavour, for many months if not more. So please feel free to come in and drop off some info any time, we prefer you do it immediately after opening your boxes for the sake of the accuracy of this data. For the enthusiastic ones, you might want to record accurate times to the second of opening your boxes.
I'm not proposing that there is a definite factor in opening boxes other than luck, but after opening some number myself it doesn't seem to be completely random either. This is what this experiment is for. i can't promise results but I can at least try! Hopefully it can be of some help to someone in the future!
(please help by testing this theory!)
Items correspond to a certain range of seconds past the minute, which set of seconds corresponds to which item may be unique to each user. And ranges vary with number of different items per box.
So I opened 7 Cat 30 DX Boxes (and actually accidentally bought a normal cat box via the website link which I will not take into consideration) of which I actually recorded the exact second of opening. These are recorded under the green coloured numbers in the Google Document. Not taking into account my location at the time, or the hour and minutes, I received in the following order in precise seconds past the minute (all times are PST and taken from TO website) :
03s (helmet) 09s (helmet) 14s (innerwear) 23s (weapon) 31s (innerwear) 45s (pet) 58s (innerwear)
Under the theoretical assumption that certain seconds of the minute are associated with an item I can deduce as follows, the location box is opened at is included for reference. As you can see most were opened in the same place.
03-09s (3. helmet) Megalopolis Square/Megalopolis Bank
14s (5. innerwear) Megalopolis Square
23s (2. weapon) Megalopolis Square
31s (5. innerwear) Paradise shop
45s (1. pet) Megalopolis Square
58s (5. innerwear) Megalopolis Square
As you can see all were opened with the intention of being roughly 10s out from each other under the assumption that 0-9s,10-19s,20-29s,30-39s,40-49s,50-59s were all corresponding to different items. Of course the cat box 30 only has 5 items so technically there should be a repeat or a longer period for each item. The evidence shows that of the 7 trials, 1 at 31s is at a different location so the missing 'shield' item may be attributed to this inconsistency in location. Also this time ratio may be different for boxes with 7+ items.
In a consistent location, each item from a myshop box will correspond with a range of 'seconds past the minute' this range depending on the type of box, the number of unique contents, and the user opening the box.
In order to test and prove this theory wrong/right, more data must be gathered!