Friday, July 30, 2010

Warning: contains math

So, it's been a while since my last update.  I'd like to say this is a change, but it is probably going to be more the case than not.

I will get some screenshots in for my next post (got lots ready just need to transfer them) but I'm going to write about leveling through the bg's and the experience gain.

So I've been leveling Putrah just through running bg's.  He;s now halfway through 45, and I thought the WSG was getting me the best gains in xp.  After last night though, I'm not so sure anymore

So here's the deal:
Time played last night = 145mins or 2 hours 25 minutes.  (I rounded this to 2 1/2 hours for easy of calculations)
Total xp gained = 38907
So working it out  38907/2.5 = 15562xp an hour

Note: there is 1 win from AB which I am mostly discounting, due to how we won (server crashed and alliance logged back on quicker, and to compare losses to losses)

AB matches = 6, for 1 win and 5 losses. XP gained 33685 (the 1 win netted me 10728xp)
for the losses it was a total of 22957xp
time played = 95mins total (84mins not including the win)

WSG matches = 2, both 3-0 losses. XP gained 5382
time played = 50mins

So to break it down further
Average XP from AB loss = 4591
Average Time for AB loss = 17mins

Average XP from WSG loss = 2691
Average Time for WSG loss - 25mins

So based on these numbers, it seems more advantageous to me to keep playing AB even if we are losing, due to shorter time, and almost double the xp.

I know it is a short set of numbers however, I will be continuing to gather more data and make some follow up posts based on those results.  Hopefully it will include more wins :)