One Anonymous User's TheoryEdit
In repeated tests it was found that if you "grind" crafting you get a skill up about every 4-8 craft runs. If you wait about 15 minutes between each crafting attempt every one results in a skill up. This makes it appear that the possibility of leveling up in Tinkering is based on time between level ups and little else. This was tested with only 5 tries of grinding versus 5 of waiting, with a variety of difficulty items, but the results were 100% as stated. Further testing is needed, but it seems unlikely this is random chance. Difficulty of item had no apparent impact.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
- Sample size is too small and that is likely the effect on random chance combined with a lack of a scientific testing program (ie controlling variables). Time between combines should and does not have any effect on skillup rate -- the con of the recipe has an effect, which may have been related to what you saw. --lordebon 00:15, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
- This is unfounded and incorrect. Disregard. RNG and a formula is used, just the same as other skill upgrades. Time plays no factor.
My tests weren't super large sample size either burned through a few hundred loams but what I noticed between completing on the lowest tier and taking the combine all the way to "pristine" was the skill ups were much more frequent when I completed it all the way.
I changed the article to suggest taking combines all the way to pristine for the moment. It was a largely noticeable difference for me.. i'm talking like 1 in 10 skill up for lowest quality and 1 in 3 skill up for pristine. All combines I did were yellow / white difficulty.