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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 209.158.5.4 (talkcontribs)

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.

Jado818 (talk) 17:31, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

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