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Old 10-23-2011, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Scoper View Post
I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say here, but it looks like you're implying a diamond on Era is 100$.
Diamonds are 30$. Furthermore, they are certainly NOT the norm, due to only having a 4% chance of being mined (that might be higher, i'm not at home and I don't have the data set with me right now.).
If you do the math on drop rates related to money output, you would see that each rock you mine on Era averages at about 9.8$/rock, +- maybe .2 or so.

Given that unless you're over level 30 mining ( I'm going to..assume <10% of era has mining levels this high. I believe it's more like <5%, but I can't back that one up as well), you can only mine at most 700 rocks per hour (with a workers potion, doing nothing but staring at the screen -- the perfectly ideal hour), and would probably average somewhere around 500, you're only making ~5k/hour mining.

Being that mining is close to, if not the best way of earning money on the server, wages aren't particularly high.

I haven't played IEra in a long time, but haven't you defeated your own argument? Assuming (like on era PC) that multiple people can win the lottery, a higher playercount should diminish the returns on individual winnings.

For example -- say 30,000 is invested in the lottery, half of which is payed out in winnings (thats 15k, boss). If 3 players win, which is about normal on Era, that's 5k per person

but IEra has a lot more players. If 30 players win, that's only .5k per person

and etcetera. I'm sure they run a slighly different lottery system, but it's hard to make guesses on that without seeing it.

also, if i may..
ERA AND IERA ARE DIFFERENT GAMES. stop trying to homogenize them.
iEra has a playercount well over 500, assuming 100 people out of the 500 invest into it and since we have 5 winners you'd assume the payback would be greater than on Era.
Originally Posted by Huwajux View Post
The pistols look like they have cancer, reduce the big buboe shaped thing's size.