Hm, I was absolutely thrilled that D'ni pulled 3rd highest SSR but then it dawned on me as I examined the numbers...
Silent Hunter wrote:
So on that note, truly D'ni should fall at 18.5 for its SSR instead of 24.67
When I said "3 players" earlier, I wasn't counting myself as GM/SL since I'm not really a "player" in the sim. I have an NPC who may or may not play a significant role pending PC interactions and then I might count myself as a "player", though currently I don't have a character of my own that is intended for main storyline involvement.
So long and thanks for all the fish!
On a further note...
If people would like, once we have captured some statistics, with my background in Math I can do some research off of those numbers to formulate some risk-ratings to give us a better idea for how sims are doing? Before you say yes or no, my thoughts are that we can make a case for sims with fewer members to be stronger than sims with more members and vice-versa and the same can be said for number of posts, age of the sim, etc., though an evaluation that sums up everything in a way that is more comprehensive might be in order - and that's what I'm suggesting. Possibly both a Risk rating and a Confidence rating (Confidence for how strong the Risk rating is).
I'm open to suggestions on what to look for and what we want to show, but I am volunteering to take on the project.
...I believe we've captured a good amount of data that I can begin work on calculating more statistics on the sims. As typical, the more data we capture the stronger the statistical inferences that can be made. But I'd like to look at trends in the data to see if I can get an idea how consistent the posting has been and will be (the higher the consistency the lower the risk rating on the sim).
Once I have a feel from the monthly SSR's where the consistency lies, I may go more in-depth if the data seems too weak to properly conclude anything (which I'm predicting from the fact that we have a small sample space of SSR's to rely on that that will be the case, but at the very least it will be the start of a more long-term statistical analysis). This could involve going through each IC thread and entering the exact data for the number of posts in a week (or maybe even go so far as days) for more accuracy. It may also do to look at how many players posted on a given week (or day) to get an idea how consistent the players are with their postings and examine that whole aspect too.
Last edited by RLongtin (2012-05-07 17:14:37)