Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 7

So far, I have taken a look at my monster manual statistics for my account as a whole (Part 1 and Part 2), specifically for Erdrique (Part 3 and Part 4), and specifically for Hamllin (Part 5 and Part 6).  Now, I want to take a look at the same trends and analysis for another of my characters, Kolll.  Kolll is a first life Ranger, who primarily focuses on the Arcane Archer enhancement line and is currently working his way through the Shiradi Epic Destiny.

One immediate thing that is clear when looking at the statistics, Kolll doesn’t account for nearly as much as the overall monster kills as Erdrique and Hamllin.  This is primarily simply due to time constraints.  Although I really enjoy playing Kolll, he just doesn’t get the same amount of playing time as Erdrique or Hamllin.  All told, Kolll has taken down over 5,300 monsters/enemies.  This accounted for just about 1.5% of all of my enemy kills on my VIP account (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).

Taking a look at Kolll’s statistics by monster type, it looks like the enemies that accounted for Kolll’s most kills were humanoids, player races, monstrous humanoids, vermin, and undead.  Although not in the same order, these monster types are also the top five across my account.  Kolll accounted for just about 1 to 2% of the total number of monster kills for these top five monster types across my entire account.  Kolll has accounted for a higher percentage of kills in outsiders and constructs than in the some of the other monster types.  This is primarily due to when monsters in those types were added to the monster manual and the timing of the quests that Kolll was (and is currently) making his way through.  For instance, Kolll was making his way through the epic versions of the Vault of Night and the Sands of Menechtarun when some of the various constructs and outsiders were added to the monster manual.

Table 1.  Number of kills by monster type for Kolll and my VIP account and the percent of kills attributed to Kolll.

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Figure 1.  Distribution of Kolll’s monster kills by monster type from the monster manual.

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Figure 2. Kolll’s and my account monster kills by monster type for those in the monster manual.

Monsters in the volumes of the Prologue, Volume 1, and Volume 2 accounted for the top three most monster kills for him.  Monsters that were added with Volume 5 ranked fourth for Kolll.  I don’t find this too surprising and these trends are similar to what I have seen with Erdrique and Kolll.  One thing I also noted was that Kolll had more monster killed from Volume 7 then in some of the earlier volumes.  This is all due to the fact that Kolll is running quests that contain more of the monster/enemy types that were released in Volume 7 then some of those earlier volumes.

Table 2.  Total monster kills for Kolll and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

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The monster races that accounted for the majority of kills for Kolll are listed in Table 3.  The monster race that Kolll accrued the most kills for were humans and his efforts accounted for over 1.4% of my VIP account.  Other monsters that were in Kolll’s top ten of most killed included spiders, gnolls, and hobgoblins.  Looking at the percent of the monster kills attributed to Kolll, it is interesting to note how he accounts for a large percentage of the kills for dretch, bears, and draegloth (Table 4).  These monsters just happened to be added to the monster manual while Kolll was working through quests that contain them.

Table 3.  Total number of monster kills for Kolll’s top ten, both for him and account wide, and the percent he accounted for.

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Table 4.  Top ten monster kills by percent contribution from Kolll account wide.

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Excluding the monsters that Kolll hasn’t had any kills of, the monsters that Kolll has the fewest amount of kills are presented in Table 5.  The majority of these monsters happen to be in quests that Kolll isn’t making his way through.  However, I expect this to change.  Kolll still needs a large number of quests to complete as favor runs.  As he makes his way through those quests, he’ll encounter the monsters in these earlier volumes and will build up those statistics.

Table 5.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Kolll and account wide and the percent Kolll accounted for those kills.

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One thing these trends show is the smaller impact Kolll has had on my monster manual statistics account wide.  However, even though Kolll hasn’t contributed to a significant portion of my account’s kills, he has contributed to a large percentage to some specific races.  These are primarily due to timing of monster manual releases and the quests he is actively running.  Thanks  for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters in the monster manual!!

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A Look At My Daily Dice Rolls

One of the things that I have been doing since the beginning of 2016 has been to record the results of my daily dice rolls.  I just wanted to see if I could discern any trends between my VIP account and my Premium account.  Taking a look at the data I recorded, I had recorded 344 daily dice rolls with my Premium account and 346 daily dice rolls with my VIP account since January 1, 2016 to February 4, 2017.  I obviously missed a few days because of vacations and other such things.  The average roll between both accounts were nearly identical.  Out of all of the daily dice rolls I recorded, my Premium account had an average roll of 48 while my VIP had an average roll of 50.  The experience recorded, likewise, was also identical, being 353 experience on average for my Premium account and 371 experience on my VIP account (Table 1).  This makes sense because the experience reward is based on the dice roll so since the dice rolls between both accounts were extremely close, so was the average experience rewards.

Table 1.  Number of daily dice rolls (observations), average roll, and average awarded experience across account type.

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The although the average daily dice rolls were nearly identical, I wondered how many rolls each account had with a dice roll of 90+.  Taking a look at the numbers, my Premium account had 28 rolls of 90 or higher while my VIP account had 36.  Looking at the opposite trend, my Premium account had 33 dice rolls of 10 or less and my VIP account had 27 rolls of 10 or less.

The types of rewards I received from both accounts were also very similar.  For my Premium account I was awarded six tomes.  The most common award I received was a platinum based award followed by potions of heroism (level 15) and potions of haste (level 15).  My Premium account also picked up a number of experience elixirs and slayer count boosts.  Comparing the awards I’ve received from my Premium and VIP accounts, I noticed that Premium account has picked a couple of ranged power potions while my VIP account has not.  Looking at my VIP account, I have been awarded 13 tomes and like my Premium account, the most common type of award I have received was a platinum award followed by potions of heroism (level 15) and haste (level 15).  My VIP account has picked up a few more awards that Premium account hasn’t been awarded yet including: bells of opening, greater experience elixirs, jeweler’s tool kits, lesser treasure hunter’s elixirs, long lasting potions of melee power, and long lasting potions of magical resistance (Tables 2 and 3).  Some of these are due to the fact that the items are relatively new to the dice roll loot tables while others are no longer available on the daily dice and have been moved to the weekly (gold) dice rolls.

Table 2.  The number of award types received from my daily dice rolls on my Premium account.

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Table 3.  The number of award types received from my daily dice rolls on my VIP account.

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Overall, there really isn’t that much of a difference between the two accounts.  I didn’t really expect to find any considering that the system is based on randomly generated rolls.  But it is fun to take a look at the numbers.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting :).

 

 

Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 6

It’s been quite some time since I took a look at my monster manual.  The last time I looked at the numbers of my monster manual was with Hamllin back last March where I looked at the number of enemies he has come across and defeated.  One thing I have realized, looking back at this post, is that the links to all of my graphs appear to have “expired.”  I guess that is what I get for trying to use Facebook to save those images.  I’m going to have to see if I can save my images elsewhere.  In any case, I wanted to complete that analysis by looking further into the defeats Hamllin has suffered.  Now this data is obviously a little old so these numbers have changed but it is still fun to look at them.

 

Similar to what I saw with Erdrique, the tends I noticed here showed that Hamllin’s defeats by monster type tended to vary, slightly,  from those across my whole account. Hamllin’s  top five adversaries were humanoids, aberrations, player races, undead, and monstrous races (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).  For the entire account the top five enemy types that accounted for the most of my characters death were player races, humanoids, undead, aberrations, and monstrous humanoids.  So although the monster races that accounted for the majority of Hamllin’s deaths varied by rank when compared to my account, those were still the top five in both categories.  Across my entire account, Hamllin accounted for just about 11% of total deaths..

Table 1.  Number of defeats suffered by Hamllin, my account, and the percent Hamllin accounted for by monster type.

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Figure 1.  Proportion of Hamllin’s defeats by monster type.

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Figure 2.  Number of defeats by monster type for Hamllin and my account as a whole.

The next thing I wanted to look at was Hamllin’s kill ratio and his death rate and how these statistics compared to my account as a whole.  I explained how this statistics are calculated back in this blog post.  The idea behind these statistics is to get an idea on how dangerous the various types of enemies that are recorded in the monster manual that my characters encounter in DDO really are by trying to standardize encounter rates.  Basically they are two simple statistics, averages for the number of monsters my characters kill per character death (kill ratio = enemy kills / character deaths) and the average number of deaths my characters suffer per enemy death (death rate = character deaths / enemy kills).  Of these statistics, the death rate is probably the most telling because the higher this number the more dangerous this monster is to my characters (meaning I get killed more often against these monsters).  Ok, enough explanations, let’s look at some numbers.

Tables 2 and 3 and Figures 3 and 4 illustrated these trends.  Hamllin’s highest kill ratio were for monstrous humanoids, animals, giant, and undead.  These particular ratios were well over 1,000.  Basically, Hamllin encountered these enemies quite often and suffered relatively few defeats against them.  Now, one thing I must point out here, this statistic is only valid for enemies that my characters suffered at least one kill against during their questing.  This is because the equation is not functional if my characters have never been killed by a monster category (you can’t divide by 0).  Comparing these trends account wide, the highest kill ratio was for animals, miscellaneous, and vermin.  So the trends do vary between Hamllin specifically and for my entire account.

Table 2.  Kill ratio statistic by monster type for Hamllin and across my account (sorted by highest ratio for Hamllin).

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Table 3.  Death rate statistic by monster type for Hamllin and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).

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Figure 3.  Kill ratio by monster type for Hamllin and my account.

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Figure 4.  Death rate by monster type for Hamllin and my account.

Looking at the death ratio statistic, the most dangerous enemies Hamllin encounters were aberrations, humanoid, player races, undead, and giants.  A comparison to the death rate statistic account wide showed some divergent trends.  Account wide, dragons, aberrations, humanoids, and undead accounted for the top five deadliest enemies.  One thing to take note here is the jump of dragons in the death ratio statistic compared to when I did this same analysis for Erdrique.  This because I started coming across dragons much more frequently once they were added into the monster manual and with my higher level characters.  And their deadliness is reflected in the highest death ratio statistic for my acount :).  At the time I did this, Hamllin hadn’t encountered any yet so their impact on him wasn’t applicable.

I took a broader look at Hamllin’s defeats and compared them to my account as a whole across monster manual volumes (Table 4-6 and Figures 5-7).  Across the seven volumes (Prologue + Volumes 1 thru 6-all that were present at the time I copied the data over), the monsters in Volume 1 accounted for the majority (24 deaths) of Hamllin’s defeats than any other volume.  Comparing the trends of Hamllin’s defeats to all of my characters, the trends differed slightly.  Hamllin suffered the majority of his defeats from monsters in Volum 1, while across my entire account the majority of deaths were due to monsters in the Prologue.  Hamllin’s second leading volume was Volume 3 while account wide it was Volume 1.  Taking a look at the percentages that Hamllin accounted for by volume is also interesting.  Hamllin accounted for less than 10% in the majority of the volumes, but in Volumes in 1 and 3 the number of deaths he suffered accounted for 21% and 15% across my account, respectively.

Table 4.  Number of defeats by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account and the percent Hamllin accounted for.

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Table 5.  Kill ratio for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Hamllin).

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Table 6.  Death rate for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).

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Figure 5.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.

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Figure 6.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.

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Figure 7.  Death rate by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.

Perhaps the funnest trends were exhibited by looking at the number of defeats by monster race (Tables 7-12 and Figures 8-15).  The monster races that accounted for the top five most defeats for Hamllin were hobgoblins, beholders, humans, troglodytes, and wraiths.  These trends definitely reflect those I saw when I looked at defeats by monster type.  Comparing these to the top five for my account; humans, beholder, skeletons, hobgoblins, and troglodytes we see a large similarity, again this is reflected when looking at monster type as well.  What I found really interesting is that Hamllin accounted for over 35% of my account’s defeats against wraiths and hobgoblins.  Looking at the opposite trends, monsters that accounted for the least number of deaths for Hamllin (excluding those that Hamllin hasn’t suffered a defeat against) include orcs, skeletons, sahaugin, dwarf, ogres, and wolves.  At the time I pulled this data, Hamlin hadn’t suffered a defeat against 52 different monster races, at least to date (a good portion of these he hadn’t yet encountered).  Account wide, this number is only 22 races.

Table 7.  Top five monster races by number of defeats for Hamllin, the number of defeats those races accounted for on my account, and Hamllin’s percent of those defeats.

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Table 8.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin, excluding those Hamllin never suffered a defeat from.

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Table 9.  List of monsters that Hamllin has never been defeated by and the number of defeats those same monsters have accrued against my account.

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Figure 8.  Top five monster races that defeated Hamllin and their respective defeats account wide.

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Figure 9.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin and their respective defeats account wide.

Taking a a more detailed look at the monster races that accounted for Hamllin’s most defeats, beholder’s had the lowest kill ratio and the highest death rates, indicating that these monsters are the most dangerous encounters for him, at least with those from the top five in defeats.  These trends are similar across my account.  Looking at the kill ratio and death rate statistics for those races that accounted for the fewest defeats, orcs and ogres were the most dangerous for Hamllin.

Table 10.  Kill ratio and death rate for the top five monster races by number of defeats for Hamllin and the same statistics for my account as whole for the same monster races.

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Table 11.  Kill ratio and death rate for the monster races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Hamllin.

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Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.

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Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.

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Figure 12.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin.

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Figure 13.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin.

The last analysis I did was too look at the top 10 deadliest monster races for Hamllin.  Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics, the top 10 deadliest races for  Hamllin include: beholders, wraiths, troglodytes, hobgoblins, bugbears, orcs, humans, ogres, dwarves, and kobolds.

Table 12.  Top 10 deadliest monster races for Hamllin using the kill ratio and death rate statistics.

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Figure 14.  Kill ratio for the top 10 deadliest races against Hamllin.

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Figure 15.  Death rate for the top 10 deadliest races against Hamllin.

These trends I have observed with Hamllin are similar to what I expected.  Hamllin has had a good impact on these numbers for my account, but nearly as much as those as Erdrique has.  This makes sense, I play Erdrique much more than anybody else.  I really need to update these numbers.  We have had a few more additions to the monster manual since I last copied down these numbers not to mention new variations and more quests of varying difficulties which have no doubt affected these numbers.

Thanks for reading everybody!!  The next thing I want to do is took at Kolll’s stats and see how they compare to my account as a whole.  Happy hunting in DDO everybody!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of my Monster Manual-Part 4

The last time I looked at the data from the Monster Manual, I analyzed the trends in the number and type of monster kills for Erdrique and how his data compared to the data for my whole account.  This time I want to explore the tends in the number of Erdrique’s defeats at the hands of the enemy and do a similar comparison to the number of defeats my characters have suffered account wide.  The data I used for this was updated at the same time as the data I used for determining Erdrique’s trends in monster kills (2/22/2016).

Taking a broad look at my statistics from the monster manual, the tends I saw in Erdrique’s defeats by monster type tended to vary from those I observed account wide.  For Erdrique, the top five that accounted for his defeats were player races, outsiders, monstrous humanoids, aberrations, and humans (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).  For the entire account the top five enemy types that accounted for the most of my characters death were player races, humanoids, undead, aberrations, and monstrous humanoids.  I found it a little interesting at looking at the percent of defeats Erdrique accounted for on my account my monster type.  Erdrique accounted for 100% of my defeats against miscellaneous monsters.  If I remember correctly, this was due to being defeated by the annoying slimes in Creeping Death.  The next three highest percentages were for humans(41.41%), animals (37.5%), and monstrous humanoids (36.96%).  All together, Erdrique had a total of 107 defeats which was 23% of the number of defeats across my entire account.  Considering the fact that Erdrique accounts for the majority of game play time, 23% isn’t all that surprising.

Table 1.  Number of defeats suffered by Erdrique, my account, and the percent Erdrique accounted for by monster type.

Figure 1.  Proportion of Erdrique’s defeats by monster type.

Figure 2.  Number of defeats by monster type for Erdrique and my account as a whole.

The next thing I wanted to look at was Erdrique’s kill ration and his death rate and how these statistics compared to my account as a whole.  I explained the how this statistics are calculated back in this blog post.  The idea behind these statistics is to get an idea on how dangerous the various types of enemies that are recorded in the monster manual that my characters encounter in DDO really are by trying to standardize encounter rates.  Basically they are two simple statistics, averages for the number of monsters my characters kill per character death (kill ratio = enemy kills / character deaths) and the average number of deaths my characters suffer per enemy death (death rate = character deaths / enemy kills).  Of these statistics, the death rate is probably the most telling because the higher this number the more dangerous this monster is to my characters (meaning I get killed more often against these monsters).  Ok, enough explanations, let’s look at some numbers.

Tables 2 and 3 and Figures 3 and 4 illustrated these trends.  Taking a look at the kill ratio statistic for Erdrique, I noticed that the highest kill ratio for Erdrique were for elementals, humanoids, undead, and animals.  These particular ratios were well over 1,000.  Basically, these enemies Erdrique encounters quite often and suffers relatively few defeats against them.  Now, one thing I must point out here, this statistic is only valid for enemies that my characters suffered at least one kill against during their questing.  This is because the equation is not functional if my characters have never been killed by a monster category (you can’t divide by 0).  Comparing these trends account wide, the highest kill ratio was for animals, vermin, miscellaneous, and undead.  So the trends do vary between Erdrique specifically and for my entire account but you can definitely see Erdrique’s influence on these numbers.

Table 2.  Kill ratio statistic by monster type for Erdrique and across my account (sorted by highest ratio for Erdrique).

Table 3.  Death rate statistic by monster type for Erdrique and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Erdrique).

Figure 3.  Kill ratio by monster type for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 4.  Death rate by monster type for Erdrique and my account.

Looking at the death ratio statistic, the most dangerous enemies Erdrique encounters were aberrations, outsiders, player races, monstrous humanoids, and miscellaneous.  I’m not entirely surprised by these trends.  Erdrique typically finds himself against beholders, mind flayers, devils, orthons, ice flensers, and others much more often than majority of other characters.  A comparison to the death rate statistic account wide showed some similar trends here.  Account wide, aberrations, outsiders, player races, elementals, and monstrous humanoids.  The only difference in the top five for death rates between Erdrique and my account is miscellaneous types for Erdrique and elementals account wide.  I guess this makes some sense, considering that Erdrique accounted for the entire number of deaths for my account against miscellaneous monsters while a number of my other characters have found issues dealing with elementals at times.

Taking a broader look at Erdrique’s defeats and comparing them to my account, I took at these same trends by monster manual volume (Table 4-6 and Figures 5-7).  Across the seven volumes (Prologue + Volumes 1 thru 6), the monsters in the Prologue accounted for the majority (40 deaths) of Erdrique’s defeats than any other volume.  Comparing the trends of Erdrique’s defeats to all of my characters, the trends were nearly identical except for monster manual volumes 3 and 5.  Erdrique suffered more defeats from the monsters in volume 5 than in volume 3, this was opposite to my account as a whole.  Taking a look at the percentages that Erdrique accounted for by volume is also quite telling.  Erdrique accounted for over 70% of my account’s defeats against monsters in volumes 4, 5, and 6.  These volumes  tend to have some of the more difficult and higher level enemies in them so this makes a lot of sense to me because Erdrique encounters these enemies much more often than my other characters.  You can also see these trends when you look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics.  Erdrique’s kill ratio was highest for monster manual volume 6 while account wide the highest kill ratio was for volume 1.  However, Erdrique currently hasn’t suffered a defeat from any monster in volume 1 so that isn’t really comparable.  When that is removed, the kill ratio for both Erdrique and my account exhibit the same trends except for one instance.  Erdrique’s kill ratio for volume 5 is lower than volume 3, this is opposite to my account as a whole.  Looking at Erdrique’s death rate, the reverse trends are observed with monsters from volume 5 accounting for the highest value, indicating these monsters are the most dangerous for Erdrique.  Again, this is similar to my account as whole accept for flipping volumes 3 and 5.

Table 4.  Number of defeats by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account and the percent Erdrique accounted for.

Table 5.  Kill ratio for Erdrique and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Erdrique).

Table 6.  Death rate for Erdrique and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Erdrique).

Figure 5.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 6.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 7.  Death rate by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account.

Perhaps the funnest trends were exhibited by looking at the number of defeats by monster race (Tables 7-12 and Figures 8-15).  The monster races that accounted for the top five most defeats for Erdrique were humans, gargoyles, ice flensers, beholders, and efreetis.  These trends definitely reflect those I saw when I looked at defeats by monster type.  Comparing these to the top five for my account; humans, beholders, skeletons, hobgoblins, and troglodytes we see quite a difference, again this is reflected when looking at monster type as well.  What I found really interesting is that Erdrique accounted for over 70% of my account’s defeats against gargoyles, ice flensers, and efreetis.  In fact, Erdrique has accounted for all of the deaths due to efreetis.  Looking at the opposite trends, monsters that accounted for the least number of deaths for Erdrique (excluding those that Erdrique hasn’t suffered a defeat against) include scorrow, fire elemental, quori, dwarf, iron defender, iron golem, abishai, and lich.  Of these, Erdrique accounted for 100% of the deaths account wind for six of these eight monsters (dwarf and fire elemental were the only two Erdrique didn’t completely account for).  One thing I found very interesting is that Erdrique hasn’t suffered a defeat against 43 different monster races, at least to date.  Account wide, this number is only 23 races.

Table 7.  Top five monster races by number of defeats for Erdrique, the number of defeats those races accounted for on my account, and Erdrique’s percent of those defeats.

Table 8.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique, excluding those Erdrique never suffered a defeat from.

Table 9.  List of monsters that Erdrique has never been defeated by and the number of defeats those same monsters have accrued against my account.

Figure 8.  Top five monster races that defeated Erdrique and their respective defeats account wide.

Figure 9.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique and their respective defeats account wide.

Taking a a more detailed look at the monster races that accounted for Erdrique’s most defeats, ice flensers and efreetis had the lowest kill ratio for Erdrique and the highest death rates, indicating that these monsters are most dangerous encounters for Erdrique, at least with those from the top five in defeats.  These trends are similar across my account except that beholders are the most deadly.  Looking at the kill ratio and death rate statistics for those races that accounted for the fewest defeats, liches and iron golems were the most dangerous for Erdrique.  The trends specifically for Erdrique and my entire account are almost identical for these monsters, except that fire elementals and iron defenders are switched for Erdrique compared to my account.

Table 10.  Kill ratio and death rate for the top five monster races by number of defeats for Erdrique and the same statistics for my account as whole for the same monster races.

Table 11.  Kill ratio and death rate for the monster races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Erdrique.

Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Erdrique’s defeats.

Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Erdrique’s defeats.

Figure 12.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique.

Figure 13.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique.

The last analysis I did was too look at the top 10 deadliest monster races for Erdrique.  Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics, the top 10 deadliest races for  Erdrique include: ice flensers, efreeties, hezerou, beholder, lich, gargoyle, mind flayer, iron golems, quori, and humans.  These trends are similar to my account analysis however in that analysis, raksasha and fire elementals were in the top 10 and these were replaced by gargoyles and humans for Erdrique.

Table 12.  Top 10 deadliest monster races for Erdrique using the kill ratio and death rate statistics.

Figure 14.  Kill ratio for the top 10 deadliest races against Erdrique.

Figure 15.  Death rate for the top 10 deadliest races against Erdrique.

The trends I have seen with Erdrique show me a couple of things.  First, although I play him much more than my other characters, he doesn’t have as much of an impact on the trends in the monster manual as I originally thought.  He definitely has a large influence but I thought he was going to drive these trends much more.  Second, he is definitely a large influence in the later volumes of the monster manual, although this might change as a number of my other characters are starting to get higher in levels and will be encountering these creatures more often.  Third, my obsession with running slayer areas, especially with Erdrique, quite possibly can start “padding” these stats.  We’ll see how this develops over time.

Thanks for reading everybody!!  The next thing I want to do is took at Hamllin’s stats and see how they compare to my account as a whole.  Happy hunting in DDO everybody!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 3

The first two articles I wrote about analyzing the data in the monster manual were primarily based on my entire VIP account.  The first article looked at the number of enemies my characters have defeated while my second article looked at often my characters suffered defeats.  Now I want to look more specifically  at the monster manual statistics for each of characters on my VIP account, starting with Erdrique.  There is no doubt that Erdrique is my favorite character and my main/primary character to play.  I was curious to see how his specific data matched up to data for my account as a whole.  I updated the data to do on February 22, 2016 (as I had originally wanted to publish this article on that date).  Keep this in mind if you happen to compare my tables in this article to my first article because they won’t match entirely.

So, like I did for my entire account, the first thing I wanted to see was how many enemies I have defeated and how they break down.  I also wanted to see how much Erdrique accounted for those monster kills across all of the characters on my VIP account.  Looking back at the trends across my account the top five monster types that my characters had slain were humanoids, undead, player races, vermin, and monstrous humanoids.  These differed slightly when looking at Erdrique’s top five which were humanoids, player races, undead, vermin, and animal (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).  I found these trends interesting.  I figured that since I play Erdrique much more frequently than my other characters that his trends would pretty much drive what I see for the entire account.  This doesn’t necessarily appear to be the case.  There is no doubt that the enemy kills Erdrique has acquired have helped determine the trends across my account but my other characters have also had quite a bit of influence.  This is most likely due to when the monster manual was released and its individual volumes and when my characters were created and played.  These trends are also influenced by Erdrique’s reincarnation cycles as well, especially when monster manual volumes with lower level monsters were released when Erdrique was higher in level and not facing them.  If you look at the percent number of monsters Erdrique has accounted for you see that his higher percentages are with higher level monsters and later editions of the monster manual volumes and the lower percentages are for monsters at lower levels.

Table 1.  Number of monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account and the percent of kills attributed to Erdrique.

Figure 1.  Distribution of Erdrique’s monster kills by monster type from the monster manual.

Figure 2.  Erdrique’s and my account monster kills by monster type for those in the monster manual.

Focusing more on the trends for Erdrique, just like my trends account wide, I’m not entirely surprised to see which monsters have topped the list.  The monsters that are in the humanoid, player races, undead, vermin, and animal types are occur in almost every quests making their encounter rates much higher than those on the bottom of Erdrique’s monster type list.

Taking a broader look at my trends with Erdrique, I took a look at his enemy kills by monster manual volume as well.  Account wide, the number of monster kills by volume were ranked in the following order: Volume 1, Prologue, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 5, Volume 4, and Volume 6.  In contrast, the number of monsters kills by volume for Erdrique were the following: Prologue, Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 5, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5 (Table 2 and Figure 3).  I know that some of these tends are driven by my obsession to maximize out slayer areas, including the Red Fens.  The Red Fens has an extraordinary amount of slayers (7,500 slayers) with the majority of enemies in that area being sahaugin, which are in the Prologue.  I also found it interesting to see how high Volume 5 is for Erdrique because when that came out he was working on clearing out the Restless Isles and on working in the quests in the Desert.  Volume 5 included ogres and scorrow allowing Erdrique to start accumulating those kills (nearly accounting for 40% of all my kills account wide).

Table 2.  Total monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

Figure 3.  Total monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

The trends in the number of monster kills by monster race wasn’t entirely too surprising for me.  Account wide, the top 10 races that accounted for monster kills were humans, skeletons, hobgoblins, kobolds, sahaugin, spiders, wolves, zombies, scorpions, and trolls.  Erdrique’s top ten were humans, skeletons, sahaugin, kobolds, spiders, wolves, hobgoblins, gnolls, scorpions, and mephits (Table 3 and Figure 4).  Although the order isn’t the same, eight of the monsters that were in Erdrique’s top ten were also in the top ten for my account.  Erdrique differed by having gnolls and mephits in his top ten as opposed to zombies and trolls.  Again, I attribute this to the timing of monster manual releases and the level Erdrique was in his reincarnation path at the time of the release.  Gnolls, for instance, are a large part of the desert and Erdrique was working in that area when that volume was released.

Table 3.  Total number of monster kills for Erdrique’s top ten, both for him and account wide, and the percent he accounted for.

Figure 4.  Number of monster kills for Erdrique’s top ten monster races (and the number of those for my account).

Taking a look at the opposite spectrum, the fewest number of monsters that have  fallen to my characters on my account by race are warforged titan, horned devil, liches, hellcats, stone golems, dragons, iron golems, yugoloth, clay golems, and quori.  For Erdrique it was warfogred titan, horned devils, liches, hellcat, stone golems, iron golems, dragons, clay golems, and hezrous (Table 4 and Figure 5).  As you can imagine, there is a lot of overlap here.  The quori are not on Erdrique’s list but this is primarily because he just recently moved through the Inspired Quarter and the Dreaming Dark, allowing him to account for the majority of the quori kills on my account.  I find it interesting that the hezerou were on his list instead.

Table 4.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Erdrique and account wide and the percent Erdrique accounted for those kills. (I noted that only had nine enemies here, the 10th for Erdrique was the Yugoloth).

Figure 5.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Erdrique.

The last thing I took a look at were the trends in the relative percent that Erdrique accounted for by monster race across my account.  I was curious to see which monsters Erdrique accounted for in terms of percent.  Looking at the top ten by percent of kills, Erdrique accounted for a high percentage (if not all) for warforged titan, hellcat, stone golem, succubus, dragons, liches, ice flenser, quori, abishai, and bearded devil (Table 5).  At the time I compiled the data, Erdrique accounted for 100% of all the kills for the warforged titan and hellcats.  On the opposite spectrum, by percent, the monsters deaths that Erdrique accounted for the least were elves, ghouls, spiders, troglodytes, skeletons, wraiths, ghasts, bugbears, hobgoblins, and minotaurs.  I found these trends interesting because although Erdrique has a large number of kills for these races, his over all contribution is low, relatively speaking, when accounting for the rest of my characters on my VIP account.  I’ll be curious to see what my other characters show.

Table 5.  The monster races that accounted for the highest proportion of monster kills for Erdrique and the number of kills he had and across my account.

Table 6.  The monster races that accounted for the fewest proportion of monster kills for Erdrique and the number of kills he had and across my account.

Some of the trends I noticed in the monster manual for Erdrique are easy to understand why others are quite surprising.  Thanks  for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters in the monster manual!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of my Monster Manual-Part 2

In my last look at my monster manual’s statistics, I analyzed the number of enemies and monsters that I defeated.  This week, I want to look at the opposite result, the number of defeats I have suffered at the hands (or claws or teeth or tails, etc..) of enemies that my characters have encountered during their dungeon dives and explorations.  Using the data I pulled down from my monster manual last week, I saw that I have been defeated 458 times by those monsters that are currently represented in the monster manual.  Taking a look at the data by monster type, it appears that I have suffered the most defeats at the hands of player races (97 defeats) and humanoids (89 defeats; Table 1 and Figure 1).  The other top three monster types that caused me some problems were undead, aberrations, and monstrous humanoids.  I wasn’t entirely surprised by this.  These trends are being driven by the frequency with which I encounter these enemy types.  The majority of quests are composed with enemies from the player race type or humanoid types.  This is also seen when you look at the number of enemies I have slain from my previous analysis.

Table 1.  Total number of defeats suffered by monster type.

Figure 1.  Proportion of the total number of defeats by monster type.

One thing I tried to do to help take into account this discrepancy in just the encounter rates between monster types was to develop a kill ratio statistic.  Basically I took a look at the number of enemies I defeated and the number of times they defeated me.  So basically my kill ratio is simply calculated by the following: (number of enemies killed) / (number of defeats suffered).  The theory behind this statistic is that the higher the kill ratio the easier the enemy is to kill.  A lower kill ratio suggests that my characters have had a harder time in fighting these enemy types.

Another way to look at this is to calculate the opposite statistic which I will call my death rate.  My death rate is the calculated by the following: (number of character deaths) / (number of monster defeats).  This statistic works in the opposite fashion as the kill ratio.  In this case, the higher the statistic the more dangerous the monster has been to my characters.

Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics across enemy types I see that the most deadly monsters for my characters where aberrations and outsiders.  The top five most difficult monster types for me were aberrations, outsiders, player races, elementals, and monstrous humanoids.  Taking a look at the opposite spectrum, the monsters that were the easiest were animal and vermin (excluding dragons and magical beasts who I haven’t suffered a defeat against yet).  These trends are more like I would be expecting when it comes into looking how touch monsters are against my characters.  Aberrations include monsters such as beholders and mind flayers which are far more difficult that the typical player race and this shows that quite well.  You will be able to see this more here shortly when I look at the specific monster races.  My trends are exhibited in Tables and Figures 2 and 3.

Table 2.  Kill ratio (Enemy kills / character defeats) by monster type.

Table 3.  Death rate (Character defeats / enemy kills) by monster type.

Figure 2.  Kill ratio by monster type from the monster manual.

Figure 3.  Death rate by monster type from the monster manual.

Looking at the trends of my defeats by monster manual volume, the Prologue and Volume 1 accounted for the majority of my character deaths.  Again, this is primarily driven more by the sheer number of encounter rates my characters have with these monsters that are in those volumes.  Monster races in the Prologue include humans and skeletons which were in the top three monster races that accounted for my character deaths (see below).  Volume 1 includes hobgoblins and troglodytes which were in the top five monster races responsible for my defeats.  However, when you look at the trends from the kill ratio and from my death rate, the monsters in Volumes III and IV were definitely most dangerous.  Monsters in these volumes include beholders, hezerous, efreetis, and mind flayers.  All of those monsters are found at mid to higher levels and they can definitely be extremely dangerous encounters.  Tables and Figures 4-6 highlight these trends.

Table 4.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume.

Table 5.  Kill ratio statistic by monster manual volume.

Table 6.  Death rate statistic by monster manual volume.

Figure 4.  Total number of defeats suffered by monsters broken down by monster manual volume.

Figure 5.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume.

Figure 6.  Death rate by monster manual volume.

Taking the analysis to a more detailed level, I also looked at the number of defeats my characters have suffered by monster race.  Just looking at the total number of defeats, humans accounted for more of my character deaths than any other race.  Others that made the top 1o include beholders, skeletons, hobgoblins, troglodytes, gargoyles, mephits, trolls, minotaurs, ice flensors, and hezrou (Table 7 and Figure 7).  The monsters that accounted for the least number of defeats (excluding those who I haven’t suffered a defeat with) include dwarves, oozes, earth elementals, bearded devils, mind flayers, bats, scorrow, mummies, abishai, iron defenders, quori, iron golem, and liches (Table 8 and Figure 8).  I also noted that a number of monster races haven’t killed any of my characters (at least not since they have been in the monster manual) and these include rats, ghouls, dragons, and air elementals (Table 9).

Table 7.  Total number of defeats suffered by monster race (top races).

Table 8.  Total number of defeats suffered by monster race (bottom races).

Table 9.  List of monsters that I have not suffered a defeat from currently.

Figure 7.  Total number of defeats by monster race (top races).

Figure 8.  Total number of defeats by monster race (bottom races).

I was curious about the “true” deadliness of those monsters that accounted for more of my character deaths and those that accounted for the minimal number of deaths so I looked at their respective kill ratios and death rate statistics.  Looking at these statistics, beholders, hezrou, and ice flensers were the most deadly monsters for my characters from those who were in my top ten of total of character defeats.  Looking at the opposite end of the spectrum, liches, mind flayers, and iron golems were the most deadly for those monster races who accounted for the least number of total defeats for my characters.  So, although humans accounted for more of my deaths across my characters than any other race, when looking at an encounter by encounter  statistic, they weren’t nearly as deadly as monsters such as beholders (Tables 10-11 and Figures 9-12).

Table 10.  Kill ratio and death rate for the monsters that accounted for the majority of defeats.

Table 11.  Kill ration and death rate for the monsters that accounted for the least number of defeats.

Figure 9.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the majority of defeats.

Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that  accounted for the least number of defeats.

Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted form the majority of defeats.

Figure 12.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the least number of defeats.

Taking a look across all of the monster races, not limiting my analysis to just those that accounted for the majority of my character deaths or the least number of character deaths, according to my kill ratio and death rate statistics the top ten most dangerous monsters for me were: beholders, hezrou, ice flensers, efreeties, liches, mind flayers, iron golems, quori, raksashas, fire elementals, and gargoyles (Table 12 and Figures 13-14).  If you notice from my previous analysis, a number of these monsters actually accounted for a small number of my character deaths (liches, mind flayers, iron golems, etc.).  However, the kill ratio and death rate statistic shows that when I do come across these monsters, I have a higher probability of suffering a defeat, meaning that these enemies are much more dangerous than the others.  Seeing beholders headlining this list shouldn’t be surprising.  Especially with quests such as Invaders!, Delirium, Acute Delirium, and Terminal Delirium were beholders are a staple of the enemies and extremely hard at level.  And we can’t forget about those beholders in Ghost of Perdition and Sane Asylum.

Table 12.  Death rate and kill ratio for the top ten deadliest monsters to my characters.

Figure 13.  Kill ratio for the top ten deadliest monsters by race for my characters.

Figure 14.  Death rate for the top ten deadliest monsters by race for my characters.

Perhaps what is the most surprising about this analysis is that dragons don’t show up as being one of the most difficult critters for my characters.  In reality, this does make sense.  Dragons were included in the sixth volume of the monster manual.  Since its release, I have only dealt with two dragon types: the spectral dragon Auraxylion from the Extraplanar Palace and psuedo dragons from the Storm Horns.  I can assure you, that although I haven’t been defeated by these particular dragons, a number of my characters have been reduced to dragon food a number of times while facing off against Velah, the dragons in the Tor, the black dragons in Mired in Kobolds, and the green dragon in Don’t Drink the Water.  I’m sure in time, when I reanalyze these numbers, that dragons will be higher up in this list.

I’ll be curious to see how this analysis changes when new volumes of the monster manuals are released and when I encounter more of the higher level and higher credit rated monsters.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters!!

 

 

Crunching Down the Numbers of my Monster Manual-Part 1

One of the things I have been wanting to do is to take a more detailed look at the statistics that are collected within the monster manualDDO Gaming and DDO Gamer both did a similar exercise to this but I wanted to take it quite a bit further.  So I want to go ahead and create a series of blog posts  where I look into the details of the monster manual statistics for my VIP account.  With that said, I want to go ahead and take a look at an overall breakout of the number of monsters I have slain with all of my characters on my VIP account.  The first thing I was curious about was how many monsters have been slain by myself and my parties by monster type.

Erdrique taking a look at his monster manual

Taking a very broad look at the statistics in the monster manual, at the time I compiled the data for this post, I had destroyed 289,449 monsters that are recorded with the monster manual.  I had at least one kill in every monster category which ranged from 1 kill to over 30,000 enemies destroyed.  The monster manual currently contains 65 different monster races all of which I have encountered and taking down at least once across my pool of characters on my VIP account.

Currently, the monster manual contains 14 primary monster types (refer to Table 1 and Figure 1.).  Across these categories, humanoids, undead, and player races accounted for the top three categories of monsters that I have taken down with my characters on my VIP account.  The least common monster type I have defeated were dragons where I haven’t even eclipsed 100 kills as of yet.  Some of these trends are indicative to the different periods of time when various volumes of the monster manual were released.  However, a large portion of these trends are also due to the frequency of these types of monsters that I encounter during my normal questing routines.  Monsters in the humanoid category include creatures such as kobolds, hobgoblins, troglodytes, and gnolls which are all quite commonly encountered.  Taking a look at the undead category, these creatures are found from the initial quests in Korthos Island and are the central piece in a number of story arcs including the Catacombs, Necropolis I-IV, and Delera’s.  And the player races are spread throughout almost every major quest line.  In contrast, dragons are relatively rare in comparison.  We encounter a dragon in the Extraplanar Palace and then in the Vault of Night and then later in Gianthold, Mired in Kobolds, and then the Stormhorns (with the pseudo dragons).  After that point the majority of dragons you come across are in higher epic levels, which I haven’t run a whole lot of yet.  So seeing dragons being on the bottom of the list isn’t too surprising.

Table 1.  Total number of monsters my characters have killed by monster type from my monster manual.

Figure 1.  Proportion of the number of monsters by type that my characters have killed from the monster manual.

The monster manual currently contains seven volumes, the Prologue and volumes one through six.  I was curious to see how many monsters I defeated by volume (Table 2 and Figure 2).  The oldest volumes of the monster manuals are the Prologue, Volume 1, and Volume 2 which all came out with Update 15.  Couple that with the fact that these volumes contain a good portion of humanoids, undead, and player races it is not too surprising to see these three volumes ranking high for me.  The latest edition of the monster manual, Volume 6, accounts for the least number of monsters slain.  Again this isn’t too surprising, especially since Volume 6 is the newest one released and because it contains a number of monsters that you encounter at higher levels, including dragons, and some other lesser commonly encountered monsters such as the quori.

Table 2.  Total number of monsters destroyed for my VIP account by monster manual volume.

Figure 2.  Distribution of monster kills by monster manual volume for my VIP account.

Looking more specifically at the monster races themselves, the top 10 monsters that have been defeated by my characters are listed in Table 3 and Figures 3 and 4.  My top ten included humans, skeletons, hobgoblins, kobolds, sahuagin, spider, wolf, zombie, scorpions, and trolls.  All of these monsters are in the volumes that were first released with the monster manual (Prologue through Volume 2).  These monsters are also pretty heavily present in the lower levels of the game and quite common through the mid and higher levels.  My top monster type was humans, which accounted for well over 30,000 kills and then followed by skeletons with over 26,000 kills.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, Table 4 shows the number of monsters I have encountered and defeated the least.  The rarest monster for me is the warforged titans, which makes a whole let of sense this monster is not very common at all.  The other rare monsters for me included horned devils, liches, hell cats, stone golems, dragons, iron golems, yugoloth, clay golems, and quori.  Most of these enemies were in later editions of the monster manual and many of them don’t appear in our questing until the mid levels of the game.  The rarest monster for me, the warforged titan, I only had one kill of.  Talk about coming upon a monster very infrequently!!

Table 3.  Top ten monsters I have killed by race and fewest monsters I have killed by race.

Figure 3.  Top ten number of monsters killed by race.

Figure 4. Fewest number of monsters I have destroyed by race.

Overall, the majority of my monster kills were from humanoids, undead, and player races.  As you can imagine, looking at the analysis by volume, the majority of these monsters were from the Prologue and Volumes 1 and 2.  Humans were my favorite victims, it appears :).  At the opposite end of the spectrum dragons were my least encountered monster type.  Drilling down more specifically to the various individual monster categories, humans and skeletons made up the highest number of enemies I destroyed while the rarest enemy I came across were warforged titans.

The monster manual has been a very fun addition to the game, at least for me.  I enjoy taking a look at the various types of monsters that I have killed and encountered and looking at the overall tallies.  The next thing I want to look at is many defeats my characters have been handed by enemy monsters.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!