Froob Trader Guide by Hahnsoo/Ferrell

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Re: Froob Trader Guide by Hahnsoo/Ferrell

Post by Higain » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:14 pm

I found a legacy trader skill drain calculator at archive.org. The original thread is no longer on the aofroobs server.

https://web.archive.org/web/20131022180 ... php?t=2294

The .zip package was saved on the ARK server and anyone may download the copy from the legacy link. Alternatively, I saved the .zip at the ARK page at:

https://archive.org/details/squiddrain

From the archived thread:

Skill Drain Calculator beta release
Postby someone_Else on Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:04 pm

Awhile back, we worked on a small application to calculate skill drain laddering. The goals were to calculate the highest drains you could ladder up to, to display which nanos to cast and in what order to achieve your highest drains, and to calculate how to get to the highest ones with the fewest castings possible. So far all but the last goal is complete. The math needs some slight reworking to perfect the Fewest Castings result, but is fairly close even now.

You enter your current skill as whatever value it would be before casting any skill drains (including mochams, other buffs, Agent nanoskill penalties, etc.), then hit the calculate button. There is an openable table where you can check off which individual nanos you do or do not have uploaded. Currently also retains the last value you entered and uploaded nanos in the table. All nano information is stored as an .ini file for easy changes if the properties of the nanos were to ever change. (unlikely, but hard-coding this information might have proved a liability)

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Re: Froob Trader Guide by Hahnsoo/Ferrell

Post by Saavick » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:08 pm

Ooh nice, thanks for archiving that :o
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Vladja 200 agent Meany 200 fixer Littlemeany 200 adventurer Skathi 200 soldier
Luettl 199 bureaucrat Nuclearmeany 190 nano-technician Ingundis 182 martial artist
Sunilda 182 meta-physicist Boesemueny 179 trader Haadriah 163 martial artist
Mueny 136 meta-physicist Ryahna 131 adventurer Whaaaaaa 122 bureaucrat
Wildmeany 100 adventurer Svanhvita 100 engineer Kvada 80 enforcer Babysaav 66 doctor
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Re: Froob Trader Guide by Hahnsoo/Ferrell

Post by Higain » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:28 am

Archive.org downloaded and saved many dozens of third party .zip packages created by AO players. It's only a matter of finding them. The old link at the original thread comment section was broken and didn't seem work, but now it does? Note -I added the second page to the ARK crawler.

Legacy .zip link:
https://web.archive.org/web/20131022180 ... ddrain.zip

PS: Tinypic servers just went down which means the many images hotlinked to images on guides here are now dead forever.
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