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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Data Question Reply with quote

So I look at the most wanted and generally go from there as far as what servers I try to hit.

While doing this last night, I came up with a few questions:

1. If I put it on auto census and take 4-5 snapshots every 20-30 mins, does each snapshot count as a census?

2. During that time period, if toon A levels 3-4 times and is captured at 3-4 different levels, if that recorded appropriately?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 . each completed run of census triggers data that increments snapshot counts.. so yes

2 . the in game database only keeps track of the last seen level for each character seen, so if you only upload after multiple levels of the toon.. there will be jumps in character level in the website database. Assuming no other players are doing census runs and uploading during the time frame between your leveling.

If you want to accurately record your characters level (recording each level increase) you need to upload the data after each level ding for your character.

Yes if you are actively playing a very low level character on a very high population realm you can get multiple levels (in the range of 1 - 5 for example) while the whole currently logged in realm faction is being counted in one snapshot run.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.

All my toons are 90 on my realm, no need for that.

I just create level 1s on realms that need census the most and let them cycle for a few hours.

Now to figure out how to not AFK out and log Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that requires either a violation of Blizzard Terms of Service or
the building of a mechanical robot finger.
The former can get you banned by Blizzard
The later can get you your 15 minutes of fame.
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