Q. I was under the impression that Super Brie had a 99% chance of attracting a mouse, regardless of what type of cheese the mouse prefers. If this is the case, the chance of 11 mice not being attracted in a row would be like 1.0 e-22, so I’m starting to think that something is just broken...
A. If your trap has a 99% chance to attract a mouse that means that each time you go on a hunt you have a 99% chance to attract on that particular hunt, not that you'll attract mice 99 out of 100 times."
This makes no sense.
- It means that the 99% chance to attract is not the probability of attracting mice over all hunts. Each encounter has a 99% chance, and the engine does not take into account previous hunts. There is no guarantee that if you encounter 1000 mice, 990 of them will be attracted to your trap. This is just basic probability, and that's how it works.
- cheesePower = 0.99
- if (random roll from 1 to 100 < cheesePower) return "attraction success"
- else return "attraction fail"
- --Giorgio Sintichakis 14:54, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
- It might also be wise to mention that although mice are attracted, it does not guarantee that your trap will catch them.
- There is mention of what to do if you catch a prize mouse: could someone perhaps explain what a prize mouse *is*? Being new, I have no idea.
- (written by 188.8.131.52)
- Concerning the Prize Mice, the easiest would be to make a link to an article that explains more about them... et voilà. It is also good to always add one's signature at the end of a comment on a discussion page. You can do this by adding ~~~~ at the end of your comment or by using the 2nd button from the left above the edit window. If you need any help with editing or writing in a wiki, (or concerning MouseHunt in general) please feel free to ask. --Mulleflupp 08:10, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
- It does make sense, though chances are low you'll notice the difference. It's easier to visualise if you consider the 50% chance of a coin ending up flipped onto heads. You can still end up with something like tails-tails, contrary to the "You'll get heads 1 one of 2 times" intuition. It boils down to that nature isn't self-correcting. That's the statement being made here. (Mind, that's without factoring in the deterministic nature of computers dictating pseudo-randomness rather than true randomness.) -pinkgothic 13:36, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
- The question is correct, in that the odds of not attracting a mouse 11 times in a row are soooooo unlikely that it will never happen. (1/100)^11. The answer doesn't address this even though it does explain that you could still get bad luck. But not thattt bad!
I removed the "not that you'll attract mice 99 out of 100 times" part. It was poorly worded and the "system does not self correct" factor really doesn't explain how you could miss 11 times in a row. Sure it is possible, but it is absurdly unlikely.
Much better now.
Should we add questions like 'FF or DB?' 'Sinister or Ambrosial' here?--Michael 13:01, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
- Probably not on this page as this should be limited to gameplay questions rather than opinion --Bigmaddrongo 10:46, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
A few of the questions on this page are not properly worded or are confusing and need some touching up. Please give them some attention :) Especially considering that this page is linked directly from MouseHunt! -- Grexx 08:17, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Please also try to help provide examples whenever possible so as to make the FAQ even clearer. -- Grexx 13:35, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Anyone who is more knowledgable about the new area than me, please pay attention to the 3rd question under Loot (to include how to get to Catacombs), and the Shops question since not all Burroughs traps can be bought at Digby now. Camomiletea 02:02, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
- Someone with a functioning shift key needs to adopt the Loot section. I can do it, but I'd rather focus on adding and improving other areas rather than editing if someone else will take on this thankless task. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 02:06, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
- The 3rd question is quite messy as it tries to cram too much information into 1 paragraph. The information has also been repeated in the General Path page, and the information can actually be found partially on the locations page... It is probably better described outside of the FAQ, and linked from the question here. -- Grexx 14:41, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
- The way the question is phrased and the answer is written, it hardly seems appropriate for the "Loot" section. It's much more about gameplay/travel. I've got a lot to get done at work today and won't have time to look at it, so just this comment. :-) -- B.Rossow talkcontr 14:45, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Noticed that the NOEDITSECTION was removed. I won't re-add it without discussion, but I wanted to note that the reason it was there is for display purposes. If someone edits an individual section, when it is saved the extra line break between sections (there are currently supposed to be two for visual separation of the sections) is automatically removed. That's why I originally disabled section editing. It's already become an issue that I will fix momentarily, but it will be ongoing without the tag. Just a heads-up.... -- B.Rossow talkcontr 18:56, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
- Yup I noticed the problem myself after adding some additional FAQs. Leave it out for the time being while there's some ongoing work being done on the FAQ page. When everything has settled down again we can put it back in. And thanks for catching the IP address for me lol. Can't believe I actually used them as examples. -- Grexx 19:07, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
I noticed that the FAQ doesn't link to other Wiki pages, although has external links. Is that on purpose? Camomiletea 20:43, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
- Not intentional as far as I know. Likely just an oversight. Go for it! -- B.Rossow talkcontr 22:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Moon cheese question
I just removed a question on the Moon cheese, to which the answer was inaccurate. I thought about correcting the answer, but this info is already covered elsewhere, and we don't have any other FAQs on crafted items. See if you agree:
Q. Where can I get Moon cheese that some people have on my hunters list?
Camomiletea 05:17, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
- You got it. It's no longer a mystery item and should have been removed. A+ -- B.Rossow talkcontr 05:21, 21 February 2009 (UTC)