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New Wildlife Timing Data Revealed
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Jordan and Fairy 'Nuff2 years, 6 months ago

Greetings and welcome to the wildlife timings megathread. While we will post some of the most important timing data below, please keep in mind that it may become out of date as we get new data and so if you want the most up to date info then the link to our excel sheet is below and you should check that if it has been awhile since we posted this.

Myself and Daniela from FFU have been hard at work getting the new timings down and I am pleased to say we have some great information to share with you below. Feel free to skip to the second/third post in this thread if you want to see the our findings spreadsheet or a sample of the data from it, this first post is going to explain what it is and how we got it.

Q: So, what is this and how was it done?
A: I have collected 50,000 unique wildlife visits between Feb 27th - March 6th and they are all compiled into an excel spreadsheet which you can view below. This has allowed us to fairly accurately determine what the exact minimum/maximum timings are for fairyland wildlife, and may help save people gold while playing. The data collection bit was done by myself with the help of a script that passively recorded what it saw on plates as I would play the game normally (so I promise it didn't hurt the servers lol).

While we have some great info currently, it should get better over time as old food dwindles (though we are fairly sure that we were able to weed out the old food entries from our findings as they very clearly stand out from the pack). As I mentioned above, since we cannot edit forum posts the best way to see our latest timings is to view the spreadsheet that is linked in the post below. We also would love others to doublecheck our work, there are probably lots of interesting things to find within the data that we may have missed and so please let us know if you have any feedback on it.

There were numerous challenges to overcome with the collection of the data, for instance we could not record any wildlife that visited over 24 hours ago as it would change from HH:MM to DD:HH and would be useless, this also included any wildlife who had a previous visitor visit over 24 hours ago. Aside from that, there is still old food lingering out there, however it is usually fairly easy to spot in the findings as it will stand out among entries rather than be surrounded by others of similar timings. The next time we make a spreadsheet to update this this issue should be gone entirely for the most part.

Lastly, I just want to give a huge shoutout to Daniela from FFU who helped me analyze this data and was instrumental in getting to where we are now with it.

Jordan and Fairy 'Nuff2 years, 6 months ago

Pt. 2: The findings spreadsheet

Below is the link to our main spreadsheet which will serve as the hub for our findings and it has links to the datasheets so you can check our work or find things yourself. This will be updated as we refine our findings, so keep in mind that any timing that I post about in this thread may become outdated.

Jordan and Fairy 'Nuff2 years, 6 months ago

Pt. 3: Discussion

Now, for some interesting findings.

There is a "dead time" between feeds in which nothing can arrive, this exists in both first feeds and after first feeds. For mid plate entries, this starts AFTER the previous critter has departed. Most of us had known that it existed prior to this update, but thanks to the data we can now accurately determine the times.
First feed dead time (after you put out a fresh plate of food, nothing can arrive before this time):
Superfood: 3 minutes
Organic: 33 minutes
Regular: 1hr 33 minutes

Mid plate dead time (the earliest something can arrive after the previous critter departed):
Superfood: 2 minutes
Organic: 0:37-0:42 minutes (this is a range because we picked entries where the previous stayed for 55-60 mins, so we're not sure)
Regular: 1:16-1:21 minutes
Latest arrival times

1st feeds:
Superfood: 1hr 10mins
Organic: 1hr 53min
Regular: 3hr 35min

Mid plate (this is the time after the previous critter departed, not when the previous arrived!):
Superfood: 1hr 37min
Organic: 4hr
Regular: 5hr

That is the most important data, but there is a lot more interesting data in the spreadsheet linked above so check it out if you want more, and in case we updated the above timings.

Other than that, please let us know what you think of it. If you have any questions or if you find something interesting then let us know!

Deidre and Deeder~FFU2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for all your work on this!

Pam and Crossbow 2 years, 6 months ago

Brilliant  and thanks for the work you have done !

Daniela and Víla Amálka * FFU Admin2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you, Jordan, for all your work! It would take us months of observing the plates to get the timing back on track after the change. With your data, it was fun. I am looking forward to updating this further after the old food is completely "out of the system" :)

Patricia and ~Dawn's Delight~2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Jordan and Daniela for all of your hard work!

Jen and Crysta2 years, 6 months ago

That is fabulous information and I thank you both for your work. 

Mike and Bug2 years, 6 months ago

Nice work!

I would add that most players read the "gap" as the time since the last critter arrived

So to avoid confusion/complaints, may be better to state those mid-plate maximum gaps as such (so it would be 6 hours in the case of Regular, for example)
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Mary and Callamityann2 years, 6 months ago

WOW!  Thanks for all the hard work!
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