# Moa Racing (historical)

This article is about the historical activity in Lion's Arch. For the Dragon Bash activity in Hoelbrak, see Moa Racing.

Pick the fastest moa! Farshore Ward in Lion’s Arch is the site of fast and furious Moa Racing, where you can bet on your favorite moa racers!

— Official site

Moa Racing was an activity in Farshore Ward, northeast of Farshore Waypoint at the Moa race track. The waypoint will be contested while the moas are racing. It was introduced during Dragon Bash (June 2013) and removed with Escape from Lion's Arch (February 2014).

## Mechanics

Players could talk to Tigg to place a bet before the moa race. Each bet would cost 50 .

Progress of the race is shown through the status of the meta event Moa Racing in Farshore Ward.

Upon completion, a dynamic event medal will display a medal and whether the event succeeded or failed. If the event succeeded, the moa placed and the medal corresponds to the position. If a moa placed, you would receive a mail containing a message on which place and the corresponding reward in vouchers. If the event failed, it would display a bronze medal and an event failed message.

If you walk away from the moa racing area during the race, you forfeit and will not receive a mail, regardless of the outcome of the race.

Racing Moas
Asura

## Rewards

The vouchers could be traded in to the Apprentice for rewards.

## Notes

Graph of the probability of three 1st place finishes given n number of attempts

Moa Racing has a probability distribution with 4 outcomes. Players can choose one of the five moas, each having an equal chance to place in any one place. The moa has a 20% chance to place first, 20% chance to place second, 20% chance to place third, and 40% not to place. The place determines the number of vouchers won. We can calculate the expected value.

Place 4th/5th 3rd 2nd 1st
N 0 1 3 7
P .4 .2 .2 .2
P(N) 0 .2 .6 1.4

Where N is the number of vouchers, P is the probability of the event, and P(N) is the expected value.

Gives an expected value of 2.2. Players should expect that, on average, they will gain 2.2 vouchers per game. A voucher can be converted to 20  each. As each game costs 50 , vouchers costs roughly 22  73  each. As a Mini Helmed Moa Racer costs 125 vouchers, players will spend on average 28  40  91  to purchase the mini, betting an average of 57 games to do so. Vouchers can be turned to coin through Bag of Race Winnings, giving an expected return of 44 . Players should expect to lose on average from betting.

## Trivia

• The Mystery Moa is a reference to the idea of a "Dark Horse".