Talk:Dab of Destabilized Ectoplasm

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UPDATE: A new drop table may be found here. It uses the style of table more common to the wiki. Please enter all further info there as well. We are in the process of moving over info found on this discussion page. Cheers! Vormmor (talk) 00:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

All of the info has been moved over and double-checked now :) Vormmor (talk) 09:05, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I will be continuing to enter data here as well. Chieftain Alex has done a great job of changing the table to look better and not include signatures. If you wish to enter info here, please insure you have complete info for each singular dab you opened, as that is the intended use of this table.
When adding your own drops, add to the frequency tally if possible or make a new line if a new drop combination arises. Again, The purpose of this table is to study different assortments of items that can be dropped, along with their rarity. Cheers, Vormmor (talk) 09:05, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Alright ecto gamblers. I'm gonna stick my drops below. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:28, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Received Frequency
Glob of Ectoplasm Glob of Goo Chunk of Crystallized Plasma Unidentifiable Goo-Covered Object Massive Glob of Ectoplasm
0 1 0 0 0 1
1 1 0 0 0 11
1 6 0 0 0 5
1 8 0 0 0 2
6 1 0 0 0 24
6 6 0 0 0 7
6 8 0 0 0 2
6 0 1 0 0 1
8 1 0 0 0 6
8 6 0 0 0 1
8 0 1 0 0 1
9 1 0 0 0 6
9 6 0 0 0 1
1 0 2 0 0 1
10 1 0 0 0 1


i got Massive Glob of Ectoplasm (exotic) from this earlier says from the 50 one but i got from the 5 one The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) at 06:06, 25 June 2015‎ (UTC).

BryghtShadow, I believe you are inputting incorrectly. Under "received" should go the number received from opening one dab. Under "frequency" should go the number of times you had that drop. It seems you have, instead, been putting the total amount of stuff received under "received" and the number of dabs that came from under "frequency." This is not the intended use of this table. Vormmor (talk) 12:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, I have entered in my information from 25 dabs. I will continue updating my numbers as I collect more info. Vormmor (talk) 12:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

As already stated above (and from my own experience), Massive Glob of Ectoplasm (exotic) is obtainable by using Dab of Destabilized Ectoplasm ; edited the main page. Shimmering (talk) 12:04, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

One wonders if it might make things clearer to use a proper drop rate table? Guild_Wars_2_Wiki:Projects/Drop_Rate_Research / {{SDRH}} --BramStoker (talk, contribs) 12:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, one more thing I noticed. Ventriloquist, are you sure that is the complete drop? I have not heard of Daps failing to drop any ecto. And BramStoker, good idea but someone will need to take on importing the data :P Vormmor (talk) 12:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Yep. Saw the five ecto price, went "eh, why not!" and only got that. Hard to forget the taste of disappointment. —Ventriloquist 12:37, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

@Vormmor, my usage is definitely incorrect due to misunderstanding. I mistook the "frequency" for the number of times opened. I had the records of raw data, so I have corrected my faulty inputs. --BryghtShadow (talk) 13:32, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

I've created a drop rate page here, but I haven't added the data because I'm not sure how we should display it given that the amounts of each item received are so important here.Any thoughts? User-Elementalmen sig.png Elementalmen 17:58, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
My opinion is to do it the way globs of ectoplasm salvage into crystalline dust: keep a running total of how many you get. Except, I think we may need more than one. I hope it can be done in one big table, though. Daddicus (talk)
Seems that, through a team effort, the new page is good to go! Please enter all further findings here Cheers! Vormmor (talk) 00:54, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Nice job on the drop rate table. I have combined the data above to remove the user signature column as I think this data is still of some interest. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:16, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Ya, I was thinking the same thing as well. Nice job on the update! Looks better now. I will continue to add my info here in hopes that we can get a good idea of not just the drop rates for each item, but also the different assortments of items that can be dropped, along with their rarity. For example, it seems that 6 Ecto/1 Goo is the most common drop. Thanks for all your work! Vormmor (talk) 08:27, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Also, do you wanna add the other 2 possible drops into the table? It may make it easier for someone to input the numbers if they come up at a later date. I'd do it but your skills seem to be far superior to mine. ;) Vormmor (talk) 09:05, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
No problem... nothing to it :P -AWB Alex User AWB Alex sig.png 09:12, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Was it you who made the "Average profit/loss per gamble" calculator on the dab drop page? If so, awesome work, and wanna make it for the clump and glob pages as well? I've tried to figure it out but it's over my head. :P Vormmor (talk) 23:31, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah I admit the code looks cryptic, DRvar_<n> is just the total number of the nth item in the table - e.g. item #1 is Glob of Ectoplasm, item #2 is Glob of Goo, and I'm multiplying by the value of the item and subtracting the cost. Done. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 11:24, 27 June 2015 (UTC)