Talk:List of Equipment
Right-hand column numbers
What exactly are the numbers in the far-right column for? I know they aren't for the equipment's rating (like +20 or -2), so are they for the amount of hero's that had that piece of equipment the last time a scan was done? --Palotheas (talk) 20:37, 27 June 2015 (BST)
- Palotheas, I can't be 100% sure, but since this page's data was originally populated by a scan of the Godville universe (as it says in the intro, "This data was derived from a recent (2014-06-13) scan of over 49k heroes."), I strongly suspect that the right-hand column figures show a count of how many of each piece of equipment were found during the scan. So, when the scan was run, 811 of those ~49,000 heroes had a 1-up mushroom as their talisman, but only 522 heroes were carrying a 128-bit encryption shield. So on, and so on.
- As such, it's not really useful data (especially now that those counts are a year out of date), but it does potentially give some indication of how rare each item is. (Or, if the system doesn't have a concept of rarity, and considers the hero equally likely to come across any piece of equipment, then I suppose the counts would instead show how new the item is, to the Godville universe.) -- FeRDNYC (talk) 07:58, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
- And, here we are > 3 years later, when those counts have been removed from (I think) all of the other previously auto-populated list tables on the wiki. I'll most likely remove them here, too, because they really are useless at this point, and becoming more useless by the week as new equipment is added to the list (necessarily, without corresponding counts). So, at some point soon — possibly tonight — I'll finally pull the current table into an editor and run a quick replacement to remove that unnecessary third column. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 02:54, 22 October 2018 (UTC)