Nine Rings

From Guild Wars Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Nine Rings

Nine Rings is a festival game found on the Shing Jea Boardwalk and available during special festivals. The game costs 10 Festival Tickets per round to play. Nine rings stand in a three by three square arrangement, and every round, one ring is chosen. Those in the chosen ring receive 25 tickets if they are standing in the center ring, 40 tickets if they are standing in an edge ring, and 55 tickets if they are standing on a corner ring. Those in rings orthogonally adjacent to the chosen ring receive 15 tickets. Every 19 rounds, there is a pause just long enough for participants to buy more tickets if necessary. With the pause added in, the average time per 19 rounds is about 3 minutes.

Playing the Nine Rings game progresses both the Lucky title (measured in number of tickets won) and the Unlucky title (measured in number of games where no tickets are won).

Contents

[edit] Statistics

The corner ring is the best option for players looking to gain points towards their Unlucky title: all rings have approximately the same rate of return for progressing the Lucky title, but the corners lose more often.

Each ring is the same for the Lucky title
  • Each ring rewards on average 85 tickets for every 90 tickets spent, resulting in a net loss of 5 tickets (75Gold) for every 85 points earned for the title.
    • Standing in the center stays closer to the average than the edge and corner rings.
    • Standing on a corner will stray from the average more frequently (up or down), although it has the same average earnings.
The corner is better for Unlucky
  • The center ring will lose approximately 4 times every 9 rounds.
  • The edge rings will lose approximately 5 times every 9 rounds.
  • The corner rings will lose approximately 6 times every 9 rounds.

[edit] Title landmarks

The following table outlines the different landmarks for the Lucky title playing the Nine Rings game. The statistics presented apply regardless of which ring the player stands on.

Lucky Rank # Tickets Won # Tickets Consumed1 # Rounds Played2 Net Gold Spent3 Time Passed on Pads4
1 50,000 2,941 5,294 44,118 14.5 hours
2 100,000 5,882 10,589 88,235 28.9 hours
3 250,000 14,706 26,471 220,588 72.4 hours
4 500,000 29,412 52,941 441,176 144.7 hours
5 1,000,000 58,824 105,882 882,353 289.5 hours
6 2,500,000 147,059 264,706 2,205,882 723.7 hours

1On average, 1 ticket is consumed for every 17 tickets won.
2On average, 9.444 tickets are won per round.
3The current price of a ticket is 15 gold.
4On average, 3 minutes and 7 seconds pass for every 19 rounds played.

The following table outlines the different landmarks for the Unlucky title playing the Nine Rings game. The statistics presented apply for the corner ring.

Unlucky Rank # Games Lost # Tickets Consumed1 # Rounds Played2 Net Gold Spent3 Time Passed on Pads4
1 5,000 4,167 7,500 62,500 20.5 hours
2 10,000 8,333 15,000 125,000 41.0 hours
3 25,000 20,833 37,500 312,500 102.5 hours
4 50,000 41,667 75,000 625,000 205.0 hours
5 100,000 83,333 150,000 1,250,000 410.1 hours
6 250,000 208,333 375,000 3,125,000 1,025.2 hours
7 500,000 416,667 750,000 6,250,000 2,050.4 hours

1On average, 5 tickets are consumed for every 9 games played.
2On average, 6 games are lost for every 9 games played.
3The current price of a ticket is 15 gold.
4On average, 3 minutes and 7 seconds pass for every 19 rounds played.

[edit] Notes

  • At the present, Nine Rings is the fastest source of Lucky points.
  • The overall variance is high, i.e. the points you earn over the length of a 7-day event may differ significantly from those predicted.
  • For gaining Lucky points, it does not matter where you stand; on average, each circle earns the same amount. However, variance (from the predictions) is greatest on the corners and lowest in the center.
  • For unlucky points, the best place to stand is the corner, which yields approximately 244 unlucky points per hour, compared to 203 on an edge ring, or 163 on a center ring.
  • Approximately 8,780 Rounds are played in a 24 hour period.
  • If you do not have room in your inventory for the tickets you win, they will drop on the ground assigned to your character and they can be picked up later. (However, if you wait too long, they will become unassigned and someone else can pick them up.)
    • If you are on the corner ring (where variance is highest) and plan on going AFK, try to have at least 5 empty slots to prevent your inventory from becoming full.

[edit] See also


Minigames
Halloween: Costume Brawl
Wintersday: Dwayna Vs GrenthSnowball DominanceFighting in a Winter WonderlandThe Great Snowball Fight of the Gods
Shing Jea Boardwalk: Dragon ArenaNine RingsRings of FortuneDragon NestRollerbeetle Racing
Canthan New Year: Rock-Paper-Scissors
Pre-Searing: The Bear HuntersThe Prize Winning Hogs
Eye of the North: Dwarven brawlingKilroy StonekinPolymockThe Leadfoot RaceThe Norn Fighting Tournament
Personal tools