RuneScape:Crowdsourcing

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The OSRS Wiki is beginning a project to crowdsource information about skilling success rates with a RuneLite plugin that collects information about your skilling actions (for example, burning a shark)

This is an external plugin and is not turned on by default. We're trying to get as many people as possible to turn it on and help us figure out the underlying rates of a bunch of important activities. From there, we can make way better skilling guides, calculators, graphs, and more.

You can see the full code at https://github.com/leejt/osrs-wiki-crowdsourcing.

How do I contribute data?[edit source]

This section to be written (since immediate users will already know about it...), but step by step picture guide on how to turn it on.

What is being gathered?[edit source]

Currently, the only thing we're collecting is Cooking burn rates. For every food item you cook or burn, we gather:

  • Whether it was a success or a failure
  • Your Cooking level
  • Whether you are cooking at a fire or a range
  • Whether you are cooking at the Hosidius Kitchen
  • Whether you are wearing Cooking gauntlets
  • Whether you are in the vicinity of the Hosidius Kitchen, and whether you have Elite Kourend Diary finished.

We do not see your username, location (beyond whether you're at a special range), IP address, or any other personally identifying information.

What's the goal?[edit source]

An example of the sort of skilling graph we can make with this project's data

We want to be able to figure out the exact rates of any skilling activity that involves randomness. That includes:

  • Cooking burn rates
  • Woodcutting, Mining, Fishing success rates
  • Agility shortcut/course success rates
  • Thieving rates (pickpocketing and more)
  • Hunter success rates
  • Farming disease and harvest rates (will be very hard)
  • Silly things like gem crushing, Firemaking success, Construction nail-bending...

From there, we can create all sorts of cool tools that leverage the exact rates and how they vary with level. In the future, we may also use similar methods to improve other parts of the wiki, including:

  • Gather information about transportation methods, to improve pathfinding tools
  • Getting complete information about item/entity interactions
  • Gathering NPC spawn locations

If you have other ideas for OSRS data that could be crowdsourced (or just want to help parse what we have), let us know in our Discord.