What's with the moronic "if you know stuff for sure it's no longer worth knowing" vibe ?
Were you guys brought up during the medieval Dark Ages ?
This isn't the admins' job, its the players'.
You have people that COULD easily just copypaste the relevant formula // code sections in the wiki, then the rest of the people could pour through it to see what it actually does, and what implications it might have.
And you also have players who found out things back when it was much easier to get accurate data, and decided "not to share". Then you have players who don't have quite correct data and decided to share the slightly wrong reverse-engineered thing anyway.
WHY should many separate individuals do what basically amounts to sacrificing game performance just to effectively work as data collection monkey then interpolate the results, because some people decided once upon a time that game formulae should not be public knowledge ?
So that's Sickone with a vote for removing the wiki, noted
No "evil" offense meant, but are you bonkers ?
That's like saying scientists should not publish their findings to the last possible decimal, and everybody should just run their own experiments to gather knowledge.
Sure, let's have the speed of light be very roughly 300000 km/s, it's a good enough approximation for everybody, right ?
We already have reverse-engineered formulae that are (supposedly) pretty damn close to the reality, this would only either confirm or correct them.
KNOWING for sure how some of the basic things in CB work doesn't invalidate the value of the wiki, it does exactly the opposite, it makes it even more valuable.
Interpretations of what those formulae actually mean practically are still useful additions, comments regarding strategy are quite valid regardless, in fact, there would be very little difference except being SURE that what you read there is ACTUALLY what's really going on.
I have a feeling it's partially a security issue and partially the amount of space that code would take up.
You don't have to post ALL code in the wiki. Just the tiny section that deals with calculating item level based on NW, MPR based on XP, fight rewards based on opponent stats and self PR, stuff like that.
There would be zero security issues, and the code would be quite small.
Or, rather, that portion of the code SHOULD be tiny. But maybe it isn't ?
Sarcastic joke : Personally, I think the reason the policy of "don't actually tell people what the real code uses as a formula" is that it's damned ugly to look at (as in, aesthetically unpleasing) and whoever wrote it was ashamed of making it public.