Do you like numbers, but dislike all the tedious calculation required to produce them? Do you like things, especially running totals of things? Do you like minutiae, but never knew where you could find Puzzle Pirates related miscellany? Then you're in luck! It's time for By The Numbers.
* - Let's say your average pillage can mow through 4 battles an hour, making 100-500 Pieces of Eight per pirate per win. Four battles at 300 PoE minus a 15% restocking cut is equal to 1,020 PoE, or ~1,000 PoE for an average hour of ‘work’. Yes, we could probably go back and forth over this number until we're all blue in the face, but for discussion purposes, I think it works fine.
** - At 1 PM when I grabbed these numbers, Viridian was at 1,192/coin, Sage was 1,238/coin and Hunter was 1,236/coin. Expensive, ain't it?
*** - No, that's not a typo.
**** - Best price I found at a random Furnisher Bazaar on the Viridian Ocean for a Mounted Tigershark at 1 PM, July 16th was 69,173. Combined with the Doubloon delivery fee of 25 and the average exchange rate of 1,222 Pieces of Eight per Doubloon, we get 81.61 Doubloons per shark. Why 81.61? So we can multiply it out by the bulk discount Doubloon cost: USD$0.20. This gets us our answer: $16.32 per shark!
All this in a season where movie ticket prices are typically pushing USD$10 and gas prices are hovering around USD$4/gallon. Stay home and play video games, kids! Your savings account will thank you.
* - Complete breakdown is 2 free songs, 7 $1 songs, 59 $2 songs, 1 $3 pack, 15 $5.50 packs, 2 $10 long packs, 2 $15 albums, 1 $19 album and 1 $20 album. That's a lot of music. I'd probably enjoy it a lot more if my Xbox 360 hadn't red ringed. Alas.
** - Using ~600 taps per song as an estimate. Even then, this is probably on the low side. Check back next week for a scientific analysis of exactly how many 'taps' it takes for Cephalopod to go crazy and hunt down Hypnos with a gigantic Nerf gun!