Forum:This has been bugging me for ages...

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How on RuneScape is your combat level calculated?! I've tried averaging the levels, averaging exp, every combination of addition, multiplication, division and subtraction that I can think of, and I'm still nowhere near it. I don't know if this is one of those 'Formula X' things that gets changed every once in a while, but I'm hoping that someone here can break it down into a formula (or formulae) simple enough to work on my computer's calculator. --Raven110283 09:10, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The combat formula is quite complicated. There was a lot of activity in collecting player supplied data and match that to a formula. That was moderately succesful. A further attempt involved levelling only one type of combat skill and record the levels gained. This resulted in some refinements. Please look for more information at the Combat Formula Thread on the RuneScape forums. The current mage/range formula is based on my analysis of that collected information. Note that the remaining errors are well within the typical typing error range. It might be an idea to add the formula to the template. --Miw 09:59, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Problem is, I can't get onto the forums, I'm not a member. Perhaps you could copy the test onto a userpage so that everyone can view it? --Raven110283 12:42, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Non-members can view the forums. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 14:11, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I've digested and simplified what was in the forums and now the formulae are in the Combat level page. --Eucarya 16:48, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Nice work. I'm working on a template to allow wiki visitors to use a sandbox part of a page to calculate their combat components. It is a nice learning project for me and such a element avoids having to send a visitor to another fan-site. :) --Miw 09:38, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
The Template:Combat is now available as a wiki combat calculator. The next step is to include this as a sandboxed item, so visitors can use it to calculate their own combat levels without needing to create an account on the wiki. --Miw 14:40, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Very well done! You say you are still working on it. I may be a little late to ask, but, how did you do all of this?! I added the template to my user page. This is awesome! But how is it going to help visitors to calculate their own combat level? Wouldn't they already know it? If it was like the one on tip.it, so it could calculate your level and tell you how many levels in certain skills you need to level up, then it would be nice.Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs--Ilyas 22:34, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
The combat calculator template only shows the combat based on the levels of the various combat skills. So, you can enter the edit mode of the relevant page section, play around with various combat levels and use the preview button to calculate the corresponding combat level. One use is to start at the current combat skill levels and increment the individual skill levels to see what levels are required for a particular target combat level. Hence, with a slightly different use, you achieve the same functionality as on competing fan sites. An easier user interface, would require some server side additions, which i cannot access at the moment. Server side scripts are tricky and i'm not familiar with the site set-up to know if this is at all an option. --Miw 13:21, 3 January 2007 (UTC)


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