I fully support the use of wikis and spreadsheets. They have their uses. This is the Google Spreadsheet of what I have been working on the past few days, and finally put online. You can currently only manipulate the gray cells
. It is complete in-so-far as you don't care about Adventurer skills, but those do matter, so it is not finished. My findings are actually barely supportive to my hypothesis that sending out 2 adventurers is better than 1 for gathering rare resources. It is better, but by a much smaller margin than I anticipated. I also had a standing aversion to equipping my adventurers, and statistically, items are going to blow up all the time. This is worse than I had anticipated.Shop Heroes Questing Break Chance & Quest Rewards
When this is done, if you would like to add it to your spreadsheet, I'd be more than happy to (let you) port it over, if you want.
To the best of my knowledge, there are options to make sortable data in wikia formatting. I have not delved into that yet, due to the data holes. There can be elegant pull down menus and sortable tables. For a user, this can be great. For a wiki editor, it can be a total pain.
As a new gamer, my initial assumption would be there would be an in-game FAQ to help me figure out what to do. There isn't one, and this should be a priority for the development team. Currently, new players ask the same 5 questions* over and over in world chat. My secondary assumption is that any non-FAQ-in-game-data would be compiled into a central location. I would assume that would be on the Shop Heroes web page. To what extent should data be available either in-game or on the main website, I don't know. There is a poorly visible FAQ on the main site. My third assumption would be that if I am looking for data mining, tips, techniques, explanations, and so on, I'd visit a wiki. From a wiki, I may visit an external site or view a document.
*Question 1: How do I gain (shop keeper) levels?
*Question 2: How do I (increase the maximum to) level adventurers?
*Question 3: Why are my crafting times changing?
*Question 4: Which workers are the best to hire?
*Question 5: Can / should I join a town?