My estimates are conservative if anything. The worst run I have had to date is 10 line breaks to a skill gain. So I simply take the 100% fiqure and divide it by 10 and well simply get 10%. Instead of bashing it or claiming it to be "outrageous" perhaps you should do your part and seek to disprove or backup such statements.
I don't need to disprove anything. You're the one that's making the claim, so the onus is on you to prove it. But the fact that you take 10 line breaks, and use such a TINY sample to extrapolate your numbers from, shows how ignorant you are on statistical significance. You would literally need a sample of hundreds if not thousands of linebreaks in order to prove there is an effect, and that's it's just not a standard deviation. I'm not against people making 'hypothesis', but at least have some judgement and rationaling ability.
While you are LVLing at the lake keep track of line breaks and rod breaks and note how many times you gain skill during such an event. To do so you will hafta lay down your Composite Rod if you are doing like just about everyone else and use Carbon as I suggest.
And yet you using your fvcked up method and having all these line/rod breaks does nothing either, because the sample is too small.
Fishing gear has an optimum LVL for usage. Items such as the Rouge's Rig requires a LVL 51 to use and at this LVL will catch Moat carps in 3's. But hay, it's ultimately your choice if you wanna use a composite rod and fish with a skill LVL of 11 for moat carps one at a time knock yourself out. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to accept my guide as the end-all be-all of fishing guides.
What the **** does this have to do with anything? I didn't say i was using your guide for everything... and you're a little egotistical to believe that everybody who reads your posts follow everything you do to the word. But i'm just making a point to stick to what you know, and not start pulling numbers out of your ass. Really, what's the point in all those numbers anyways? Are you trying to impress somebody or something? They mean absolutely NOTHING.
Do yourself a favor, don't be a troll and simply come here and claim my fiqures are "outrageous" or "arbitrary" just because your Primus Guide or guide you bought off ebay doesn't mention anything about it. Test it and add to the pool of knowledge, it's what all the great scientists do. Hypothesis >>> Theory >>> Law
LOL and you're calling yourself a scientist now? Man you sure get sensitive when somebody criticizes you. Maybe you're too thinned skin for these type of open message boards.