Hi everyone! I like BotBots so much I made this little website/buying guide, inspired partially by M Sipher's Google Spreadsheet. The most important feature of this site is that it algorithmically figures out what the best buying options are for various levels of completion and cost-effectiveness. Some interesting numbers arising from those calculations:
- Assuming you don't buy individuals, and just buy packs and/or the entire 24-figure blindpack case, the path to completion is:
- Sugar 2 - Plop Father, Waddlepop, Slappyhappy, Nail Biter, Burgertron
- Sugar 3 - Sprinkleberry D'uhnut, Unilla Icequeencone, Laceface, Pointdexter, Game Over
- Techie 1 - Nrjeez, Dr. Moggly, Skillz Punk, Ms. Take, Burgertron
- Techie 2 - Pucksie, Chilla Gorilla, Raddhaxx, Slappyhappy, Bonz-Eye
- Toilet 2 - Waddlepop, Shredder Jack, King Toots, Sudsbeard, Stinkeye Stapleton
- Greaser 1 - Sippy Slurps, Angry Cheese, Fottle Barts, Batsby, Goob Toob, Sticky McGee, Venus Frogtrap, Clogstopper
- Greaser 2 - Waddlepop, S'up Dawg, Shredder Jack, Fit Ness Monster, Poo Sham, Pointdexter, Majorly Screwdy, Game Over
- Greaser 4 - Lolly Licks, Duderoni, Hawt Diggity, Arctic Guzzlerush, Screen Fiend, Frohawk, Cuddletooth, Stinkeye Stapleton
- Jock 1 (Lolly Licks, Angry Cheese, Arctic Guzzlerush, Pucksie, Screen Fiend, King Toots, Grit Sandward, Stinkeye Stapleton)
Jock 4 (Nrjeez, Fottle Barts, Fit Ness Monster, Laceface, Goob Toob, Pointdexter, Grit Sandward, Clogstopper)
- 24-bot Blindpack case
- If you follow that listing, you end up with all 61 unique BotBots, with 20 repeats (go to the site to see which exactly).
- The only reason you need Jock 1 or Jock 4 is because of Grit Sandward, who is, thus far, unique to those two packs.
- Interesting notes about minimizing repeats but maximizing total figures:
- 45 BotBots + 0 repeats
- 49 BotBots + 1 repeat
- 50 BotBots + 2 repeats
- 52 BotBots + 3 repeats
- 54 BotBots + 4 repeats
- 55 BotBots + 5 repeats
And a little bit about the site features:
- all BotBots and their packs are accounted for, now that people have all the 5 packs and 8 packs in-hand.
- pricing is based on the Amazon prices I've seen thus far for 5 packs (9.99usd) and 8 packs (14.99usd). The 24 pack case price (64.99usd) is pulled from the BBTS preorder.
- Calculations are available to find the the best path to completion, effectiveness of different combinations of packs, and if you've already bought some packs, you can take that into account. For example, I already got Sugar Shocks pack #1, but the algorithm shows conclusively that it's useless and I just have a bunch of extras!
- [Update 2018-12-16] Now also features figure-based calculations, as suggested by ChessPieceFace. In other words, you can pick the bots you want the most and it'll figure out the best way for you to get them.
- How the algorithms work: It's basically a brute-force method, trying out all combos and then just ranking how many figures, uniques, repeats, etc. Since that can take a bit of time (every additional pack will double the processing time since it's a 2^n function), the quicker version of the algorithm prioritizes completion, so if a pack has one or more known unique BotBots, it's added to the buy list automatically without calculating (cutting time in half).
Let me know what you think and what features you still want! I'm thinking about adding a cloud-based checklist for users too, so let me know how/if you'd like that implemented.
Edited by Daytonus, 17 December 2018 - 02:12 AM.