I decided yesterday to track my actual mission payouts against the dailies.

The lines at the top of every hour are taken from the dailies. I substitute the numbers in the "total" column for estimated or actual numbers at certain points. All times are EDT.

**Code:**

06:00 Blue Vast 0(gross inf) -138,600(net inf) 6,930k(total inf)

09:32 +85,618 inf

10:38 +31,838

11:10 +22,585

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140,041

12:00 Blue Vast 140,041 -1,370 7,070k

12:38 +3,135

12:38 +1,650

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144,826

13:00 Blue Vast 144,826 3,320 7,075k

13:06 +9,075

13:29 +12,375

13:35 +3,300

13:35 +11,220

13:35 +3,300

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184,096

14:00 Blue Vast 184,096 41,804 7,114k

14:28 +11,220

14:28 +12,375

14:28 +13,200

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220,891

15:00 Blue Vast 220,891 77,863 7,151k

15:32 +11,220

15:40 +13,200

15:40 +12,375

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257,686

16:00 Blue Vast 257,686 113,922 7,188k

16:12 +6,188

16:34 +9,405

16:34 +9,075

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282,354

So far so good. Gross, net, and totals all track precisely. It's worth noting, as I hadn't noticed this before and I use this info later on, that the net column is a rolling sum of the total inf decay, calculated hourly, plus gross inf earned. For example, the net for 16:00 can be determined(though to a degree of uncertainty, since the total inf is rounded and always rounded down) by 257,686(gross inf) - ((7,188,000 total inf) * .02(rate of decay)). More importantly, we can use the commutative properties of addition and multiplication and figure out the total inf, though again with a degree of uncertainty, by calculating ((gross inf) - (net inf)) * 50.

Coming up, however, is the 17:30 EDT rollover, where flags change and the day's decay is deducted from total influence by the game servers. It's after this point that the dailies become more or less useless for 9 hours. People whose gross influence is less than their daily decay at this point go sub-zero on the dailies and won't show up again until they work their way out of the hole or until the shenanigans at 03:00 EDT.

**Code:**

17:00 Blue Vast 282,354 138,097 7,212k

17:07 +9,405

17:07 +3,135

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294,894

144,505(assumed daily decay) * 50 = 7,225,250(assumed total before rollover)

7,225,250 - 144,505 = 7,080,745(estimated total after rollover)

17:30 rollover = 7,080,861 actual total inf

294,894(actual gross inf) - 144,505(assumed decay) = 150,389

17:48 +6,188

17:48 +6,930

17:48 +9,075

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172,582(estimated tracked gross inf) (317,087 actual gross inf)

I run into a problem here because I do not have the exact total inf for 17:00. I can get a number close to the reported 18:00 gross, within .002% accuracy, using a number of different calculations I omit here, which I chalk up to a rounding error.

However, from this point on a number reoccurs which is the difference between the tracked and actual gross influence numbers, 144,505, which I use above and assume is the daily decay subtracted from my influence total at the moment of rollover.

**Code:**

18:00 Blue Vast 172,582 30,520 7,103k

18:30 +9,405

18:40 +6,558

18:40 +11,220

18:40 +3,135

18:40 +3,300

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206,200(expected tracked gross inf) - (350,705 actual gross inf) = -144,505(difference between tracked and actual gross inf)

19:00 Blue Vast 206,200 63,466 7,136k

19:15 +5,775

19:25 +9,075

19:36 +11,220

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232,270 - (376,775) = -144,505

20:00 Blue Vast 232,270 89,015 7,162k

20:16 +11,220

20:16 +6,188

20:20 +9,075

20:20 +3,135

20:20 +3,135

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265,023 - (409,528) = -144,505

21:00 Blue Vast 265,023 121,113 7,195k

22:00 Blue Vast 265,023 121,113 7,195k

23:00 Blue Vast 265,023 121,113 7,195k

23:47 +57,128

23:47 +1,650

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323,801 - (468,306) = -144,505

00:00 Blue Vast 323,801 178,715 7,254k

00:24 +6,188

00:24 +9,405

00:24 +9,075

00:55 +6,282

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354,751 - (499,256) = -144,505

01:00 Blue Vast 354,751 209,046 7,285k

01:05 +5,863

01:30 +9,213

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369,827 - (514,332) = -144,505

02:00 Blue Vast 369,827 223,821 7,300k

02:06 +6,282

02:06 +7,035

02:18 +9,213

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392,357 - (536,862) = -144,505

From 18:00 to 02:00 everything tracks precisely again. It's 03:00 EDT, or Midnight Pacific, when things go really wonky:

**Code:**

03:00 Blue Vast 541,802 392,357 7,322,829(actual total inf)

03:02 +6,282

03:02 +9,548

03:02 +7,035

03:35 +3,350

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568,017(expected tracked inf) - (563,077 actual gross inf) = 4,940

541,802(tracked gross inf on the hour) - (536,862 actual gross inf on the hour) = 4,940

7,322,829(actual total inf) - 6,930,472(estimated inf at start of the day) = 392,357(actual net)

The total and net influence are accurate. There's a discrepancy of 4,940 between the tracked gross influence and the actual gross influence. You'll notice here that the actual net influence at 03:00 is exactly the same number as the tracked gross influence would be had things not gone wonky.

**Code:**

04:00 Blue Vast 568,552 418,572 7,349k

04:08 +6,282

04:08 +5,863

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580,697 - (575,222) = 5,475

05:00 Blue Vast 580,945 430,717 7,361,189(actual total inf)

05:25 +9,213

05:51 +7,125

05:51 +7,905

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605,188 - (599,465) = 5,723

7,361,189 - 6,930,472 = 430,717

06:00 Blue Vast 605,683 454,960 7,385,432(actual total inf)

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605,683 - (599,465) = 6,218

605,683(tracked gross) - 454,960(tracked net) = 150,723(tracked decay).

150,723 * 50 = 7,536,150(??)

150,723(tracked decay) - 144,505(decay at rollover) = 6,218.

454,960(tracked net) + 144,505(assumed day's decay) = 599,465(actual gross inf gain)

7,385,432(actual total inf at the end of the day) * .02 = 147,708.6(actual decay?)

599,465(actual gross) - 147,708(actual decay?) = 451,757(actual net?)

599,465 - 451,757 = 147,708

599,465(actual gross) - 454,960(net) = 144,505(decay at rollover)

7,385,432(end inf) - 6,930,472(est. start inf) = 454,960(net inf)

You see the discrepancy between the tracked gross influence and actual gross influence grow larger with each hour until the tracker stops for the day, however the total inf and net inf seem to track precisely and accurately.

Something's broken, but the heck if I know what it is. Probably my maths.