# Tertiary Voyage Skill

Banjo1012
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There is a tertiary voyage skill, one that pops up more often than the four sub skills, I believe it’s 12% to the others 7%. It would be nice to know that skill. Maybe squeeze a few more minutes out of a voyage. During non-event days my main goal is seeing how long I can get a voyage. Knowing that skill could help. This is my best so far but I admit I still may not have mastered how best to staff for it

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Thank you for that answer. I thought I read the 12% thing on the wiki but I could be wrong

35% Primary Skill

25% Secondary Skill

10% Other four skills

Yes, there will be variation voyage to voyage where sometimes one gets under- or over-represented, but it should average out to about there.

I just wanted to expand a little bit on this. It is actually in the wiki but you didn't understand what it means.

The statement on the wiki reads: "In this example, ENG [a non-featured skill] will only come up 7% to 12% of the time."

How it works is like this. You assume that you'll encounter 160 skill checks in total - meaning an ideal number of 16 ENG checks (10% of total). The statistical deviation on that number is however 4 (the square root of 16, as it's a counting statistics), so you realistically expect between 12 and 20. Out of 160, that's 7.5% and 12.5%, which the wiki article approximates as 7 and 12% respectively.

Notice that this is the evaluation for 160 skill checks. If your voyage lasts 360 skill checks, then you expect non-featured skills to appear between 8.3% and 11.7%. If you voyage lasted 16'000 skill checks (yes, that's unrealistically long) then you'd expect to see between 1560 and 1640 skill checks in non-featured skills, meaning 9.75% to 10.25%. In maths this is called the law of large numbers.

This does

notmean that there is a tertiary skill. It is impossible to know which non-featured skill is going to pop up more often. This is just how a statistical system works. Nothing more, nothing less.