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Very good work, but im not sure why this was needed, MF was/is well understood from diablo II and is on several wikis containing the same information as you posted. Blizzard blue post confirmed that MF works the same in D3 as it does in D2.
Perhaps now I wont have to reiterate in threads that MF does not increase the chance of getting higher ilvl now tho.
You pretty much answered your own question.
Edit: It will also - if enough data gets collected - serve as a sample for computations. One thing I am hoping for is to compute the % increase for a random number of MF and then see if that increase is solid for other farming situations such as elites.
I did not make all this work to come and say "Hey look what I just figured". It is to back up the statements that are out there and as far as I know there is no graphical display of the effect of MF. The future plans for the research simply just tagged along.
Oh please dont misunderstand, it wasn't meant to come across as criticism of the work done. it's always very impressive to see people striving to understand and calculate things like this and put them into easily displayed/explained ways. Just more frustrated that people were sat debating what the information here backs up, which is the original way MF works is the same as DII as confirmed by blues.