Listed on this page are links to other useful DC-related pages that are not being hosted on this site. Every link is listed with the permission of the creator of the study or project.
Very few players understand the inner workings of the game, and since I've never analyzed the DC code before, my knowledge in that area is limited. Thankfully, the few players who have had access to the code are happy to share their findings and interpretations of the code with the rest of the DC community. Here are links to some of the studies that they have conducted.
Drinking to Gain Charm
This is an extensive and exhaustive study that Loth Emnati has done on the effects of gaining charm through drinking at various taverns in the game. It's definitely worth a look if you're interested in boosting your character's Charm quickly.
Some useful endeavors that are being carried out elsewhere in the DC community.
The CSB Project
As some of you may have noticed already, the "weights" value is already known for weapons, but what the weights mean is an entirely different story. As of now, it is only known that they have some sort of correlation with the drop rates of the weapon. One possible way of translating this value to precise odds is by gathering some data about the frequency of weapon drops. Headed by Cheshire3, the person responsible for providing the "weight" figures for silver and crystal weapons to the Weapons Guide, the purpose of the CSB Project is to learn more about this value. If you're manufacturing Swift Boots at the Dragon Guard, please contribute your results to this study by including the number of CSB sets that you've used and the number of CSBs that you were able to manufacture.
Data is also being collected for other weapons with high "weight" numbers; that is to say, data is being collected for any and all silver and crystal weapons. However, it's probably harder to do research on weapons other than CSBs since you'll have to count the number of encounters with a certain creature and how often that creature dropped a silver or a crystal.
History of Trading Project
The idea of recording public transactions on the Trading Post as well as private transactions through IM services or Trader Chat arose in November 2006. The project is being hosted on the W&W boards, but anyone and everyone is welcome to register and contribute the results of their transactions to the project. More than 200 trades have been recorded as of the time of this writing.