Costs of LRTs: How they interact with PRTs and other LRTs, by Nachtergal Philippe
Costs of LRTs: How they interact with PRTs and other LRTs
By Nachtergal Phillipe ( email@example.com)
All tests were made starting with the "standard" humanoids.
Costs for all the lrts were (if only 1 is checked) as this :
|ISB||-67||NAS||95 (JOAT only)|
Advantages have negative costs. Disadvantages positive costs.
For the rest of this article, only the sign counts; whether or not the cost is close to 0 is irrelevant. ( resistance is futile ;) )
The only one that differed when changing PRT was NAS.
- NAS Standard cost is 108
- JOAT: 95
- SS : 41
- PP : 15
All others never varied by more than +- 1
Now, back to the standard JOAT Humanoids: what happens if Icheck more than one LRT?
Soon enough, you lose extra points for checking many LRTs.
Making a complete analysis, two clear factors showed:
- The number of LRTs checked
- The difference between the number of Advantages checked and the number of disadvantages checked.
Both factors are cumulative.
Here are complete results:
|Cost for LRTs|
|0 to 4 LRTs||0|
|11 LRTs||forget it|
|Costs for advantages||v. disadvantages|
|#adv = #dis||0|
|#adv = #dis +/- 1||0|
|#adv = #dis +/- 2||0|
|#adv = #dis +/- 3||0|
|#adv = #dis + 4||-14|
|#adv = #dis - 4||-20|
|#adv = #dis + 5||-27|
|#adv = #dis - 5||-40|
So for exemple,if you check 5 advantages and 1 disadvantage, you'll pay 40+14=54 points more than you would have thought.
The only situation I've found where you gain a few extra points for checking a additionnal LRT is if you already have 4 disadv. and no disadvantage (-20) and choose to pick an advantage: you end at -17 (gain of 3). (you still have to pay the standard cost for that new advantage).
Cost of TT also depends a LOT on your Habitat settings (both hab range and pop growth). No other LRT does.
I haven't seen any connection between costs of LRTs and mine/factory/tech settings but I haven't thoroughly tested that.
That's all for now.
Thufir Hawat.(aka Nachtergal Philippe)