Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

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Satirik
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Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Satirik »

It would be great to be able to see the % of the buildrate used by every cons (and nanos) so experienced players can optimize their eco and newbies can understand why it's useless to have 10cons with 3mexes and 2solars

it could also display the global buildrate on stuff being built so you can see if assisting with a new cons is increasing it or if it's just useless, and for experienced players they could optimize their porc !!

maybe it could display the actual buildrate/max buildrate + % to see what unit is building faster too
Ashnal
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Ashnal »

Interesting idea, but wouldn't this build rate fluctuate wildly since every unit uses a different amount of build power while being constructed in BA?

Such a thing could expose how much of a mess such a system is, and how much of a pain efficiently managing build power is in BA. It would be hard to use this percent.
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Licho
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Licho »

This feature is already on CA todo list..
Ashnal
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Ashnal »

I don't see why CA would need it, since you know every builder uses a specific amount of resources every tick, regardless of what its building. This allows you to know how much build power you need based on your income, and really makes a buildrate percentage display redundant information.
Satirik
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Satirik »

the main aim is to show new players how the economy works, lot of them just don't understand and make 10 nano with 3mexes and 2solars
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LordMatt
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by LordMatt »

This is a great idea.
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Marmoth
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Marmoth »

Isnt the % of buildrate identical for all units? If this is the case, why not simply adding a big X% next to metal and energy bars that indicates the buildrate use?
Satirik
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Satirik »

Marmoth wrote:Isnt the % of buildrate identical for all units? If this is the case, why not simply adding a big X% next to metal and energy bars that indicates the buildrate use?
i think it's not the same, i think the buildrate is the same for all units if it's not 100% but the buildrate % changes
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jK
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by jK »

no, it is not that simple.

Afaik ...
all units can spawn max 30 nano particles per sec, but their builpower varies, so packets have different sizes per unitdef. So units with small buildpowers have a larger chance to spawn a nano particle (they put less M&E in their packets, so they don't hit the storage as much as units with huge buildpowers).
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Forboding Angel
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Re: Request : Display % of buildrate on cons

Post by Forboding Angel »

It most definitely is a good idea.

I would actually prefer a an additional bar that tells you what percentage of your income you are using.
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