Tonight I started on my 3rd chef since I started playing UO back in 2000. In the interest of creating a play by play for new chefs so they have an idea of what to expect I decided to log everything my new chef (Gordon Ramsay) does, and his gains/profits. If theres anything that I didn't make clear, or any questions anyone has please feel free to ask. So, without further delay, here's the results of my first training session: Chef Gordon Ramsay Starting Skills: 50 Fishing, 50 Archery, 0 Cooking Starting Stats: Str 45, Dex 25, Int 10 After buying supplies & transportation gold in pack was 138 Set up shop in the west brit baker, standing between the oven and the water trough. Started out with 10 pitchers of water, 10 flour sifters, and 20 sacks of flour. Using 3 macros because I'm lazy. Macro #1 makes 15 dough, Macro #2 refills all 10 of my water pitchers from the nearby trough, and Macro #3 bakes 15 loaves of bread. I intend to GM by making just dough and bread, and without using any sort of skill enhancing objects (such as scrolls of alacrity or stat/skill modifying jewelry). There was no pattern to how I ran each macro, I would make a bunch of dough, then bake the bread. I didn't look for any specific amount before I sold or anything. Started working at 0 cooking skill at 6:45pm. Str 45, Dex 25, Int 10. Started baking 15 min in (7:00pm), stopped to chart progress. Cooking was 29.0, Str 45, Dex 28, Int 17 Made 15 loaves of bread, sold for 15 gold. Current gold balance was 153 Back to baking 30 min in (7:15pm), ran out of flour & sifters. Cooking was 37.6, Str 45, Dex 28, Int 21 Made 32 loves of bread, sold for 32 gold. Current gold balance was 185 Purchased 20 sacks of flour for 60gp, & 3 flour sifters for 6gp (purchasing more than 3 sifters would have put char overweight, making it a long slow walk from the tavern to the bakery.) Gold balance was 119 Back to baking 37 min in (7:22pm), ran out of sifters (again) Cooking was 40.1, Str 45, Dex 28, Int 23 Sold 29 loaves of bread for 29 gold Current gold balance was 148 Bought 20 sifters for 40 gold Current gold balance was 108 Back to baking 51 min in (7:36pm), stopped to sell bread Cooking was 46.5, Str 45, Dex 30, Int 25 Sold 49 loaves of bread for 49 gold Current gold balance was 157 Back to baking 1 hour 2 min in (7:48pm), ran out of flour Cooking was 52.1, Str 45, Dex 31, Int 29 Sold 65 loaves of bread for 65 gold Current gold balance was 222 Bought 10 sacks of flour for 30 gold Current gold balance was 192 Back to baking 1 hour 16 min in (8:01pm), ran out of flour & sifters Cooking was 56.8, Str 45, Dex 32, Int 30 Sold 75 loaves of bread for 75 gold Current gold balance was 267 Bought 10 sifters & 10 sacks of flour for 50 gold Current gold balance was 217 Back to banking 1 hour 34 min in (8:19pm), out of flour, end of 1st session Cooking 61.5, Str 45, Dex 32, Int 31 Sold 90 loaves of bread for 90 gold Current gold balance was 307 Total time: 1 hour 34 min Total skill gain: 61.5 Total stat gain: Str 0, Dex +7, Int +21 Gold made/lost: +169gp Not bad for a first session. I noticed that when I first started out I gained mostly from making dough, up until about 40ish. After that it was about 50/50 until about 55/60. Near the end of the session I started gaining more off baking bread than dough. I'm not sure that this pattern will hold, but it will be interesting to see. For future updates I won't be going into this much detail, but I will continue chart my progress as I go. Now class, any questions? No? Class dismissed.