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A Dev Math Question

Discussion in 'Beta Testing Archive' started by DeadBob, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. DeadBob

    DeadBob Ancient Alien
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    I just noticed that Saltpeter goes for 513gp each at the Tram Seaport. It takes a GM Alchemist 25 saltpeters to charge one heavy cannon with 4 charges of blackpowder and a fuse cord. With a blackpowder failure rate of 70%, what is the saltpeter cost to charge 7 cannons on a ship?
     
  2. Gowron

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    89,775 gold not taking into account fails.

    If there is a 70% failure rate at producing black powder, the question remains how many units of saltpeter are lost per failure.
     
  3. DeadBob

    DeadBob Ancient Alien
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    "...the question remains how many units of saltpeter are lost per failure."
    - Gowron

    Pretend y're a Global Warming Scientist & make something up :)

    Even with 0% failure, 25 Saltpeters x 513gp x 7 heavy cannons =
    89,775gp. The only thing these 7 cannons will kill is the game.

    But :lol: I remain optimistic that the whole cannon process will be simplified before release.
     
  4. Phoenix_Mythic

    Phoenix_Mythic UO Legend
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    We're fixing this before launch, by making shopkeepers trade it like reagents instead of like commodities.
     
  5. Storm

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    Good idea I thought this would be a good way to fix it