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Strategies Costs

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It's pretty likely I'm just missing something here, but...

Committing to a strategy. Say giving up 25% of reputation for science instead. Shouldn't this be taking 25% of all reputations gains and not 100% of some?

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Yes. 

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Unpaid Research Program.png Unpaid Research Program

A program where undergrad researchers are given the opportunity to work in our great Space Program, to boost the science earned out of each Mit of data. The Interns don't get paid, but the prestige of working with such a grand organization as ours surely is its own reward, isn't it?

Effects
  • Takes 5 – 100% Reputation gains
  • Yields 1 Science for each 2.556 – 2.070 Reputation

BTW I prefer Outsourced R&D

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That's what I thought. But just done a rescue mission and the message you get in flight says 10(-10) and I've only got a 50% commitment to said strategy.

And I do have outsourced R&D on, it's at 25%

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This makes sense to me with your later example. The way I understand the numbers is simply that you gained 10 rep and paid an additional 10 to gain more money. To me this looks like you would have gained 20 rep if you didn't have the strategy implemented.

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Thinking about it that might be the case. I've always read it as "Total available (-number)"

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20 minutes ago, Ohm is Futile said:

This makes sense to me with your later example. The way I understand the numbers is simply that you gained 10 rep and paid an additional 10 to gain more money. To me this looks like you would have gained 20 rep if you didn't have the strategy implemented.

Yes,  that is how it works 

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I wonder if I can add a question to this thread as it's again to do with strategies.

 

I set up "outsourced R&D"  at 5% when it was available for a cost of ~76,000 funds. 
The description says "takes 5% funds" yields 1 rep for every 12.8k funds.
But I've never seen any return on this even when it's deducted a total of much more than 12.8k?

I assumed it would give me a fraction of a science point but it seems not.  

What's the best way to make oustourced R&D provide extra science from mission rewards?

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Adding to my above post:
 

I reset the strategy to 25% instead of 5% and now I see this -

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but given I'd see no science increase at all on 5% at mission debriefs I strongly suspect that all the (0) are actually nothing at all and that the science gained is rounded to nearest integer on this strategy making the actual cost per science point far more than the advertised 1 point per 12.8k funds advertised. 

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53 minutes ago, NewtSoup said:

But I've never seen any returnw on this even when it's deducted a total of much more than 12.8k?

When a contract is completed your reward are reported like 

:funds:x(-z)  ; :science:y(+0)

The bonus is so small you don't notice.   It's actually there but hidden by rounding. 

Something to notice: you exchange rate is better for higher percentages committed.  Also to change the percentage you need to remove and reinstall the strategy.  That makes an "all or nothing"  attitude towards strategyoes seem reasonable. Se players don't even touch it,  others set up at max committement as soon as possible. 

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Hurrr.. Maximising Science production in career mode is a pain.  I can commit 60% at the moment.. So, I think I will do just that.  I have 2.2 million funds right now. And loads of lucrative tourist missions availble 

Edited by NewtSoup

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