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    Default Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    Hey guys, I just wonder if anyone who's worked on the mod / done some modding could clarify something for me please:

    Right now we have 2 training values: The Gold cost of training and the speed

    Quoted from the imp config file:

    ; Amount of points produced by the creature while doing certain jobs, and gold cost
    ; generated by doing such job.
    TrainingValue = 1
    TrainingCost = 10
    I'd like to amend the training value on a number of the creatures, and just want to gauge the impact this will have on the cost. Basically: Is the training cost aligned with exp points or time in the training room?

    In other words:

    If I set the above Training value to 2 - Will the overall cost of taking that creature to level 10 remain the same or halve?

    If the cost is tied to the overall exp (i.e. 1000 gold per 1000 exp points) - Then the cost would remain the same
    If the cost is tied to duration of training (i.e. 1000 gold per 1000 frames) - The the cost would half, as the double speed in training time would half the overall time spent in the training room

    Can anyone clarify for me please?

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    Default Re: Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    Training Value is how fast the Creature Trains. Training Cost is how much gold the Creature deducts every... 64 frames I believe? It's every 3.2 seconds. Anyways, these are separate values. How fast a Creature trains has no direct effect on how much they cost, only indirect. Naturally, if a Creature has a Training Value of 2, they will be cheaper than a Creature with training value of 1, even if their Training Cost is higher (so long as it isn't double the amount of the slower Creature), as they'll be in the Training Room for less time and thus will deduct less frequently.
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    Default Re: Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    Wait, if you slap or speed a creature it trains faster... but if the interval for deducting gold doesn't change that means it also makes training creatures cheaper overall?

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    Default Re: Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTemplar View Post
    Wait, if you slap or speed a creature it trains faster... but if the interval for deducting gold doesn't change that means it also makes training creatures cheaper overall?
    Well, yes. That's the whole point to the slap, micro management to maximize efficiency.
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    Default Re: Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    If you have many creatures you can even save money by turning on enslave,... creatures train more efficiently so overall costs are cheaper even including the costs of enslave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourMaster View Post
    If you have many creatures you can even save money by turning on enslave,... creatures train more efficiently so overall costs are cheaper even including the costs of enslave.
    Don't you mean Must Obey?
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    Default Re: Clarification: Training Times vs Training Costs

    Wicked! Thank you very much Metal Gear Rex

    So if, for example's sake: I change the Dragon's Training Value from 3 to 1 - I should theoretically also divide the training cost to 1/3 (So from 40 to around 14) to maintain the same overall training cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Gear Rex View Post
    Don't you mean Must Obey?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullertime View Post
    Wicked! Thank you very much Metal Gear Rex

    So if, for example's sake: I change the Dragon's Training Value from 3 to 1 - I should theoretically also divide the training cost to 1/3 (So from 40 to around 14) to maintain the same overall training cost?
    Yes.
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