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Brilliant Researchers
08-21-2013, 07:42 AM
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RE: Brilliant Researchers
(08-21-2013 07:25 AM)Diebo Wrote:  This looks great for one part of the OP nature of Brilliant, and makes it more interesting, too. You just don't know what you'll get for sure, but you have a pretty good idea.

But for 200 research, you are getting on average 429.4 bonus research. That is, you get 629.4 worth of research for the cost of 200. If you have a normal race with RC2, that would take 40 scientists worth of effort (40 x 3+RC2 = 200) to accomplish (say 10 over 4 turns).

40 genius scientists (at 6 points for the trait) with RC2 would be able to research 320 points (40 x 6+RC2), or only 75% of the brilliant.

I think you also need to take into account all of the other stuff that Genius affects; for example, how it interacts with persnickety/SI/morale/everything else.

BR is silo'd in that it gives you a bundle of (unpredictable) RP, but it doesn't combine with anything else.

N.B. I haven't run any numbers myself, just theorizing.
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