8Realms Research Time Mechanism Guide by Crupulus
In this post I?ll explain how the research time is determined. It?s not that complex once you know how it works.
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? Each research requires a precise amount of Research Points (= RP) to be completed.
? Each building (library, etc) provides RP. And apparently, Jagex chose a RP/hour ratio.
? Each upgrade of one single building will increment the ratio by its ?base value? (the level-1 building).
The base values are :
1. Library = 1
2. University = 15
3. Research Facility = 160
So for the Library you?ve got 1, 2, 3, ?, 10. Then University : 15, 30, 45, ?, 150. RF : 160, 320, ?, 1600 (RP/hour).
? Having ONE library Level-3 will provide 1*1*3 = 3 RP/hour.
? Having FIVE universities Level-7 will provide 5*15*7 = 525 RP/hour. Add a Mt Saint-Michel to it, and it?s 570 RP/hour.
Now, all you need is to know the amount of Research Points of the researches.
I have determined some of them at different ages, but my list is incomplete.
? Religion = 6
? Flaming Archer = 65
? Hematite Enrichment = 275
? Warehouse = 175
? Income Tax = 3000
? Tea Rooms = 8500
Then you do the math
? Note: a slight difference may occur because seconds are rounded to zero once the time is converted to HH:MM:SS format.
That?s pretty much all. I don?t think I need to talk about eventual Wonders, as there?s nothing complex with it.
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Last note, I couldn?t be bothered to edit the wikia (having a ?Research Time? column is pretty much inaccurate) ? but feel free to do so yourself if you wish.
Instead, I stored my current data in a database lol, and for those interested I also made a little mIRC script that gets you researches requirements (time, gold, buildings) by a simple command (!res) ? so for the i.r.c users, join #8Realms (server SwiftIRC) . I mostly have values for many Renaissance and Industrial researches so far ? your contributions are welcome!
Happy birthday to all,