What is the pattern for this number set?

no at none.invalid no at none.invalid
Wed Jul 18 19:09:42 EDT 2018

On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:43:18 -0400, no at none.invalid wrote:

>On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:16:21 -0400, no at none.invalid wrote:
>>This is a chart I made using BASIC back in the 90s when I could still
>>do math and programming.
>>I would like to have a new print out of this chart but I no longer can
>>figure out programming or math.
>>Anyone care to figure out the pattern and make a new copy of the
>I don't remember how I did it.
>It is from the game Empire.  There is a new version of it on Steam
>called Empire Deluxe Combined Edition.
>I played the game relentlessly from the 90s until I upgraded to Win7.
>The Windows version would not run on Win7.
>The cities have production times in multiples of 3 and then you get a
>10% bonus if you keep building the same type unit.  100 percent is
>never the optimal number but that was a base amount.
>If you are bored the game cost about 18 bucks on Steam and I like to
>play multi player.
>The cities start at a random efficiency amount.  If you chose not to
>build anything the city efficiency goes up by 1 per turn (until 100;
>after 100 city's efficiency takes more than one turn) so you can
>prolong production to get a faster build unit later.
>The chart is what turn is the best city amount after the 10% bonus. 
>So at a 100 percent the armor takes 12 to build and it drops to 10
>after the first unit is built.  So a city at 85% will yield it's
>second unit at 12 turns.  If you wait until the city is at 87% the
>second unit will be built at 11 turns.  You have to pump production up
>to 96% to get the second unit at 10 turns.
>An infantry takes 6 @ 100%
>A destroyer takes 24 @ 100%
>A cruiser takes 36 @ 100%
>A battleship takes 53 @ 100% <  not multiple of 3 ?

Bad number, but they are not all multiples of 3

>A carrier takes 48 @ 100%
>That is about all I can remember.

Here are all the old units and new units from the new game.
The chart would be much larger with the new units but I would be happy
with just the old numbers.


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