Topic: Reactor idle /
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Originally posted by Diadem:
After finishing replacing all gen3s with gen4s I’m now at 19.13 trillion per tick. Pretty good at my upgrade level. Note though that the build is meant to be a transitionary build. You’re using 5 spaces (1 cell and 4 isolation) per 4 generators, that’s not optimal. I think long term you want to move towards something like lvl45beard posted on the first page. But you need to be able to afford that.
I started out Metro with something simlar to Volch’s map on page 1 of this thread. I think with Gen3’s you want max generators per Thor and about a 1:1 GWP:Gen3 ratio. I missed taking a screen of that map, but was making 8.xt before I started upgrading and I don’t think I made changes to my upgrade levels apart from isolation which that build doesn’t use.
I agree with you that a 3:1 GWP:Gen4 ratio seems ideal in terms of balancing the upgrade cost. My first attempt as I started to upgrade was a 9:3:1 and that works, but is a bit wonky. I found I got slightly more generators on the map with a build similar to yours, but squeezing an extra reactor onto the right edge and changing the layout of that middle block to get it a 4th isolation. This gives me about 1.2t more at 20.31t with very similar upgrades. The higher water element is left over from my Gen3 map and I don’t think it’s needed here although my edge and that top space could eventually need more.
Long term, I think I’ll move towards a 6:2:1 type build, although also looking at the 8:4:1 build. Both work very well. At my level, I think the 8:4:1 may be better as while GWP is more expensive than Gen Water it’s also 50% vs 25%. However, the 0.9t for more generators is currently almost an upgrade level for me. Also, I believe GWP prices scale faster, so depending on the ratios the 6:2:1 may win out.
I’ll have to do some more math.