Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Call for Judgment: How do we math this?

Timed out and failed, 1-4. Josh

Adminned at 31 Dec 2020 17:20:41 UTC

Just thought to bring this up because we are dealing with percentages and before Armoury was made, I thought that the math for dealing with the stuff we added onto our shells were something like:

90(100% - [20% + 30% + 10%])

But now it seems like it can be interpreted as the interpretation above or this interpretation:

90(100% - 20%)(100% - 30%)(100% - 10%)

So may I suggest changing this:

Each Arm has a name (which is flavour text), cost and an effect. The cost of an Arm must be spent in Power when it is added to a Pilot’s Arsenal, and may be refunded if an Outfitting Pilot removes the Arm from their Arsenal. An Arm may not be added to an Arsenal if it would cause a Shell’s Power to be reduced to zero or below. Multiple instances of the same Arm do not stack in effect. The following is the list of Arms that has been approved by RAID R&D:

To

Each Arm has a name (which is flavour text), cost and an effect. The cost of an Arm must be spent in Power when it is added to a Pilot’s Arsenal, and may be refunded if an Outfitting Pilot removes the Arm from their Arsenal. An Arm may not be added to an Arsenal if it would cause a Shell’s Power to be reduced to zero or below. Multiple instances of the same Arm do not stack in effect. If a Pilot has multiple Arms on their Shell, then the effects of the Arms are calculated in chronological order and after an effect from an Arm has been applied, then it becomes the new baseline in which the next effect of the next Arm is calculated. The following is the list of Arms that has been approved by RAID R&D:

Comments

Bucky: Proprietor

29-12-2020 20:11:55 UTC

I would strongly prefer the math as initially proposed, as it’s much simpler to calculate.

I would also strongly prefer that the order of Arms be irrelevant in the calculation, although I don’t think “chronological order” is defined when the default Arsenal-selection obtains all the Arms simultaneously.

Josh: he/him

29-12-2020 23:18:53 UTC

Yeah, I don’t think that this solves the problem, as multiple arms can be adopted simultaneously.

against

I’m on the fence about whether this is a problem but agree that it should be bottomed out for consistency’s sake.

Raven1207: he/him

30-12-2020 04:58:07 UTC

So basically the first interpretation is the one we use?

Bucky: Proprietor

30-12-2020 19:53:07 UTC

against since it doesn’t solve the problem.

Darknight: he/him

30-12-2020 23:03:50 UTC

against

pokes:

31-12-2020 14:38:29 UTC

against