I have no clue why this has been done and i can't see any logic behind it
The info that i have gathered thus far is that "Mr T" thought that it would be a good idea to INCREASE the amount of EU needed to produce a UU-Matter
It used to be 1,000,000 EU to make a UU-Matter..
Which with Normal Solar panels took ages and you would NEVER get 100% efficiency with just using normal solar panels.
You had to have a lot of HV solar arrays to even get close to max'ing the efficiency. HV solar arrays are expensive, possibly more expensive than the Mass Fab itself so a normal player would have to play either constantly (which they wouldn't) or just play for days and days and days to get anything close to what is needed to make UU-matter efficiently.
The above to a normal player (someone who plays the server a normal amount and doesn't play 24hours a day) is a reasonable way of getting UU-matter within a reasonable amount of time not to long where they will get bored and leave and not to short as to be over-powered and they will have everything the moment they make a Mass Fab.
But now, it is ridiculous 10,000,000 EU to make a UU-Matter
10 Times the length of time it takes to make 1 UU-Matter normally.
You need over 200 UU-matter to make a full set of Quantum Armor, for calculations i'll use just a flat 200.
For example, if it takes 3mins to make 1 UU-Matter with basic solar panels and no solar arrays which a normal person would have powering a Mass Fab it would take
3 x 200 = 600 - Number of Minutes for 200
600 / 60 = 10 - Number of Hours for 200
10 Hours of constant playing, next to your machine, in the same chunk, without being AFK (because of server restarts you can't AFK) otherwise machines will stop working.
10 Hours of constant normal playing is now increased by a multiplier of 10 so
10 x 10 = 100 - Number of Hours for 200
Fair enough that part way through you will increase the amount of power you generate and you will produce UU-matter quicker so i will change this to 50 hours to reflect that.
50 Hours to make a full set of Quantum Armour with a normal set up of power.
Who is going to play for a constant active 50 hours just to make a set of Quantum armor or anything to do with UU-Matter.... ?
There are only 24 Hours in a day
but if someone works or is schooled then that takes 8 hours away from a day then 8 hours for sleep. This Gives 8 Hours spare to play but no-one is going to play their constant spare time everyday because they have to get fed, washed, travel, social, entertainment ect ect. so i'll reduce the 8 hours spare to 3 hours spare.
(If you play more than 3 hours you are not classed as a normal player. That is borderline Hardcore playing and you'll get everything regardless, so you are irrelevant people)
3 hours per day to generate UU-matter.
50 hours to generate 200 UU-matter.
50 / 3 = 16 days CONSTANT PLAYING to get 200 UU-matter
What makes matters worse is that people who have already stockpiled UU-Matter will still have it, so if we REALLY want to have either UU-Matter or Quantum armor we are basically FORCED to buy it from them making them RICH.
I've kinda of lost my trail of thought while writing this because of having to TRY and have a discussion with Mr T in the server, which at every question, i got the feeling he was trying to avoid the matter or fob me off with a half explanation that lead to more questions which he didn't want to answer.
When i started to apply a slight more pressure to get an answer to my questions because what i was given was insufficient i got the below quote.
Quote from Mr T - "I don't want to discuss this with you"
All i was wanting is information on why the EU amount was changed, and the possibility to provide a counter-suggestion, because it seems that this was decided without the knowledge of the users on the forums or server and basically just only staff were involved it. (Confirmed by Mr T as just staff being involved)
Can someone explain to me the logic behind doing this?