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Problem with "Find Resources"?

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:55 pm
by Onyx
So I went to do a search a little bit ago, wanting to catch the best of both flora food and meat with an FL/PE/OQ combo so I chose "organic".

However when I do the search, it returns structural resources as well--not a huge deal BUT the experimental average is calculating for only OQ on the structural.

http://www.swgcraft.org/dev/find_resour ... rating&o=1

Technically it should provide the average based on the percentage of OQ (in this case 50%) rather than ignoring the missing stats. Reason being that there are instances where that is indeed the case and it's possible to use all resources which are missing a stat hence reducing the outcome of the crafted item.

I'm guessing I've just never ran a search like this and so I never noticed it. Usually when searching for a resource that doesn't have all the required stats I'll simply put in 100% or whatever for that stat.

Obviously I know enough to ignore the resources which won't work for my purpose, but wouldn't it be better to provide the results based on all the required criteria?

Re: Problem with "Find Resources"?

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:46 pm
by Savacc
Well, isnt it only in Chef where it is possible to use all resources and not satisfy the schematics requirements?

When I was a Shipwright I would want the search for Inert Petrochemical to choose a lube oil with only high OQ rather then a polymer, because only rarely will the polymer actually be a better to use then a lube oil.

I suppose bottom line you have to know your profession and be smarter then the tools you use sometimes :mrgreen:

Re: Problem with "Find Resources"?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:07 am
by Onyx
Savacc wrote:Well, isnt it only in Chef where it is possible to use all resources and not satisfy the schematics requirements?

When I was a Shipwright I would want the search for Inert Petrochemical to choose a lube oil with only high OQ rather then a polymer, because only rarely will the polymer actually be a better to use then a lube oil.

I suppose bottom line you have to know your profession and be smarter then the tools you use sometimes :mrgreen:
LOL!!!

But yea, chef is the profession where that issue is most seen. I'm pretty sure there's a few other schematics out there where it's possible but they are few and far between.

I just was a bit surprised to see it function that way.

I can certainly see a use for it, as in your example, and in a perfect world an option to choose which method would be most ideal. Of course this isn't a perfect world and so I'll just satisfy myself with the knowledge that I am smarter than the tool . . . at least sometimes :P