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This thread was archived on 10 January 2021 by KelseW.

Hello, I'm looking for opinions on the best ways to represent buffs that affect speed. As an example, this is an effect of the Master constructor's outfit.

  • Increased build progress and a chance to instantly finish repairs for construction contracts
    • 33 seconds to finish, down from 63 seconds, for regular furniture
    • 24 seconds to finish, down from 33 seconds, for oak furniture
    • 18 seconds to finish, down from 24 seconds, for teak furniture
    • 14.4 seconds to finish, down from 16.8 seconds, for mahogany furniture
Plank type Time without outfit (seconds) Time with outfit (seconds) Time factor a Time factor b Time factor c Time factor d Rate factor e Rate factor f Rate factor g Rate factor h
Regular 63 33 0.5238x 52.381% -0.4762x -47.619% 1.9091x 190.9091% +0.9091x +90.9091%
Oak 33 24 0.7273x 72.7273% -0.2727x -27.2727% 1.375x 137.5% +0.375x +37.5%
Teak 24 18 0.75x 75% -0.25x -25% 1.3333x 133.3333% +0.3333x +33.3333%
Mahogany 16.8 14.4 0.8571x 85.7143% -0.1429x -14.2857% 1.1667x 116.6667% +0.1667x +16.6667%

Ignoring the columns names and the number of decimal places, which column best expresses the power of this effect?

Discussion

Support h - As initiator of the discussion. Robert571 (talk) 20:18, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Comment - Some of the values look like they're fractions, i.e. 1/3. Is there a way we can express them as that? cqm talk 20:33, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Support e - I think e is the clearest one to laymen. Typically people prefer "three times as fast" etc. rather than "one third the time" or "saved two thirds of time" etc. Drop it down to 2 decimal places though. bad_fetustalk 16:10, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Support E - per Liquid and Markiplier User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 13:24, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Support e - Per the master of chess. Talk-to Kelsey 21:01, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Support E - To 2 Decimal places. Seers headband 2 chathead.png Elessar2 (talk) 08:12, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Support E - 2 decimal places, per the chess maestro. Smithing.pngAescopalus talkCrafting.png 23:47, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Closed - Option E will be the standard for representing any buffs affecting speed. There is also a consensus to keep it to 2 decimal places. Talk-to Kelsey 03:50, 10 January 2021 (UTC)