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Machine Cost Per Item Table[edit source]

I am not sure the best way to go about making this table as clear as it can be. The first version had parenthetical costs in the cells, which were unclear unless you read all the information above the table, the second version (my edit) I felt was more clear but the formatting may not have been the best way to present the information. Current version (as of time of posting this comment) now leaves out some information, specifically, how much of the "cost" is associated with the cost of machine charge and how much is associated with secondaries. I don't particularly want to spend time reformatting a table just to make it overly complicated again. Anyone have thoughts on this matter? Should we try to seperate cost of secondaries/machine cost? Leave as is with total cost only? Something else?  RS AdvLogMyles Prower  Talk 04:04, September 22, 2017 (UTC)

Discussion[edit source]

When looking at how much things cost, I truly think that it’s easier for readers to look at the total amount. I used Calculator:Magic/Tablets as an example before I updated the table. The table just displays the total cost instead of listing each material’s separate cost (each Rune, Soft Clay, or even initial cost of a Staff). Most people wouldn’t worry about individual costs or want to math it all out because all that extra info just causes clutter and makes reading a table confusing or unappealing to look at. The machines require those materials to use, so it is best to display the overall cost so people can make easy comparisons or calculations when trying to find which item would be the best input to use in the machines. Mario 1432 (talk) 05:26, September 22, 2017 (UTC)