From: Seymour, Australia
Hey thanks Damian, I think I have seen some places repair more than one point at a time, same with repairing oil places, however haven't been watching it closely... more "thats nice two point repaired today". Need a lot of free supply, and little demand... but maybe wrong.
Regardless doing LI has a minimal return, and lots of other things to do with supply at the start.
I don't think these break even figures are correct.
The LI factories will begin to produce some LI after 1 factory has been repaired, no? Sure, at 1(99), it's only producing one / month, but it's not nothing. Then at 30(70), it's producing 1/day throughout the balance of repair. So it won't take 1000 days, but something less than that. My factorial / cumulative production math is failing me now (too lazy to make the requisite calculations), but I believe this number to be lower than 1000 days when this production is taken into account.
Wait, CB that's assuming you are expanding the LI factory more than just once. In your example, you'd actually be spending 100 x 1100 supply for a total of 110,000 supply. Then I think cumulative production would factor in as you suggest. In any other case, if you expanded a factory by a single point expending 1100 supply, I think it still means one point recovered per day for 3.01 years. Ugh.
Sorry, I had a brain fart in my previous post that jrcar has convienently pointed out.
Well, it all depends on the scenario multipliers, how much you expand and the cost of expanding your LI plant(this can be modified).
I'll use Scenario 1, SqzMyLemon is pretty much correct in the numbers, as well as Chickenboy.
Take a 0(0) LI plant at Dec 7, 1941 expand it to 0(30). This will cost per 1 point LI repair = 1100 (1000 per repair + 100 per initial expansion). So, 33,000 supplies.
It will take 30 days to repair, so for the first 30 days maths factoring is used (day1 = 1 supply created; 32999 owe || day2 = 2 supply; 32997 || day3 = 3 supply; 32994 etc) until day 30 and then 30 supply / day till in the black.
So, it will take 1115 days to pay back the supply.
So 26 Dec, 1944 until repaid
With the 0(100) it will be about 1050 days or 22/10/44
More than one LI production point can be repaired in a day.
Think you made a typo here Jcar. Only 1 point can be repaired per day.
Hope my maths is right... NB* in some economic modified scenario's this cost is mitigated in other ways.
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