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Year 12 Day 83 19:28
Biffis Maximus

I have a question about the effect of each level of Comp Op on the chance of finding an RM deposit.

Referring to the formula, and using my stale math skills, it doesn't appear that increasing Comp Op by one has much effect on one's probability.

For example, let's consider someone with a Comp Op 1 searching in Rock terrain with 12 groundhogs (12 sensors). My calculation shows:

Chance = (1 + 12^(1/30+0.05)) * 8
...............(1 + 12^(0.0333+0.05)) * 8
...............(1 + 12^0.08333) * 8
...............(1 + 1.23) * 8
Chance = 17.84%

Jumping to Comp Op of 2 gives

Chance = (1 + 12^(2/30+0.05)) * 8
...............(1 + 12^(0.0667+0.05)) * 8
...............(1 + 12^0.11667) * 8
...............(1 + 1.34) * 8
Chance = 18.69%

Am I interpreting the formula correctly? If so, it doesn't seem to me that there is much incentive to increase the Comp Op skill.


Year 12 Day 83 19:44
Your looking at the wrong sensors for the Groundhog. It has 40 mining sensors and the FK-7 has 10. Re-do the math and this should change your % by a good margin.


Year 12 Day 83 22:03
Plus, most prospectors use 4 or 5 - anything less and its a waste.


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Year 12 Day 84 9:21
Biffis Maximus

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.