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Introduction

This guide is similar to my earlier one on the analysis of Cape. Here we use the same method to compare the time needed to reach break-even in terms of FPs for all FP-producing GBs. I make no recommendations for or against any of the GBs considered here - all but Cape have a second effect, and thus a slow return in FPs does not necessarily mean the GB is not worth building. This guide simply gives you an idea of how quickly you can expect a profit in FPs after power leveling these GBs.

FP-Producing GBs

GBs can produce FPs directly or indirectly. In the former case, the player is able to collect FPs directly from the GB. There are 6 direct FP-producing GBs:

There are 2 GBs that may lead to FP rewards with some probability:

ToR

We make the assumption that the player completes 64 GE encounters on a weekly basis. The expected FP per encounter is given by

BG

To maximize FPs through BG, the player must collect from Indian Palace or Terrace Farm, each giving 5 FPs. We assume the player has enough of these for double-collection attempts. The expected FP is then

All data is obtained from wikia.

Results

The figure below shows the time needed to reach break-even as a function of target level for all 8 GBs. A local minimum, representing the level of fastest return in FPs after power leveling, is observed for most of the GBs. This level (L) is tabulated with the corresponding time (D in days) and net investment in FPs to reach it at 1.9x. In ascending order of break-even time:

This guide is similar to my earlier one on the analysis of Cape. Here we use the same method to compare the time needed to reach break-even in terms of FPs for all FP-producing GBs. I make no recommendations for or against any of the GBs considered here - all but Cape have a second effect, and thus a slow return in FPs does not necessarily mean the GB is not worth building. This guide simply gives you an idea of how quickly you can expect a profit in FPs after power leveling these GBs.

FP-Producing GBs

GBs can produce FPs directly or indirectly. In the former case, the player is able to collect FPs directly from the GB. There are 6 direct FP-producing GBs:

- Hagia Sophia
- Castel del Monte
- Cape Canaveral

- Innovation Tower
- Arctic Orangery
- Kraken

There are 2 GBs that may lead to FP rewards with some probability:

- Temple of Relics
- Blue Galaxy

ToR

We make the assumption that the player completes 64 GE encounters on a weekly basis. The expected FP per encounter is given by

20 x P(20 FP reward) + 100 x P(100 FP reward)

= 20 x P(relic) x P(common) x 1/7 + 100 x P(relic) x P(uncommon) x 1/6

The 1/7 and 1/6 factors are estimates since the exact probability is unknown. The equivalent daily FP reward is then= 20 x P(relic) x P(common) x 1/7 + 100 x P(relic) x P(uncommon) x 1/6

64 / 7 x [20 x P(relic) x P(common) x 1/7 + 100 x P(relic) x P(uncommon) x 1/6]

BG

To maximize FPs through BG, the player must collect from Indian Palace or Terrace Farm, each giving 5 FPs. We assume the player has enough of these for double-collection attempts. The expected FP is then

5 x P(double collection) x N_attempt

All data is obtained from wikia.

Results

The figure below shows the time needed to reach break-even as a function of target level for all 8 GBs. A local minimum, representing the level of fastest return in FPs after power leveling, is observed for most of the GBs. This level (L) is tabulated with the corresponding time (D in days) and net investment in FPs to reach it at 1.9x. In ascending order of break-even time:

- Cape is the fastest at 236 days at target level 60. It is indeed the best GB for FP production!

- Inno Tower: 303 days at target level 65.

- HS: 332 days at target level 55.

- AO reaches break-even in a little bit over a year: 383 days at target level 57.

- CdM: 411 days at target level 55.

- Kraken: 515 days at target level 55.

- BG is the second worst in this list: 582 days at target level 54. However, this is derived from the maximum of 5 FP per double-collection attempt. If 10 FP buildings are offered in the future, the time to reach break-even would be halved, and BG would become the second best in the list.

- The level of fastest return for ToR does not exist, since the curve is monotonically increasing through level 70! This is very different from the 7 other GBs that all have a local maximum at around level 20. Power leveling ToR for the sake of FP profit may not be a good idea.

GB | L | D | Net FP investment |
---|---|---|---|

ToR | - | - | - |

HS | 55 | 332 | 10953 |

CdM | 55 | 411 | 13545 |

Cape | 60 | 236 | 14135 |

IT | 65 | 303 | 11801 |

AO | 57 | 383 | 21820 |

BG | 54 | 582 | 22309 |

Kraken | 55 | 515 | 22617 |

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