Ok, it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a “Skeeve Statistic”, but I’ve had this question nagging at the back of my brain for quite some time. Finally, I decided to put it to the scientific test.
To find out how long, or how many items, or how much instant Time Crystal Cost, a Blockhead can craft, at maximum, before needing rest.
Time Crystal Cost: This is the cost in Time Crystals you would pay to instantly craft something. In this picture, for example, you see that the instant TC cost to craft 32 steel ingots is 125 TC.
Status: Underneath the 5 status bars of Health, Happiness, Hunger, Energy & Environment is another indicator which informs you how your Blockhead is feeling. It is an interpretive statement as to how the 5 status bars are affecting your Blockhead. For the purpose of this experiment, we will only be considering the states of “Very Happy”, “Tired” and “Exhausted”.
My assistant, Pippy Flatfoot demonstrates her status in this example:
Maximum Crafting Time: This is the maximum time a Blockhead can continuously craft without needing rest. To eliminate Health, Hunger and Environment from the equation, this experiment will be conducted with the Blockhead wearing a Fruit Hat and a Skirt of Happiness. Therefore, the only factors to affect her will be Energy and Happiness (although Happiness will only drop to 50% due to the skirt - so really most of our focus is on Energy).
- A Blockhead (named Pippy Flatfoot) will be given 100 Coal and 100 Iron Ingots
- She will then stand around doing nothing until her energy drops to the point where sleep is possible.
- Next she will be directed to a Golden Ben to sleep and immediately her actions will be queued to craft 100 Steel Ingots at an electric furnace with the materials given.
- We will then observe how many Ingots she is able to craft before being unable to work.
- We will also take note of the starting Time Crystal Cost of the 100 Steel Ingots and subtract the remaining TC cost at the point of exhaustion to determine a total TC-equivalent production. Also, we will calculate the approximate real-time minutes this takes.
- A stopwatch will be used to record how long it takes to craft each Steel Ingot as the energy bar begins to drop and this will be plotted on a simple line graph.
- Pippy Flatfoot was able to craft 68 Steel Ingots from full rest in a Golden Bed to complete exhaustion.
- This was about 20 minutes, and represents about 275 TC of “Instant” craftable time.
- Below is the line graph which gives some telling results on the effects of tiredness on crafting time. Each result is a plot of how long (in seconds) it took to craft 1 of the Steel Ingots at a given status (Very Happy, Tired, Exhausted). Notice how the plot climbs as Pippy moved from the Tired to Exhausted state.
- After rest in a Golden Bed, you get about 20 minutes of crafting time.
- You can expect to craft about 68 Steel Ingots at an electric workbench without needing rest - if you don’t have to worry about hunger or environment (Fruit Hat & Skirt on).
- 68 Steel Ingots costs 275 TC to “instant-craft” them. So, as a normalized unit of measurement - you should be able to craft any number or combination of items as long as the total “instant-craft” cost is less than or equal to 275 TC.
- Looking at the graph - it is clear that the effects of exhaustion and tiredness can slow down your crafting times by up to 50%.
Hope you enjoyed this little experiment and find the data presented to be useful!
Edit: I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my lovely assistant, Pippy Flatfoot for participating in this experiment.