Ok guys, I ran some calculations to see which option seems best.
First, some explanation on my numbers:
- I have 2 different “alliances” - both are in 3rd conquest tier, both have 63 players but one has 1200 average wisdom donating players (Alliance “Strong”)and the other one only 700 wisdom per player (alliance “Average”) (on a 2 day cycle)
- I took the actual cost for all the technologies but this won’t matter when you see my results.
- No donation gaps are assumed (Will never happen in reality)
Here is the actual plot for a 2 day cycle:
When you sum up the donated wisdom, you come up with 227k for Strong and 132k for Average.
1 day cycle:
When you some up donated wisdom, you come up with 186k for Strong and 110 k for Average.
So why is that so? Let me elaborate this:
While for the first four days, the donations are the same (on ideal conditions; in real conditions 2 day donation cycle results in shorter donation gaps), the donation in a 2 day cycle will be higher on the 4th day (75k) than during 1 day cycle (36.5k) because the 2nd day of 1 day cycle won’t be reached. Hence we will have less resources with 1 day cycle oder even 12 h cycle.
Madlen, as you can see in the plots, even an alliance with players who donate 1200 wisdom will only be able to research 13 out of 39 technologies in 3rd highest tier. If you take the wisdom cost, it would even reduce to 20 % of all technologies. Even if you had a university, it would only bring you 50k wisdom closer. That’s ridiciously low. We should be able to research at least 30 % as “Average”, 50 % as “Max” and +10% with university. Most players would even call this too less.