Monday, November 5, 2012

The Law of Diminishing Returns

I think Hui Liu mentions this in the FAQ.

The Law of Diminishing Returns, also known as the Law of Marginal Utility, means that the benefit (Y) of doing something (X) decreases with additions.

That is, for example,

X * function = Y
2X * function = 2Y
3X * function = 3Y
4X * function = 3.75Y
5X * function = 4.5Y
6X * function = 5Y

This can be graphed by

That is, the more you put out, the less you get back.

From my calculations, it may take over a million tokens to increase the Pricing skill by one level around the Pricing Level 45 mark.

Have fun, ST

*images from Wikipedia.

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